Lunasin and Health

Lunasin and Health

As recorded in Wikipedia, “Lunasin was the first dietary compound with an identified epigenetic mechanism of action. This mechanism (histone acetylation) was identified by Alfredo Galvez in 1996 and patented in 1999. “Lunasin is a peptide that can be found in soy, barley, wheat,[2] and rye. This polypeptide was originally isolated, purified, and sequenced from…
Stories of Hope: I Quit My Membership in the Daily Ibuprofen Club

Stories of Hope: I Quit My Membership in the Daily Ibuprofen Club

It was during a daily commute while listening to the local Catholic radio show (The Catholic Business Hour) that I heard an ad that caught my ear.  I was kind of looking for something else to do that didn’t involve working for someone else.  I was also looking for “something” that would provide a more…
On Sickness and Grace

On Sickness and Grace

None of us are prepared for illness. As an ongoing Team-in-Training participation with the athletic arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard personal stories of shock transforming into courage in the face of a cancer diagnosis.  Each time I’m amazed, humbled, inspired. There are no predictors. No…
Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

In 2008, the National Institutes of Health announced that $190 million had been earmarked for epigenetics research over the following five years. In announcing the funding, government officials noted that epigenetics has the potential to explain mechanisms of aging, human development, the origins of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness, as well as several other…
Practical Tips for Serving Others in Business

Practical Tips for Serving Others in Business

Two short verses from Scripture deliver a good business model for anyone to follow, especially Catholic business professionals. The first verse reads: “Whatsoever you do, do it with the heart, as to the Lord and not men” (Colossians 3:23), and the second reads: “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians…