Since the creation of the first antibiotic in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, there has been a continual race against resistance. Antibiotics are chemicals that can affect the components of a bacterium cell without affecting the cells of the host (the person or animal). Some antibiotics degrade the cell wall of the bacteria in question. Others may have an effect on the cell membrane.Vaccinations: A Major Solution for Antibiotic Resistance
We all know the generic, good for everyone doctor’s orders. Eat right, exercise, and get your regular check-ups to reduce your risk for common health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and many forms of cancer.Gambling with Supplements
With the rising of companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com, genetic information can now be gathered with something as simple as mailing in a saliva sample and waiting for results. Personalized genetic information is literally at your fingertips. However, at what cost is this amazing amount of knowledge available?DtC vs Prescribed Genetics Testing
As we all continue to partake in the summer festivities, caring for our skin should not be overlooked. Our skin is in fact our largest organ and has many important functions including protecting our internal organs from harm or infection as well as physical damage. As our skin is so important, it is vital that we do everything we can to protect it from damage. Any form of damage could lead to major issues later.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. It is the result of an abnormal growth of damaged skin cells...Skin Care: Sun Protection