Category Archives : Nutrition Research

Recent nutrition research


Cracking the Egg and Cholesterol Myth

I still have patients tell me they’re avoiding egg yolks because of the amount of cholesterol and the danger of heart disease. This is unfortunate, because egg yolks are very nutritious, and there is little evidence of any correlation between eggs and heart disease. A just released study has debunked the “eggs and cardiovascular risk” […]


Wheat Protein in Soap Causing Wheat and Gluten Allergy

When I use MRT blood test for food sensitivity testing sometimes it can be non-food items that are causing symptoms. If the patient does not experience significant improvement in health after the first week of the MRT/LEAP diet then I instruct the patient to check ingredients in cosmetics, toothpaste, soap, and skin cream. It may […]


Low Vitamin D During Pregnancy Can Lead to Language Development Issues

(From HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be putting their children at risk for language difficulties, Australian researchers report. Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy may relieve the problem, they suggest. “Adequate vitamin D levels among pregnant women may be important for the optimal development of their baby,” said […]


Want Good Memory Health? –> Quality Antioxidants

It is known that diseases of mental health are related to free radical damage (oxidation) of fatty acids in the brain.  For example in Alzheimer’s amyloid plaques in the brain are known to be a result of oxidative damage.    A recent randomized double blind placebo controlled study was just released demonstrating that antioxidants can help […]


Multivitamin and Mineral Supplementation Positive Effects During IVF

Although almost every woman I’ve helped with fertility was using some sort of Prenatal vitamin/mineral there are two recent studies below that show their benefit.   When undergoing IVF there are large non-physiological quantities of hormones that need to be metabolized and certain minerals such as copper and zinc are used as co-enzymes in their metabolism.   […]


DHA Importance During Breast Feeding

For many years I’ve strongly recommended to my perinatal patients that they take a high dose DHA fish oil supplement. DHA is docosahexaenoic acid found in fatty fish which is one of the beneficial longer chain fatty acids we get from fish – the other being EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). I’m not sure where I first […]