aging

telomeres

Aging and Telomeres – how lifestyle factors have an impact

Telomeres are repeated DNA sequences at the end of all of our chromosomes that protect our genes from degradation; kind of like the aglets on the end of shoelaces.  Every time our cells divide the telomeres get shorter and eventually they disappear and then that cell can’t divide anymore, this is why our cells age …

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cortisol is made in the adrenal glands

How chronic stress can impact your health

One of the main stress hormones is cortisol and it can have a huge impact on your health.  75% of North American adults report that they have physical or emotional symptoms of stress.  It is a significant factor in chronic health issues like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, mood disorders, and dementia. Cortisol is a …

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