Lack of Sleep Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified that many U.S workers, approximately 41 million, are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night. Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of a new study, reported that night shift workers and those Read More

Protect Against DNA Damage and Genetic Mutations

March is National Health Month, Protect your DNA Free radicals break down the lipids in our cell and mitochondrial membranes, reducing their ability to transfer and create energy and protect the contents of the cell.  When the walls of our mitochondria are attacked by free radicals, mitochondrial DNA and proteins become susceptible to oxidative stress Read More

What’s The Bottom Line on Joint Pain?

60-70% of people over the age of 70 have some degree of Osteoarthritis (OA).  So learning what starts the process and the inflammation that comes with it are important. The bottom line may be your cells; in particular, your mitochondria.  So what are these little things, and how do they relate to you.  The mitochondria Read More

Pre-Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Mitochondrial Function

By Prof. Garth L. Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California  www.immed.org Type 2 Diabetes develops from a pre-Diabetes condition called Metabolic Syndrome (MetSynd).  MetSynd is present in over 22% of the adult U.S. population, and it is made up of several interrelated disturbances of sugar and lipid metabolism.  Read More

Optimism Strengthens Your Immune System

In a study of about 125 first-year law students, researchers examined the relationship between personal optimism and cell-mediated immunity (CMI), which plays a central role in protecting you against viral infections. At five points over the course of the school year, participants answered a series of questions and had their CMI measured through a simple Read More