• 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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  • Eating Avocado With Meat, Blunts The Inflammatory Effects of The Meat Consumption

    If you are not convinced about the universal awesomeness of avocados, then there is no hope for you. Just kidding! Check out this interesting study on on how avocado blunted the harmful effects of eating a hamburger patty #GuacPower. Li et al., 2013 conducted a study that investigated the effect of adding avocado to a hamburger on

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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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