Doctor Maya Blog

To MRI or not to MRI?

April 20, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

From time to time a new patient enters my clinic complaining of physical pain of “unknown origin”. The pain been there for a while and nobody knows what it is. I have a rule to not right away treat the pain, no matter how tempting it is. There are too many components involved – type of pain, duration, location, age of the patient, history, and many more. Especially when patient states no other specialists succeeded in eliminating his/her pain. At that point I proceed to my usual diagnostic methods to figure out what I’m dealing with.

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10 Benefits of Pomegranate

April 3, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

1. Pomegranates Are Loaded With Important Nutrients

One cup contains:

  • Fiber: 7 grams.
  • Protein: 3 grams.
  • Vitamin C: 30% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin K: 36% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 16% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 12% of the RDA.

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Genetics in school

April 2, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

An emerged field of genetics and epigenetics allows us to take a fresh look at preventative medicine for our children. Instead of reacting to symptoms we can now predict and prevent silently developing diseases linked to malfunctioning DNA.

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The Perfect Dance of Nutrients

February 23, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

Have you ever though of how precise the balance of nutrients in your blood should be to sustain life? And just how it should be to maintain health? Just a little imbalance starts the process of disease, and continues imbalance prolongs it and makes disease chronic.
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The Warrior Gene

February 23, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

The MAOA gene encodes Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), an enzyme in the brain that generates neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. They are responsible for the mood, arousal, emotions and impulse control. People with elevated activity produce less neurotransmitters and people with reduced activity of MAOA produce more neurotransmitters. […] continue reading

The Longevity Gene

February 23, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

People who have certain changes in their FOXO3 gene can live to be 100+ years old. This is the best version of the well known longevity gene FOXO3. It greatly improves the odds of living to 100. It seems to improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce oxidative stress, among other things.

Apparently the proper working version of this gene is responsible for cell death which results in aging. So some specific mutations of this gene prevent cellular death and aging.