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.).
Allergic Sensitization Can Occur Through The Skin
Mom’s Fluoride Exposure Associates with Lower IQ in Kids
Vitamin K From Foods Improves Warfarin Effectiveness
Osteocalcin as a Mediator of the Stress Response
Wait, non-alcoholic fatty liver due to… (gut bug) alcohol!?
Soot Particles Travel from Lungs to Other Organs, Including the Placenta
Some of the most extraordinary work happening in medicine right now comes from the GrowBaby team of Leslie Stone, MD and her daughter, Emily Rydbom, CNS. In their mostly Medicaid model, they’ve adopted a systems approach to pregnancy, and thereby doing so, have remarkably improved outcomes. Their rates of autism, eczema, ADHD, premature labor, gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension fall well, well below national averages.
Are you thinking about age management with your patients these days? I am. And I’m thinking about it regarding myself, quite frankly. To that end, I just had a tour-de-force conversation with clinician researcher Joe Raffaele, MD. Can we halt, or even reverse, the biological aging process? There are an extraordinary number of variables to consider here, but the take-home appears to be YES.
It’s high time a solid, clinician and consumer-friendly book is delivered on the oral microbiome, is it not? Cass Nelson- Dooley began researching the topic years ago, and is now arguably one of the foremost leading experts on integrative interventions for oral health. I interviewed her on New Frontiers years ago, and she’s blogged previously on oral endotoxemia.
Sesame Allergy Underdiagnosed and More Challenging to Avoid
E. coli Strain May Cause Urinary Tract Infection
Stress During First Trimester is a Risk Factor for Adverse Birth Outcomes
Higher BMI Associated with Increased Brain Atrophy
Infant Gut Microbes Predict Temperament – a Human Study
Connecting Gut Microbes and Bone Health
If you’re practicing functional medicine, you’re aware of (and likely prescribing) the autoimmune paleo diet. You’re pulling folks off of many foods, lowering carbs, reducing or eliminating lectins (including nightshades). In my conversation with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, we talk about his impressive PhD research (under the guidance of Aristo Vojdani, PhD) in stratifying who’s at risk for lectin intolerance.
A good pâté can stand on its own when surrounded by soft-boiled farm-fresh eggs, steamed asparagus spears, raw cauliflower and colorful beets, and steamed Brussels sprouts!