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Lifestyle Choices for Now & Future

From eNewsletter 12/12/2022

DID YOU KNOW that getting sufficient dietary vitamin E can be helpful for lowering your risk for myriad maladies? Whereas, insufficient intake may increase your risk?

A study from Frontiers in Nutrition found that low vitamin E intake from diet increased risk of dementia in older adults.

A review in Clinical Nutrition found vitamin E is essential for preventing cardiovascular disease, especially in coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Supplemental vitamin E can help fill the void if dietary vitamin E is insufficient. However it is critical that you ask your health professional first before taking because of potential contraindications with medication.

Finally, unless in a multi, supplemental vitamin E should always be in a complex comprised of mixed tocopherols (alpha, beta, delta, gamma).


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COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.


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Lifestyle Changes for Now and the Future

Steve: I've often discussed how the choices we make in our lifetimes affect not only ourselves, but future generations. This has never been more prescient after reading recent literature.

How Your Choices Affect You

Unhealthy lifestyles such as drinking or smoking/vaping, during adolescence when cells are rapidly dividing, may have lasting harmful effects, especially in youths who have genes that predispose them to accelerated aging. Impaired methylation, which you may have heard me talk about when we discuss genetics, especially with regard to B-vitamin utilization, can accelerate aging in teens by the equivalent of 2 to 3 weeks each calendar year over a lifetime, according to a new study in eLife.

Authors of a new study from Nature Aging state that health in old age partially depends on what a person experienced in their youth or even in the womb. Fruit flies fed a high-sugar diet early in life lived shorter lives because of negative changes to their genetic expression.

Finally, a study in Scientific Reports that followed twins from an early age, found that twins who exercised more had epigenetic marks linked to lowered metabolic syndrome, a condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

How Your Choices Affect Future Generations

Negatively changing the epigenetic marks on chromosomes leads to altered gene expression in our kids and grandkids, demonstrating "transgenerational epigenetic inheritance." Without altering the genes themselves, epigenetic modifications through adverse lifestyle conditions can change how our genes are expressed, affecting the health and development of our kids and grandkids, according to new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The authors of the study used the Great Depression as their example. The cells of people who were conceived during this time, which lasted from 1929 to 1939 and, at its height, saw about 25% of the US workforce unemployed, showed signs of accelerated aging.


Of course, it is very difficult for some to avoid life's stressors during an event such as the Great Depression. We may say as much for the pandemic after we look at cells of future 100 years from now.

However, even in the darkest of times, and especially in more stable times, we can assert ourselves to make optimal lifestyle choices that will help us and the future.

To prevent this, start at a young age, but it is never too late to work on these:

  • Adhere to optimal eating style and habits;

  • Perform consistent physical activity;

  • Know and understand you genetic lifestyle expression;

  • Be attentive to stress management;

  • Get optimal sleep quality and quantity;

  • Take targeted dietary supplements;

  • Work for consistent emotional balance;

  • Limit toxic load in your home, workplace, and environment;

  • Have a purpose in life!

Working on all of these by yourself is not easy. The wonderful thing is that we have intimate experience working with clients on all of the aforementioned!


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