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Feeling blue? It could be your diet.

Feeling depressed? Even a brief period of healthy eating may provide longer-term improvements in your mood.


Sunshine and fish oil: are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is important for your bones, but is also critical for your cell and brain function. Are you getting enough of this vitamin?


How to Be Your Own Weight Loss Guide

You know yourself best. Learn how to create your own plan for healthier eating in this blog post by Dr. Kerry Chamberlain.


This Is Your Brain on Cigarettes. How and Why to Quit.

From addiction to depression and anxiety, smoking can change your brain in ways that solidify your cravings.


Sleep: The Goldilocks of Cardiology

Both short duration sleepers and long duration sleepers have an increased risk of heart attack. What kind of sleeper are you?


Fasting Every Other Day Could Protect You From Disease – A Study

A new study shows that alternate day fasting improves markers of aging in healthy people.


Out of Shape: Why We Lose Our Fitness

Why do we lose our fitness so quickly when we stop exercising? It's all about stress - the good kind.


What’s the Deal with Electronic Cigarettes?

You might be shocked to find out what is in e-cigarette vapor, and the impacts it has on your heart and brain.


#GirlsWithMuscles – Why Women Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Lift Weights

Women who lift weights stay stronger, more self-confident and more independent as they age. Just do it.


A Mindful Eating Exercise for a Healthy Body

Try this mindful eating exercise to bring mindful awareness to your hunger levels and how your food is serving your mind and body!


Stop Counting Calories. A New Model of Obesity and How to Lose Weight.

Everything you know about weight loss might be wrong. Learn about the role of insulin, stress and more.


How to Break Your Fast… with Meatballs!

Break your fast with these delicious low glycemic meatball lettuce cups!


How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Paying attention to what we are doing, feeling and seeing in the RIGHT NOW can be difficult, but key to our happiness and health.


A Radical Way to Lose Weight: Eat These Plants

It’s time to feel great about yourself - try a plant-based, whole-foods diet.


How Do Fruits and Vegetables Fit into a Ketogenic Diet?

Eating keto? The goal is to limit carbohydrates but not to be afraid of them, especially those that are plant-based.


Measures of Fitness

Is your fitness routine actually improving your health? Use these 7 measures of fitness to find out.


5 Pillars for Health – Take the Challenge

Want to live healthier for longer? Take the #5Pillars4Health Challenge: Move. Eat Plants. Breathe mindfully. Fast. Sleep.


Trust Your Gut… to Break Your Heart

The composition of the microbes in your gut may protect you from or predispose you to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.


Heart Health: Why You Probably Don’t Need That Dietary Supplement

Should you be taking vitamins or other dietary supplements for heart health? Probably not.


How to Start Your Yoga Practice, at Home or at the Studio

Learn about the different styles of yoga and how to get started with yoga practice in this blog post!


How to Get Started with Mindful Breathing

Learn more today about the science of mindful breathing, why and how you should practice it.


Evolution is sweet

We evolved to seek out sweet tastes, but sugar overconsumption leaves our taste buds and brain craving more and more. Learn how to re-train your…


Menopause? Start estrogen replacement therapy sooner, to reduce heart disease

LIFEApps blogger Glen Pyle has conducted a study showing that earlier estrogen therapy may protect women against heart disease after menopause.


From Stress to a Resilient Brain, You Got More From Dad Than Your DNA.

Thanks to epigenetic changes, your dad's healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle before you were born could impact you today. Just ask dad!


It’s Time to Recycle… Your Cells. Daily Fasting Activates Autophagy.

A new study suggests that you can fast your way to autophagy, or cellular recycling, with daily overnight fasting.


Reprogram Your Cells to Fight Diabetes

Researchers are exploring ways to reprogram cells in the pancreas to treat diabetes. But prevention is still key.


Your Questions about Coffee and Fasting Answered!

We have answered a dozen of the most common questions we get about coffee and fasting in this LIFEApps Coffee AMA recap!


This Is Your Fasted Body on Coffee

Does coffee break your fast? Everything you ever wanted to know about your body on coffee, and more.


Coffee, Intermittent Fasting and Autophagy

Coffee can boost the cellular recycling processes that take place during fasting.


A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Have questions about how to get started with intermittent fasting? We have you covered!


A Short History of Sickness and Why Prevention is Best

What do the pandemics of today, like heart disease, and the pandemics of the past, like the plague, have in common? Prevention is best.


10 Tips for Healthy and Safe Ramadan Fasting

Are you participating in Ramadan fasting this year? Glean more health benefits from your daytime fasting with our healthy fasting tips.


This Is Your Brain on Ketones

Ketogenic diets or diets low in carbs and high in good plant fats can protect your brain from metabolic dysfunction and the energy crisis of…


How to Break the Wheel of Weight Loss and Regain

Have you ever gone on a diet and worked hard to lose 10 pounds, only to gain back 10 or even 15 pounds when you went back to your normal eating…


What Nature Can Do For You on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Learn today what nature can do for you - and what you can do for nature.


How Deep Are Your Health Roots?

Take a fun little quiz to learn more about how eating food grown from the earth can help you live a healthier life.


How Old Are You, Really? Meet Your Biological Age.

You may be stuck with your age in terms of years on this earth, but you can change your biological age with healthy choices.


How to Practice Intermittent Fasting Safely

No matter what style of intermittent fasting you are currently pursuing or considering, learn to fast safely by talking to your physician and tuning…


Young at Heart: Heart attack rates are rising fastest in young women

Young women have a rising risk for heart attacks, even if they don't realize it. LIFE Apps heart blogger Glen Pyle attacks this problem, its origins…


Train Your Brain with Mindfulness, Thanks to Evolution

You can rewire how your brain reacts to stressful conditions and environments through mindfulness meditation. Learn more with Jordan about how…


A Physician’s Journey to Health through Intermittent Fasting

Since 2017, Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD has lost over 55 pounds and improved almost every biomarker related to insulin resistance with…


What’s the Deal with Using Computer Modeling to Predict Disease Outcomes?

High-powered computing is allowing researchers to better predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancers in individual patients, for example. Get…


5 Human Fasting Studies with Dr. Mark Mattson

Want to know more about the impacts of intermittent fasting in humans? Start with these five studies.


The Women of LifeOmic

March 8 is International Women's Day! Today, get to know the women of science and tech at LifeOmic.


Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation appears to affect many different areas of the brain, from the hippocampus (the memory center), to regions associated with…


Fasting Diet Feeds from our Deep Evolutionary Past

Jordan broke his late-night eating habits to bring us a new perspective on fasting: Our bodies evolved to work best on intermittent periods of…


The 5 Stages of Intermittent Fasting

From ketosis to autophagy to growth hormone production, learn more about the five stages of intermittent fasting with the LIFE Fasting Tracker!


What to Expect on a 5-Day Prolonged Fast

Learn what to expect from a multi-day fast with the LifeOmic team.


What’s the Deal with Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Did you know that up to 50 percent of urinary tract infection bacteria are resistant to common…


You Got Your Heart From Your Mother

Mothers can pass on “heart toxic” traits to their children based on adverse prenatal conditions such as low oxygen supply in the womb. Antioxidant…


Ketones May Activate Stress-Busting Genes in the Brain

Ketone bodies produced during fasting and exercise don't just provide energy to the brain, they may also alter gene expression to reduce inflammation…


Taking the Battle of the Sexes to Heart

Women don't experience the same types of heart failure as men do, and they aren't treated with the same precision and timeliness as men.


Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Researchers have discovered a new pathway to browning fat, with metabolic health implications.


Does Exercise Help You Fight Cancer?

Does exercise benefit cancer patients and help to reduce symptoms? Cancer researcher Wes Wilson investigates.


Intermittent fasting to prevent diabetes-related blindness?

Do you struggle with high blood sugar? Intermittent fasting could help prevent complications of diabetes including eye disease.


Why a Slumber Party is the Best Way to Party this Year

Developing a healthy sleep routine and achieving national sleep recommendations may be the best things you resolve to do for your health in 2019.


How to Improve Your Running in 2019, in Three Steps

The most potent motivator for exercise is feeling yourself improve. Improve your running with swimming, meditation and practice in 2019.


Tackling 2019 goals with a little AI assistance

Need help with your New Year Health Resolutions? You might try using an AI assistant and other helpful mindfulness tracking apps in 2019.


Move like Generation100

If you do one thing for your health in 2019, do this: Move. It is what the long-lived do!


Top Tips For Starting A Ketogenic Diet in 2019

Have keto aspirations for 2019? Follow these tips to get started.


What’s the Deal with Fasting and Cancer Therapy?

Precision nutrition interventions for cancer are on the rise. Intermittent fasting may protect normal cells from the toxic side effects of cancer…


This Body’s On Fire: Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and More

Learn how to harness intermittent fasting for weight loss and other health benefits with this blog post guide.


Animals at Your Doctor’s Office? One Health, One Solution

A modern clinic combining medical research and treatment of both animals and humans could help us find new therapies for cancer and more.


Forget Beauty Sleep. Get Your Healthy-Fat Sleep

A lack of sleep could cause a sort of "jet lag" in your glucose and fat metabolism, leading to more glucose breakdown and fat formation in adipose…


When Pathogens Collaborate – Research in Brief

Signe reviews a recent study that finds that some viruses and bacteria may collaborate to avoid clearance by our immune system.


The 5:2 Diet Works for Weight Loss

A new study reports similar weight loss impacts for 5:2 intermittent calorie restriction intervention and conventional calorie restriction diets.


New Connections between Cancer and Insulin Resistance

Human leukemia induces an insulin-resistant phenotype, leading to more glucose availability for growing cancer cells.


The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn’t Kill You…

LIFE Apps blogger Jordan explores the underpinnings of allergic responses and what we can do about them.


What’s the Deal? Making Science Accessible.

Emily Poulin's new blog "What's the Deal" will explore the science behind news headlines related to cancer, women's health and more.


A Guide to Enjoying Thanksgiving Without Getting Uncomfortably Stuffed!

Check out these Thanksgiving day steps to a more enjoyable, and healthy, day of feasting!


Does a Ketogenic Diet Change Our Microbiome?

Kristie Rice explores how the gut microbiome is changed by a ketogenic diet.


Lessons from a Month of Mindful Eating with Headspace

LIFE Apps blogger Signe has been experimenting with Mindful Eating this month, she has learned that being conscious about your food choices feels…


She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She’s Protecting Your Gut Health.

Microbiome "snapshots" are revealing how the gut impacts human health and how poly-microbial infections might be more common than previously thought.


What You Should Know about Oxidative Damage and Stress

What is oxidative stress, how is it damaging your health and what can you do to prevent or minimize it? Answers with Sara Wilbur...


Zombieland: A tale of Alzheimer’s disease and cellular senescence

Abnormal tau accumulation appears to trigger cellular senescence, ultimately leading to the dysfunction and loss of brain cells in Alzheimer's…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

A diverse microbiota in your gut protects you against pathogenic bacteria. Dietary fiber is recognized as the preferred food source for a healthy,…


Haunted by Sugar? How to Beat Insulin Resistance

Haunted by sugar? Check out these lifestyle interventions that that help you kick sugar and insulin resistance.


Can your genes determine how your brain heals?

The APOE4 gene variant may contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk by delaying repair of the blood-brain barrier following brain injury.


Your Menstrual Cycle on Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting may affect women's menstrual cycles if the body detects abnormally low caloric intake or high levels of stress hormones. Learn…


Nourish My Gut: A Blog on Everything Gut and Keto

New LIFE Apps blogger Kristie Rice is bringing you the science behind the ketogenic diet.


Live Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

Why do we age? LIFE Apps blogger Jordan puts an evolutionary lens to the aging process.


Mitochondria-targeted antioxidants for muscle health

Could we target antioxidants to our muscle mitochondria to prevent muscle dysfunction, wasting and disease?


LIFE and a Love of Evolution

Jordan's new LIFE Apps blog will cover evolution in all its genetic intricacies, from the evolution of aging to the evolution of allergies and more.


An Apple a Day Keeps the Senescence at Bay?

Researchers have found that mice whose diet is supplemented with the fruit-based flavonoid Fisetin have extended health and lifespans.


Introduction to Slice of LIFE

Shannon's new LIFE Apps blog will feature explanations of the who, what, when, where and why of immunological responses and diseases.


Macular degeneration and things that go bump in the eye

Yellow spots in the eye called drusen are associated with macular degeneration, but they are relatively mysterious. LIFE Apps blogger Lisa has…


Your Cancer-Fighting Immune Cells Won a Nobel Prize

It's difficult for your immune system to kill off cancer cells, because unlike bacteria or viruses, your cancer cells are YOU, just sneakier. But…


Get the Flu Shot for Your Heart

Did you know that the flu may increase your risk of heart attack? Glen Pyle goes to the heart of the matter of how flu vaccines work and why you…


The Right Chemo For Your DNA

Researchers at Indiana University are performing whole genome sequencing for cancer patients to identify genetic markers of chemo drug success.


4 ways your eyes can change during pregnancy

Did you know? Approximately 15% of women experience some sort of visual change whilst pregnant.


A heads up on head injuries

As the 2018 NFL season kicks off, neuroscientist Raeesa Gupte reviews the science on concussions, neurodegenerative conditions and potential…


The Dance of Aging: Learning from the Telomeres of Hibernators

Hibernation studies in arctic ground squirrels reveal a complicated process of telomere shortening and lengthening as oxidative stress levels rise…


A Guide to Healthy Eating During and After a Hurricane

Planning ahead and grabbing cans of vegetables, fruits and legumes can help you get through storms and natural disasters with your health.


How Stress Can Affect Your Immune System

Everyone experiences stress. Acute and moderate stress can be good, even improving your physical and mental performance. But when stress turns…


Welcome to Tumour Talk

Wes' new Life Apps Tumour Talk blog demystifies the mess of information that exists on cancer.


Dreams and Deliberations: Introducing Nattering Neuron

Raeesa's new LIFE Apps blog Nattering Neuron will cover the latest research related to disorders of the brain and spinal cord.


Introducing Heart of the Matter

Glen's blog Heart of the Matter will explore heart issues, sex differences in heart disease and more.


Finding Our Equilibrium

Zach's LIFE App blog Equilibrium will explore the chemistry and biology of how are bodies function and how they might function better.


Health: I Can See It In Your Eyes

Lisa's new LIFE Apps blog explores eye health and the systemic diseases that can affect our eyes, such as diabetes and aging.


Communicating The Only Way I Know How….With Science!

Amanda's LIFE Apps blog "Illuminated Brain" explores topics of neuroscience, health and physiology, including sleep and circadian rhythms.


Me, music, and Tiny Biology

Sara Wilbur's LIFE Apps blog "Minutiae: Insights into Tiny Biology" will cover the molecular processes of health and disease, including telomere…


The Immune System for LIFE

The immune system plays a huge role in how our body handles disease. In this LIFE Apps blog, Immune LIFE, we will explore how the immune system is…


How Mindful Eating Can Boost Your Metabolic Health

Take a lesson from a child — eat slowly.


Anti-Aging Hacks from Zora Benhamou

Zora Benhamou's healthy aging hacks include sleep, relaxation, movement, brain health, healthy eating and fasting.


Don’t Be a Zombie: Senolytics, Exercise and Fasting Fight Off Senescent Cells

Thanks to a new study published in Nature Medicine, we now have a convincing culprit for age-related physical dysfunction: the accumulation of…


This is Your Brain on Fasting

Could fasting have neuroprotective effects?


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