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Highlights from "A Deep Look Beyond Lyme" by Connie S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 May 2011 2:35am This past weekend, I attended a seminar entitled, "A Deep Look Beyond Lyme," which was hosted by the Klinghardt Academy for the Healing Arts. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, was the main presenter. He was joined by a variety of other medical professsionals, including Lyme-literate physician, Susan Marra, ND, and Steven Fry, MD, the founder of Fry L ... Read on »
Catabolism | Fitness, Health & Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 5:23pm What Is Catabolism? Learn What Catabolism Is And The Role It Plays In The Body. Definition of Catabolism Catabolism is a series of chemical reactions (via metabolic pathways in the body) that break down complex molecules into smaller units and release energy. This released energy is then stored within the molecule adenosine triphosphate (AT ... Read on »
Lactose Intolerance by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1) What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar of milk. This inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced by the cells that line the small intestine. Lactase breaks down milk sugar into simpler forms that can ... Read on »
Methods of Glycosylation and Bioconjugation by nih.gov Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: Eukaryotic cells express several classes of oligosaccharides attached to proteins or lipids. Animal glycans can be N-linked via beta-GlcNAc to Asn (N-glycans), O-linked via -GalNAc to Ser/Thr (O-glycans), or can connect the carboxyl end of a protein to a phosphatidylinositol unit (GPI-anchors) via a ... Read on »
Eating with Diabetes: Exposing the Common Myths by russelleaton Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 8:14pm The following article was kindly contributed by Emma B. Wood, a dental assistant who has a blog for diabetics at  www.diabeticdietrecipes.org Maintaining a healthy diet is vital to our all-around health and wellbeing. Eating the right foods help us control illness, reduce stress, and provide assistance to prevent serious disease. However, for a ... Read on »
Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Human Galactokinase for the Treatment of Galactosemia and Cancers by nih.gov Posted Thu 01 Mar 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: Lactose, found in dairy products and other foods, is comprised of two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. In galactosemia, where galactose is not properly metabolized, build-up of toxic compounds, such as galactose-1-phosphate, can lead to liver disease, renal failure, cataracts, brain damage, and ... Read on »
CARBS – The Often-Confused Macronutrient Broken Down, Part II: Focus on Digestion and Absorption by MySuperFoods Posted Mon 13 May 2013 11:12am Last week, I probably bored you with lots of technical, scientific jargon on carbs and sugars. Hopefully you learned something and found it helpful to at least know the difference between the types of carbohydrates that exist in our foods. I’d like to now focus on how carbohydrates are actually digested and stored in our bodies – an important ... Read on »
Breastfeeding by Natalie S. Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 11:25am Why should I breastfeed? Here are just some of the many good reasons why you should breastfeed your baby:     * Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants. Breast milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development. Most babies find it easier to digest br ... Read on »
Catalytic Domains of [beta](1,4)-galactosyltransferase I Having Altered Donor and Acceptor Specificities, Domains That Promote I by nih.gov Posted Sun 13 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: [beta](1,4)-galactosyltransferase I catalyzes the transfer of galactose from the donor, UDP-galactose, to an acceptor, N-acetylglucosamine, to form a galactose-[beta](1,4)-N-acetylglucosamine bond. This reaction allows galactose to be linked to an N-acetylglucosamine that may itself be linked to a va ... Read on »
How Sweet It Is: Different Types of Sugar by Amy R. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Jan 2012 7:00am    What exactly is sugar?  To understand what sugar is you have to go back to junior high science class and do a brief review of photosynthesis. All green plants manufacture sugar through photosynthesis, which is how plants use sunlight to make energy. This energy is in the form of sugar and more specifically sucrose.  Sucrose is found in ... Read on »