The FUT2 Genes – A Hidden Cause of Leaky Gut and Leaky Brain

Researching methylation is a fascinating area of study that ties together many different systems of our body. While MTHFR, COMT, and MAO genes are very well-known, they are other lesser known genes that impact our health as well. In this video I am sharing with you my latest research…

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. …

Organic Acid Test – An Essential Tool for Gut-Methylation Problems

This article is a brief overview of why I think the Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Laboratory is the best test for gut & methylation issues.   It is important to point out that I am not in any way affiliated with Great Plains Lab – but I…

Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain: How Gut Problems Create Brain Problems

Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, brain fog or other concerns, optimizing your gut function is key to restoring your health. Gut bacteria produce vitamins, neurotransmitters and other molecules that can impact every cell and organ in our body.  If our gut isn’t in an…

Treating COMT and MAO: the Hormonal Cause of Stress and Anxiety

Introduction Optimizing methylation pathways means going further than just deciding how much B12 or folate a person needs. Seeking to optimize methylation pathways means you must go far beyond just looking at MTHFR and see all the genes and biochemicals that are impacting our health. And we cannot optimize…

Treating COMT and MAO: How COMT Influences the Brain

Everyone has felt the negative effects of stress in their lives, yet not everyone responds to stress in the same way.  While our life experience has a great deal of influence on our perception of stress, certain genes make us more or less sensitive to stress.  One big reason…

Adrenal Fatigue: The 7 Signs of Adrenal Stress

Adrenal fatigue is the most over-looked and unrecognized health condition in our society. Join Dr. Rostenberg for this information-packed presentation on how to identify the 7 Signs of Adrenal Stress. Symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, poor sleep, weak immune system, hormone imbalance, and blood sugar issues are all related…

Hectic Hormones: How to Optimize Hormone Levels Naturally

Hormones are the most powerful molecules in our bodies.  They influence how we feel, how we think, how we digest, how we look and how we grow.  Modern pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and other toxins are interfering with our sex hormone system and putting us at risk for chronic…

The Cholesterol Connection: Learn the Hidden Truth Behind this Amazing Molecule

Whether you have methylation problems or a chronic disease of some kind, making sure your cholesterol levels are optimized is key for the healing process.  New science is challenging the idea that high cholesterol is bad and low cholesterol is good.  We’ve been “managing” cholesterol levels for 50 years…

The Gut Origin of Methylation Problems

Have you ever considered that gut bacteria can influence your genes?  That thought might sound strange, but that is exactly what the latest research is showing us.  It is becoming ever more apparent that who and what lives in our gut has a huge influence on our methylation cycle. …

A Genetic Cause of Pain and Anxiety – COMT, MAO and MTHFR

Do you find yourself worrying excessively about the future,  about money or about fearful things in general?  Does a small amount of stress cause you to feel very stressed out?  Do you feel good while you exercise, but afterwards feel drained and worn out?  Are you easily agitated, nervous…

Are You Tired or Toxic? The 5 Steps to Natural Detoxification

Are you tired or toxic? That is a fair question since many symptoms of toxic overload are commonly mislabeled as digestive issues, insomnia, chronic fatigue or even allergies.  Our bodies can detoxify the pollutants that exist in our modern world.  But in order to do that, our nutrition, our…

MAO-A – Understanding the SNP

One of the best parts of researching methylation is meeting people who ask very good questions.  One very good question came up the other day about MAO-A and whether or not it was sped up or slowed down.  This question is important considering how much impact the MAO system…

How to Balance COMT and MAO in the Brain

In our last video Dr. Rostenberg laid out the fundamentals of how COMT and MAO polymorphisms affect our brain.  This video expands on these ideas and explains why and how methylation nutrients can heal the imbalanced brain.  The peer-reviewed research is clear that proper methylation is needed for normal…

COMT and MAO in the Brain

Have you ever noticed that people with methylation issues are usually very smart? It has a lot to do with having difficulty breaking down neurotransmitters. Having SNPs is not always a curse; it can bless you with attributes as well. COMT is a definitely contender for such a double-edged…