Last week, reports surfaced claiming that the first American attempt to make genetically modified, viable human embryos was a success. At the time, details were sparse: CRISPR, the ground-breaking gene-editing technique was employed, and the embryos were terminated after a few days.
The most tantalizing missing detail revolved around the type of editing that took place. Supposedly, the team – led by researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland – edited out a series of genes linked to an inheritable disease. At the time, the disease in question wasn’t revealed, but now, thanks to the dramatic release of a peer-reviewed Nature study, the details have been made clear.
The disease in question is a type of heart condition – hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – that often kills otherwise perfectly healthy people. It’s often symptomless until death suddenly visits the individual, which makes it particularly dangerous to leave undiagnosed.
The disease’s main effect is to thicken the muscular wall – the myocardium – to a point where it becomes stiff. Although with treatment, most people can live ordinary lives, this surprisingly common condition can lead to people getting anything from an irregular heartbeat to experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.
The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.
Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.
Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.
Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.
Honey is one of Mother Nature’s biggest gifts, and it’s delicious, too. Its sun-soaked sweetness adds richness and dimension to a lot of recipes. If you have a sweet tooth, utilizing honey will give you the ability to enjoy the natural sweetness, rather than refined sugar sweetness or chemical-laden, sugar substitute sweetness.
Today, we’re going to give you access to some important information, by sharing 10 amazing benefits of using honey in your diet. Once you’ve learned just how beneficial honey is, you may want to eat it on a more frequent basis. As well, we’ll provide some useful facts about its nutritional overview, common applications and uses, and benefits, via its nutritional components.
Once you’ve read their guide, you’ll be a honey expert!
Honey comes with a lot of nutrients. For something that tastes so decadently sweet, it’s really good for you! When you eat honey, or add it to drink, you’ll access pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6. As well, you’ll access a treasure trove of valuable minerals, including potassium, sodium, magnesium, sodium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and copper.
Nitric oxide has been shown to be important in the following cellular activities:
• Help memory and behavior by transmitting information between nerve cells in the brain
• Assist the immune system at fighting off bacteria and defending against tumors
• Regulate blood pressure by dilating arteries
• Reduce inflammation
• Improve sleep quality
• Increase your recognition of sense (i.e. smell)
• Increase endurance and strength
• Assist in gastric motility
There have been over 60,000 studies done on nitric oxide in the last 20 years and in 1998, The Nobel Prize for Medicine was given to three scientists that discovered the signa
Nitric oxide and heart disease
Nitric oxide has gotten the most attention due to its cardiovascular benefits. Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize, was prescribed nitroglycerin over 100 years ago by his doctor to help with his heart problems. He was skeptical, knowing nitroglycerin was used in dynamite, but this chemical helped with his heart condition. Little did he know nitroglycerin acts by releasing nitric oxide which relaxes narrowed blood vessels, increasing oxygen and blood flow.
The interior surface (endothelium) of your arteries produce nitric oxide. When plaque builds up in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, you reduce your capacity to produce nitric oxide, which is why physicians prescribe nitroglycerin for heart and stroke patients.
You unlock your potential energy of Elite Health. Elite Health is the Pinnacle of wellness where age does not dictate ability it’s about having the energy to produce yourself, to see more do more and be more no matter the stage of life you’re in. It is stepping into every new decade with new ambition. Its the freedom to live without limitation its though a healthy mind and body that this freedom is realised.
How you achieve elite health begins with a focus on what makes every person you meet unique and functional. You see within everybody there something particularly incredible going on the you may not realise. Your body is happily hosting 100 trillion microorganisms. In other words your body is like a bustling city home to a thriving communities of microscopic living hard-working microbes. The fact is only 10% of your body contains your DNA the other 90% of you is bacteria fungi microflora. This is your microbiome featuring over 10000 identified species .
Your body benefits in the most amazing even surprising ways and it all starts inside your gut, after all is the path taken by everything you’ve ever eat or drink and your gut isn’t just about digesting foods. A well balanced microbiome can lead to a variety of overall health benefits including improved weight management emotions memory and immunity. The gut microbiome is even connected to the health of neighbour organs including your heart.
A recent study conducted using four sets of twins sisters has shown it has the power to transform