Teri Mosey, PhD
The gut and sleep? There is more to it than munching too many chips while binge-watching a favorite show and then tossing and turning all night. Home to thousands of bacteria that make up the microbiome, the gut affects appetite, metabolism, weight management, and whether or not a sound sleep arrives at night. To understand how nutrition, the gut and sleep interact, take a closer look at the purpose and physiology of sleep. Then discover the intricate web that ties together food and drink, the gut, and the health benefits of sleep.Read More
It is important to understand that chronic illnesses, especially those that show up after decades of life, are polygenic. That is, hundreds or thousands of genes are orchestrated in a particular way to manifest that physical illness.
Though the Human Genome Project wanted to isolate the heart disease or cancer gene, the workings of the body are much more complex, with countless variables. No two people have heart disease for the same exact reason or because their gene expression is identical.Read More
To read more about how diet and daily activities influence how genes do their jobs, please see “Epigenetics and Food” in the online IDEA Library or in the January 2016 print issue of IDEA Fitness Journal. If you cannot access the full article and would like to, please contact the IDEA Inspired Service Team at…Read More
Though Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said 2,000 years ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” modern science did not see much connection between nutrition and health or disease until the past few decades. Today a growing body of research has investigated how food-compounds influence health and how bioactive compounds in our diets affect the expression of genes.Read More
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When conversations turn to health, it doesn’t take long for the topic of genetics to surface. Comments like “It’s in my genes” or “Well, my parents had heart disease” seem to flow off the lips when we describe our current health status.
But what exactly is the influence of genetics on our health? A new branch of study called epigenetics is starting to provide intriguing answers.Read More
Have you ever been drawn to a particular color? Is there one you call your favorite? One you strongly dislike? Colors are physical manifestations of energy vibrations that resonate with the frequencies and wavelengths of our individual chakras. The foods we gravitate toward and dislike can provide messages about what aspects of our lives seek nourishment and healing. Since chakras are energy centers where our physical being and soul unite, our needs may be on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.Read More
If you view food as medicine and a way of life, nutrition takes on a different meaning and purpose. Nourishing the physical being is only one aspect of the eating experience. When you expand your viewpoint, your relationship to food and eating becomes a reflection of how you live. Cravings, aversions and preferred eating environments provide messages on a deeper level. Food becomes a potential pathway for healing and self-exploration.Read More