Cerebral Folate Deficiency

Cerebral Folate Deficiency

The importance of folate (vitamin B9) in the development and function of the nervous system has been well known for many years. Maternal folate deficiency has been linked to neural tube defects such as spina bifida and it is for this reason that women of childbearing age are advised to take a multivitamin with folate. Most foods containing wheat are fortified with a man-made form of folate known as folic acid.  While folic acid may be easily converted to the biologically active form of folate found in nature (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5MTHF) by some people, many have difficulty...

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Preparing for Baby

Preparing for Baby

The best time to prepare to have a healthy pregnancy is while you’re still in your mother’s womb. If she could have known what we know now, your lifelong health trajectory could have been altered for the better, and so could that of your children. Through changes in our DNA called epigenetics, some genes are expressed while others are silenced in response to environmental and nutritional variables. Are you prone to heart disease, diabetes, autism, or ADHD? While genetics plays a role in determining these fates, environment may play an even greater role. What your mother ate,...

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Does My Child Have Autism?

Does My Child Have Autism?

Does my child have autism? When parents, grandparents, or caregivers ask this question, it is prudent to seek medical evaluation. In some cases, their fears can be laid to rest. In others, autistic behaviors are simply the result of food allergies or nutritional deficiencies that can easily be addressed. Too often, however, the diagnosis is truly autism. The symptoms of autism may be present from birth or develop at any time prior to age three. Many children have a period of typical development followed by a plateau or an actual loss of skills. Receptive language, expressive language, social...

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Your First Appointment

Your First Appointment

Dr. Cindy Schneider practices functional, integrative medicine. Functional medicine emphasizes the identification and treatment of the underlying cause of medical conditions rather than just the treatment of symptoms. ┬áHer approach to health challenges includes the optimization of each patient’s nutritional status and key metabolic pathways. A detailed history is obtained on every patient, which begins the process of discovering the cause or causes of his or her symptoms. Many have suffered needlessly for years and gone through extensive medical workups elsewhere, only to find that...

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