CYP19A1, also known as aromatase, is an important enzyme that produces estrogen. By regulating estrogen production, CYP19A1 affects a variety of processes in the body, including fat production and distribution, bone density, female fertility and brain function. Estrogen deficiency is associated with diseases such as osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. CYP19A1 variants are further associated with migraines and the growth of estrogen-sensitive cancers. In this post, you will find information about aromatase function, gene variants, and natural substances that decrease its activity.
It is estimated that more than half of the population is a host for Helicobacter pylori. While most will show no symptoms, in others this bacterium can lead to chronic stomach inflammation and ulcers. H. pylori infection also exacerbates a number of autoimmune and inflammation-related diseases but may confer protection in other conditions. Read on to find out when and why H. pylori infection should be treated.
Psilocybin is a well-known, naturally occurring psychedelic substance found in mushrooms that are commonly referred to as magic mushrooms. This substance has a wide range of psychoactive properties, which makes it among the most popular recreational drugs around the world.
Continue reading this article to learn about its health effects.
LSD is a powerful tool and it can cause both good and negative effects if not taken correctly. I took it twice a while back, a microdose and a larger dose. I wasn’t in a good setting for it, but it was quite interesting. Some people say it was life changing for them, while others don’t notice any long term impact (I didn’t notice anything long term). There are many people who aren’t happy with their experience and each person must decide if it’s suited for them.
Yoga is a meditative practice in motion originated in the ancient Indian religion and tradition. While it started as a spiritual practice, currently there are many scientific studies that confirm the health benefits of yoga. These benefits include increased HRV, increased BDNF, and reduced oxidative stress. Yoga can also help manage chronic diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis. Read this post to learn more about the science-backed mechanisms that explain why yoga is beneficial and the 19 health benefits of yoga that are backed up by clinical studies.
Lipoic acid is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that protects the brain, helps with weight loss, improves diabetes, decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease and alleviates pain. And these are only some of the numerous benefits of this “universal antioxidant”. Read on to learn more about how lipoic acid helps increase your wellbeing.
People often lack a sufficient amount of omega-3 fats (especially DHA), which causes an imbalance in the body’s omega-3 to omega-6 fat ratio. Fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fats that also provides many health benefits.
Apigenin is a natural compound found in many fruits and vegetables. While its full effects on humans have not been figured out yet, there is still evidence that apigenin can help calm nerves, provide antioxidant effects, and help fight against cancer.
Your Vitamin B6 status can impact your mood, your sleep, and your pain levels, not to mention your risk for all kinds of chronic illnesses. It is depleted by stress. This post is well worth a look if you have any stress in your life…
There is a lot of misinformation about MTHFR, even though there are a lot of studies on this gene. This post goes through the actual science of this gene and what conditions it’s associated with.
You don’t have to take hard core pain killers to feel good. If you’ve already addressed some basics like eating a healthy anti-inflammatory diet and reducing your stress, but still need some strategies to increase your natural “high” and address some lingering pain, this post is for you.