• Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An interview with the 27 year old who’s heart stopped for 4 minutes

    What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy? It is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the MYBPC3 gene. The MYBPC3 gene provides instructions for making cardiac myosin binding protein C (cardiac MyBP-C), which is found in heart (cardiac) muscle cells. In Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, there is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle with the potential blockage of blood flow and

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  • The ACTN3 Gene: What Kind of Exercise Is Most Suited For YOUR BODY To Lose Weight?

    Genetic testing is becoming more popular through websites such as 23andme. You spit in a vial and send it off, 8 weeks later – your entire genome is interpreted for you; showing you more about yourself than ever was able before. Functional Medicine is all about getting to the root of the disease. I strongly agree

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  • The Mold Gene: HLA-DRB1

    I am a strong believer in epi-genetics. Epi-genetics is the scientifically proven theory that your genes do not determine your health, but your environment is what determines whether a disease causing gene will express itself. Example: Because your mom had breast cancer, it does not mean that you are destined to breast cancer. If you

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