Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin It is easy to feel like an outsider in a digital world where everyone seems to be blogging, Instagramming, Tweeting, about the new diet or exercise that revolutionized their lives. It is easy to think that you alone are struggling to be… Continue reading Navigating Food in a World Where One Diet Does Not Fit All!
As a chronic disease patient, navigating the healthcare system can feel like fending for yourself in an unfamiliar big city - most other people seem to know their way around while you stand by, lost and confused. You are not alone. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with… Continue reading How to be the CEO of Your Own Health: A Patient Guide
From the Festival of Genomics
There are three main components that lead to a better understanding of disease mechanisms and subsequently creating more effective treatments; genes, proteins, and metabolites. But what are metabolites and what role do they play in human disease? What are Metabolites? Metabolites are the small molecules that are products of metabolic enzyme-catalyzed reactions which occur naturally… Continue reading Seeing Inside the Chemical Reactions of Our Body
There are trillions of bacteria that make up the human microbiome. How do scientists study all the bacteria, their interactions and their effect on disease? What is Metagenomics? Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research that focuses on the study of the microbiome and overcoming the difficulties of sequencing and analyzing a vast array… Continue reading Learning that Germs Can Be Our Friends
Ever wonder why family genetics don’t always make sense? According to the increasing number of publications on epigenetics, shown above, there may be both environmental and social influences involved. What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the change in gene expression that results from environmental and social causes that are not related to the DNA itself. "The… Continue reading You May Be More Than Your Genes