Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - June 2011

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The Medical Insider Interviews SpectraCell Laboratories

The Medical Insider - Don't Be Fooled Be InformedDr. Crawford, SpectraCell's Senior Vice President of Operations, was recently interviewed on the Medical Insider. On this radio program, he discussed micronutrient testing and current medical trends with Dr. Richard Powell and Dani Walker.About Medical Insider: Have you ever wondered if the information your doctor is sharing with you is the whole truth and nothing but the truth?  Has your doctor told you everything and given you every opti... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, June 27, 2011

Reducing Homocysteine Risk with Comprehensive Testing

Follow-up Guest Blog by Arland Hill, DC, MPH, DACBN The metabolic marker homocysteine has gained attention as an area of treatment for various conditions ranging from cardiovascular disease to general skin health.  Homocysteine as a marker for disease risk modification has been seen as a factor not ideally suited for pharmacological intervention, but more so for nutrient supplementation.  This makes sense as the methylation pathways, of which homocysteine is a marker for, are depend... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Homocysteine is About More than Just Cardiovascular Risk

Guest Blog by Arland Hill, DC, MPH, DACBN  Homocysteine came to light in the research on the back of cardiovascular disease. Well respected clinician and researcher Kilmer McCully, MD noted the correlation between cardiovascular disease initiation and development and elevated homocysteine levels. Since this discovery, homocysteine research has uncovered additional areas whereby elevations in homocysteine may be a risk factor for damage. Homocysteine, an amino acid with several health imp... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, June 13, 2011

The Relevance of LDL Phenotype

The LDL phenotype and size result has been removed from our most recent LPP™ report due to misinterpretation and lack of therapeutic guidance. LDL phenotype is an outdated designation to identify a large LDL type from a small LDL type. LDL phenotype was used in the past because accurate data on individual LDL subgroups was not available or inaccurate. Today the LPP™ test gives accurate information on large-buoyant and small-dense LDL subgroups and this is much more specific for treatment and ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, June 2, 2011

Turn on Your Metabolism with Micronutrient Testing

Guest Blog by Arland Hill, DC, MPH, DACBN Did you know that nutrient testing can help you zero in on some of the possible reasons that your metabolism may not be functioning optimally?  Nutrient deficiencies act as blockades to normal metabolic function.  The systems and pathways dependent on those nutrients which are found to be deficient are not able to function at an ideal rate.  As such the potential for symptoms such as increased weight gain, difficulty gaining muscle and ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, May 31, 2011