I was giving a lecture to a group of psychiatric fellows recently, and I got to my slide on folate. I get excited about this topic, and so I rambled on about the one-carbon cycle, and SAMe, methylcobalamin, and the MTHFR mutation. As I looked away from my slides, I could see the vacant stares from the near-audience and knew I had lost them. If highly educated and Continue reading
Unfortunately, many of us are familiar with the hallmark signs of aging: declining strength and energy, brain fog and “senior moments,” irritability, difficulty sleeping, hearing and vision loss…the list goes on. Most people attribute these symptoms to “getting older,” Continue reading
Q: About a week ago, one side of my mother’s face began to droop and she has had no control over it since. We initially thought she had a stroke, but her doctor diagnosed her with Bell’s palsy. He said it would go away on its own, but that it could take six months or longer for her to make a full recovery. Can you give us any suggestions for minimizing the effects of this disease in the meantime?
Dr. Wright: For those readers who aren’t familiar with it, Bell’s palsy is a weakening or paralysis of the muscles of the face and is due to trauma to the facial nerve. Because it usually affects Continue reading