The Jigsaw Puzzle of Genetic Mutations
A 54-year-old male presented with poor energy, a 10-year history of erectile dysfunction with difficulty both achieving and maintaining an erection, low libido, chronic daily lower abdominal bloating and occasional loose stools. His medical history included a pulmonary embolism after surgery for a musculoskeletal issue, a deep vein thrombosis, kidney stones, testicular cancer (treated with chemotherapy), and elevated triglycerides.
Career Pathways in Natural Medicine
Careers in natural healthcare are rapidly gaining popularity in Australia, with a 2006 census showing an 80% growth in the number of complementary health therapists over 10 years. This increase of job opportunities in complementary therapies has seen career pathway options expand for new graduates and experienced practitioners.
Could your patient’s fatigue be due to a methylation defect?
Methylation is one of the most essential and ubiquitous metabolic functions of the body, and as such, is fundamental to how we feel physically, mentally and emotionally on a day-to-day basis. Put simply, methylation involves the transfer of a methyl group (one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms) onto another molecule, and it occurs in every tissue and cell of the body.