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COVID-19, Zinc Deficiency and the Zinc Taste Test

I’ve been reading more and more recently, as I am sure have you, about the connection between a loss of taste and smell and Covid-19, the disease caused by an infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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April 9, 2020

Supporting Optimal Immune Function During the Covid-19 Crisis

  Treating Immune Dysfunction At Optimal DX, our mission is to help you help your patients achieve optimal health so they can experience an optimal life. We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating cutting-edge tools for you to offer a clear view of each person's health and better define how their health can be improved. 

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April 8, 2020

Free T3 : Reverse T3 Ratio

Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio – an interview with Dr. Shawn Soszka, Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist Dr. Shawn Soszka is a Naturopathic Physician and acupuncturist practicing in Portland, OR. He is the author of “The Thyroid Fix” and an expert in …

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April 2, 2020

Know Your Biomarkers: Apolipoproteins

Apoliporoteins – Apo A-1, Apo B, & Lipoprotein (a) Today we are going to talk about Apolipoproteins and their role in uncovering trends towards cardiovascular disease. In order to understand what Apolipoproteins are, we need to go back to the …

  Apoliporoteins – Apo A-1, Apo B, & Lipoprotein (a)   Today we are going to talk about Apolipoproteins and their role in uncovering trends towards cardiovascular disease. In order to understand what Apolipoproteins are, we need to go back to the cholesterol molecule itself. Cholesterol is a hydrophobic or “water-repelling” molecule and therefore needs a protein transporter molecule to move in the blood. These proteins are called apoproteins. Once bound to lipids these apoproteins are called apolipoproteins and that is what we are able to measure in the blood. The whole package or “vehicle” that carries the cholesterol (and the apolipoprotein, the phospholipid, and the triglyceride), is called a Lipoprotein.   The apolipoproteins themselves are found on the surface of the lipoprotein and help hold the lipoprotein together. The major lipoproteins are Low-Density Lipoprotein, the familiar LDL and High-Density Lipoprotein commonly known as HDL. Apolipoproteins come in different shapes and sizes. Two of the most important ones are : Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo-A1) and Apolipoprotein-B (Apo-B) Most Apo-A1 is found on High-Density Lipoproteins – HDL and the majority of Apo-B is found on Low-Density Lipoproteins – LDL Apo-A1 Apolipoprotein A-1 represents 60-70% of the protein content of HDL and plays a crucial role in transporting cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the liver for processing and degradation.Evaluation of Apo A-1 levels can help determine cardiovascular risk in those with reduced levels of HDL, increased cholesterol and triglycerides, and those with a family history of cardiovascular disease. Elevated levels of Apo-A1 are considered protective against cardiovascular disease and are believed to be a greater predictor for a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than HDL alone. Low levels of Apo-A1 are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Apo-B Apolipoprotein B facilitates the transport of lipids through the bloodstream. Apo-B combines with dietary lipids to form the triglyceride-rich lipoprotein called VLDL Over time as it travels through the blood, VLDL “drops off” its triglyceride content to become the cholesterol-rich lipoprotein known as LDL. Apo B levels tend to mirror LDL levels so will be elevated when LDL cholesterol is elevated. Evaluation of Apo-B levels can help assess cardiovascular risk and factors underlying elevated triglycerides. Elevated Apo-B corresponds to elevated LDL and non-HDL cholesterol with an associated increased risk of cardiovascular disease and an associated increased risk of atherosclerotic coronary artery diseaseSome would suggest that Apo- A1 and Apo-B are much better markers for cardiovascular disease than traditional lipid studies. Lipoprotein (a) For the sake of completion, I want to cover a 3rd lipid marker called Lipoprotein (a) or Lp (a). Lipoprotein (a) or Lp (a) is a small dense lipoprotein composed of a low-density lipoprotein particle and one apolipoprotein B100 molecule linked by a disulfide bond to apolipoprotein(a). Excess Lp(a) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac death in those with coronary artery disease and stroke and increased blood levels of Lp(a) may be a strong independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and early cardiovascular disease. All 3 of these biomarkers are now available in the ODX Application so go ahead, measure them in your patients and add them to their Functional Health Report!

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June 14, 2019

Know Your Biomarkers: Acid-Base Balance

Acid-Base Balance In today’s video I want to look at the role of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis in uncovering imbalances in the body’s acid-base system. The following are some of the Acid-Base abnormalities that can be assessed using Blood chemistry …

  Acid-Base Balance In today’s video I want to look at the role of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis in uncovering imbalances in the body’s acid-base system.

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June 5, 2019

Know Your Biomarkers: Serum CO2

Carbon Dioxide (Serum CO2) In this video Dr. Weatherby is focused on Carbon Dioxide! Carbon Dioxide is produced in the body from cellular respiration. As a biomarker that we measure on a standard chemistry screen, CO2 is really a measure …

  Carbon Dioxide (Serum CO2)

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May 30, 2019

Know Your Biomarkers: Serum Chloride

Chloride is the principal extracellular anion, existing in extracellular spaces in the form of sodium chloride or hydrochloric acid. …

 

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May 27, 2019

Know Your Biomarkers: Sodium Potassium Ratio

In this video, Dr. Weatherby will be focused on the sodium: potassium ratio because it’s such a good biomarker to analyze. In previous posts, we talked about serum levels of sodium and potassium being under the influence of aldosterone and …

 

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May 20, 2019

Know Your Biomarkers: Sodium and Potassium

Welcome to another episode of KNOW YOUR BIOMARKERS! In today’s video, Dr. Weatherby will be talking about Sodium and Potassium. We see both of these on almost every chemistry screen but they are often overlooked as not being that helpful. …

  Welcome to another episode of KNOW YOUR BIOMARKERS! In today’s video, Dr. Weatherby will be  talking about Sodium and Potassium. We see both of these on almost every chemistry screen but they are often overlooked as not being that helpful. Nothing could be further from the truth! My goal with these videos is to be a summary of the biomarkers that appear in the ODX Application and provide the info you need to know to evaluate biomarkers and understand the high and low values.

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April 30, 2019

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