PEMT Gene Mutations: Choline & Phospholipids

PEMT (phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase) is a gene that is important for the formation of the nutrient phosphatidylcholine (PC). Phosphatidylcholine is the most abundant phospholipid. Phospholipids have a number of very important functions. Some of these include: Component of every cell membrane of the human body Antioxidant properties Brain function, including the formation of many important neurotransmitters such

Uncovering Core Nutrient Deficiencies in Vascular Disease: Methylation, Homocysteine & Genetics

Elevated levels of homocysteine have been a known independent risk factor in cardiovascular disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases for several decades. Dr. Kilmer McCully’s groundbreaking research decades ago, has led to new understandings regarding the role genes play in homocysteine formation. Certain inherited genetic mutations such as MTHFR, MTR, MTRR, BHMT and CBS may

Lipotropics & Liver Detoxification: Are You Deficient?

The lipotropic nutrients wield a tremendous and critical influence upon the liver’s ability to function. Lipotropic factors include an array of important nutrients, such as the essential sulphur-bearing amino acid methionine, the B-vitamins choline and inositol, as well as the potent methyl-donating nutrient betaine. L-Methionine Many people may be deficient in lipotropic nutrients due to

Summary Of Standard Process’ Weekend Nutrition Seminar in Berkeley

The Berkeley, CA hotel was jam packed with perhaps 100-125 alternative health professionals. The event was a 2-day seminar hosted by the long-standing nutritional supplement company Standard Process, featuring presentations from master herbalist Kerry Bone, PhD and chiropractor Michael Dobbins, DC. The seminar centered around the Six Most Common Health Challenges faced by the Modern