Food Source Phytocannabinoids: Hemp and Beyond. Yes, hemp & marijuana are major providers of cannabinoids, and in the FxMed space, we are extremely excited about this potent family of bioactive molecules. In particular, we are looking at CBD for indications ranging from pain to mood, inflammation, memory and more. Turns out the endocannabinoid system (ECS) extends body-wide, and similarly, phytocannabinoid sources extend far beyond hemp and marijuana.
In my conversation with Mark Hyman on his new NYT best seller, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, we discuss the myriad challenges consumers face in figuring out the correct diet, but also, what WE as clinicians caring for patients – what do we prescribe? What do the data show? Are grains really verboten? Is dairy completely off-the-plate? What about meat?
Episode 40: The Epicenter of Epigenetics; Discussing the Agouti Mice Study & More with Dr. Randy Jirtle
Happy April, Everyone. The daffodils are peaking through in my yard, and a few crocuses are already popping up: Despite the snow storm last week, Spring is here! This month I was thrilled and honored to podcast with Dr. Randy Jirtle. The field of epigenetics has exploded in the last decade, initiated almost exclusively by the groundbreaking research of Randy and his colleague Robert Waterland.
Connection. Arguably one of the single biggest determinants of health, and yet something of a rare, precious commodity in this isolated, digitalized world we inhabit. This month’s blog looks at the role of connection and longevity in Blue Zones and beyond.
A lot of scientific discoveries are borne out of serendipitous moments where a brilliant idea and unmet need collide. Such is the case with one of my all-time favorite “work horse” botanical combination products, Biocidin. Listen to Dr. Rachel Fresco, founder and president of Bio-Botanical Research, talk about the story of Biocidin, the decades of interesting and on-going in-vivo and in-vitro research, and the loads of clinical reports demonstrating efficacy. Also hear about Bio-Botanical’s suite of other no less creative products, including Oliverex, Proflora4R and GI Detox.
When patients present with complex symptoms and hard-to-identify hormone imbalances, comprehensive testing can be crucial to making a proper diagnosis and building an effective treatment plan. In this podcast, Dr. Fitzgerald talks with the medical director of Precision Analytical, Dr. Carrie Jones, about new additions to DUTCH testing, including cortisol awakening response testing and six new organic acid tests.
Join me for an interesting, clinician-friendly conversation on the gut/thyroid axis with Dr. Mike Ruscio. Dr. Ruscio challenges both conventional understanding (where the gut/thyroid relationship isn’t recognized outside the research setting) and in the functional medicine world, where he argues we are often over-treating and over-testing thyroid function.
In this podcast, Chris Kresser talks with Dr. Fitzgerald about being one of the first holistic practitioners to establish a solid online presence; why blogging and writing about functional, ancestral, and integrative approaches to health matter today more than ever
Dr. Ken Brown began to research compounds that could effectively treat SIBO-related bloating. The result of his work is Atrantil, the only all-natural formulation for treating SIBO-related bloating. In this podcast, Dr. Fitzgerald talks to Dr. Brown about dosing and treating patients with Atrantil, when to run further tests, and what other treatments can be used in conjunction with Atrantil to get the best results.
JJ Virgin was a well-known fitness and nutrition expert and author of several books when her son was hit by a car and severely injured. The doctors told her to prepare for the worst; they didn’t expect him to make it through the night. But, Grant lived.
Tons of Questions. Lots of answers. Mostly (according to Dr. Corey Schuler) you’re getting the answers here, first! Lots of “fist fights” among clinician experts on what to do: to use or not to use antimicrobials (pharmaceuticals or botanicals) with the ED; adding probiotics: good practice or totally contraindicated?