Estrogen is a necessary cofactor in the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine. Women with low estrogen may be at risk for phosphatidylcholine deficiency. Choline & Estrogen: Menopausal Links In summary: In females, estrogen is a cofactor in the function of PEMT, a gene that biosynthesizes the phospholipid, phosphatidylcholine Due to lower estrogen, post menopausal women may have
How many of your patients right now have both MCAS (mast cell activation syndrome) and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)? Many I’m sure! Have you determined which came first? You absolutely should. Why? Numerous antihistamine drugs are also anticholinergics. POTS is characterized by dysautonomia and an associated loss of vagus nerve function. If POTS developed
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
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
Glutathione, referred to as GSH is one of the most powerful and ubiquitous antioxidants in the cells of the human body. As an antioxidant, GSH neutralizes free radicals and peroxides, preventing them from damaging cells and tissues. Glutathione is essential for repairing DNA. GSH also keeps other antioxidants active, such as vitamins C and E.
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
Despite accounting for only 2% of the total body weight of adults, the human brain burns more than 33% of the sugar in your blood known as glucose. Deficiencies in the availability of glucose to brain cells can result in serious problems in human behavior and cognitive function. It’s important to realize that glucose is
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