Methylation and sulfuration are complex processes and assessing them in practice takes skill, knowledge, and consideration of multiple genes and other factors. Lucky for us, we have the incredible Dr. David Quig from Doctor’s Data on the podcast today, getting into the nitty-gritty about assessing methylation in clinical practice.
In Part 1 of this 2 part blog, we defined phthalates and discussed sources. Here we’ll be focusing on avoiding exposure as well as boosting the body’s natural ability to detoxify them out of our system. Simple lifestyle and dietary changes can go a long way in helping offset the dangers of phthalate exposure. If you…
“Red, raw tongue; red, raw gut.” —Jeghers, New England Journal of Medicine, 1942. In 1942 it was understood that what was happening in the gut was often reflected in the tongue. A red, irritated tongue was thought to mirror a red, irritated gut. This was seen in B-vitamin deficiencies, glossitis and ileitis. Simply correcting the B deficiency…
Nails. They’re a handy surface to decorate; they help us pick up objects, scratch an itch and protect our fingers and toes. But did you also know that nails can tell us a lot about your health and your well-being? For most of us, fingernails are completely renewed in about six months. That means that our nails are a six-month medical record incomparable to any physical exam component.
In a moment, I’m going to throw out a few rather depressing statistics about metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the state of health in the U.S. These stats need articulating.
Look Closely: What are your risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome? (Hint: If you don’t think you have any, think again.)
I recently returned from a remarkable trip to Hong Kong, teaching about the global epidemic that is metabolic syndrome. Asians are developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes at rates nearing the West.