Imagine the day when you and your patient can view their health metrics on one digital platform. The day when one-dimensional testing – blood, genetics, and microbiome – are combined to provide a whole-body health picture – both inside and out. A day when all this testing is done through user-friendly, affordable, at-home test kits that offer the most advanced analytical technology. Well, that day is here.
Cortisol and Sleep: The HPA Axis Activity Connection. Research in this area has been bursting forth recently, so I’m thrilled to feature a sponsored blog from Integrative Therapeutics written by one of my mentors, Tori Hudson, ND. You’re likely familiar with Dr. Hudson – her highly regarded Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is a staple on many clinician’s shelves, including mine.
This month’s sponsored blog from our friends at Fullscript, offers a great solution to this common problem. Specifically, from Alex Keller, ND, who, as the medical director at Fullscript and a practicing clinician himself (in addition to organic farmer), has loads of experience with the virtual dispensary model.
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.
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
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:
Dr. Elke Cooke, one of the bright-light participants in our current Professional Education cohort, called our attention to spelt. As Dr. Cooke argued, even though it does contain some types of gluten proteins, spelt may in fact be an option for some gluten-reactive individuals. Read on to find out why, and how to go about determining gluten-reactive individuals who may potentially be able to tolerate spelt.
Dear Readers, It is truly our privilege to continue to bring you the latest in Functional Medicine. It is our hope that through our clinical experience and science-based research and education, we can help change the landscape for patient care for the better. As we look back over the wealth of content we have shared this…
Chronic pelvic pain affects many of our patients and we already have powerful tools to produce dramatic improvements in these patients. Based on my interview with Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, a systems-based approach is ideally suited to help resolve pelvic pain while addressing other areas of disease at the same time. Drummond has a…
When a nutritional supplement has been studied in more than one dose for one or more indications, it’s imperative to decide what the best starting dose should be in a typical case. This seems simple; however, even reviewing the same data, clinicians can come to opposing conclusion and thus, dosing strategies.