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.
Improperly Primed Immune Systems Cause Long-Term Problems Including Cancer
Practical Implementation of Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT)
Measuring Circadian Disruptions will Allow us to Better Evaluate Interventions
Essential Oils and Plant Extracts Block Aflatoxin Production
How Ancient Remedies are Changing Modern Medicine
Connecting Choline, Methylation Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention
Mainstream Doctor Laments Poor Nutrition Training on CNN
Episode 54: SPONSORED Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Dr. Robert Rountree shares his Expertise (and Powerpoint!)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is an urgent, often unrecognized concern. It’s the hepatic pandemic of the 21stcentury, and there is NO approved pharmaceutical therapy (the race is on, however…). Fortunately for us, there is MUCH we can do in functional medicine – indeed, our toolkit is powerfully effective in turning around NAFLD and even NASH – the next step progression.
Folate is one of the first nutrients you might think of to support methylation, and for important national health initiatives like the prevention of neural tube defects. We have dedicated quite a bit of page-space to this vital nutrient in our work on epigenetic health through the Methylation Diet and Lifestyle,