When MTHFR is not the answer

Jen StaggAll Categories, Children, Psych, WellnessLeave a Comment

By Dr. Angela Karvounides In recent years, the gene, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, better known as MTHFR, has well-achieved its 15 minutes of fame in popular media for it’s role in many biological processes and a variety of different medical conditions. Genetic variations of this gene are present in 60% of the U.S. population. MTHFR polymorphisms are associated with increased risk of … Read More

Vitamins Recommended by Family Physicians

Jen StaggBone and Muscle, Cardiovascular, WellnessLeave a Comment

In an issue of the medical journal, Canadian Family Physician, an article was published answering a physician’s question regarding which vitamins (and dosage) could be recommended to patients in light of the most recent research. The authors preface the study by stating, “Dietary reference intakes are values used primarily to assess and plan diets and do not address amounts proposed for optimal … Read More