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Depression & Neurological Conditions: Can Vit...

A B12 deficiency often goes undiagnosed. That’s because the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency can look like a variety of neurological conditions like depression, neuropathy, numbness/tingling, developmental disabilities, balance problems, multiple sclerosis, fatigue, and even early Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Could It Be B12? by Sally Pacholok, RN, BSN and Jeffrey Stuart, DO, explains how a B12 deficiency can be...

Will 2017 be the Year of Personalized Nutrition?

Personalized Nutrition is Already Here in My Practice! A new report published by New Nutrition Business names ‘Personalization’ as one of the key nutrition and health trends for next year, (December 1, 2016). According to Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business and author of “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2017,” an increasing number of people see diet as a personal matter...

What are Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress? A Bal...

There is lots of discussion about reducing oxidative stress, the importance of antioxidants to reduce free radicals. But what does it mean on a biochemical level? And is it really all that simple? Is there some yin and yang in play? Just like for anything else, there is a time and a place for everything, even free radicals have their necessary role in the human body. For example, free radicals play a natural role in  heart...

Trending: More People Ask Doctor for MTHFR Testing

MTHFR Testing First, what’s the MTHFR gene? MTHFR is a lot easier to remember (and say) than Methylene Tetrahydrofolate Reductase! MTHFR codes for the enzyme which converts folic acid to the form of folate a form that our bodies can actually use! A person with MTHFR SNPs (genetic variations) is likely to have significantly reduced ability to convert inactive forms of folic acid to the active form of folate. Adequate...

Test Your Genes to Find Your Best Diet, says WSJ

Now even the Wall Street Journal* is “talking” about Nutrigenomics — using the information in your genetic profile to determine your unique nutrition needs! It’s all about genes and nutrition. In my practice I look at research-based SNPs (genetic variations) of a set of genes in the methylation pathway that can be supported with specific foods and nutrition supplements. In this way I use Nutrigenomics...