How Lifestyle Changes Your Genes for Better Heart Health

Amazing new research shows how your lifestyle changes your genes to improve your cardiovascular health. We have seen many studies documenting that healthy changes to your diet, exercise and stress management improve your heart health. However, this research shows us how those changes actually take place at the molecular level. It’s all in your genes! Rather, it is all in how you express them.

Your Lifestyle Changes Your Changes Better Heart Health

Everybody knows that we need to exercise and watch what we eat. We know that eating a lot of fried foods and unhealthy fats with little to no exercise leads to poor health. These lifestyle habits cause excessive inflammation resulting in elevated cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

How to Avoid ADA Yoga Mat Chemical Found in 500 Foods

Have you been eating engine gasket pasta? How about yoga mat sandwiches? Maybe sauted flip flops or a shoe sole steak sounds more appetizing! No? If you have been eating these ADA containing foods, then you might as well have been. You need to know what ADA is and how to avoid it.

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ADA, or Azodicarbonamide, is a chemical foaming agent used in plastics. While is banned from use in food in most countries, the United States FDA has fully approved it for you consumption. In addition to its use as a plastics chemical, ADA also happens to be a good flour bleaching agent.

Just because ADA can be used for alternative purposes, does it mean that it should be used in our foods? It is a toxic chemical used in many foods. Read on to learn how to avoid it. First, here is the report from Reuters news by Carey Gillam.

Flax Seeds and Soybeans May Help Asthma and Allergy

If you suffer from asthma and allergies, then you know how difficult the symptoms can be to control. New research presented during a news conference at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 shows that natural relief may be possible with flax seeds and soybeans.

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Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the lead investigator in this research. Certain phytoestrogens in flax seeds and soybeans are being attributed to this relief.

Lignan phytoestrogens, found particularly in flaxseeds, have been shown to scavenge hydroxyl radicals and cause fatty acid peroxidation. Isoflavone phytoestrogens, found mainly in soybeans, have shown signs of reducing allergic airway inflammation. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects are what afford these foods the natural ability to help control the symptoms of asthma and allergy.