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 Digestion – Healing the Hiatal Hernia

Our stomach is an amazing organ but it has an Achilles heel – it can develop a problem called a hiatal hernia.  This occurs when the stomach slides up (or herniates) through the diaphragm and into the chest cavity.  This puts the stomach in close contact with the heart,…

Solving SIBO – 5 Strategies to Prevent and Eliminate SIBO Naturally

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, is a growing problem in our society. SIBO is a problem where too much bacteria is living in the small intestine. It can impact everything from your mood, your sleep, your energy, your methylation cycle, and of course your digestion. Living with SIBO…

MTHFR and Digestion: Methylation Impacts Gallbladder Function

  Introduction One of the most common questions I get when working with patients is “Can my methylation problems cause digestion issues?”  This question has come up over and over again as many people with methylation issues also have gut problems at the same time.  It wouldn’t be accurate,…

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…

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…

Optimizing Genes, Optimizing Lives – January 2015

There is a reason why people in this society are chronically ill and sick.  We all know that there is no shortage of drugs and surgeries in this country; we aren’t suffering from a lack of access to pharmaceutical drugs.  What we are dealing with is a lack of…

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. …

Years of Insomnia and Adrenal Fatigue Fixed By Healing the Gut

Samantha called my office for help because she has been dealing with symptoms of yeast and adrenal fatigue for 40 years. She is a grandmother in her seventies who has battled the symptoms of rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blood sugar swings, weak immune system, and insomnia off and on for…

MTHFR and SIBO Part II – The Three Causes of SIBO

Have you ever heard that before you treat your methylation problem, that you must heal the gut first?  Well I am here to share with you more information that supports that idea. As you will see, SIBO is a problem that is caused by several major issues which plague…

MTHFR and SIBO – Part I

The health of the gut determines the health of the body.  This is a well-known fact.  There are roughly 100 trillion cells inside our bodies, yet the there about 10x as many cells of bacteria living on our bodies.  This mass of bacteria lives in harmony with us (most…

Pain from the Grain – Going Gluten Free

Check out this video produced by Dr. Rostenberg where he explains the complex issues of gluten sensitivity in easy-to-understand language.  Gluten is not a fad, not a fluke, it is the real deal food poison that impacts MANY people, esp. those with chronic challenges like MTHFR, candida, etc. 

MTHFR and the Stress-Gut Connection – Part II

Stress in our lives creates stress in our guts.  That is a known and predictable fact of science. What is less clear, and what is the focus of this investigation, is to uncover just how those effects of stress show up in other parts of our bodies.  I would…

MTHFR and the Stress-Gut Connection – Part 1

This is a video series dedicated to answering two very important questions.  The first question is “How does our gut health influence the health of the rest of the body?“.  The second question is “Why do supplements, esp. methylation nutrients, make my symptoms WORSE?”  These are questions which come…

Adrenal Fatigue – How to Beat and Treat the Effects of Stress

This 2014 Memorial Day post is not exactly a methylation-based presentation, but still worth your thoughtful consideration.  Adrenal fatigue is a plague that impacts everyone whether we are genetically imbalanced or not.  We cannot live without stress, yet our world seems to be running wild with stressful situations.  It…

Blood Sugar, Digestion and Methylation

Listen to what Dr. Rostenberg has to say about how blood sugar and digestion impact the methylation cycle.  If you ever suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue, etc. you need to pay close attention to your blood sugar and insulin levels.  You’ll see in the video how having…