AST:ALT Ratio

Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere! Part 2: AST:ALT Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN In part 1 of this 2-part article we discussed ALT:AST ratio. In this article we … Read More

ALT:AST Ratio

Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere!Part 1: ALT:AST Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are enzymes that participate in gluconeogenesis by transferring amino … Read More

Ceruloplasmin

Ceruloplasmin Keeps Your Copper Safe By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Ceruloplasmin is a copper-containing protein produced primarily by the liver, though some is produced in lymphocytes and macrophages.[1] It binds and carries up to … Read More

Optimal – The Biomarkers: ALT:AST Ratio, AST:ALT Ratio & Ceruloplasmin

ALT:AST Ratio, AST:ALT Ratio & Ceruloplasmin Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio Welcome to Optimal – The Biomarkers where we cover new and interesting information and research on the biomarkers that we analyze and interet in the Optimal DX … Read More

Vitamin D Update

Optimal – The Podcast: Episode 3 – Part 2 Vitamin D Update Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio Welcome to episode 4 of “Optimal – The Podcast” recorded May 13th, 2020. In part 2 we cover an update on … Read More

TSH and Depression

TSH, Thyroid Dysfunction & Depression By Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is part of a delicate feedback loop designed to maintain optimal levels of circulating thyroid hormones.[1] Traditionally, it is considered … Read More

Fasting Glucose and Cardiovascular Risk

Sweet Heart? Fasting Blood Glucose and Cardiovascular Disease Risk By Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN What do fasting blood glucose and cardiovascular disease have in common, you ask? Everything that is risky to the heart. … Read More

Free T3 : Reverse T3 Ratio

Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio – an interview with Dr. Shawn Soszka, Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist Dr. Shawn Soszka is a Naturopathic Physician and acupuncturist practicing in Portland, OR. He is the author of “The Thyroid Fix” and an expert in … Read More

Know Your Biomarkers: Apolipoproteins

Apoliporoteins – Apo A-1, Apo B, & Lipoprotein (a) Today we are going to talk about Apolipoproteins and their role in uncovering trends towards cardiovascular disease. In order to understand what Apolipoproteins are, we need to go back to the … Read More

Know Your Biomarkers: Acid-Base Balance

Acid-Base Balance In today’s video I want to look at the role of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis in uncovering imbalances in the body’s acid-base system. The following are some of the Acid-Base  abnormalities that can be assessed using Blood chemistry … Read More