Does your face turn red when you drink? Do you experience severe hangovers from just one glass of wine? You may be alcohol intolerant, which increases your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Find out your risk with our DNA Alcohol Intolerance Test (👉 or click link in bio @genovatedna).
If you drink, you know that the buzz usually wears off. This is because our bodies breaks down the #alcohol. While there are many ways to clear alcohol a majority of it’s metabolized in a two-step process involving two enzymes, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH).
ADH converts ethanol to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is then converted into acetate by ALDH. Acetate is similar to vinegar and is harmless, but acetaldehyde is toxic. The build-up of acetaldehyde (which is normally short-lived) is responsible for all of the symptoms associated with #alcoholintolerance including #alcoholflush, nausea, dizziness, headaches, increased heart rate, insomnia and severe #hangovers.
People with alcohol intolerance carry #DNA changes in genes that encode ADH and ALDH. The ALDH2 variant is the prime culprit behind the alcohol flush reaction, which makes people turn red or appear intoxicated after just a few drinks.
If a person who experiences alcohol flush continues to drink, they increase their risk of esophageal #cancer by 10-fold if they are a moderate drinker, or up to 90-fold for a heavy drinker. ‘Flushers’ who consume more than four drinks a week are also at high risk of #hypertension. This means the flush response actually is a signal for risks associated with drinking.
A simple #genetic test can provide you with the answer. But how you let this information influence your #socialdrinking is still entirely up to you.
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Hemochromatosis occurs when the body absorbs and stores too much iron. It’s the most common genetic disorder in the western world, with 1 in 9 people of European ancestry carrying one of the genetic mutations linked to the disease. Find out your risk with our DNA Hemochromatosis Test (👉 or click link in bio @genovatedna). #hemochromatosisawarenssmonth
Iron uptake need to be carefully regulated, because we are not able to eliminate extra #iron from our bodies. Enterocytes, the cells lining our small intestine, are responsible for taking in iron from our #diet. Once inside these cells there are two possible fates for iron: (1) it’s transported into our blood through ferroportin (a transporter on the surface of cells), or (2) is bound to ferritin an iron-binding protein within cells.
Transport of iron through ferroportin depends on two main signals, one of which involves hepcidin. When iron stores are full, the liver releases hepcidin. Hepcidin binds to ferroportin causing these transporters to be internalized, which stops iron uptake.
If there’s too much hepcidin, not enough iron being absorbed. This can lead to conditions like #anemia because of the lack of iron to make functional hemoglobin. #Hemochromatosis on the other hand is cause by absorbing too much. This iron can accumulate in our organs damaging them, essentially “rusting” them from the inside.
The leading cause of hereditary hemochromatosis is defective versions of a single gene, HFE. The HFE protein controls how much iron gets absorbed from food. Genetic experiments in mice show that HFE function is required to trigger normal levels of hepcidin secretion.
The good news is, if diagnosed early, hemochromatosis can be easily treated. A simple genetic test can tell you if you are at higher risk of hemochromatosis.
What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease in this section refers to a group of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels local to the heart, including angina (cardiomyopathy), ischaemic or coronary heart disease, diseased heart valves, and heart failure.
Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular
diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease.
These are all covered in the Cardiovascular Plan.
What Causes Heart Disease?
Heart and cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause
of death worldwide, though over the last two decades,
cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries as healthier lifestyle choices are adopted.
At the same time, cardiovascular deaths and disease have
increased at an astonishing rate in low- and middle-income countries as they take on the junk food and smoking habits of the Western countries.
Chronic inflammation (caused in the main by diet, missing
nutrients in modern foods, stress, sugary drinks, and smoking) is clearly the cause of such diseases. The correct form of exercise can help in some cases but can make matters worse in others.
Short, high-intensity exercise sets (e.g. 200 meter sprints) with
recovery rests in between each set (also called interval training) are shown in studies to be far healthier than long-distance jogging exercise. Weight training is also recommended.
Since up to 50% of all deaths between the ages of 45 and 70
are caused by heart/cardiovascular diseases, “thinking” people should start to think about their health plan so they can remain in the other 50%. Heart Disease Supplements listed below:
Vitamin D3/K2 Spray
Magnesium Oil Spray ULTRA with OptiMSM®
The Krill Miracle
Monday’s are busy. We know it. We feel it too. Going to the gym is NOT the only option... home workouts or quickies are effective! Don’t just throw in the towel because you don’t have an hour to devote to the actual gym.... do what you can, get your heart rate up and make the most of your time! #hearthealthmonth#bossconcepts
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“There is no excuse good enough to ever be out of alignment with love. You’re going to get hurt, and you will feel pain. Yet your purpose is to keep loving, anyway. Keep moving forward with an open heart. Love is a Divine gift given to humanity. Wasting it is no longer an option. Love is what brings light to a dark place. Love is what transforms a dying world into a thriving planet.”
-Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕Oh oh oh we got so serious with our #heart opener sequence that they popped out and became this huge one in front of our unit! #bighearted students !!!!! #allinadayswork#hearthealthmonth#openyourheart#loveothers
40 Days to Glow: a Heart Condition💫 A Digital Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Course 💫
I’m getting married in 48 days! In preparation I’m doing some deep work on opening, strengthening, and conditioning my Heart for a lifetime of good good lovin.
Join me online 4/22-5/31!
• weekly Kundalini yoga/meditation class
• daily meditation guidance • online community support • heart healthy yogic practices
• guided reflection
We have a blog post on The Optimal Diet for Mental Health Improvement. For the full read: #linkinbio👆
You can implement small changes today that will help your brain and your "second brain" — your gut. - Cut out processed meats and refined carbs.
- Pay attention to the source of your meat: this reduces your intake of food-borne antibiotics and toxins .
- Consume fewer pesticides by eating organic when you can.
We'll have even more on the topic soon...!
Don’t go breakin’ your ❤️! Heart health thoughts from Dr. Mike Lappi, #GE Aviation’s Global Medical Director, for the month of love and heart disease awareness. Read the story and listen to his #podcast [link in profile]. 📸: Adam Senatori #hearthealth#hearthealthmonth@american_heart
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Getting enough Omega-3s is crucial for heart health. Forever Arctic Sea contains a unique blend of fish oils and is also ocean-friendly and responsibly sourced. Take 2 softgels with your meals three times daily to reap the benefits! #ForeverArcticSea#HeartHealthMonth
Do you think RED when it comes to heart health? ❤️
It's time to think PURPLE, too! When it comes to eating for your heart, purple foods like Wild Blueberries, Concord Grapes, purple cabbage, and carrots should be on your plate.
February is All About the Heart: Wear Red and Add Purple to Your Plate --->
Don’t Overeat at Night – Research has shown a relationship between circadian rhythms, eating at night, and insulin resistance/centrally localized body fat. Generally the calories we overeat at night aren’t the highest quality and this drives body distribution that enhances our risk for heart disease. Keep your heart healthy by avoiding unhealthy late-night snacks. #HeartHealthMonth@mikeroussell
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