Webinar on Pyroluria – How to test for it.

Why test your clients for Pyroluria?

What is pyroluria?  As an NT, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the condition pyroluria and its link to a deficiency of vit B6 and zinc, in particular.  This is part of basic nutritional therapy training. However, I suspect that, like us, you may not have identified many people with this disorder in your clinic over the years.  The big question is: would most of us know how to identify this condition, would we recognise the cluster of symptoms?   It was not an area that either of us considered fully, until we started to work with nutrigenomics and started to see patterns in the polymorphisms that are zinc and B6 dependent.

Pyroluria is actually is a condition that is more common than people think and if addressed properly in a systematic way can lead to a dramatically better sense of health and wellbeing in your clients.

Although there is a wide range of potential symptoms of pyroluria, from our clinical experience we have found a triad of symptoms relating to hormones, digestion and mood. The following are some symptoms that you might come across:  white spots on nails,  poor dream recall, stretch marks, morning nausea, pale skin, poor tanning, odour intolerance, knee and joint problems, migraines, constipation, stitch in side, sweet breath and body odour


Follow the link here to watch our recent video in conjunction with BioCare and BioLab on Pyroluria and how to test for it

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If you are interested I finding out more, please register your interest here, as we are planning future one day events on this topic, specifically how to identify this condition in your nutrigenomics clients and work with them effectively and safely.

Are Full-Fat Foods better for Weight Loss?

It’s time to get fat.

Not around your waist, but on your plate: A new report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute found that more and more of us are choosing whole-fat foods over skim, lite, fat-free or other modern monikers of leanness. And while many health organizations like the American Heart Association still want us to cut down on fat—particularly saturated fat—this full-fat trend may be a healthy rebellion against those decades-old credos, according to recent studies.

In fact, people who eat a lot of high-fat dairy products actually have the lowest incidence of diabetes, according to a 2015 study of 26,930 people in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Those who ate a lot of low-fat dairy products, on the other hand, had the highest incidence. The researchers speculated that while calcium, protein, vitamin D and other nutrients in yogurt are indeed good for us, we need the fat that goes along with them in order to get their protective effects.


Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which are both inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Both types of inflammatory bowel disease have a complex etiology, resulting from a genetically determined susceptibility interacting with environmental factors, including the diet and gut microbiota. Genome Wide Association Studies have implicated more than 160 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in disease susceptibility.

Consideration of the different pathways suggested to be involved implies that specific dietary interventions are likely to be appropriate, dependent upon the nature of the genes involved. Epigenetics and the gut microbiota are also responsive to dietary interventions. Nutrigenetics may lead to personalized nutrition for disease prevention and treatment, while nutrigenomics may help to understand the nature of the disease and individual response to nutrients.