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The Omega-3 Question

To fish oil or not to fish oil, that is the omega-3 question... Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Supplementing with omega-3s is a common practice and often recommended for those at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inflammatory disorders. Indeed, research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids and their derivatives may be of benefit not only in CVD and inflammation, but in obesity, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus. [1] [2] [3]

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September 19, 2020

Oxidative Stress & The Cholesterol Connection - part 5

Oxidative stress: Counteracted by cholesterol?! Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant Early research identifies cholesterol itself as an antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage. Oxidative damage can, in turn, deplete cholesterol and disrupt cell membrane function.[i]

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September 14, 2020

Oxidative Stress -& Cardiometabolic Disease - part 4

Oxidative stress and cardiometabolic disease Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Oxidative stress and inflammation are hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Not surprisingly, intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other sources of protective antioxidants tend to be insufficient in individuals suffering from these same preventable chronic diseases.

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September 10, 2020

Oxidative Stress & Specialized Markers - part 3

Oxidative stress: Specialized markers provide more clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Once blood chemistry biomarkers have been evaluated, more specific biomarkers associated with oxidative stress can be utilized. A comprehensive approach would include looking at the following [1]

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August 12, 2020

Oxidative Stress & Blood Biomarkers - part 2

Oxidative stress: Functional Blood Chemistry Clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Oxidative stress affects many different cells and tissues, contributing to a wide variety of diseases. The presence of underlying oxidative stress may be revealed in commonly available blood chemistry panels in which biomarker fluctuations may provide clues to the presence of this underlying “smoldering ember.”

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August 11, 2020

Oxidative Stress - part 1

Oxidative Stress: And you thought you were stressed! Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN This is part 1 of a series of articles we are posting on Oxidative Stress covering assessing oxidative stress, the importance of glutathione, antioxidants inside and out, the antioxidant effects of cholesterol, and more. Every single one of your 30 trillion cells is exposed to oxidative stress by the minute and they all need help counteracting it.

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August 10, 2020

AST:ALT Ratio

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

ALT:AST Ratio

Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere! Part 1: ALT:AST Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are enzymes that participate in gluconeogenesis by transferring amino groups to alpha-ketoglutaric acid

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June 11, 2020

Ceruloplasmin

Ceruloplasmin Keeps Your Copper Safe By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Ceruloplasmin is a copper-containing protein produced primarily by the liver, though some is produced in lymphocytes and macrophages.[1]

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June 9, 2020

Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio

The treasure trove of blood chemistry… Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Blood carries everything from nutrients and oxygen, to clues that help practitioners solve the puzzle of disease and dysfunction. This is where functional blood chemistry analysis can help more fully evaluate a patient’s condition.

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May 6, 2020

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