What should people with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency be doing?

What should people with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency be doing not justabout glutathione, but about folate, vitamin K, fatty acids, and neurotransmitters?Philippa says, “At the last AMA, you mentioned that G6PD deficiency would have trouble recyclingother things such as folate and vitamin K. Could you expand on these problems and howto manage them?Also, do you recommend […]

What to do when high selenium levels won’t come down, even if you’ve stopped supplementing.

When high selenium does not come down in response dietary efforts and cessation of supplementation,what’s going on?Either there’s high levels of selenium in the soil where your food is grown, or youhave low methylation because methylation is needed to get rid of excess selenium.

Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Philipa says, what are the best ways to optimize glutathione status for someone who has a G6PDdeficiency?Oh I read about this, where did I read about it.I believe it was riboflavin.I believe, and I don’t think I mentioned this in episode 58, the riboflavin podcast, butI believe it might have been the case that riboflavin […]

Matt stone and the “overdeification” of vitamin A.

Next question, Victoria Dale Harris says, I just saw an email from Matt Stone referringthe overly deified….Oh someone had to bring this up!Okay!I just saw an email from Matt Stone referring to the overly deified nutrient vitamin A.He’s referring it’s probably in asthma, but right I believe the etiology of the conditioncould be nearly identical […]

Concerns about vitamin A in pregnancy

Pam asks on the tails of this question, why did the FDA have a value for vitamin A forpregnancy much higher at 8,000 IU than the IOM in the past?I have no idea.I mean I just said I don’t pay any attention to the FDA and that’s a research project,but like look the, so what […]

Heart palpitations as a result of vitamin K2 supplementation

Ellie says, “Vitamin K2, MK-4 and MK-7, might have caused prolonged heart palpitations.Upon stopping it, symptoms mostly resolved after a week or so.Does that mean that the body is better off without it?Might increasing calcium intake mitigate this?”And then there’s a link.Okay, I can’t look at the link now because the number of questions in […]

Bovine colostrum for those with dairy sensitivities, and what to do about food sensitivities

Carol Matts says, “Bovine colostrum from New Zealand cows.Yea or nay for those with dairy sensitivities?If nay, what would you recommend instead?”Carol, what is your goal?If you want to make this more specific in the chat, write a little about what you’retaking it for.So, I don’t know.I mean, I would say it’s suspect if you […]

The relationship between Lp(a) and cardiovascular disease

Merrick says, “Lp(a) and genetic component with relation to cholesterol and risk of cardiovasculardisease.”Merrick, I guess that you want me to riff on this, but I’m going to give better answersto questions if they’re more specific.So, Lp(a) genetic component related to CVD risk.Everyone out there is thinking that Lp(a) causes heart disease.I don’t believe it.I […]