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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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

Foods that help you to sleep-

1) ALMONDS-Almonds contain magnesium, a muscle-relaxing mineral that plays a key role in regulating sleep. A handful of almonds or a tablespoon of almond butter before bed may help you fall asleep — and stay asleep.

2) BANANAS-These nutritional powerhouses contain tryptophan, an amino acid that has been linked to sleep quality. They also offer abundant amounts of magnesium and potassium,  “Both minerals help to relax muscles and may ease a painful charley horse 

3) CEREAL AND MILK– Milk contains the sleep-promoting tryptophan, which the brain uses to make serotonin and melatonin, hormones that promote relaxation and control sleep and wake cycles. The carbohydrates in cereal make tryptophan more available to the brain, according to the National Sleep Foundation. For the best nutritional bang, choose a small bowl of whole-grain, low-sugar cereal.

4) CRACKERS AND CHEESE– The protein in cheese provides sleep-inducing tryptophan, while the carbs in crackers may help you fall asleep faster. Gram for gram, cheddar cheese contains more tryptophan than turkey.

5) DECAFF GREEN TEA- Green tea contains theanine, an amino acid that helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Just make sure that the green tea you enjoy at night is decaffeinated, because the caffeine in regular green tea might keep you awake.

6) Hummus  – Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), the main ingredient in hummus, are not only rich in tryptophan, but also in folate and vitamin B-6. Folate helps to regulate sleep patterns, especially in older people, and vitamin B-6 helps to regulate your body clock. So spread some on a slice of bread before bedtime

7) PEANUT BUTTER

Peanut Butter

America’s favorite nutty spread is rich in tryptophan, which the body uses to build hormones essential for sleep. Spread some peanut butter on a few whole-grain crackers, which provide carbs to help the tryptophan reach the brain more easily.

8) Pineapple

Certain fruits can significantly boost natural levels of melatonin, which tend to decline as we age. Researchers found that levels of a melatonin marker were raised by more than 266 percent after eating pineapples, 180 percent after eating bananas and 47 percent after eating oranges.

Walnuts

In addition to being a natural source of melatonin, walnuts help your body respond better to stress. For extra flavor, toast them briefly on top of the stove in a dry skillet until they’re golden brown.

Lactose intolerance and Probiotics

For people who are lactose intolerant and or concerned about gut health try DAIRY CARE

It can be found in health food stores and online

It lines the intestines with acidophilus which helps with the absorption of undigested sugar that may cause gas, bloating and diarrhea.

It increases the absorption of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus which helps prevent osteoporosis

It eliminates the need to buy lactose free products if you take two capsules in the morning-daily

It also increases the use of niacin and folate, absorption of iron from the intestines,

THE CAPSULES are enteric coated and don’t get destroyed by stomach acid