Category Archives: genetic

What is a MTHFR?

MTHFR

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Besides of sounding similar to a profanity, the methlenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene has gained a lot of press in the past decade. The MTHFR enzyme is part of a complex biochemical process that involves the production of homocysteine and also detoxification in the liver. This operation uses B vitamins and other nutrients to help change toxic substances into less toxic by-products. So what’s the hype? Continue reading

Understanding Your Health Using Genetic Testing

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Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Personalized medicine is the future of healthcare. More and more people are turning to genomic testing for a customized approach in addressing health concerns. We all have genetic differences, making the one size fits all model a thing of the past.Your genes are the blue print to your health.However, gene expression is influenced by your epigenetics, which includes your diet, lifestyle and the environment you live in.Establishing a nutritional supplement plan should be specific to the individual, taking into account the whole person, including their lifestyle, and genetic makeup. Continue reading