MTHFR and Depression – The Folate and BH4 Connection

  Introduction Many people who are looking at their genetics are often motivated by the problem of depression.  Of course like many common health problems depression is now a big business in our society.  Pharmaceutical companies rake in billions of dollars producing drugs to try and treat this problem. …

How Blood Sugar Influences Dopamine/Adrenalin Levels – COMT and MAO

I meet patients every day who have a good diet, but they are not getting better.  Despite their healthy diet and avoidance of many foods, they are unable to sleep better, lose weight, increase their energy and simply feel good.  This often happens because their digestive system and their…

MTHFR and Acid Reflux: the Cause and the Cure

Have you ever heard that we eat first with our eyes? Its true! The sight of food activates a series of neurological reflexes and pathways that primes our system for digestion. However just looking at food is not enough to digest it; we actually need to get all those…

Genotype – Haplotype – Phenotype

In the world of methylation and genetic testing things can become complicated very quickly.  I speak to patients on a daily basis who are more confused after they did their genetic test than they were before.  What we are seeing are thousands of patients testing their genetics to find…

Research Articles on Methylation

Good Morning, Today I am posting two published research articles about methylation that I have written in the last couple of years.  The first article is called Methylation and the Physical Exam.  It describes what to look for on the outside of the body if you suspect someone has…

A Primer on Methylation

Ever heard of Methylation? Its okay if you never have…most doctors haven’t either! It is a big subject and connects the dots between your genes, the environment, and why some people get sick with chronic diseases and others don’t.

Physical Signs of Methylation Problems

Have you ever wondered how to find out if someone has a methylation problem? Well you have probably heard to doing saliva or blood tests to see which genes a person was born with.  And that is certainly one way to figure out if someone has a methylation problem….

Understanding Methylation: Genotypes vs. Phenotypes

Phenotypes vs. Genotypes In order to understand methylation problems, we need to clarify the differences between genotype and phenotype.  When we talk about genotype we are speaking about nothing more than the unique set of genes you inherited – the one half from your mother and the other half…