Dr martin Fried Genetic testing

Dr martin Fried’s genetic testing can help treat the following conditions

autoimmune diseases-Crohn’s Colitis, celiac, mutliple sclerosis, hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, lupus, collagen vascular disease, and diabetes

MTHFR- folate metabolisms problems leading to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attention defecit, memory problems, PTSD, IBS, irritable bowel, bipolar, schizophrenia, and many other psychiatric conditions such as binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, food eating concerns. methyltetrahydrofolate supplementation is addressed

Infections as Lyme. Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, Babesia, and other immune system conditions.

Detoxification of drugs, including prozac, effexor, lexapro, clonepin, xanax, Detoxification of heavy metals and mold, glutathione and cytochrome P450 is addressed as well as transulfuration pathways, CBS, pesticides

Overweight, Obesity, nutritional conditions such as food allelrgies, histamine release, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, leaky gut, stretch marks, GERD, gastroesophageal reflux

Vitamins and mineral excess and deficiencies such as folate, B12, B6, biotin, selenium, zinc, calcium and vitamin D. Supplementation is also addressed

Gut issues such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gastroparesis, yeast overgrowth, fungal conditions, parasites,

Allergies and immunological conditions such as eosinophilic gastroenteritis, food allergies, IgA deficiency, gluten sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Milk Protein Allergies

Brain Chemistry- Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, GABA, are evaluated along with Monoamine oxidase, MAO, Serotonin receptors and serotonin carrier proteins, SSRI, lithium, prozac, effexor, lexapro and other medications can be determined if they are appropriate for you based on DNA testing.

Heart disease, blood clots, homocysteine levels are measured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food as medicine

Can food be used to lessen someone’s Obsessive compulsive behavior. What about those with Attention and focusing problems. Those with attention problems appear to be under methylators. They need methyl groups for their metabolism to work. Methyl groups can be found in coffee, tea and chocolate ( methylxanthines). These methyl groups when given to someone with attention and focus problems, helps them to focus because their brain is able to make the chemicals they need to function.

Drinking coffee slowly throughout the day or drinking a caffeine containing drink slowly throughout the day could less or even eliminate the need for ritalin, stratera and concerta and other medications used to treat attention and focusing conditions. There may also be less side effects to these natural forms of treatment compared to pharmaceuticals.

Ethyl to Methyl, Come In Methyl

Remember those Lucy episodes- Loved Ethyl

Now to more serious business- the business of Methylation- those  little carbon and three hydrogen groups that are responsible for

New cell synthesis and repair of all cells and tissues which require DNA to build themselves,for example, bone marrow, red cells, white cells, and platelets and nerve tissues.

With problems in folic acid metabolism and methylation it is harder to overcome damage from stress on tissue because you may not produce the amount of DNA you need to do the repair.

This methylation issue is also related to heart disease and energy production as seen in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Methylation is also associated with mood problems due to poor dopamine production- as seen in attention problems and other mood issues.

The methylation cycle can be investigated by a physician once certain DNA tests are ordered and it may help solve or treat autoimmune conditions, allergic reactions, environmental toxin and even aging.

Food as Medicine

The latest update to my website www.healthydays.info is the incorporation of DNA testing to determine which foods a person should eat to optimize their health. With DNA analysis it is becoming less of a game and more of a scientific endeavor to treat medical problems with foods as medicines.

For example- People with ADHD ( attention defecit hyperactivity disorder) may have too much production or a lack of breaking down of serotonin, epinephrine. This can be evaluated through DNA analysis.

Bipolar indiduals often have problems with the neurotransmitter dopamine. They might want to stay away from foods that are rich in dopamine, Learning what enzyme problems they have thru DNA testing might help provide a diet that might lead to less mood swings.

Women with recurring miscarriages may have very low activity of MTHFR enzyme and other folic acid enzymes. DNA gene analysis of saliva or blood can pinpoint the enzyme issues and lead to appropriate treatment for successful births without neural tube defects or spinal column issues.

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