Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately, and the best conventional medicine has to offer are medications that are ineffective at slowing or stopping disease progression. Fortunately, a large body of research suggests we know more about this seemingly mysterious condition than we might think.
“Considerable evidence” for Melatonin in Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Are Gut Bacteria Thwarting Your Weight Loss Attempts?
Breastfeeding Benefits Include Epigenetic Programming
Probiotic Adaptation to Survive Harsh Stomach Environments
The Right and Wrong Ways to Implement Low Carb Diets
When Probiotics AREN’T Helpful
Episode 46: Endotoxemia: The Underlying Reason Most of Your Patients Need Immunoglobulins with Dr. Jill Carnahan
In my podcast with Dr. Jill Carnahan this month, she unleashes a torrent of compelling science and clinical savvy on all things endotoxemia. From heart disease and diabetes to autoimmunity (genetic or acquired) and mast cell activation, Dr. Carnahan is clear that pathological intestinal permeability (she discusses testing, but at this point in her career believes most everyone who sees her with chronic disease has IP) drives inflammation by allowing excess microbial endotoxins- primarily as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) – to enter circulation.
Our Clinical Development Program for Functional Medicine Practitioners recently enjoyed the benefit of two excellent guest lecturers on the topic of tick-borne diseases – Dr. Tom Sult and Mary-Beth Charno APRN-C. Their expert knowledge inspired our nutrition resident, Dorie Passen, to write this important article on how to prevent these illnesses that we so often see as ongoing drivers of chronic symptoms in our patients. Given the meteoric rise in tick-borne illnesses over the last decade-plus, we hope you this information is helpful to you in enjoying a safe and happy outdoors this season (and many more)!
Dr. Fitzgerald talks to Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence, about how tapping could help patients in a functional-medicine clinic setting. And, together, they walk step-by-step through a round of tapping so listeners can hear how it’s done (and follow along).
After suffering through a lengthy Lyme infection himself (with classic presentation), which initially responded to antibiotics but didn’t resolve the infection, Dr. Darin Ingels went on a years-long quest to recover, returning to naturopathic principles and discovering essential less-used protocols.
A light refreshing drink to keep you cool all summer long! This Agua Fresca takes less than 10 minutes to make and is sweetened with agave nectar.
Nutrigenomics has been one of the biggest trends in Nutrition and Functional Medicine in the last decade. Here are what I consider the most compelling reasons why: The understanding that nutritional factors influence gene transcription and expression The background work of Bruce Ames, and myriad papers since, showing that high dose cofactor nutrient supplementation can…
The humble okra is an ancient vegetable thought to originate from Africa and Asia and brought to the United States on ships during the 18th century. It is also a powerfully-nutritious food. Okra is full of soluble, mucilaginous fiber which is very healing to the digestive tract, helps to regulate bowel transit time, and…
Consider EoE a Component of the Allergic March
Evidence for Time-Restricted Feeding
Rising Fasting Insulin Triggers Weight Gain, Even as Glucose Levels are Normal
Juice is as Bad as Other Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Regular Air Travel May be Linked With Cancer
Better Nutrition = Better Asthma Control
Connections Between Digital Media and ADHD
Kids’ Slime May Contain Unsafe Levels of Boron
For Your Memory’s Sake, Don’t Hold That Phone to Your Head