MTHFR Gene Mutation

MTHFR Gene Mutation

If you are a patient of Dr. Parker’s, you’ve probably heard of MTHFR, which is the abbreviation for “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”. For those who have not heard of it, the MTHFR gene creates an enzyme that converts folate into a form that can be used by the body.

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Glutathione Protects Our Cells

Glutathione Protects Our Cells

Glutathione is found in every cell of the body and it’s primarily responsible for protecting the cells. It’s considered one of the body’s main antioxidants and it reduces oxidation in the body. Oxidation or oxidative stress is the result of damage on our cells by free radicals such as toxins, chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis

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5 Health Benefits of Resveratrol

5 Health Benefits of Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a natural ingredient that many people associate with red wine or grapes, but a few other ways to attain it is by eating nuts, raspberries, and cacao. Resveratrol is known for its antioxidant properties which can help to protect the cells in the body from damage and eventual disease.

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10 supplements to help get rid of the Holiday Blues

10 supplements to help get rid of the Holiday Blues

The holidays bring joy, happiness and fond memories for many people but for others, the holidays can  bring the blues. The underlying psychological causes for the sadness may be different for each person but the physiological cause is low serotonin levels.

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Vitamins – Take With or Without Food?

Vitamins – Take With or Without Food?

Some vitamins work better when taken on an empty stomach and others are best taken with food. Why? Some vitamins are fat soluble and others are water soluble.

The fat soluble vitamins should be taken with your heaviest meal of the day since it normally contains the most dietary fat. These vitamins rely on bile for absorption. Bile breaks down the vitamins where the nutrients can be absorbed through the small intestine and the lymph vessels. Any unused nutrients are then stored in the liver and fat tissue for use at a later time.

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Amino Acids- The building blocks of life

Amino Acids- The building blocks of life

Amino acids are organic compounds that link together to form protein. A large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissue us the protein formed by amino acids to break down food, grow, heal, and perform other bodily functions. Without amino acids, we could not survive, for that reason, amino acids are considered "the building blocks of life."

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Feeling Depressed? Tired? Aches & Pains? Check your Vitamin D

Feeling Depressed? Tired? Aches & Pains? Check your Vitamin D

A study published in 2014 shows that Low serum vitamin D level is a predictor of depressive symptoms. Other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are sometimes vague and can include tiredness and general aches and pains and overall just feeling down and out.

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