Genetics is still a hot topic in functional medicine, and for good reason. While one person’s DNA is 99.9% similar to the next, the difference in that 0.1% can comprise up to 3 million variations. Most of these variations (called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs) don’t make any difference in terms [...]
Today's podcast meditation comes from Galatians 6:7-8, but we jump around quite a bit. Here are the verses discussed: Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (8) For he who sows to his flesh will of [...]
Porphyria is an accumulation in the body of the precursors to heme production, the part of the red blood cell that contains iron and binds oxygen. It occurs due to decreased activity of the enzymes that produce each step in the process (different enzyme deficiencies lead to different types of [...]
Today's podcast comes from this article, Parasites: Do You Have Them? Check out this episode!
Another new year, another set of resolutions. No doubt many of you plan to shed excess pounds gained during the holidays, eat healthier, and commit to a new workout routine. And if you manage to stick to it as rigidly as you intend at the beginning of the year, great! [...]
Today's meditation comes from Isaiah 7:14 but we bounce around scripture quite a bit. Here are a few of the verses we address: Isaiah 7:14 is repeated Matt 1:23 Jesus would be preceded by a forerunner (John the Baptist): Malachi 3:1 He will come from Bethlehem: Micah 5:2 (repeated Matt [...]
What Lyme Disease Is Lyme disease was is a tick-borne bacterial illness most commonly associated with outdoor activities in New England. It was first reported in Connecticut in 1975, but unfortunately, it didn’t stay where it came from—although there is still a higher prevalence of Lyme in the New England [...]
*Note: I chose the cute illustrated worm so that I wouldn’t give you nightmares. You’re welcome.* We know a lot in our modern world about testing for some types of infectious organisms—we can culture bacteria, and test antibodies for viruses (though sometimes interpretations of these results can be tricky.) Even [...]
This week's podcast comes from this blog post, The Low Lectin Diet: Should You Try It? Check out this episode!
Lipoprotein(a) is heavily associated with cardiovascular risk—far more so than is elevated cholesterol. It’s very similar to LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), except that it has an apolipoprotein A attached to it. (LDL also has one apolipoprotein B protein attached to it, as does Lp(a).) But unfortunately, we don’t know that [...]