Lab Tests

Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
July 7, 2017

Cystic fibrosis, nutrition and choline

We’re going to have a bit of  change of tack with topics and rather than talk about how polymorphisms can affect otherwise healthy people; I’ll instead talk about how polymorphisms… Read More

Histamine Intolerance
May 22, 2017

Don’t fear the fridge! Histamine intolerance is bigger than food

Histamine intolerance. A real condition with a very unfortunate name. No one is actually histamine intolerant, we all need histamine, it’s an essential neurotransmitter. (R) However, as with anything, too… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 16, 2017

Can you handle a high protein diet? The answer may be genetic

Just like I think it’s fair to say that New York City is a “drinking town,” I think it’s also fair to say that America is a “protein country.” Men… Read More

March 20, 2017

Dealing with Lipoprotein(a): tests, supplements, strategy

Lipoprotein(a), also called Lp(a), has gotten a good deal of press lately as a metric to watch if you’re concerned with heart health. Elevated Lp(a) levels have been linked with… Read More

Warrior Gene Myths Debunked
January 25, 2017

The Warrior Gene: 5 common myths debunked

Much has been written about the so called “warrior gene” MAOA, also sometimes not as diplomatically referred to as the Psycho gene. We all carry this gene but certain mutations… Read More

MTHFR Mutations
January 21, 2017

The science of MTHFR mutations explained

If you’re interested in personalized genetic medicine you will have undoubtedly come across the protein methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). MTHFR is an enzyme which is encoded by the MTHFR gene and… Read More

Transglutaminase 2 IgG Antibodies Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
January 18, 2017

Are transglutaminase 2 IgG antibodies evidence of gluten sensitivity or full-blown celiac?

Most people believe the world of gluten can be broken down into two groups: celiac, and everyone else. However, the functional medicine community would add a third group: those who… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

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

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

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