The Magic of Epigenetics – Recipes for a Healthier Life

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“Who in the world am I?Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland ABSTRACT Genetics has long been accepted as a deterministic factor that shapes our psychosomatic features and characteristics. But recent data show that genes are not our destiny and we are the masters of our heredity. Unmistakably, modern genetics proves the fact […]

Intermittent Fasting – The ultimate medicine for improving health, reversing diseases and slowing down aging

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One of the most popular health and fitness trends in the last years is intermittent fasting. Some call it a diet, others a regime, a way of living, a phenomenon and so on. If not everyone, many of us have heard this term from television, internet, maybe some famous person has been talking about it […]

Conception Disaster of the Modern World

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Humans have always seemed to have an innate desire to reproduce. Not only the physiological need and natural drive for sexual contact, men and women have generally had a natural, God-given desire to bear and nurture children. Thus, given the dual facts that approximately one in ten couples in western countries are infertile today.[1] Infertility […]

Prenatal and early postnatal environment can increase obesity risk in later life

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Obesity is a rapidly increasing epidemic disease worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, being overweight is defined as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or […]

What is Epigenetics?

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Epigenetics refers to the external modifications to DNA that have the ability to turn our genes on and off. The prefix “epi” has a Greek origin, so the term actually means “above genetics”. But first of all, what is genetics? Your DNA contains around 20 000 to 25 000 genes – the physical and functional units of heredity. Every gene […]