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Unwrapping DNA With Nutritional Biochemistry!

Nutritional Biochemistry and Genomics… One of the ways that I help clients with supporting their health is by looking at their unique genomic blueprint and designing nutrition programs as they relate to biochemical pathways. Do-it-yourself genetic kits like 23andme and ancestry.com are now affordable and more and more people are taking advantage of learning about their own genes. While it’s based on science,...

Got 23andme? Get a PureGenomics Report

Have you seen all the TV commercials for 23andme (at home genetic testing kits) and Mother’s Day? After all, we have a lot to thank our mothers for. We get half of our genes from our Moms. That’s more than just our hair, eye and skin color, stature and weight tendencies, temperament and even natural intellect and talents. Our genes also impact our health, wellness, and own unique nutritional needs. Use 23andMe to...

Do You Have a Histamine Intolerance? Nutrition Can...

Histamines, a natural part of your immune system, help rid substances that your body perceives as foreign. However, if you are a person with food sensitivities you may have an overactive histamine response (overactive defense system), also called histamine intolerance or HIT. You might get annoying reactions like stuffy nose, red eyes, itchy skin or hives. Or, your body might respond with more serious stomach pain, diarrhea,...

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...

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...

What’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition?

As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, my practice focuses on a holistic approach to health and healing, using whole foods and and tailored nutrition supplements to help a person optimize their health. My assessments focus on finding the root causes of a person’s health problems. To do this I look at as many pieces of information or clues as possible….and then connect the dots. I look...

Vitamin B12 — Which Form is Best for You?

Adenosylcobalamin, Hydroxycobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Cyanocobalamin! Ever had your vitamin B12 level checked and been instructed by your doctor to take a vitamin B12 supplement? If you’re like most people (and physicians), you probably think that all vitamin B12 is the same. This is not true! There are many forms…if you need to increase your B12 intake, do you know which form is best for you? Synthetic or...

Not Your Mom’s Genes: Epigenetics as a Tool ...

Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics are gaining traction within the professional nutrition community. NYCNEN, a professional group of nutrition educators in NYC, asked me to present at their half day conference, “Not Your Mom’s Genes,” at Teachers College Columbia University held in January. It was an honor to be in the company of the other speakers. Dr. Fabien Delahaye, PhD, Assistant Professor at Albert...

Nutrigenomics: Using Genetic Clues to Personalize ...

“One MyPlate Does Not Fit All – Novel Dietary Approaches” – My Presentation at a Nutrition Conference for Registered Dietitians* I was honored to be asked to present at this clinical update for fellow RDs in the NY metro area, about Nutrigenomics and the powerful influence of food/nutrition on genes and their expression. It was very exciting to illustrate how to use the genetic profile to provide...

Nutrigenomics – PureGenomics

I am very excited to be offering the PureGenomics™ nutrigenomics program! It’s a unique individualized nutritional solution developed by Pure Encapsulations, in collaboration with Nathan Morris, M.D. and Kelly Heim, Ph.D. PureGenomics addresses the most important research-based SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) related to: Methylation Pathway (including MTHFR) Vitamin A Status Vitamin D Status Detoxification and...