Showing: 235 - 240 of 241 Articles

Concerns about long-term bicarbonate supplementation and other suggestions for raising pH | Masterjohn Q&A Files #07

Concerns about long-term bicarbonate supplementation and other suggestions for raising pH Helen Donnell says, “Your post on urine pH and exercise tolerance was a game-changer for me, but anytime I miss a dose of bicarb, I’m right back to 5. Any long-term concerns with taking bicarb two to three times a day, any suggestions for …

Should you be more concerned about overall fat intake or saturated fat intake with familial hypercholesterolemia?| Masterjohn Q&A Files #06

Should you be more concerned about overall fat intake or saturated fat intake with familial hypercholesterolemia? Question: “I have familial hypercholesterolemia, as well as a mutation in my Lp(a). I listened to your 2016 podcast regarding FH and have implemented a low-fat diet and am in the process of fixing thyroid issues. My question is, …

How would you address normal TSH but low T4? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #05

How would you address normal TSH, but low T4? Well, the first thing I’d do is I’d look at your T3. For those of you who aren’t familiar with thyroid hormones, TSH tells your thyroid to make thyroid hormone. T4 is the precursor. T3 is the active hormone.  If your TSH is normal, that means …

Best clinical way to monitor COMT function if you have already tested for SNPs | Masterjohn Q&A Files #04

“What do you think is the best clinical way to monitor COMT function if you have already tested for SNPs?” One way you can look at it is through the DUTCH test — which is at dutchtest.com — it’s a dried urine hormone testing platform, they have a methylation index that is based on the …

Supplements that may increase deep sleep | Masterjohn Q&A Files #03

Supplements that may increase deep sleep. So, deep sleep is, primarily what’s going on in deep sleep is that all of your biogenic amines, which are most of the neurotransmitters that you make from protein with the possible except — like depending on how you classify it, you could say ultimately you make melatonin from …

Supplements that may lower anxiety at night and improve heart rate variability during sleep | Masterjohn Q&A Files #02

Supplements that may lower anxiety at night and improve heart rate variability during sleep I don’t know enough about the HRV, the heart rate variability, to comment on improving that specifically. Heart rate variability is largely related to recovery from stress. So, I know the Oura ring tracks heart rate variability during sleep.  The main …