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Last week I had a lot of questions about what Nutrigenomic testing is all about. For me, now, it's impossible to practice medicine thoroughly without knowing your genes. We are on the cutting edge of understanding epigenetics. And yes. I feel that everyone should know their nutrigenetics. So I'm sharing this one again. I hope to get to all of your questions by next week. #Repost @courtneyhuntmd (@get_repost)
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We now have the ability to see how human DNA codes for the proteins or enzymes that make the biochemistry of the body work. We can see if a gene is abnormal that it can make the biochemistry work inefficiently. So, for example, in the case of folate, if one has an abnormal MTHFR gene, one should avoid folic acid as it is synthetic and take methylfolate instead, as this bypasses the weak gene. Folic acid is a synthetic version that is man made and doesn't do it's job and possibly, some studies show, it does harm. For example one study from UCSF showed an increased risk of breast cancer in women with MTHFR who took folic acid.
🌸But, MTHFR IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. The methylation pathway has multiple steps like this, and each step, if genetically abnormal, can make the biochemistry weaker. Why does this matter? Because methylation drives the production of neurotransmitters for brain health, energy production, immune function, and detoxification.
🌸Not only can we see the steps in the methylation pathway, we now can also see the steps in all the aforementioned pathways. 🌸So one can take steps to take supplements or eat foods rich in the things they can't make.
🌸Supplements are nutrients in high doses. Sometimes more concentrated doses than one could possibly eat. But simple things are simple. And GOD makes food to drive our genes. Avoid pesticides, #GMOS, and processed food. 🌸#Eatrealfood and if you are sick or want better performance, know your genes.
Hope this helps.
#dna #nutrigenomics #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt #desertjewelwellness #inflammation #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #spoonie #fitness #peakperformance #add #anxiety #depression #lupus #arthritis #brainfog #chronicpain #parkinsons #als #alzheimers #dementia #obesity #vertigo #numbness

#Repost @courtneyhuntmd
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#Recovery from a chronic illness is not fast and it's not easy. Think about how long it took to get sick. Years of an unhealthy diet, exposure to toxins, and stress lead to an unhealthy body. The body takes months to years to heal itself. There is no bandaid drug that will fix things overnight. There will be ups and downs. There will be times you fall off your diet or forget your protocol. It's like walking a tight rope. One nudge too hard and you may fall off. But over time recovery can and will happen. #neuroimmunesyndrome #fatigue #spoonie #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #celiac #glutenfree #histamine #ldn #cbd #drcourtneyhunt #autoimmune #mthfr #nutrigenomics #dna #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness #drdebbie #lookgoodnaked

Mitoade helps decrease Inflammation❣️#mitorevolution #mitoade #Repost @courtneyhuntmd (@get_repost)
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Before you do anything work on inflammation.
8-10 servings of vegetables
Zero sugar
Zero alcohol
Stop Gluten
Organic
NonGMO
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Reduce toxic chemicals in and around your body
Balance hormones
Vitamin C
Vanilla
#holdthemethylation
#stepstohealing
#eatrealfood #gmo #glutenfree #INFLAMMATION #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #alzheimers #dementia #parkinsons #spoonie #chronicpain #celiac #healyourgut #desertjewelwellness #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt

Let's take you back- back before you were tired, sick, unhappy, anxious, diseased, foggy, sleepless. #Transformation is the return to what you were before. Back when you had a fresh brain and an energized body. Lifestyle change will peel back the layers of damage. Your body regenerates itself every single day. It takes time, but it can be done. Every single choice either brings you closer to or further from your transformation. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
#health #fitness #choices #depression #anxiety #realfood #hormones #epigenetics #nongmo #fatigue #sleep #genetics #dna #neuroimmunesyndrome #functionalmedicine #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

If sunshine fuels our mitchondria, and mitochondrial dysfunction leads to modern disease, fatigue, neurodegenerative disease, remind me again why I need to stay inside and wear chemical sunblock? #methylation #mitochondria #atp #respiratorychain #inflammation #neuroimmunesyndrome #neurodegenerative #depression #anxiety #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd

#frommyinbox. Want to know more about your mitochondrial DNA? As a super busy OB, some months I delivered over 40 babies per month, I saw and still see WAY too many of your babies returning with #autism. So I set off on a path to learn why. #Toxicburden And #Mitochodria have a lot to do with it. #neuroimmunesyndrome #neurodegenerative #ASD #ADD #ANXIETY #kids #children #brainonfire #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

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Let's take you back- back before you were tired, sick, unhappy, anxious, diseased, foggy, sleepless. #Transformation is the return to what you were before. Back when you had a fresh brain and an energized body. Lifestyle change will peel back the layers of damage. Your body regenerates itself every single day. It takes time, but it can be done. Every single choice either brings you closer to or further from your transformation. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
#health #fitness #choices #depression #anxiety #realfood #hormones #epigenetics #nongmo #fatigue #sleep #genetics #dna #neuroimmunesyndrome #functionalmedicine #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

If sunshine fuels our mitchondria, and mitochondrial dysfunction leads to modern disease, fatigue, neurodegenerative disease, remind me again why I need to stay inside and wear chemical sunblock? #methylation #mitochondria #atp #respiratorychain #inflammation #neuroimmunesyndrome #neurodegenerative #depression #anxiety #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd

#frommyinbox. Want to know more about your mitochondrial DNA? As a super busy OB, some months I delivered over 40 babies per month, I saw and still see WAY too many of your babies returning with #autism. So I set off on a path to learn why. #Toxicburden And #Mitochodria have a lot to do with it. #neuroimmunesyndrome #neurodegenerative #ASD #ADD #ANXIETY #kids #children #brainonfire #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

Last week I had a lot of questions about what Nutrigenomic testing is all about. For me, now, it's impossible to practice medicine thoroughly without knowing your genes. We are on the cutting edge of understanding epigenetics. And yes. I feel that everyone should know their nutrigenetics. So I'm sharing this one again. I hope to get to all of your questions by next week. #Repost @courtneyhuntmd (@get_repost)
・・・
We now have the ability to see how human DNA codes for the proteins or enzymes that make the biochemistry of the body work. We can see if a gene is abnormal that it can make the biochemistry work inefficiently. So, for example, in the case of folate, if one has an abnormal MTHFR gene, one should avoid folic acid as it is synthetic and take methylfolate instead, as this bypasses the weak gene. Folic acid is a synthetic version that is man made and doesn't do it's job and possibly, some studies show, it does harm. For example one study from UCSF showed an increased risk of breast cancer in women with MTHFR who took folic acid.
🌸But, MTHFR IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. The methylation pathway has multiple steps like this, and each step, if genetically abnormal, can make the biochemistry weaker. Why does this matter? Because methylation drives the production of neurotransmitters for brain health, energy production, immune function, and detoxification.
🌸Not only can we see the steps in the methylation pathway, we now can also see the steps in all the aforementioned pathways. 🌸So one can take steps to take supplements or eat foods rich in the things they can't make.
🌸Supplements are nutrients in high doses. Sometimes more concentrated doses than one could possibly eat. But simple things are simple. And GOD makes food to drive our genes. Avoid pesticides, #GMOS, and processed food. 🌸#Eatrealfood and if you are sick or want better performance, know your genes.
Hope this helps.
#dna #nutrigenomics #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt #desertjewelwellness #inflammation #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #spoonie #fitness #peakperformance #add #anxiety #depression #lupus #arthritis #brainfog #chronicpain #parkinsons #als #alzheimers #dementia #obesity #vertigo #numbness

When does my daughter need to go to the GYN? Great question- Pap smears have been postponed until age 21. So technically not until then. However, if they are sexually active or planning to be, a visit sooner for birth control is a good idea. When teens have painful periods, the go to medication is birth control pills. However, functional perspective, these pills deplete B Vitamins which are responsible for the production of dopamine and serotonin as well as the methyl donors for mitochondrial energy production. A woman's cycle is a huge round of inflammation, so other options would be to try to reduce inflammation by cleaning up the diet, and using omega 3s and vitamin C. Often elimination of processed food and gluten will help. Additionally, birth control pills suppress a woman's testosterone and increase her sex hormone binding globulin. This is a protein that carries our hormones around, and too much makes you not feel the good effects of your hormones. Testosterone is responsible for libido, energy, focus, even assertiveness, so it's not uncommon to see young women on the pill develop a flat affect. We also see them get thinning of the vaginal mucosa, as in atrophic vaginitis seen in elderly women. This can cause long term pain, recurrent infections, and vestibultis. Lastly, new data demonstrate an association between birth control pill use and autoimmune disease like Lupus. We all know the pros of pills- pregnancy prevention, cycle control, pain control. So... make sure you are taking your daughters to providers well versed in the pros and cons of birth control pills. And it's always easier to manage symptoms if you know the genes. They are the instruction book of the body and will guide you in reducing pain and inflammation. #youallhadatonofquestions #iwilltrytogettothemall #itsgonnatakeawhIke #gyn #obgyn #kids #teens #girls #papsmear #birthcontrol #painfulperiods #nutrigenomics #neuroimmunesyndrome #arizonadoctor #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

Protocols for recovery only work if you follow them exactly. If you can't do that get some dopamine support- family and friends who give you what you need for 3-4 weeks. Diet, supplements, walks, sunshine. It's like working out. If you don't do the workout you get NOWHWERE. You can do it!! You will heal. My family is a living testament. You can get back to health. #spoonie #inflammation #autoimmune #add #depression #anxiety #heal #healyourgut #healyourbrain #fitness #dementia #parkinsons #neuroimmunesyndrome #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd

Let's drive the point home!!!!! This is what you get when you #methylate before reducing incoming inflammation and detoxing. It's no joke. Your genes will illuminate the path to wellness.but make sure you do it with and EXEPERIENCED practitioner. #mthfr #COMT #depression #anxiety #add #autoimmune #celiac #spoonie #nutrigenomics #dna #healyourgut #parkinsons #dementia #alzheimers #als #inflammation #detox #functionalmedicine #vitamins #neuroimmunesyndrome #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd

Here it is guys. If you can login to Medscape you can read the list of articles they sent yesterday on Autism. Here's my approach to autism and #neuroimmunesyndrome in adults and kids. (And I have seen several adults recently who are telling me they feel like they are becoming autistic). 🌺☄️💥🌸🌎🌍Reduce incoming inflammation- meaning clean up your environment and your food. Do a month of an elimination diet- I prefer Wahl's protocol. Eliminate toxins from makeup, cleaning products, beauty products. This includes gluten for some, or most, of you. The articles touch on genetic risk for Autism. There is so much more that can be done than what these articles touch on, but I'm glad they are trying to spread the word. When you know your genes that code for internal inflammation you can make strategies to dampen it. You also can use genetically targeted protocols to clean up the gut, which is of premier importance in brain health. #nutrigenomics #toxins #personalizedmedicine #makeup #children #school #cleaningsupplies #detox #gmo #gluten free #healthykids #mom #dad #nutrigenomics #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

#Repost @courtneyhuntmd
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Before you do anything work on inflammation.
8-10 servings of vegetables
Zero sugar
Zero alcohol
Stop Gluten
Organic
NonGMO
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Reduce toxic chemicals in and around your body
Balance hormones
Vitamin C
Vanilla
#holdthemethylation
#stepstohealing
#eatrealfood #gmo #glutenfree #INFLAMMATION #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #alzheimers #dementia #parkinsons #spoonie #chronicpain #celiac #healyourgut #desertjewelwellness #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt

Mitoade helps decrease Inflammation❣️#mitorevolution #mitoade #Repost @courtneyhuntmd (@get_repost)
・・・
Before you do anything work on inflammation.
8-10 servings of vegetables
Zero sugar
Zero alcohol
Stop Gluten
Organic
NonGMO
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Reduce toxic chemicals in and around your body
Balance hormones
Vitamin C
Vanilla
#holdthemethylation
#stepstohealing
#eatrealfood #gmo #glutenfree #INFLAMMATION #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #alzheimers #dementia #parkinsons #spoonie #chronicpain #celiac #healyourgut #desertjewelwellness #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt

Written with permission,
This woman came to me as a referral from a friend who thought I could help. She has suffered from a lifetime of depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain and overall sadness. She was skeptical but interested and committed. Over the past several months we have stopped her pain. She is working out at the gym. She is going out to singles functions and making friends. She is happy. She is smiling. These are BIG changes for her. HUGE. Her friends are noticing and starting to ask what is happening. So happy for her! #makesmecry #whennooneelesehasanswers #itsnotinyourhead #genesdontlie #hormonalacne #nutrigenomics #MTHFR #COMT #depression #inflammation #ifyoufollowtheprotocolyouwillheal #neuroimmunesyndrome #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgia #jointpain #functionalmedicine #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #hormones😇😇😇😇#thinkoutsidethebox

Before you do anything work on inflammation.
8-10 servings of vegetables
Zero sugar
Zero alcohol
Stop Gluten
Organic
NonGMO
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Reduce toxic chemicals in and around your body
Balance hormones
Vitamin C
Vanilla
#holdthemethylation
#stepstohealing
#eatrealfood #gmo #glutenfree #INFLAMMATION #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #alzheimers #dementia #parkinsons #spoonie #chronicpain #celiac #healyourgut #desertjewelwellness #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt

We got our chronic migraine sufferer down to 2 migraines per month in just 2 months. And the 2 were predictable. If you have migraines we can help in ways you've never tried. #migraine #headache #functionalmedicine #neuroimmunesyndrome #neurology #md #mthfr #hormones #hrt #estrogen #testosterone #progesterone #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

#Repost @courtneyhuntmd
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#Recovery from a chronic illness is not fast and it's not easy. Think about how long it took to get sick. Years of an unhealthy diet, exposure to toxins, and stress lead to an unhealthy body. The body takes months to years to heal itself. There is no bandaid drug that will fix things overnight. There will be ups and downs. There will be times you fall off your diet or forget your protocol. It's like walking a tight rope. One nudge too hard and you may fall off. But over time recovery can and will happen. #neuroimmunesyndrome #fatigue #spoonie #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #celiac #glutenfree #histamine #ldn #cbd #drcourtneyhunt #autoimmune #mthfr #nutrigenomics #dna #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

#Repost @courtneyhuntmd
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#Recovery from a chronic illness is not fast and it's not easy. Think about how long it took to get sick. Years of an unhealthy diet, exposure to toxins, and stress lead to an unhealthy body. The body takes months to years to heal itself. There is no bandaid drug that will fix things overnight. There will be ups and downs. There will be times you fall off your diet or forget your protocol. It's like walking a tight rope. One nudge too hard and you may fall off. But over time recovery can and will happen. #neuroimmunesyndrome #fatigue #spoonie #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #celiac #glutenfree #histamine #ldn #cbd #drcourtneyhunt #autoimmune #mthfr #nutrigenomics #dna #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness #drdebbie #lookgoodnaked

#Recovery from a chronic illness is not fast and it's not easy. Think about how long it took to get sick. Years of an unhealthy diet, exposure to toxins, and stress lead to an unhealthy body. The body takes months to years to heal itself. There is no bandaid drug that will fix things overnight. There will be ups and downs. There will be times you fall off your diet or forget your protocol. It's like walking a tight rope. One nudge too hard and you may fall off. But over time recovery can and will happen. #neuroimmunesyndrome #fatigue #spoonie #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #celiac #glutenfree #histamine #ldn #cbd #drcourtneyhunt #autoimmune #mthfr #nutrigenomics #dna #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness

We now have the ability to see how human DNA codes for the proteins or enzymes that make the biochemistry of the body work. We can see if a gene is abnormal that it can make the biochemistry work inefficiently. So, for example, in the case of folate, if one has an abnormal MTHFR gene, one should avoid folic acid as it is synthetic and take methylfolate instead, as this bypasses the weak gene. Folic acid is a synthetic version that is man made and doesn't do it's job and possibly, some studies show, it does harm. For example one study from UCSF showed an increased risk of breast cancer in women with MTHFR who took folic acid.
🌸But, MTHFR IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. The methylation pathway has multiple steps like this, and each step, if genetically abnormal, can make the biochemistry weaker. Why does this matter? Because methylation drives the production of neurotransmitters for brain health, energy production, immune function, and detoxification.
🌸Not only can we see the steps in the methylation pathway, we now can also see the steps in all the aforementioned pathways. 🌸So one can take steps to take supplements or eat foods rich in the things they can't make.
🌸Supplements are nutrients in high doses. Sometimes more concentrated doses than one could possibly eat. But simple things are simple. And GOD makes food to drive our genes. Avoid pesticides, #GMOS, and processed food. 🌸#Eatrealfood and if you are sick or want better performance, know your genes.
Hope this helps.
#dna #nutrigenomics #courtneyhuntmd #drcourtneyhunt #desertjewelwellness #inflammation #autoimmune #neuroimmunesyndrome #spoonie #fitness #peakperformance #add #anxiety #depression #lupus #arthritis #brainfog #chronicpain #parkinsons #als #alzheimers #dementia #obesity #fatisinflammation #vertigo #numbness #paresthesia

To all of you who travel far and wide to see me- thank you for trusting me with your care. Every day I am humbled by how far you have come. I never set out in this path as an OBGYN. God brought this knowledge to me. Nutrigenomics has changed the way I practice medicine. And it has taken the degree of healing to a whole new level. Using a total body approach based on overcoming genetic weaknesses to heal inflammation by boosting mitochondrial energy production, detoxification, and methylation is giving a new meaning to health and wellness. I can't wait for you to feel better! #nutrigenomics #MTHFR #DNA #spoonie #autoimmune #eatrealfood #mitochondria #anxiety #brainfog #functionalmedicine #celiac #ibs #chrinicfatigue #fibromyalgia #neuroimmunesyndrome #hormones #energy #fitness #als #dementia #depression #anxiety #desertjewelwellness #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd

When I say MTHFR is just the tip of the iceberg, I mean that there are so many other genetic SNPs one can have that affect methylation that MTHFR misses. For example, SLC19A1 is like the gatekeeper for the mitochondria. It allows methyl donors to feed the mitochondria, or the energy producers of our cells. The #mitochondria are our bank of #ATP. So one may have great mitochondrial genes but if they have an SLC19A1 mutation they can't feed them any gas, and they may need MORE methyl donors to create energy. And just to reiterate- I do not mean energy like energy to go work out. The mitochondria feed brain, immune, and musculoskeletal system in that order. This is why #spoonies suffer from such brain fog and immune problems. Hope this helps you all. Happy Sunday! #drcourtneyhunt #courtneyhuntmd #desertjewelwellness #bewell #feelthelove 😀😀😀😀#nutrigenomics #methylation #MTHFR #neuroimmunedisease #neuroimmunesyndrome #SPOONIE #autoimmunedisease #AUTOIMMUNE #inflammation #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #celiacismypassion #als #dementia #fibromyalgia #interstitialcystitis #pelvicpain

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