Dr. Soyona Rafatjah

MTHFR Gene Mutation
What Is an MTHFR Gene Mutation?

An MTHFR gene mutation is an inherited variation of the MTHFR gene, which may lead to pregnancy and birth complications. Nothing can cause your MTHFR gene to mutate. You simply inherit it from your mother and/or father. This condition is fairly common. In the US, this mutation is found in about 25 percent of people…

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how to prevent alzheimers
How to Prevent Alzheimer’s: Strategies for Early Prevention

It’s one of the most-asked questions in current medicine: How do I prevent Alzheimer’s disease?  Early prevention shows great promise for lowering the risk of cognitive decline. The sooner prevention can start, the better the outcome. What’s more, these methods can result in a boost in wellness starting right now. Here are the top research-backed…

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autoimmune rash
What Causes An Autoimmune Rash? 10 Possible Conditions

What autoimmune conditions cause a rash on the skin? These are the most common autoimmune diseases that may cause rashes on your skin: Lupus Sjogren’s syndrome Dermatomyositis Psoriasis Eczema Hypothyroidism & myxedema Celiac disease Scleroderma Lichen planus Behçet’s disease An autoimmune disease occurs when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells within the body. This…

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Alzheimers Diet
Alzheimer’s Diet: 16 Foods To Fight Dementia + What to Avoid

The best diet for Alzheimer’s is Dr. Bredesen’s KetoFLEX 12/3 diet, which is a keto diet mixed with metabolic flexibility. It encourages 12-hour fasting periods every day, including at least 3 hours of fasting before bedtime. This slightly-flexible ketogenic diet can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. In the earliest stages of…

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Carnivore Diet
The Carnivore Diet: Benefits, Risks & How to Follow

The carnivore diet has been controversial among health professionals because it’s an extreme elimination diet. However, its connection to a number of health benefits is worth investigating. The carnivore diet has been linked to health benefits such as: Lowered blood sugar Decreased intestinal discomfort (such as gas and bloating) Decreased inflammation Stronger mental acuity Weight…

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natural remedies for IBS
11 Natural Remedies for IBS [Backed by Science]

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that affects the digestive system. Signs and symptoms of IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, stool irregularities, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea or constipation.  Living with IBS can be frustrating — the side effects on your everyday life are significant. IBS can be caused by a vast number of…

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IBS symptoms female
13 Common IBS Symptoms in Females

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an intestinal disorder that affects up to 11% of the global population. Among IBS sufferers, only about 30% seek treatment from a physician for their IBS, particularly if those symptoms present alongside other conditions.  Done letting your gut issues rule your life? Join PrimeHealth’s Gut Health Group Visits and find lasting relief…

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Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism: Differences & Treatments

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are both severe thyroid conditions, but they are essentially opposites from one another. Hypothyroidism describes an underactive thyroid, while hyperthyroidism describes an overactive thyroid. About 1% of American adults experience hyperthyroidism, while approximately 5% of American adults experience hypothyroidism. More than half of thyroid disease patients may not know they have thyroid…

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hypothyroidism pregnancy
Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy: Screening, Outcomes & Treatment

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life. However, pregnancy can cause or exacerbate maternal hypothyroidism, also known as hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Hypothyroidism and pregnancy often go hand in hand. 2-3% of women have high TSH levels before conception, which is a major risk factor for thyroid problems. 18% of pregnant mothers test for the presence…

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