The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle – an Introduction

Up until now, having a gene SNP in methylation enzymes (such as MTHFR), elevated homocysteine, or before and during pregnancy, has typically prompted the use of supplemental methylation cofactors such as B12, folate, B6 and betaine. Often at higher level doses. Yes, it’s right to correct or avoid too little methylation activity in the body,…


The Skin Microbiome

The gut microbiome has gotten much well-deserved attention, likewise with the emerging focus on the oral microbiome. By comparison, research and clinical attention towards the skin microbiome has been scant


The Wonderment of Our Essential Minerals

When Dr. Richard Lord and our team were authoring the textbook Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine (LEIFM) in 2008, a major focus of mine was on the Elements Chapter. As I drilled down into the literature around minerals, I became enamored with each of them and their unique roles. Since I’ve been blogging,…


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