MTHFR and Viral Infections

  It is a mind-blowing fact that 40% of our DNA is considered “parasitic” DNA. This non-human DNA, which occupies 40% of our entire genetic code, comes from viruses and bacteria which implanted their genes into our DNA. I can’t say I am excited about the idea of having…

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…

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…

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. …

MTHFR and Pregnancy: Optimizing Genes for Better Births and Healthier Babies

  Deciding to start a family is one of the most important decisions in life. Its not only important to choose the right timing, its also necessary to optimize your health before starting a family. By learning simple, but powerful healthy concepts, you can make small changes today that…

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…

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part III

  Part III of the video series MTHFR and Homocysteine picks up where the parts I & parts II leave off.  In those previous videos, I’ve already outlined where homocysteine comes from and the multiple ways it can damage our bodies.  You can review those ideas anytime by watching…

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…

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part II

  In the first video the groundwork was laid in understanding where homocysteine comes from and how it impairs methylation, esp. in the brain. In Part II, Dr. Rostenberg goes deeper into the science and peer-reviewed research to throw light on how homocysteine acts as a toxin to disturb…

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part I

  If you are reading this blog its likely that you have heard of homocysteine and know that is related to the methylation cycle.  And maybe you’ve even had your homocysteine levels tested recently.  But what you likely haven’t heard is what homocysteine actually DOES inside your body –…

Methylation: Optimize Your Genes, Optimize Your Life

In this video Dr. Rostenberg explains some of the very important basics of methylation, epigenetics and the value of genetic testing.  Whether you are young or old, chronically-ill or at the peak of health, learning about your genes can serve you well.  Dr. Rostenberg can help you learn how…