Your Summer Supplements:
In preparation for summertime, we buy new bathing suits and sunscreen, change our diet to eat more fruits and vegetables that are in season, and change up our skincare routine to match the warmer temperatures and oilier skin. So wouldn’t it make sense to add some new additions to your daily supplement routine for the summer months, too? Dr. Johnson recommends all her patients take Heliocare and Astaxathine to properly prepare and protect your skin from the harsh summer sun. H
Reminder: The Pandemic Isn’t Over Yet
Despite mask guidelines and public restrictions loosening across the country, it is vital to remember that we are still not out of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, we have compiled some questions and answers you may have about how to proceed in this liminal space as the pandemic winds to a close but isn't over just yet. Question: When will the pandemic be over? Answer: Nobody really knows. Historically, pandemics end once they transition into an endemic. An endemic is a p
dnaMD- Carcinogens in Your Burgers?
Now that we have firmly entered warm weather, we have also entered grilling season! And while grilling can be a great way to avoid fried, processed foods, grilling also comes with some caveats. Grilling your meats has been linked to the development of multiple carcinogens. Luckily, there are ways to prevent your grilled meats from turning into toxic patties! Carcinogens in my grilled meat? Yep, you read that correctly. Cooking meat at high temperatures, especially over an ope
Omega-3s & Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
In light of recent studies suggesting that omega-3 fatty acid intake may lead to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or AFib, you may be wondering if you should stop taking your omega-3 supplements. In this blog, we break down exactly what the results from these studies mean and how you should adjust your omega-3 intake in response. The studies: In the past 2 years, 4 randomized clinical trials have contributed data on the risk of developing atrial fibrillati
The Secret Reason You Aren't Sleeping
Sleep is an essential part of optimal health, but for many of us, sleep takes a back seat to work, exercise, social life, etc. Because most people do not prioritize sleep, we develop some bad habits that can lead to disrupted sleep, insomnia, and all-around low-quality sleep. Arguably one of the worst bad habits is eating too soon before you go to sleep. Eating close to your bedtime can lead to disrupted sleep, weight gain, and more. The importance of good sleep: Over the pas
Why You Shouldn't Wait to Get Your Cognoscopy:
Everyone knows to get a colonoscopy when they’re around 45-50 years old for early screening for colon cancer. But what if there was a screening test for neurological disorders and decline? Unbeknownst to most, there is! In 2014, Dr. Bredesen, an expert in neurodegenerative diseases, created the cognoscopy. This revolutionary protocol analyzes laboratory and cognitive texting to identify contributors to cognitive decline. While testing for neurodegenerative decline is appropri
Is Cortisol Causing Your Weight Gain?
We’ve all been there. A stressful day can make you want to reach for that one extra cookie or glass of wine. And that’s totally normal! There are actually biological reasons behind your sugar cravings when you’re feeling more stressed than normal. But such cravings can also lead to weight gain or weight retention. The stress hormone, cortisol, is behind these sugary cravings A stressful situation will cause your adrenaline glands to release cortisol and dispense glucose into
Stress Wearing You Down?
It’s been a stressful year, no doubt. And for many, it keeps getting harder and harder to bounce back after a stress response. This is because stress depletes your body of valuable vitamins and minerals. Some nutrients, like the B vitamins, are especially impacted by your body’s stress response. Stress rapidly diminishes B vitamins in the body, yet B vitamins are crucial in returning to normal after a stress response. B vitamins are also essential in ensuring brain health and
dnaMD- Exploring Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers (WW) is one of the most popular weight-loss programs in the world. WW has caught the attention of millions of people, including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. And many of the WW subscribers have found long-term success in their weight-loss goals. But what does the Weight Watcher’s program truly entail? And how does it compare against a genomic nutrition plan? Weight Watchers 101: Weight Watchers was founded in 1963 by Jean Nidetch in Queens, New York. In the
The Many Benefits of Bitter Greens
Did you know bitter greens have the best nutrient to calorie ratio? This means these vegetables are the best type of food you could possibly eat. The benefits of bitter greens are greater than any supplement or pill, and they have no bad side effects! Moreover, these leafy greens are easily added to any meal! What are Bitter Greens? Bitter greens are dark, leafy vegetables that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. Bitter greens include: Arugula Kale E