Your body makes it’s own, natural opioids as a way to regulate pain, reward, and addictive behaviors. One example is … Read more

Say you are chopping up peppers for your morning omelet and slip with the knife. Ouch! While cutting your finger seems … Read more

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is often recommended as a supplement that everyone should take to prevent everything from … Read more

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder caused by the degradation of dopamine-producing neurons in a part of the brain called … Read more

Headline news from two weeks ago proclaimed that the first genetically modified babies (twins) had been born in China. The … Read more

New research shows that depression and bipolar disorder are linked to changes or disruption in circadian genes. Some people carry genetic variants in the circadian genes that make them more susceptible to circadian disruption.

Just over fifteen years ago, researchers discovered that a mutation in the PSCK9 gene caused really high cholesterol levels. This … Read more

HDL cholesterol is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol. A study in the late 1970s/early 80s known as the Framingham Study … Read more

Here’s a dirty little secret: not all prescription drugs will work for you. Ok, that isn’t really a secret. Anyone … Read more

When it comes to chronic diseases, the “Big 3” are heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Heart disease is … Read more