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Wondering what to expect at Psych Congress 2019?

“Psych Congress” is an annual, national meeting of mental health professionals. It is the largest independent mental health educational conference offered in the US, connecting people from all realms of the mental healthcare community with the focused intention of improving patient care. Over a four-day span, the conference entails two options for pre-convention meetings (depending…

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Genetics vs. Epigenetics

Genetics and epigenetics are the scientific explanations for “nature vs. nurture”. While your genetic code (nature) has some control over your potential physiology, the way you are raised, take care of your body, and the experiences you have (nurture) will all affect when and whether you reach your genetic potential. These are epigenetic factors.  Below…

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L-Methylfolate: What is it good for?

“Folate” is a general term referring to various formations of vitamin B-9. B-9 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient which occurs naturally in some foods, but can also be synthesized and is often added to food and nutritional supplements as “folic acid”.  Although vitamin B-9 is necessary for a number of crucial actions in the body…

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What is an MTHFR Polymorphism?

When a baby is conceived, they inherit 2 copies of every gene; one from each parent. MTHFR is the name of one particular gene, out of thousands, that each person has 2 copies of. The gene codes for an enzyme called “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”, which is responsible for the conversion of dietary folate (vitamin B-9 or…

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MethylPro® and Deplin® Comparison

“Deplin” is a registered trademark of Alfasigma USA, Incorporated. It is classified as a medical “food” although it comes in a capsule and requires a prescription to attain. Deplin® boasts that it is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of those suffering from depression, however, the only “active ingredient” described to target depression is…

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Why are Vitamins Important?

If you’re scrolling through natural health posts on social media or internet blogs, you may have noticed a hot debate topic these days seems to be whether or not we really need supplemental vitamins and minerals when we think we’re eating a clean and balanced diet. About half of all Americans take a multivitamin [1],…

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