Type of DNA tests Ancestral lines tested Remarks Autosomal DNA (atDNA) All ancestral lines *brown, pink and blue boxes in the pedigree chart below Most popular type of DNA testing for the purpose of building the family tree and learning about one’s ethnic makeup Matches are strongest… Continue reading Genetic Genealogy: Private Interest, Public Good
Transgenerational trauma is trauma that is transferred from first generation of trauma survivors to the second and further offspring of the survivors. Essentially, transgenerational trauma is understood as a process where unhealed issues of prior generations are carried over onto and expressed by the following generations. In the context of transgenerational trauma, family /community /society… Continue reading It Didn’t Start With You
If pillow talk is your thing then the world of pillows is your stage…. With so many different kinds and types of pillows available, stage setting might seem overwhelming especially if you are interested in balancing functionality and beauty: Head and neck pillows Pillows that are designed to support head and neck during the sleep… Continue reading Pillow Talk
What is spinal traction therapy? Spinal traction is a form of non – surgical decompression therapy that takes pressure off compressed disks by means of stretching of the spine. Such procedure strengthens the spine, facilitates proper alignment of internal organs and improves the body’s ability to heal itself. What is spinal decompression therapy? Spinal… Continue reading Towel exercise
Ways to monitor restore and enhance your reproductive health: Pelvic Floor Therapy First and foremost, pelvic floor issues do not seem to have direct effect on male or female fertility. That said, pelvic floor issues cause difficulties in sexual function making intercourse unpleasant and even painful. As such, baby dancing aside, pelvic floor examination and… Continue reading Romancing and Baby Dancing
Dietary Supplements: To Be or Not To Be? In the light of the approaching fall season, I decided to re-examine the “To be or not to be” question as it relates to vitamin supplements. Growing up, my family followed strict vitamin intake schedule rigorously implemented by my mother in order to avoid slightest possibility of… Continue reading Vitamins and Minerals: To Be or Not To Be?