Folate

March 9, 2018

Folate: also known as vitamin B9, is an essential nutrient for the expression of genes as well as as a cofactor for one carbon metabolism of nucleic acids and amino acids. This B vitamin is the focus of much study right now as it is critical to human health. 

It is a water soluble vitamin that is used as a cofactor in gene expression systems as well as the production of our book of life pieces, DNA/RNA, as well as certain amino acids. 

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Abscess

April 9, 2018

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Abscess

Last week we discussed the three major players in the insect world that transmit pathogens and cause disease. The other major concern with insect bites is secondary local skin infections that occur when humans scratch open the

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Biotin

April 2, 2018

Biotin: also known as vitamin B7, is an essential nutrient for the expression of genes as well as as a cofactor in some enzymatic reactions discussed over the past few weeks with regard to fat, sugar and protein biosynthesis and degradation.

It is a water soluble vitamin that is used to produce a group of carboxylase enzymes.

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Insect Borne Disease Prevention

April 2, 2018

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Insect Borne Disease Prevention

Every spring and summer, many children present to the clinic with tick and other insect bites. While most

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Pyridoxine

March 26, 2018


Pyridoxine: also known as vitamin B6, is an essential nutrient for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

It is a water soluble vitamin with a version known as pyridoxal 5 phosphate, P5P or PLP, that is required for 100 enzymatic reactions related to protein metabolism.

We need B6 to release glucose from stored glycogen as well as making glucose from amino acids, gluconeogenesis. Fatty acid metabolism is also a B6 dependent process. B6 is clearly critical for energetic cellular activity.

Neurotransmitters that are involved in mood, specifically Serotonin and Dopamine, are pyridoxine dependent. GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter has been shown in clinical studies to be calming. Insufficient volumes of P5P can have adverse effects on mood and agitation.

We need B6 as a cofactor for an enzyme to make heme, the oxygen carrying part of hemoglobin of a red blood cell. Microcytic or small red blood cell anemia is a side effect of low B6 levels.

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Present

March 26, 2018

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This week, world water day was celebrated. Awareness days are just that, raising awareness days. Be aware of water insecurity in our environment and worldwide.

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Pantothenic acid

March 19, 2018


Pantothenic acid: also known as vitamin B5, is an essential nutrient for energy production.

It is a water soluble vitamin that we use in the production of Coenzyme A.

Coenzyme A is a critical coenzyme in the synthesis as well as the degradation of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. You may remember HMG CoA and Acetyl CoA from previous articles discussing cholesterol synthesis and fat break down.

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Bone Health Part II

March 19, 2018

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Niacin

March 12, 2018

Niacin: also known as vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient for energy, longevity and DNA repair pathways in our system. 

It is a water soluble vitamin that we use in the production of NAD, nicotinomide adenine dinucleotide that is phosphorylated and reduced into actionable forms in the body. 

NAD is a critical coenzyme in over 400 reactions in the body. The most important of which is the oxidative phosphorylation cascade to produce energy in the cell. As we break down fats, sugars and proteins into energy, NAD donates electrons to make the reaction go. It is also used in the production of fatty acids and cholesterol. 

NAD is involved in the activity of PARP enzymes that are essential for DNA repair and programmed cell death. This all leads to the knowledge that niacin is critical for cancer prevention. There is preliminary data that niacin protects our skin from sunlight damage. 

Niacin is most famous for its lipid lowering effects to prevent coronary artery disease. It has been shown in many studies to help alter our fat carrying

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Bone Health Part I

March 12, 2018

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Riboflavin

March 5, 2018

Riboflavin: also known as vitamin B2, is an essential nutrient for energy and methylation pathways in our system.

It is a water soluble vitamin that we use in the production of FAD, flavin adenine dinucleotide, and FMN, flavin mono nucleotide. These two chemicals are critical in the pathways of inner cell mitochondrial energy production.

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Mentor

March 5, 2018

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Mentor: someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague.

Years ago, I wrote this piece about mentors.

Frank T. Saulsbury, MD is a mentor of mine from my

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Thiamine

February 26, 2018


Now onto the Vita-amines.

So named because they are vital for life and believed to be amines which is true of thiamine. They are conditionally necessary for survival and our bodies cannot synthesize enough forcing animals to consume them through food.

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Parenting 101

February 26, 2018

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Manganese

February 19, 2018

Manganese: a metal found in combination with other metals on earth.
It is necessary for many enzymatic processes, especially detoxification of oxygen radicals. It is important in developmental neurologic processes and metabolism. We need it for bone and connective tissue growth and repair.

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Random Round-up

February 19, 2018

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Ok. That was three weeks of hard and deep material on allergy and autoimmunity.

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Autoimmunity and Allergy Part III

February 12, 2018

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If all of the suppositions discussed over the last two weeks come to fruition as the science evolves, then we have actionable advice to give now. We do know a

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Sodium

February 5, 2018

Sodium: a metal mineral found abundantly in some foods and the earth as a white metal/salt.
It is necessary for maintaining normal blood volumes and pressure. Cells in our body utilizes sodium in conjunction with chloride and potassium to set up an electrochemical gradient across the cells membrane. This is critical in the function of nerve signals and muscular activity.

Our body uses the kidneys to increase sodium concentrations to raise blood volume and the reverse

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Autoimmunity and Allergy Part II

February 5, 2018

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If the immune system wants to learn which ingested

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Potassium

January 29, 2018

Potassium: a mineral found abundantly in some foods and the earth as a white salt. It gets its name from potash or plant ash which is loaded with potassium.

Every cell in the body utilizes potassium in some way. It is necessary for signal transduction in all nerves and muscles including the heart.It is critical for kidney and hormone function. Your intestines require it to move and your blood requires it to keep acid/base balance. We use it in carbohydrate metabolism and much more.
Potassium like sodium has an electron by itself in an outer atomic ring that allows it to give away the electron easily forming a positive ion that is used by the body readily in reactions.

Sources of potassium in food include all meats including fish. Soy and other legumes as well as broccoli are loaded. Potatoes with skins, banana, kiwi, citrus fruit, prune/plum, avocado, apricot, dairy and all nuts round out the list.

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