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Why do Telomeres Get Shorter Each Time a Cell Divides?

Before a cell can divide, it makes copies of its chromosomes so that both new cells will have identical genetic material. To be copied, a chromosome’s two DNA strands must unwind and separate. An enzyme (DNA polymerase) then reads the existing strands to build two new strands. It begins the process with the help of […]

Are Telomeres The Key To Aging And Cancer?

Inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Telomeres have […]

Taking Offense is a Choice We Make!

Hello my friends, I just want to encourage you today to choose strength and love. It seems that daily, we are all given opportunities to get offended or upset. Just Try It! Today, I challenge you to try this exercise if you are given the opportunity.  When that moment occurs where you can choose to […]

Five Anti-Aging Superfoods

Here’s a list of five anti-aging superfoods that we should incorporate in our daily diets! Olive Oil Olive oil contains polyphenols, very powerful antioxidants that help prevent age-related diseases Yogurt Yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness. […]

Your Next Chapter is In The Future, Not in the Past

Starting a new chapter can be difficult, it can also be the best opportunity given to us.  We really cannot begin a new chapter if we’re stuck in the past. Many people live in the past on a daily basis. I challenge you today to visualize your next chapter and pursue it. The past can […]

Living A Fit Life

What does it mean to you to live a fit life?  Living a fit life to me means taking care of my body, my soul and my spirit. As a physician, I know that the body responds positively when we exercise regularly and eat healthy foods. Good health does increase happiness because we are free […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

At one time or another, we have all encountered people who are miserable and they want everyone around them to be miserable. Passion and happiness can be contagious in the right setting… spread some joy around and do good! Life is short- embrace your imperfections, pursue your potential and dare to dream big! Stay healthy […]

Someday is Vague, Start Today!

We all use the word “Someday” because it all gives us an opportunity to cop out or change our minds. I challenge you on this day to choose a real day to become healthy. Perhaps you want to loose weight or start an exercise program. If you are disciplined enough to do it on your […]

Interesting Facts About Bones- Part III

  Bone is stronger than some steel. This doesn’t mean your bones can’t break of course, as they are much less dense than steel. Bone has been found to have a tensile strength of 20,000 psi while steel is much higher at 70,000 psi. Steel is much heavier than bone, however, and pound for pound […]