Doctor Maya Blog

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.

COMT Gene and Personality Traits

February 23, 2016
by Dr. Maya Sarkisyan

It provides instructions for making an enzyme called catechol-O-methyltransferase. In the brain, catechol-O-methyltransferase helps break down certain neurotransmitters – chemical messengers that conduct signals from one nerve cell to another. It is is particularly important in an area at the front of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, which organizes and coordinates information from other parts of the brain. This region is involved with personality, planning, inhibition of behaviors, abstract thinking, emotion, and working (short-term) memory. To function efficiently, the prefrontal cortex requires signaling by neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine. Catechol-O-methyltransferase helps maintain appropriate levels of these neurotransmitters in this part of the brain.

(Ref: https://livewello.com/health-reports/comt-gene-and-personality-traits)