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MTHFR…what the?

If you are into health, then you may have heard about MTHFR, and if you’ve dared to dig into it, you are probably thoroughly confused. Let’s break it down simplistically. What is MTHFR? To understand about MTHFR, we first need to understand about folate (vitamin B9), which is an umbrella term, encompassing: folic acid, folinic …

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How to create goals that stick (a revolt against New Year’s Resolutions)

To be resolute means to be “admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering” and a resolution is something that you make a firm decision to do, or not to do. We think it’s fair to say that we all understand the premise behind a New Year’s Resolution – we identify an area (or two) of our lives …

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Cholesterol finally off the hook…

Cholesterol from food finally found not to be guilty after all! This from the US government: “available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol… Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Via CNN, read more here. Unfortunately saturated fat is still being demonised, while whole grains are deified. …

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Resoleomics, Stress, and ‘The Self’.

Leo Pruimboom writes on resoleomics in his article entitled: ‘The evolutionary origins of inflammation’, which I summarise here: Resoleomics is the body’s response to potential or actual damage, inclusive of injuries, pathogenic exposure and oxygen deficit. The physiological response includes primary inflammatory production of substances, which, in turn, trigger production of substances that stop this …

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