My brother and I at the US Open 2016 This blog is going to be raw emotion from me about how I ignited my passion for Chiropractic Care and Holistic Healing after I went through a little slump. I had been practicing a little over 10 years when I felt like I was in a funk. It's not just one thing that boiled over, but little things that had led to a slight decrease in my love for my profession. I still poured everything I had into my patients, but knew something was missing.
Gluten and wheat sensitivity is increasing at a rapid rate. I know some people think it may be a fad, and gluten-free is the new buzz word in many circles. Gluten itself is pro-inflammatory, and many studies have shown an increase in Zonulin even in patients that don't have the markers for gluten and wheat intolerance. (see my previous blog post about zonulin for more info) A simple IgG food sensitivity test for wheat is not going to reveal the entire picture of what is go
You probably have heard of MTHFR and wondered what the heck is that? MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This gene provides instruction for the body on how to make the active enzyme. MTHFR gene mutations cause problems in the methylation pathways especially associated with folic acid. A MTHFR gene mutation can disrupt the pathways that metabolize and turn nutrients from dietary intake into active forms of vitamins, minerals and protein. This genetic muta