Brain chemistry: COMT–fast, slow, or average?

Due to the enormous pile of information that is being gathered since the Human Genome Project began, statistics are being generated that begin to reveal some significant differences amongst us.  Our bodies have about 20,000 genes to get all the jobs done that our miraculous bodies do.  COMT (catechol-o-methyl transferase) is the gene that is responsible for handling dopamine — fast, slow, or …

Colds– how to beat them

THE FIRST 24 HOURS….. Colds, flus,  & other upper respiratory illnesses are caused by viruses that multiply very quickly.  In order to make a significant impact on such an illness, you need to act quickly at the first sign of anything coming on.  Right now,  my recommendations are as follows:  the 1st  few  hours:  (the sooner the better!)                                                   Take a single dose of Vitamin A liquid  10,000-15,000 iu.                                                         Begin  Vitamin C …

Back pain, because we sit.

WE HURT BECAUSE WE SIT The lifestyle mankind recently developed has us sitting hunched forward for many hours per day.  We start by forcing young children to sit all day in classes and if they are the “best and the brightest” we reward them by seating them in college for several years.    We tend to believe the best jobs would not depend …

Why Folic Acid is Killing Us

Kristina Masuga, MD It’s all about methylation. Methylation is one of the few basic “motors” we have running things inside of us.  It’s a collection of enzymes that make up a system with the goal of adding methyl groups to various substances to perform different functions.  We need methyl groups to handle many important things: Killing viruses and bacteria Getting …