Personalized Nutrition

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

CBS Gene Sulfur
February 18, 2017

Why sulfur and the CBS genes are on my nutrition radar

Updated October 26th, 2017 There has been a lot of buzz about the CBS family of genes and how they impact sulfur metabolism, both from supplements like glutathione, as well… 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

B Vitamins Role Genetics
January 14, 2017

Meet your B vitamins

In this post I’m going to look at the B vitamins in nutrition and health. But let’s take a step back and actually look at what a vitamin is, and… Read More

ghee vs. butter
January 11, 2017

Dietary fat, Vitamin D and heart palpations: what you need to know

In a previous post, I hypothesised that symptoms of a racing heartbeat, or heart palpitations, after ingesting medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), as popularized by Bulletproof Coffee, could be due to… Read More

Bulletproof Coffee High LDL Genetics
December 7, 2016

Is Bulletproof Coffee to blame for your high LDL?

What is the current thinking on fat intake and LDL? Where does Bulletproof fit in? In my previous post, I discussed fats, cholesterol, lipoproteins and their impact on heart health…. 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

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans get enough Vitamin A? The answer may be genetic

Ok, like everyone else, I have watched the What the Health documentary on Netflix, as well as a bunch of other Vegan propaganda documentaries lately, and have plant based eating… 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

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