Lifestyle – Epigenetics

Lifestyle – Epigenetics

Our genes carry the code for what we inherit from generation to generation such as, height, weight, and eye color, and we have limited influence over these traits. However, in the last decade, new discoveries have made it clear that genes can be influenced by...
Metabolism 101

Metabolism 101

Metabolism represents the sum of energy produced and utilized in the human body. This is the process for how you take in, store, and expend calories 24 hours a day. Most of the energy expended (60-75%) is accounted for by resting metabolic rate (RMR) that is the...
Biological clocks regulate our sleep

Biological clocks regulate our sleep

Light and darkness are signals that regulate biological clocks to coordinate changes in your body that collectively are called “circadian rhythm”. The most obvious light influenced circadian rhythm is our sleep and awake cycle. The biological clocks are composed of...
The physiological impact of stress

The physiological impact of stress

Experiencing an everyday stressful situation triggers a very distinct physiological response – heart rate and breathing increase, the mind becomes more alert, and your body tenses up. This is an ancient response to get your body ready to fight or flight. Of course, it...