Have you heard the word, MTHFR? This word has been popping up everywhere for the last a couple of years. MTHFR stands for Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. The MTHFR gene triggers the production of the enzyme (MTHFR) that allows folate (vitamin B9) to support the cellular process of methylation. MTHFR enzyme is used to turn folate (vitamin … Continue reading My MTHFR Gene Mutation
At your annual physical checkup, your doctor orders blood tests. One of the most common tests is the lipid panel. Lipids are fats, and a lipid panel measures levels of different types of fat in the blood. More specifically, it measures lipoproteins, which are proteins that transport lipids in the blood. A typical lipid panel … Continue reading The numbers you need to know
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly half of Americans take at least one prescription drug, with more than 1 in 4 Americans taking three or more prescribed drugs. One in 10 take five or more prescriptions, and the numbers only climb as individuals get older. Ironically, CDC also says that … Continue reading Why do you need prescription medicine?
Have you heard stories about people getting sick or the flu even though they got their flu shot? You have heard a number of these same stories over the years, yet those people still get the influenza vaccine. One of the biggest reasons why people get the flu vaccine is because of the marketing tactics. … Continue reading Are you truly believing in the flu shot?
I would like to share with you a story about a client of mine, “ Donna”, whom I was seeing for unrelated reasons. Donna is a woman in her mid 70’s and was diagnosed with breast cancer, and also learned at the same time that she carries the BRCA 2 gene. According to the National … Continue reading You have to be in CHARGE!
It caught my eyes when I saw an article about a safe way to reduce inflammation by consuming baking soda. Many people know that baking soda, also known as NaHCO3 (Sodium Bicarbonate) has many uses other than baking cookies. It can be used for detergent, toothpaste, cleaning products, and deodorizing refrigerators. My grandma used to … Continue reading This multi-use kitchen item also reduces inflammation?
It is very common in the US and around the world to remove the tonsils of children children. Tonsillectomy is the second most common pediatric surgical procedure. These days, ear, nose and throat specialists perform about half as many tonsillectomies as they did in the 1950s and ’60s. Tonsillectomy is generally performed because of repeat … Continue reading Tonsillectomies: Have you considered Its long-term risks?
Low-carb and ketogenic diets are extremely popular, and a lot of health experts recommend these diet for preventing and reversing many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obese. However, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to nutrition and there are a lot of people who failed to continue low-carb and/or ketogenic diet because … Continue reading Carbs are Your Enemy?
Minerals are essential for us for our body to function properly. Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body, and 50% of magnesium is located in the bones. Magnesium is central to all of our energy-forming reactions in every cell in the human body and there are over 300 enzyme pathways … Continue reading Are you looking for magnesium supplement for your particular condition?
Around 2 years ago I wrote about Asthma prevention from the beginning of pregnancy. Abnormal gut microbiota communities in new born babies contributes to asthma. C-section delivery, formula fed instead of breast-feeding, and antibiotic on pregnant mother are believed to be very closely related to the loss of four types of gut bacteria in those … Continue reading Asthma and Lectins