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Why Is Alzheimer's Disease Sometimes Referred to as Type 3 Diabetes?

Did you know that these two chronic diseases are similar? Both conditions are characterized by a loss of insulin sensitivity at the cellular level. This means that cells (regardless of whether they are muscle, liver, fat, nerve, or brain cells) are no longer responsive to the hormone insulin (they have become insulin resistant). In other words, these cells have become unable to use glucose effectively as a source of metabolic fuel. As a result, glucose remains in the bloodstream because the... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, January 6, 2017

Why Test YOUR Micronutrient Levels & MTHFR?

Why is an MTHFR test important? Determining your MTHFR genotype gives you valuable information about your body's ability to methylate.  Methylation is a crucial part of cell processes and reduced function has been linked to numerous medical conditions including neurological and cardiovascular disorders, mental dysfunctions and diabetes.  The old paradigm that we are simply at the mercy of our genes is now challenged by a new age of truly individualized healthcare. ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Role of Micronutrients in Neurology

Know Your Personal Nutritional Needs: A single deficiency – mineral, vitamin, antioxidant or amino acid – can set off a cascade of events where metabolic processes are disturbed. Conversely, repletion of such deficiencies can and often do resolve clinical neurological symptoms such as migraines and neuropathy. Migraine Prevention: Anyone who has experienced migraine headaches knows how debilitating they can be. Fortunately, nutritional intervention can be very successful in... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, March 9, 2011