Genetics

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

Cholesterol, heart health, and your genetics: what you need to know

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

VDR Gene Osteoporosis Bone Health
November 27, 2016

How VDR Genes Influence Osteoporosis and Bone Health

In a previous post I discussed the potential for excess vitamin D to cause heart issues in people with certain vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms. This post focuses on… Read More

Vitamin D Receptor Genes VDR
November 23, 2016

Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) Genes: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably read a lot about vitamin D deficiency and its association with poor bone development and health. After reading this you might have started supplementing your diet with extra vitamin… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

Perhaps you just did some genetic testing and noticed a “mutation” in your CYP1B1 gene. What does this mean? Does it increase your risk for breast cancer? How can changes… Read More

Probiotics that kill Candida
November 14, 2016

The SOD2 A16V gene – understanding mutations, health risks, and nutrition

A basic summary of SOD2 – cleaning up cellular waste Superoxide dismutase (SOD2) is an enzyme that rids the body of superoxide, a harmful free radical thought to cause oxidative… Read More

MTHFR Mutation Test
November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

Summary: Everyone has an MTHFR gene in one form or another. An MTHFR “mutation” means you inherited an MTHFR variant associated with a decreased ability to metabolize folic acid and folate…. Read More

glutathione dosage
May 25, 2016

Glutathione supplements: everything you need to know

A couple years ago now, I attended the Institute for Functional Medicine annual conference in San Diego, close to where I used to live in La Jolla. One of the… Read More

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