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MTHFR Mistakes: Assumptions, Dangers and What’s True About MTHFR

by Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM, MS Nutrition. There’s this fad currently going around involving the popularity of the MTHFR genetic testing. Have you had patients come in asking about that? Or, if you are a patient, have you been told you should take 5-MTHF or methylfolate? You might be thinking that its popularity is due […]

Meat In The Middle

I’ve always wondered if the butchers behind the counter at Whole Foods are ostracized by their plant-centric co-workers. With all the movies like Food, Inc that cause people to immediately become vegan, to the studies stating that meat causes cancer, and is inflammatory, is it no wonder that many people apologetically admit that they still […]

The Dangerous Hype of Antioxidants

Returning to the theme I’ve had in past articles of things that we “know” for a certain to be true, (and then often are not), let’s look at antioxidants. We all seem to “know” that free radicals are bad, and that antioxidants mop them up and prevent damage to us, slowing down the aging process, […]

The Truth About Cholesterol

Download this PDF for the research substantiating this topic… It is so ingrained in our psyches that cholesterol is bad and never learn the truth about why it’s good, and what we SHOULD actually be worried about. Needless to say, it’s a big topic, so this is just a short version to start you thinking, but […]

What’s The Deal With Being “Acidic”?

Dr. Will, Holly, and I are all in grad school for the next two years, getting a Masters in Human Nutrition. Part of one of our classes is on a discussion board, and a student made the comment that “an acidic body causes disease.” (Inaccurate Statement #1) If you’ve done any reading in nutrition, you […]