I remember the exact moment when thought “Man…I really need a new career”. I was 4 months pregnant and got into a knock down, rolling-in-the-dirt kind of fight. I was at work as a police officer. We got a call from a frantic mom that her 19-year-old son was out of control, punching walls and had just assaulted her.
NSAIDs May Increase Risk for C. Difficile Infection
Protein & Fat Sources Matter on a Low-Carb Diet
Prebiotics Improve Bone Formation in Children with Celiac Disease
Update: Histamine Intolerance Symptoms
Sleep Disruption Creates Inflammation
Transforming 21st-Century Medicine – Clinical Ecology
Data Suggests Early-Life Antibiotic Exposure Tied to Celiac Risk
The Emergence of ‘Nutritional Psychiatry’
Episode 58: SPONSORED Biocidin – Borrelia Research and Clinical Strategies using Botanical Antimicrobials
Lyme disease (and co-infections) can be tough to treat. The Lyme spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, has adopted loads of devilishly clever cloaking devices – from thriving in biofilm to existing in pleomorphic forms – to ensure survival despite aggressive treatment. Enter botanical therapy. With or without concurrent antibiotics, botanical combinations are an essential component of the FxMed clinician’s toolkit.
Did you know that one in three Americans has untreated tooth decay?1 One in two has a history of gingivitis? Its worst manifestation, periodontal disease, affects nearly 50% of people over the age of 30 in the United States.2
Episode 56: SPONSORED Advances in Stool Testing: The GI-MAP™ GI-Microbial Assay Plus with Tony Hoffman
I had loads of fun taking a tour through the wonderment of DSL GI MAP test today with Tony Hoffman, CEO of DSL (and longtime friend of mine!). DSL’s GI MAP stool test is, as CEO Tony Hoffman states, “a clinician diagnostic tool,” not a microbiome test. Yes, of course the GI MAP looks at the microbiome, but it’s not a broad sweep of the myriad bugs taking up residence.
Consumer Reports Finds Heavy Metals in Fruit Juice
Zinc Deficiency Exacerbates High Blood Pressure
Banned Drugs Found in Meat Samples
Connecting Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s
Ginger microRNAs Trigger Gut-Healing Compounds from L. Rhamnosus
How Pregnenolone May Help Fight Loneliness
Do you drink bone broth? We love bone broth, routinely drink it and recommend it to clients. It’s nourishing, versatile, and contains nutrients that promote gut and joint healing, reduce inflammation, build beautiful skin, bolster immunity, and strengthen muscle mass. Plus, it makes super-tasty soups and stews.
There has long been confusion about how to best monitor estrogen creams and gels. We have also shared in this confusion, but fortunately, the data has now made the situation much clearer. In this blog, you will see the data that has led us to the following conclusions about monitoring transdermal estrogen:
What about medicinal mushrooms? Chances are you’re using them in practice more and more. With the stellar research looking at neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmunity, cognitive decline, cancer and general immune support, their place in our toolkits is well-established.
Episode 55: Plant Medicine, Photonutrients, and the Health Benefits of Eating a Rainbow with Dr. Deanna Minich
Dr. Deanna Minich preaches: Eat a rainbow. Why? There are over 700 carotenoids found in plants – all bioactive, and generally pleotropic (ie: they do more than one thing in the body). We don’t need tons of any single carotenoid, and indeed – if anyone recalls the beta carotene smoker study from the early 2000’s, too much of a single compound could arguably be toxic.