Mon. Apr.1, 2013 by Blanche Levine
(NaturalHealth365) Low vitamin D levels can be the most damaging influence on our genetic health, according to professor George Ebers, Action Medical Research professor of Clinical Neurology and one of the senior authors of published scientific research.
What are the capabilities of vitamin D?
Researchers, at the University of Oxford, have shown the extent in which vitamin D interacts with our DNA. The researchers found 2,776 binding sites from the vitamin D receptor along the length of the genome. These are the ones unusually concentrated near a number of genes associated with autoimmune conditions such as MS, Crohn’s disease, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and cancers such as, lymphocytic leukemia and colorectal cancer. (more…)
Thursday, January 12th 2012 at 7:15 pm by Sayer Ji
by Sayer Ji
In the mainstream media (and the popular consciousness programmed to consume it) defective genes are spoken about as if they were “disease time bombs,” fatalistically programmed to go off inside of us, thanks to flawed genetic contributions of our ancestors. And yet, despite common misconceptions, monogenic diseases, or diseases that result from errors in the nucleotide sequence of a single gene are exceedingly rare. In fact, less than 1% of all diseases fall within this category… (more…)
The lifetime probability of being diagnosed with invasive cancer is now 44 percent for men and 38 percent for women, and an estimated total of nearly 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011. Cancer has also replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death among individuals less than 85 years old, and is responsible for one out of every four deaths.(1) Despite extraordinary spending, cancer incidence in the U.S. is the highest in the world, and has not changed significantly in 50 years.(2) (more…)