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

Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio

The treasure trove of blood chemistry… Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Blood carries everything from nutrients and oxygen, to clues that help practitioners solve the puzzle of disease and dysfunction. … Read More

Immune Supportive Foods

You are what you eat… and you get to choose. By Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN It is well known and widely accepted that what we choose to eat has a profound and lasting impact on our health. This … 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

Early Nutrition Intervention for COVID-19

Early Nutrition Intervention for Early Recovery…. By Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Nutrition plays an indispensable role in immunity and it is well-known that nutrient insufficiency and outright malnutrition contribute to morbidity and mortality. Italian … Read More