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Free T3 : Free T4 ratio

Thyroid hormones are the spark plugs of metabolism. Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Thyroid hormones take a front and center role in regulating metabolism, directly affecting energy expenditure, weight maintenance, lipid metabolism, gluconeogenesis, and growth and development.[1]

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July 27, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 6

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 6 Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Welcome to episode 6 of "Optimal - The Podcast" recorded July 10th, 2020. Here's a breakdown of what we covered and timing:

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July 15, 2020


Adipowhat? Dr. Dicken Weatherby and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Adiponectin is a protein-based hormone secreted primarily by adipocytes though it is produced in endothelial cells, skeletal muscle, and cardiac muscle as well. It is found to have beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, insulin-sensitizing effects.[1]

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July 14, 2020

Selenium - Serum

Selenium: You only need a little, but you need it a lot Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is vital to many systems in the body including the CNS, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems. It plays an important role in antioxidant activity, thyroid hormone metabolism, inflammation regulation, reproductive health, and biotransformation and detoxification.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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July 13, 2020

B12 Active Holotranscobalamin

To B12 or not to B12… Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient required for DNA synthesis, amino acid metabolism, nerve cell integrity, neurotransmitter synthesis, folate metabolism, and homocysteine processing. Its deficiency or insufficiency can have wide-reaching neurological and hematological consequences. These can include damage to the myelin sheath; tingling of hands and feet; difficulty with walking; disorientation; mood changes; dementia; memory loss; gastrointestinal symptoms; and megaloblastic and pernicious anemia.[1] [2] [3] Individuals with early stages of B12 deficiency may be asymptomatic.

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July 11, 2020

Covid-19, African Americans, and Vitamin D Deficiency

Is there a link between the disproportionate incidence and severity of COVID-19 in African Americans and vitamin D insufficiency? Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN By the 20th of April 2020, over 2.5 million worldwide cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had been attributed to the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Co-V-2). Characteristics of the disease were recognized in December of 2019 and a global pandemic was declared in March 2020.[1] As of June 14, 2020 7.98 million cases and 434,980 deaths have been reported worldwide.[2]

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June 26, 2020

The Apo B - Apo A1 Ratio

The Apo B to Apo A1 Ratio Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN There is so much more to cholesterol than meets the eye!

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June 23, 2020

The LDL - HDL Ratio

The LDL:HDL Ratio Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Calculation of the LDL-cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol ratio provides a better assessment of cardiovascular risk than measuring either biomarker alone.

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June 22, 2020

The Omega 3 Index

The Omega 3 Index (n-3 index) Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Omega-3s are important to maintaining the health of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Omega-3 DHA is especially important in vision. In general, omega-3s EPA and DHA help control inflammation, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood clotting, and they support immune and neurological function. [i] [ii] [iii] [iv] [v]

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June 18, 2020


Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere! Part 2: AST:ALT Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN In part 1 of this 2-part article we discussed ALT:AST ratio. In this article we will be talking about the reciprocal ratio, the AST:ALT Ratio also known as the DeRitis Ratio.

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June 16, 2020

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