Educational Resources

Learning new things and especially learning something deeper is fascinating to me. We have a great advantage today with access to a vast collection of knowledge.  

Tapping into it can sometimes be overwhelming.

Where do we turn to first?   Below you will find some of my favorite avenues for digging deeper... 

Educational Resources

Learning new things and especially learning something deeper is fascinating to me. We have a great advantage today with access to a vast collection of knowledge.  

Tapping into it can sometimes be overwhelming.

Where do we turn to first?   Below you will find some of my favorite avenues for digging deeper... 

First – be sure to check out our Video Archives where a variety of topics are covered such as: Genetics, MTHFR, Digestive Challenges, Autism, Women’s Hormones and more. 

Click on any of the Underlined Topics below to go to that site for more information

Genetic and Epigenetic Resources:

Mini Educational Series MethylGenetic Nutritional Analysis video series with a range of topics.  There is also a tab on the page of this series where you can register for their bi-weekly live webinar series.  This is a fairly interactive webinar and loaded with information!  You can get the replays here

Functional Genomic Analysis Course – An in-depth genomic course designed for practitioners however, open to anyone who has a desire to learn!  The first three modules are free and jammed packed with information.  Approximately 60 hours of videos all together.  There are also a plethora of charts included in the course.

One of my favorite pathway charts – This is a chart from 2014 by Dr. Lynch.  He has since updated his charts however this is a great one to get an overview.  You can purchase his upgraded ones here

GeneCards.org – This is a searchable, integrative database that provides comprehensive, user-friendly information on all annotated and predicted human genes. It automatically integrates gene-centric data from ~150 web sources, including genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, genetic, clinical and functional information.  Those who love biochemistry can get lost in here for days!

CogenceImmunology.com – While this one is not directly about genetics, it is a fantastic resource which delves into the immune system and the immune response.

Lab Information Resources

Comprehensive Stool Analysis – GI Map/Diagnostic Solutions – There are a variety of webinars and interpretive guides on this page

Organic Acids Test – OAT/Great Plains Laboratory this is my preferred OAT test in most situations as it checks oxalate levels which are often problematic in chronic health scenarios.   The other OAT related test that can be helpful are the ones from Genova – ION or NutrEval or Organix

DUTCH – This is a dried urine hormone test.  It also has some similar markers as an OAT however more focused on hormone

Drug-Induced Nutrient Deficiencies – Many prescription medications can deplete nutrients in our body.  This quick-reference guide can help you start a conversation with your provider to ensure you achieve the best health possible! 

My Favorite Books!


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Books by Stephen Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner has a great series of books which delve into lyme, co-infections and mold along with the cytokine cascade involved in these infections.  The books are geared more towards practitioners or those who wish to delve deep into the biochemisty, physiology, etc. However excellent books for anyone who wants to know more about these difficult health challenge.

He also has great books about herbal antibiotics and herbal antivirals. 

Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections

The Lyme Solution

Dr. Darin Ingles has a comprehensive book which gives insights to the various lyme protocols and how to determine which approach may be best for you

 

a 5-part plan to fight the inflammatory auto-immune response and beat lyme disease

Genetic Testing: Defining Your Path To A Personalized Health Plan

This book gets into a bit more detail about various genes and the role they play in our health.  This one does not have near the commentary as Dirty Genes and is geared more towards a clinical setting. 

 

An integrative approach to optimizing health

Dirty Genes

​For those who are new to the nutrigenomic concept, I highly recommend this book by Dr. Ben Lynch.  It is a great overview of how our genes and our experiences/environment affect one another and that jumping to taking a pill for a snp is not a good first approach. 

Books By Howard Loomis

In most scenarios we just need to go back to the very basics of life and how our food was made for vitality.  Dr. Howard Loomis does an amazing job of providing practical information to propel us on our journey to restored health and longevity.   Some of my favorites are: What is Your Nutritional Deficiency?  and The Enzyme Advantage for Women

 

Enzyme therapy

Textbook of Biochemistry and Clinical Correlations

This is more of a college type textbook however has incredible amount of information for those who like to geek out on biochemistry 🙂 

 

Basic Immunology

Another college type textbook however has incredible amount of information for those who like to geek out on immunology 🙂 

 

Why Isn't My Brain Working

A fabulous book which delves into the mechanisms of brain function and how we can support brain health.  Dr. Kharrazian also has a great seminar series that I highly recommend which can be found here: https://kharrazianinstitute.com

 

A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain's Health

Research Links:

  An open-access database - no need to have a membership to read the submitted research findings.  It welcomes negative findings which are often rejected in popular publications - basically, it doesn't have a bias as to whether to include the research.  There are criteria that do need to be met but without the ties to companies that would pose a conflict of interest.  I just came across this site and still have much to explore there but wanted to list it since much of the research that has been done is never published in the mainstream publications.

  A library of random studies in humans.  There are seven databases in the library.  Semi-open access. Their goal is to be completely open-access by 2020.  This is a new resource for me so I don't have a lot of info on it other than their mission is to provide access to randomized studies without bias as to the outcome of those studies.

 This source used to be my first stop when looking up research papers.  There are various search options as well as ways to refine once you find a result that pertains to your particular situation.  Feel free to ask any questions you have regarding navigating the site - or I am ALWAYS interested in conversing about what you find!

 This source is where I will delve into connecting the dots.  I will warn you it’s got a plethora of diagrams, well it’s pretty much mostly diagrams.  This is my dessert and one of my absolute favorite sites!  I am always willing to help others navigate through or help guide on putting pieces together with the information here.  Again, just give me a hollar if you need any help or if you are wanting someone to bounce thoughts on I am always open to listen to others discoveries!

  This source has the honors of being one of the initial sources to start my journey into natural healing and looking outside the box.  This too has a wealth of information.  Some practical options for supporting better health and especially concerning some health challenges that are usually considered impossible to improve.

Dr. Lustig: Sugar the Bitter Truth

A video I watched over and over when my child was admitted and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  Information every parent should know!

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

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