There were two prominent suicides in recent headlines – both of them came as a shock to close friends and family. The tragic stories that followed reminded us how hard it is to really know what’s going on in another person’s life, no matter how close we feel we are to them.
If you’ve struggled most of your life with depression and nervousness, or even tend to feel a little down in the dumps, you might want to check to see if you are undermethylating. Methylation status something I regularly check patients for because it’s a process the body needs to run diverse and vital functions, but oftentimes their methylation processing isn’t quite balanced – causing them to undermethylate or overmethylate.
Even though methylation is a hot topic in the world of medicine right now, most of the conversation revolves around undermethylation. If your attention perked up when you saw that today’s blog is about overmethylation, I’m guessing you’re already a bit familiar with MTHFR mutations and some basic concepts of methylation.
Sometimes I feel as though science is catching up with ancient wisdom. Studies on meditation and prayer continue to build upon what religious leaders have been saying for centuries
Can we cure Alzheimer’s Disease? Understanding the link between toxic exposures, insulin resistance, and brain health.
The recent discoveries surrounding Alzheimer’s suggest that one day getting this disease could become optional. In understanding the progression of this disease better, researchers are finding ways to catch it earlier and identify contributing factors so that we can prevent, stop, and reverse this devastating condition.
The problem is so out of control it’s crushing small businesses and leaving customers with imitation products. I see this as a pervasive problem that is hurting numerous people. As a doctor, what comes to mind when I hear all of this is the growing issue of fake supplements.
If you want to be your healthiest self, reaping the benefits of insulin sensitivity should be a priority. When you’re insulin sensitive your don’t have sugar crashes, you can eat more deeply satisfying food without gaining weight, and your whole body functions better.
Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.
When most people think of tryptophan, they think of the Thanksgiving myth we’ve been told about why we get sleepy after eating turkey.
If you haven’t already heard about the concerns surrounding electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure I believe you’re about to start reading about them more and more in the news. Studies continue to come out showing us how we have created an invisible electromagnetic smog with our electronic devices that now covers nearly every living space.
Mycotoxins can have a serious impact on our health. Mycotoxins are microscopicfungal poisons that can sneak into our bodies through the digestive and respiratory systems. They are literal poisons that have the potential to make us very sick.
Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic proportions. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the third cause of death in the United States and over 47 million people live with it globally.
Now I know what you’re thinking… why would I stick a light up my nose, Dr. Jill? Strange sounding, for sure, but hear me out. There’s tons of research suggesting that light stimulation of the capillaries and cells through your nasal pathways and into your hippocampus has the ability to introduce light energy to your…
Diet sodas are gaining negative attention yet again, and for good reason. A recent study found that consuming a daily can of sugar-free soda is associated with higher risks of suffering a stroke or developing dementia. Heavily sugared drinks already had a bad rap for causing a myriad of health issues such as weight gain, liver…
Many years of research has established that Massage Therapy has a myriad of positive physiological benefits.
Our immune system is a powerful force inside each one of us! This protective system is charged with the job of responding to foreign invaders to keep us in optimal health. Most of us don’t think too much about this system until it is not working correctly.
The Power of the Subconscious Mind to Heal You… Did you know that you have a powerful force within you better than any medication or supplement? Too often we fall victim to the idea that we are prone to illness or that we will always be sick. We may believe that we have no control over how our bodies…
We are all programed to like sugar but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to overcome your sugar addiction!
Seven Reasons a Brain Injury Can Destroy Your Gut According to the CDC, incidence of hospital visits for traumatic brain injury have increased over the past decade. It is one of the leading causes of disability world-wide. You may know that the gut and brain are intricately connected but did you know that many people who experience…
Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex! The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus. The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…