Genetic and DNA testing by Dr Martin Fried

Dr Fried performs services on a variety of conditions all of which can be treated individually by DNA testing. Services include Panic attacks, anxiety, depression, bipolar, obesity, overweight, autoimmune conditions as Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, thyroid, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. He also treats, Lyme, Bartonella, Mycoplasma infections as well as allergies, histamine problems, attention deficit, autism, anorexia, bulimia, food eating issues, immune system problems, SIBO, bloating, constipation, diarrhea,bloating, irritable bowel, yeast overgrowth, chronic fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, concentration problems, substance abuse and addictions.

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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.

THE HEALTH OATH EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE:

1) Walking is mans best medicine- even 30 minutes of walking a day lowers your risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. 

2) Know what person the disease has rather than what disease the person has. This means we should take a total approach to the patient including the personality, the home environment, relationships, diet, facial expressions even before diagnosing and treating someone. Its impossible to understand the illness without understanding the whole person. 

For example- many obese patients are in toxic relationships, have a stressful job, and poor sleep. Its hard to fix the obesity if the underlying cause is not fixed. Today a woman called who had gastric bypass 10 years ago at weight 300lbs. She went down to 130 and now is back at 200. Its important to analyze diet as well as job, stress, exercise- factors that contribute to rebound in weight gain.

3) Let food be thy medicine-

No matter what eating style you follow, if its based on unprocessed foods, colorful plants, and little added sugar, and unsaturated fats in moderation- you are likely to be healthier and live longer. 

Less stroke, or heart attack occurs in people who live a healthier lifestyle, whereas processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and artificial chemicals, can activate disease causing genes – they also lack the healthy nutrients that activate protective genes.

4) everything in moderation-Even water, exercise supplements and sleep can be damaging if taken to extreme. Too much VItamin A or Vitamin D can lead to headaches and increased pressure on the brain. Even too much kale can be harmful because it can prevent your thyroid from absorbing the iodine it needs

5) To Do nothing is also a good remedy

Todays medicine seems to tend towards ordering tests and doing procedures rather than listening to patients to make a diagnosis and treatment plan- even if some of the tests and procedures are unnecessary. Sometimes the best diagnostic tool we have is time. 

For example- Giving antibiotics for a cold- the antibiotics wont help and it could an allergic reaction, a yeast infection or dangerous diarrhea, not even to mention the development of resistant bacteria.

If your doctor wants to prescribe high blood pressure medicine or cholesterol lowering medicine at the first sign of a high number- consider that you can change your diet and exercise routine first.

How to build a healthy meal

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how to build a healthy meal

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. They are a great source of nutrients, unlike many processed foods where nutrients may have been removed. They are also low in calories and fat.

Add lean protein from nuts, eggs, dairy ( fat free or 1% milk), legumes and whole grains- 

Avoid extra fat and saturated fat. Saturated fats contribute to heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory conditions in the body such as leaky gut and autoimmune diseases.

Take your time to eat- it takes twenty minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it is full, so savor the food, eat it slowly.

Choosing a smaller plate will give the appearance of a larger meal and can help you with portion control and limiting overeating.

Try to eat more meals at home- so you have a better idea of what you are eating. Many restaurants add extra fat, salt and sugar to their foods to give them taste.

Choose healthier options at home or eating out- choose grilled and baked instead of fried food. 

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Best and worst foods for belly Fat QUIZ

Here are the highlights of the Quiz

Belly fast is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body

Fatty foods such as butter, cheese and fatty meats are not the biggest cause of belly fat. The biggest cause is overeating, and lack of exercise

Calories from alcohol are worse for belly fat than other calories-

Trans fats an move fat from other parts of your body to your belly ( not a good thing)

Green tea, blueberries and soy show promise for fighting belly fat

Fast foods can contribute to belly fat because they are high in fat, calorie dense, and large portions.

To help your waistline- you should eat a diet high in fiber ( like popcorn)

Men tend to collect more belly fat than women

Spot exercises does NOT target belly fat

Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia

The best plan for reducing belly fat is cutting calories and getting more physical activity

 

 

 

Stress, Health and Emotions

Stress is everywhere in our lives. It is the wear and tear on the mind and the body in response to everyday tensions and hassles. When left unchecked, it can be detrimental to health and well being. Stress affects people physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Its not the stressful events themselves that do the harm, its how people perceive and respond to them. Chronic health conditions often evolve from persistent stress  and may be made worse by stress.

Emotions and feelings have a powerful impact on the human body. Negative emotions can cause undesirable changes or create a variety of health problems including headaches, hypertension, stroke, depression, sleep disorders. Positive emotions such as appreciation, care, love and compassion not only feel good, They are good for one’s health. Positive emotions improve health, increase longevity, creativity, problem solving, promote helpfulness, generosity and effective cooperation.

By learning and mastering self regulation techniques, you can manage stress as they become active and empowered participants in directing your own health and wellness while moving toward symptom resolution and recovery.

Visit Dr Martin Fried’s website and make an appointment today for a full evaluation of stressors in your life and begin to take action to reduce the stress in your life. www.healthydays.info

 

An apple a day can Keep Dr Fried Away

Health benefits of apples

Prevent colon cancer– fiber in colon prevents formation of cancer cells

Fight alzheimer’s-antioxidants in apples protect brain cell degeneration.

Stabilize blood sugar– because of their soluble fiber sugar enters into the blood slowly.

Boost Gum health- by increasing saliva which reduces tooth decay by lowering bacteria in the mouth

Prevents High blood pressure-

Helps you stay thin-fiber and water in apples help you feel full on fewer calories.

Fends off heart diseaseflavanoids and antioxidants in apple skin help prevent heart disease

Fights high cholesterol-the fiber pectin- lowers the artery damaging LDL cholesterol