Category Archives: genetic

Under Eye Rejuvenation with Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP)

Dr. Elizabeth Miller N.D.

This consult is in place for your safety, and for determining if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. Certain underlying health conditions PRP may be contraindicated such as uncontrolled diabetes, infection, recent history of cancer and liver disease.  During this consult we discuss if a partial or full treatment would be best suited to you.  Beyond these items, I review general health symptoms and recent laboratory testing.  When indicated, laboratory testing may be recommended prior to starting treatment to investigate underlying causes for the hair loss that may impede your success with PRP. Continue reading

What is a MTHFR?

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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