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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation

By Karen Raterman The study of nutrigenomics is a relatively new. This science seeks to understand the connection between nutrition and gene expression and how both may impact the development of disease. One of the most intriguing findings from this research is the discovery of a genetic mutation that inhibits (more…)

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Research Update: Chromium, Selenium and Pea Protein

Compiled & edited by Kimberly Lord Stewart Most clinical studies focus on the role of drug efficacy for type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. However, there have been a number of recent studies using various supplements and foods commonly found in a holistic providers toolkit. The following is a (more…)

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Research Review: Using Whole Food Phytonutrients to Modulate Detoxification Pathways

Prevailing scientific thought indicates that specific foods may upregulate or help balance the metabolic pathways that assist the body with toxin biotransformation and subsequent elimination. Studies have identified whole foods such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, soy, garlic and even spices like turmeric as beneficial in aiding the detoxification process.*[1] However, (more…)

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Addressing the B6 Status of your Patients

By Karen Raterman It’s no surprise that many Americans are overworked and highly stressed. A fast-paced lifestyle often leads to fast-paced eating which may include an overabundance of processed and refined foods. As a result, Americans are overweight and undernourished. Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are an increasingly common issue that has (more…)

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