Tyrosinemia

Tyrosinemia is a genetic disorder which prevents the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine. Read more about the disorder. 

Professional Refresher: Glycogen Storage Disease

Glycogen storage disease is a genetically inherited disease caused by an absence or deficiency of one of the enzymes responsible for making or breaking down glycogen in the body. The accumulation of glycogen may affect the ability of several of the body’s organs, tissues,...

Periodontal Disease and Nutrition

Periodontal disease is gum disease. The word “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal...

Bowel Transit Time

Bowel transit time is defined as the amount of time it takes for food to move from the mouth to the end of the intestine. Coordinated movements of the stomach and intestines are necessary to digest food and move the intestinal contents through the digestive tract. These...

Nutrigenomics: A Professional Refresher

Nutrigenomics is the study of how the interactions between our diet and the genome (sometimes referred to as nutrigenetics), proteome (the sum total of all protein in a cell or cellular structure), and the metabolome (the sum total of all metabolites in a cell, tissue, or...

Professional Refresher: Cortisol, the Body, and Diet

Cortisol is a glucocorticoid, which is a steroid hormone, and is produced in the adrenal glands by cholesterol. Cortisol is released during times of stress, even by the stress of waking up. Paired with epinephrine, cortisol is a part of the infamous “fight or flight”...

Re-Challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPs: The How, When, and Why

The low FODMAP diet has been a revelation in treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The efficacy of the low FODMAP diet has been reported in several observational studies with robust evidence provided from a limited amount of randomized control trials (...

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic, noninherited syndrome affecting 1 in 10,000-25,000 births.  Prader-Willi syndrome is characterized by the following:

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