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Women's Health: Vitamin B Intake linked to Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer

Results from a recent study found higher intakes of B vitamins, particularly pyridoxine (B6) and thiamin (B1), were associated with lower breast cancer risk in middle-aged womenMany prospective cohort studies have examined the association between intakes of folate (the most studied B vitamin) and breast cancer risk, as folate deficiency has been linked to DNA instability and hypomethylation. ..

This Friday! June 2nd 
Join the Metagenics Institute at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)  Annual International Conference 2017
Dr. Mark Lyte

The Dynamic Brain: Revealing the Potential of Neuroplasticity
to Reverse Neurodegeneration

Friday, June 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
JW Marriot Los Angeles, L.A. Live ▪ Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored lunch and lecture by  Mark Lyte, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP) on

"The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Shared Neurochemistry and Its 
Potential Role in Infection and Behavior"

Clinical Tool  
Does Alcohol Intake Change Gut Micro man-enjoying-wine.jpg flora and is the Change Reversible?
A recent review published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics indicated alcohol consumption adversely affected gut microbiota and could lead to negative impacts on the liver.

Alcohol may also reduce innate immune function which may impact types of bacteria present in the gut. This could lead to gut infections by suppression of a Th-1 response. Recent research indicates that modifying gut microbiota by use of probiotics therapy may be a viable therapy to reduce liver injury and stop the progression of alcoholic liver disease.

Clinical Review 
Symptom or Disease Management? Diagnosis
and Management of Hyperglycemia 

Over consumption of low quality carbohydrate and high levels of sugar  has been shown to lead to high rates of obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Inflammation and metabolic dysfunction, the two underlying disease mechanisms of diabetes, stem from metabolic overload, the inability to utilize carbohydrates effectively...

"Nutrition Bites" with Mark Kaye, DC & Veronica Gasko, DC
Topic: EPA and DHA Key to Optimal Health

In this podcast, Drs. Mark Kaye and Veronica Gasko expand on the benefits of a good foundation of nutrition for all patients. They remind us of the benefits of daily intake of omega-3 fats as convenient and cost effective means of supplying important preformed EPA/DHA to the body...   

Complimentary Continuing Educational Module
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Continuing Education (IFNA)  

We offer complimentary continuing education (CE) for Registered Dietitians and Functional Nutrition Specialists. Browse Metagenics Institute content and select from the various videos and podcasts available, all of which have been approved by IFNA to be applied towards CE credits

Once you have completed your selected CE course, download and print the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) certificate. Complete the certificate with the title of the video or podcast you selected, your name and the date. Submit your completed certificate to Each collective 1 hour course is equivalent to 1.0 IFNA approved CE credit  

*All CE is complimentary to registered MHICN users

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