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Genes are Not Destiny

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 [...]

By |2019-01-11T14:00:14+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Sowing and Reaping: Galatians 6:7-8

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 [...]

By |2019-01-11T10:03:51+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Secondary Porphyria

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 [...]

By |2019-01-04T15:26:05+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Prophecies of Jesus: Isaiah 7:14

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 [...]

By |2018-12-21T10:06:03+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Lyme Disease

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 [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:04:40+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Parasites: Do You Have Them?

*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 [...]

By |2018-12-14T15:05:00+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Elevated Lipoprotein(a)

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 [...]

By |2018-12-07T16:21:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

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