What is Mercury Free Dentistry

WHAT IS MERCURY FREE DENTISTRY Mercury-free dentistry is a growing trend in the dental industry that focuses on the elimination of mercury-containing fillings and other materials. For decades, dental fillings were made up of a combination of mercury, silver, zinc, copper, and tin, and have been linked to health issues such as neurological problems, immune […]

ApoE Testing in the News

APOE TESTING IN THE NEWS Australian-born Chris Hemsworth is raising awareness as a result of the recent discovery of his genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s Disease. He did a genetic test for an episode of his National Geographic series, “Limitless” and found that he had two copies of the ApoE 4 gene. Having one or two […]

Understanding ApoE Genotyping and the Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

UNDERSTANDING APOE GENOTYPING AND THE DETECTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE According to the National Institute on Aging, “Certain genes can increase the risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. One of the most significant genetic risk factors is a form of the apolipoprotein E gene called APOE4. About 25% of people carry one copy of APOE4, […]