Why does turkey make you sleep?


The reason why turkey makes you sleepy is because of the tryptophan ( an amino acid high in turkey) which gets converted in the brain to serotonin and melatonin.


In order to make that conversion- you need insulin. So eat plenty of stuffing which will raise your insulin level and help the tryptophan cross the blood brain barrier and make you feel good.


Dopamine, Serotonin, Norepinephrine and mood

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Many conditions such as Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, are related to autoimmune system activation in which a leaky gut may play a role.  Other conditions such as Attention defecit, bipolar, depression, autism, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, POTS and chronic lyme may be related to chemical metabolisms problems which may be a part of enzyme defects in the methyl cycle, folic cycle, methionine cycle, detox cycle- which occurs in numerous cells throughout the body.
Defects in certain enzymes lead to neurotransmitter problems of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin- seen in panic attacks, anxiety, attention defecit hyperactivity, parkinson,s ( a dopamine problem), Alzheimer’s ( a  possible detoxification problem in the brain associated with metals)
Chronic lyme and its associated coinfections- may be continuous activation of the immune system by live infection, chemicals elicited as a result of this infection may worsen the condition and even perpetuate the symptoms. Having a biochemical understanding of the enzymes involved – which is unique to each individual might help tailor a treatment that is for that person based on their  genes, dna, enzymes and their own response to the conditions which initiated their illness. This premise is true for other autoimmune diseases such as celiac, crohn’s colitis, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroid disease



this ILNK ABOVE EXPALINS WHY PEOPLE WITH mthfr DEFECTS HAVE PROBLEMS CONVERTING folic acid to active 5-L-methryfolate. THe reduced enzyme activity as a result of these gene mutations affects the whole methylation and folic acid cycle. Its an explanation for abortions( not enough methylfolate and possible neural tube defects). Its a consideration in affecting the immune system,. It plays a role in neurotransmitter dopamine, serotonin and neurepinephrine chemicals in patients with lyme, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, panic, bipolar, depression. In its association with immune system and detoxification, it plays a role in alzheimers, parkinsons, and many other degernerative diseases such as heart attack risk , stroke, blood clots ( which are related to homocysteine levels, methionine and b12 and folic acid)

for more info- http://www.healthydays.info/mthfr.html

for videos on MTHFR go to MTHFR and folic acid video
MTHFR and pregnancy video
MTHFR testing labs information
MTHFR test results video
MTHFR gene defects video
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MTHFR gene and its associated conditions

I am a physician in central NJ knowledgeable in MtHFR and treating patients with Crohn’s, autism, epilepsy, attention defecit, depression,  Heart attacks, stroke, blood clots, hardening of the arteries, schizophrenia, alzheimer’s, bipolar, parkinson’s, insomnia, irritability, forgetfulness, and restless leg syndrome, and autoimmune diseases  such as multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, pernicious anemia, celiac, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia have in common?  Any of these conditions may be associated with a methylene tetrahydrolfolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency. Miscarriages, neural tube defects and birth defects, anxiety, panic, generalized muscle pain and tenderness or even chronic headaches, or tremors, numbing and tingling in an area of the body may be related to the folic acid cycle and enzymes working at less than their optimal activity. Giving supplemental folate or folic acid may not be the answer if the body is unable to convert the folic acid due to an enzyme problem. The reduced enzyme activity of one or more of over 30 enzymes (MTHFR C677T. MTHFR A1298C, MTHFR P39P, SHMT C1420T, CBS C699T, CBS A360A, CBS N212N, AHCY 01, AHCY 02, AHCY 19, VDR Bsm, VDR Taq, VDR Fok, MAO A R297R, COMT V158M, COMT H62H, COMT -61 P199P, ACAT 1-02, MTRR S257T, MTRR A66G, NOS 3 D298E, MTRR H595Y, MTRR K350A, MTRR R415T, MTRR A664A, MTR A2756G, SUOX S370S, BHMT 01, BHMT 02, BHMT 04, BHMT 08) may account for any or a combination of the above symptoms – See more at: http://www.healthydays.info/mthfr.html#sthash.xGkYDQnt.dpuf

Dont get railroaded by this train story

A brilliant young boy was applying for a job with the railways. The interviewer asked him: “Do you know how to use the equipment?” “Yes”, the boy replied. “Then what would you do if you realized that 2 trains, one from this station and one from the next were going to crash because they were on the same track?” The young applicant thought and replied “I’d press the button to change the points without hesitation.” “What if the button was frozen and wouldn’t work?” “I’d run outside and pull the lever to change the points manually” “And if the lever was broken?” “I’d get on the phone to the next station and tell them to change the points,” he replied. “And if the phone was broken and needed an electrician to fix it?” The boy thought about that one. “I’d run into town and get my uncle” “Is your uncle an electrician?” “No, but he’s never seen a train crash before!”


MORE PROTEIN,Soy milk is a complete protein with all the essential amino acids. Soy protein is preferred over soy isolate  because it has more nutrients. The chocolate flavor has fast acting carbs which is great for after a workout. Note: Milks using genetically modified soy ( about 90% on the market) have been linked to prostate cancer

LESS CALORIES,Almond milk- is one third the calories of soy and regular milk ( about 35 calories in 8 ounces) Choose Unsweetened almond milk fortified with B12. Note: that there is only one gram of protein (small amount) in 8 ounces of milk.The fats in almond milk is unsaturated which lowers the risk of heart disease.

GOOD MEDIUM CHAINED FATS, Coconut milk is high in saturated fatty acids and medium chained fats( which are easily digested and provide a quick source of energy).  Coconut milk is a good source of magnesium- which may lower blood pressure- and lauric acid which helps fight infections. Coconut milk is also low in calories- 45 calories a cup. Even good fats in coconut milk need to be used in moderation.

ADDED CARBS,  Rice milk contains three to four times as many carbohydrates as other milks which makes it a good choice for calories prior to a gym work out. Rice milk has antioxidants that boost your immune system and vitamins like niacin that help manage your cholesterol. Rice milk is also hypoallergenic. Rice milk has 120 calories per cup.

ESSENTIAL OMEGA 3s, Hemp milk, is derived from shelled hemp seeds and contains essential omega three fatty acids that help fight heart disease and arthritis. Hemp milk also contains potassium, magnesium, and less sodium than any dairy alternative. Hemp milk is light in calories, light in protein, yet high in fat.

EXTRA CALCIUM, dairy milk has 300 mg of calcium in one serving. Chose organic milk because it may be 60% higher in omega three fatty acids. Whole milk has  a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol and skim milk may be a healthier alternative.