CATEGORY: Genetics


What can a person do to increase their chances of being protected by an immunization?

How to boost your immune system so that you are less likely to get a virus. Two weeks ago we talked about how a vaccination works in your body to create immunity to a virus. Last week we discussed the[...]
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What Genetic Mutation Does 1/3 of America have? MTHFR! What is that?

MTHFR mutation, discovered by doing a Homocysteine blood level, could prevent infertility and strokes, pulmonary emboli, heart attacks. There is a silent and UNTREATED, UNTESTED mutation than affects 1/3 of Americans, that causes pulmonary emboli, heart attacks and strokes, and[...]
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Why do you need supplements when you eat a good diet?

Vitamins are tiny chemicals that are building blocks for bones and other tissues. Supplements are vitamins, enzymes and minerals that are generally contained in food, but are not present in large enough amounts to keep your body supplied with the[...]
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Gender Differences: Testosterone Production, Receptors, Blood Levels, and Activity

Genetics program each cell with receptors for Testosterone and how they will respond to the hormone. My medical practice and my research is based on the basic need for the hormone testosterone in both men and women as they age. [...]
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Other Causes of Obesity in America

How many of your eating habits are repetitions of behavior, vs conscious decisions? This week we are continuing our discussions regarding obesity in Europe and America. We will be focusing on the bad habits that people develop, either through innate[...]
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Breast Cancer Risk Is Higher in Women with Low Muscle Mass and High Percent Body Fat

Since the threat of estrogen replacement has been put to rest, women are asking, "What are the real risks of breast cancer?". Several articles have come to the fore in the last few months that focus on the risk of[...]
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Dosing Hormone Replacement – Fast and Slow Metabolizers

Hormone replacement dosage can be significantly different from person to person. Even if they are the same gender, age, and size. It is a Little-known fact that each person has his or her own individual metabolism that breaks down food,[...]
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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Are Not Always Hormonal

Discussing the non hormonal reasons men or women might experience hot flashes and night sweats. It is a part of conventional wisdom and common medical knowledge that hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes.  While it is true that hormonal[...]
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Statins: Should You Use Them?

Can Taking Statins Prevent a Heart Attack? When Statin drugs were first prescribed, they were prescribed for those people who had already had a first heart attack in the hopes of preventing a second event. The thinking was that Statin[...]
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Addiction to Drugs is a Method of Self Treatment for Missing Neurotransmitters

Drug addiction is a progressive and often fatal behavioral syndrome characterized by compulsive drug seeking and consumption despite serious negative consequences. “The defining feature of addiction is the compulsive, out of control drug use, despite negative consequences.” “Addictive drugs induce[...]
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