Author Archives: Epstein

Pyrrole Disorder and Depression

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Based on research by Dr William Walsh and Carl Pheiffer, among the tens of thousands of individuals tested with depression, 15% turned out positive for pyrrole disorder. Pyrrole Depression is one of the 5 Major Biotype of Depression that Dr Walsh has identified in his research.  A high incidence of Pyrrole Disorder is found in individuals […]

Hydrocortisone causes depression by lowering serotonin levels

A lot of people are prescribed cortisol or hydrocortisone for adrenal exhaustion or inflammation. Here’s a great article from Self Hacked that describes the 10 effects of cortisol. Three side effects are very relevant to health mood and wellbeing. Cortisol raises copper which causes dopamine to decrease and norepinephrine to increase- this worsens depression and […]

Epigenetic Benefits of ALA in Treatment of Cancer

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Extensively published researcher and clinician, Dr Berkson utilizes high doses of racemic ALA (IV and Orally) along with HCA to inhibit tumor cell formation. Dr Berksen is doing awesome work reversing cancer by utilizing nutrients to effect epigenetics, inflammation and mitrochondrial activity. Utilizes high doses of racemic ALA (IV and Orally) along with HCA to inhibit […]

Why Does 23andMe not provide genetic test for SNP – MTHFR?

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This is a common question regarding MTHFR. 23andMe is a genetic testing agency that does not provide this value for the following reason. From 23andMe Blog The biology Here’s what we know about MTHFR. The MTHFR gene contains instructions for making an enzyme that’s important for metabolizing folate (also called folic acid or vitamin B9). […]

Histamine, Methylation and Serotonin. A natural approach to treat depression

Why do we use histamine to determine serotonin and dopamine levels for treating depression naturally? While genetics is the inherited characteristics of an organism’s genes, epigenetics is a term that describes the factors of influence on the genes, to cause the cells to increase or decrease their function. That function is the transcription and manufacture […]

Toxic Elements Biotype

This is an excellent summary of toxic elements and oxidative stressors due to heavy metals. Individuals who suffer depression, anxiety or schizophrenia and other mental disorders, typically do not respond to SSRI medicines and or supplements that affect levels of serotonin and dopamine or norepinephrine. These folks may be experiencing symptoms from toxic elements, such […]

Walsh Discusses Overmethylation Biotype

  Serious conditions such as panic disorders, Biopolar disorder and schizophrenia are often suffering from overmethylation. Serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine are elevated in these persons. It is possible to diagnose this condition through a whole blood histamine test or else through a SAM/SAH methylation ratio test. Higher levels of these neurotransmitters can cause anxieties, disorders […]

Dr Mercola interviews Dr Walsh; Role of nutrients for treating autism, anxiety, depression and dementia.

  It only a matter of time before Dr Walsh and his nutritional protocol for treating mental disorders becomes mainstream. Thanks to popular health advocates such as Dr Mercola, Dr Walsh will get the exposure that is needed to wake up the medical community. With the ever increasing ill effects on our epigenetics from the […]

Dr Mercola interviews Dr Walsh on role of epigenetics, methylation and folates in mental health.

Mercola Interviews Walsh

The Importance of Methylation and Folates in Mental Health In his interview with Dr Mercola, Dr Walsh, who pioneered the role of methylation in mental health and autism.  discusses methylation. According to Walsh, the No. 1 causes of undermethylation are single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or mutations in the enzymes for the one-carbon cycle (the methylation cycle). “The […]

Copper Overload Linked to Autism, Schizophrenia and Postpartum Depression

Autism is particularly susceptible to copper overload and the effect on dopamine and norepinephrine  levels. In his recent interview with Dr Mercola, Dr Walsh discusses copper, an important trace metal, that plays a distinct role in the synthesis of norepinephrine, a major neurotransmitter. Free copper impacts the levels of dopamine by causing this Dopamine neurotransmitter […]