Metabolomics testing provides a window into a wide range of physiological processes that can be disrupted in illness and corrected with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle interventions. When combining metabolic markers with stool testing, a more complete picture of a patient’s metabolic and immune systems emerges.
How Much Should We Eat For Optimal Health & Longevity? Plus my thoughts on combining with Younger You epinutrient targets About a month ago, I podcasted with Valter Longo, PhD, a highly respected scientist and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. Of course, our conversation hit on protein, something…
The function of the digestive tract is essential for proper function of almost every biological system in the body. Hormone metabolism and endocrinology is no exception to this rule. In fact, the connection is so strong with estrogen, that there is a term to describe it in the literature – the estrobolome.
Since my last writing, I have continued my studies on female hormones and hormone replacement therapy and I have dug deep into the male literature on testosterone (T) and testosterone therapy (TTh). Similar to my quest to learn everything about female hormones and hormone therapy, the same holds true for testosterone and TTh in males.
Cardiovascular conditions are one of the most common disorders of modern times. Testing for cholesterol as a potential modifiable risk factor for heart disease is a common part of many functional medicine providers’ clinical practices. Recently, at Rupa Health we wrote about the latest innovations in cholesterol testing such as measuring ApoB-containing lipoproteins and genetic differences in intracellular cholesterol production or gut absorption. In this article we will go beyond cholesterol to discuss the other critical tests for heart health.
Have you heard about epinutrients? Surprisingly, they’re barely mentioned in research papers and yet they are potent epigenetic regulators (i.e. they control how our genes are expressed). And I think it’s time to shine some light on these longevity superstars. But first, have you ever wondered why food has such powerful effects on our health…
Many of you know about methylation and how problems with this process are linked to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autoimmune disease, and autism. But did you know that methylation problems may also be involved in other more surprising areas of your health? In this article, we’ll dive into those other lesser-known consequences of faulty methylation and what you can do about it. But first, a refresher course on what methylation is and how the MTHFR mutation is involved in methylation problems.
“Age is just a number,” as the saying goes – but which number, exactly? Of course, you can count to this year from the one you were born in, but that’s far from the most relevant one. You’ve likely had one or more double-takes upon learning a new friend was five years older than you…
This April marked an important milestone for me and my team with the publication of our groundbreaking clinical trial on reversing biological age through diet and lifestyle. And since then, quite a number of research articles have been published on this very same topic.
Are your patients complaining of bloating, abdominal pain, brain fog, or fatigue? Perhaps you run a stool test and find that after treating the abnormal results, the patient’s symptoms continue. Or perhaps you have treated your patient many times for dysbiosis only to have it return again and again. At this point, it’s wise to consider that your patient may be reacting to a common dietary component such as wheat.