Sunday, February 01, 2015

Blood Test to Determine Vitamin/Mineral/Nutrient Levels - #BodyBio

My naturopathic doctor is great!  I'm passing on what she has recommended to me to whomever it can help. 
If you have a vitamin/mineral deficiency, you could go years not feeling well and struggling.  Your regular PCP/MD just don't do a thorough enough test to determine all your needs.  Doctors are on the vitamin D train now... hopefully, but what else might your body be lacking? 
BodyBio is a blood test that will determine vitamin levels/needs.  Check it out if you think you are deficient OR if you have a disease like Crohn's colitis.  Inflammation in the digestive system will hinder the absorption of the nutrients from your foods and supplements.  Most people with a digestive disease probably have malabsorption issues and nutrient deficiencies. 
Just from the top of my head, B vitamins, iron, D, mag, calcium, zinc, C, iodine, K 

Here's the link to the main page for the test - BioCell|Home:

This is a screenshot of one of the example diagnostic pages .  

Saturday, January 31, 2015

HSP70 Could Fix Gene Mutations of NOD2 in People w/ Crohn's Disease

I have all these drafts that I never published at the time that I am going to post now.  My focus and concentration is not on the management of symptoms to quiet Crohn's anymore.  There's too much scientific data that suggests that Crohn's is caused by a bacteria in people that are immune deficient (can't fight off the pathogen and kill it the way normal immune systems do - that's why some people get Crohn's and others remain healthy).
My goal is to be well and have health again. I do understand that everyones approach to handling their disease is unique to the individual, so if I can provide anything that can help them, I will do that.
Happy Saturday.. Yay, it's sunny!

Researchers have uncovered a protein that stabilizes Crohn's disease gene
Researchers say they have identified a protein that stabilizes another protein involved in Crohn's disease. University of Delaware researchers discovered how certain proteins can prevent gut bacteria can trigger an abnormal immune response to lead to inflammation associated with Crohn's and other inflammatory bowel disorders.
New target for treating Crohn's disease
Past research has focused on the role of gut bacteria as a contributor to Crohn's disease. The new research conducted by Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UD, and Vishnu Mohanan, doctoral student in biological sciences focused on mutation of a gene called NOD2 — nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain containing protein 2 - that is strongly associated with Crohn's disease.
Mohanan discovered HSP70 that stands for "heat shock protein 70" plays a role in helping the body attack "bad" gut bacteria, which essentially "fixes" mutations of NOD2.
HSP70 is referenced as a chaperone molecule that helps proteins maintain their three dimensional shape.
According to a press release, "..we stumbled on this chaperone molecule," says Mohanan, who was the lead author of article.published in the July 4, 2014 Journal of Biological Chemistry.''