Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - April 2017

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The Role of Omega-3s in ADHD & Autism

Researchers first linked ADHD to essential fatty acid deficiency in the early 1980s, and recent years have seen an unprecedented rise in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Since our nerves and brain are composed primarily of fats, poor omega-3 fatty acid status can alter neurotransmitter function and inhibit brain performance on many levels.  This deficiency has a greater impact on males because their requirements for essential fatty acids are, in general, ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nutrition Speaks: The Role of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Autism

When people think of autism and nutrition, the first thing that comes to mind is often food sensitivities, especially given the widespread attention to the impact of certain additives and common triggers (such as wheat or dairy) on that condition. But it is worth considering that micronutrient levels can have a profound impact on autistic symptoms. The list below includes specific micronutrients suggested to have a role in the development and treatment of autism: Vitamin D: High-dose vitamin ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, April 24, 2017

The Role of Micronutrient Testing in Conjunction with Standard Lab Tests by Ron Grabowski, DC, RD

Listen to Dr. Grabowski’s take on uncovering nutrient deficiencies to help explain the results of commonly ordered panels.      Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nutrient Interactions: An Important Consideration of Intracellular Analysis

Hear Dr. Grabowski’s take on the value of intracellular micronutrient testing, and how nutrient-nutrient interactions are a critical component in designing an effective therapeutic supplementation plan.        Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, April 4, 2017