What to do when high selenium levels won’t come down, even if you’ve stopped supplementing.

What to do when high selenium levels won’t come down, even if you’ve stopped supplementing.

When high selenium does not come down in response dietary efforts and cessation of supplementation, what’s going on? Either there’s high levels of selenium in the soil where your food is grown, or you have low methylation because methylation is needed to get rid of excess selenium.

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When to take tryptophan on a ketogenic diet.

When to take tryptophan on a ketogenic diet.

Anonymous says when should tryptophan be taken on a keto diet? Night, day, both? It doesn’t matter. So what I would do is when presumably you’re doing this to try to increase tryptophan getting into the brain. So the most important thing is to take it two or three hours away from other protein, and …

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Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Philipa says, what are the best ways to optimize glutathione status for someone who has a G6PD deficiency? Oh I read about this, where did I read about it. I believe it was riboflavin. I believe, and I don’t think I mentioned this in episode 58, the riboflavin podcast, but I believe it might have …

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Anaplerosis: Why Carbs Spare Protein in Ways That Fat Can’t | MWM 2.16

Anaplerosis: Why Carbs Spare Protein in Ways That Fat Can’t | MWM 2.16

Which of these two foods has more protein? Ah ha, it’s a trick question. The potato has carbs and carbs spare the need for protein in a way that fat can’t. A ketogenic diet has neurological benefits. Why do we have to eat such an enormous amount of food? Complex science Clear explanations Class is …

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How to deal with the fact that blood tests for nutritional status aren’t adapted to children.

How to deal with the fact that blood tests for nutritional status aren’t adapted to children.

Okay Sonja has a followup: thank you for what I had previously said. I’ll check out the Ultimate Cheat Sheet and look for values that are proportionally out of range from the adult values. This is going back to the question about the child with unusual fatigue. I’m still confused about those which might need …

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Matt stone and the “overdeification” of vitamin A.

Matt stone and the “overdeification” of vitamin A.

Next question, Victoria Dale Harris says, I just saw an email from Matt Stone referring the overly deified…. Oh someone had to bring this up! Okay! I just saw an email from Matt Stone referring to the overly deified nutrient vitamin A. He’s referring it’s probably in asthma, but right I believe the etiology of …

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Concerns about vitamin A in pregnancy

Pam asks on the tails of this question, why did the FDA have a value for vitamin A for pregnancy much higher at 8,000 IU than the IOM in the past? I have no idea. I mean I just said I don’t pay any attention to the FDA and that’s a research project, but like …

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Job Searching | Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph

Job Searching | Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph

I think the MAN program is going to be extremely beneficial when it comes to finding a job because I have such a diversity of experiences to speak to. So for students that do a clinical internship they spend their full year in a hospital and they might go outside of that hospital or into …

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B6 deficiency, and who is a man with high estrogen, what should they do?

B6 deficiency, and who is a man with high estrogen, what should they do?

Okay anonymous attendee says B6 xanthurenate of 3.7 kynurenate of 1.4 both in the high red end on the ION test taking 45 milligrams a day of B6 at time of test. Increased B6 further too. Anonymous can you put in the chat whether you’re a woman, whether you know anything about your estrogen levels, …

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What to do if taking biotin and yet beta-hydroxyisovalerate is elevated.

What to do if taking biotin and yet beta-hydroxyisovalerate is elevated.

Anonymous attendee says beta-hydroxyisovaleric acid 9.8 on the ION test and high red. That’s a marker of biotin deficiency, taking 1,300 micrograms of biotin at the time of testing, increased B7 further too. Well in theory that’s a marker of biotin deficiency, but you might have a defect in a biotin-dependent enzyme so you can …

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