A work horse laboratory in any functional medicine practice is stool testing. But really gleaning the best insight into our patient’s clinical picture can be tough. What do all of these commensal organisms really suggest? How do they correlate with the inflammatory findings? Of the bell weather bugs (like akkermansia) how can we increase levels? Is there ANY place for microscopy (O&P) and culture in today’s high throughput Omics world?
In this episode of New Frontiers, Dr. Fitzgerald talks with Dr. Singh about his path to functional and integrative medicine, the importance of staying current in allopathic approaches, and the best strategies for testing and treating dysbiosis and leaky gut.
Inspired by the classic fall candy but without all the sugar, these festive granola bars are a nutritious and adorable alternative.
The importance of oral health as required for systemic health is well-accepted in the functional world. However, with up to 77% of American adults over 30 years of age suffering from periodontitis, there is an urgent need to actively address oral health as a routine part of clinical practice.
SLIT may be as effective as OIT for peanut desensitization
3D printers harm indoor air quality
Mushrooms offer protection against prostate cancer
Cuddling Changes DNA Expression Via Epigenetic Methylation
Garlic compounds counteract TMAO from meat consumption
Infant Rice Foods and Fruit Juice Are Problematic Sources of Toxic Metals
The First-Ever Study of its Kind Proves Functional Medicine Works
Episode 72: Nocturnal Hypoglycemia & Continuous Glucose Monitoring: the amazing Dr. Sara Gottfried & advanced metabolic monitoring
By far, my most wide-ranging conversation to date with my friend and colleague Dr. Sara Gottfried as we dive into her experience using a continuous glucose monitor and addressing fairly severe nocturnal hypoglycemia, to addictions and genetics, taming the dopamine-deprived COMTer, and lots of women’s health. Sara is an open book in such a lovely, inspiring way. How would a concussion lead to brain-body? (ok, there’s an obvious connection in that title, haha) but get all of the backgrounds in our convo.
A handful of peptides have been used in medicine for decades: First and most famously, insulin was made available in the 1920’s. Other well-known peptides include oxytocin, ACTH and vasopressin. Today, there are actually more than 150 peptides available or in development. The latest are creating a palpable stir; and many are pretty-readily available to…
Take a second and think about this: what clinical presentation would prompt you to prescribe cognitive behavioral coaching, breathwork or meditation? Did GERD make your list? Along with gentle, but powerful botanicals and nutraceuticals (IT’s Motility Agitator, DGL Chewables, Heartburn Advantage), these are cornerstone interventions for GERD in the practice of Victoria Albina, NP, MPH.
A good curry is such a great comfort food…but it can also be medicine for your immune system.
Remember the first time you heard about FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplantation) and maybe it sounded promising yet kinda viscerally challenging? It’s come a long way from humble beginnings and has since covered a lot of health territory (and FMT preparations are increasingly standardized, with some pretty cool research happening well beyond the limited C diff application.).