19 Reasons Why High Homocysteine is Bad, and Natural Ways to Decrease It

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High homocysteine is linked to many health problems including heart disease, stroke, autoimmune disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.

This post describes:

  • How homocysteine levels can affect your health
  • How homocysteine can be toxic and inflammatory
  • Lab tests for homocysteine levels, with optimal ranges
  • Factors that influence homocysteine levels, including diet, lifestyle, and ways to support the methylation pathways given the relevant genetic information (i.e. MTHFR mutation)
  • How you can optimize your homocysteine levels to improve your performance and wellbeing.

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What Doctors Won’t Tell You About Low or High Ferritin in Your Blood Test

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Ferritin stores iron and transports it to where it is required. In blood, it is an important indicator of the total iron stores. However, ferritin also participates in infections, inflammation, and malignancies. Elevated ferritin is often found in disorders with chronic inflammatory states such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Find out why it is important to keep this protein in balance, and which factors increase or decrease ferritin levels.

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All about HbA1c and 33 Reasons to Maintain Healthy HbA1c Levels (Part 1)

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HbA1c is an indicator of long-term glucose levels and has been recommended for diagnosing diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. Increased HbA1c in nondiabetics, apart from being a risk factor for diabetes, is also associated with cardiovascular disease and elevated all-cause mortality. Ideally, you would want to keep your HbA1c low, but also stable. Read on to find out why, and to learn about all the factors that can help you improve your HbA1c levels.

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12 Reasons You Should Embrace The Cold Exposure and Cold Showers

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From freezing showers to cryotherapy tanks, cold exposure is in vogue amongst health conscious people. And rightly so; simple practices that can enhance nervous system health, decrease inflammation and promote longevity are rare.

In this article, we will explore the scientific research to uncover the many benefits of getting cold. We will also touch on the best ways to approach cold exposure as, whilst we should embrace the cold, we need to be aware of its power.

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Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR)

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The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is responsible for helping cell growth and response to outside factors that test the body’s immune system response. AhRs are necessary for cell differentiation and growth in various organ systems to keep homeostasis. AhRs are important and necessary in promoting a healthy lifestyle away from disease and infection due to outside forces. Keep reading to learn more about AhRs.

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Red Blood Cells – Lab Tests and Factors that Increase or Decrease Them

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The primary function of red blood cell is to transport oxygen to all parts of the body. Inflammation and nutrient deficiencies can reduce red blood cell numbers or their ability to effectively deliver oxygen, which can contribute to hypoxia.

Read this post to learn about:

Nutrients that are required for red blood cell production and how they relate to specific aspects of red blood cell health

Optimal numbers and other lab tests related to red blood cell health

The pros and cons of having higher/lower levels of red blood cells

Ways to increase or decrease your red blood cell count

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