Everything You Need to Know About the Mouth, You Already Learned from the Gut

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.

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EMFs: Minimizing Exposure in an Overexposed World

Lyn Patrick, ND – one of the leading voices in environmental medicine training – has created a groundbreaking conference for clinical professionals on all things radio frequency and electromagnetic frequency (RF-EMF). Lyn graciously wrote the below blog for us, highlighting some of the science behind EMFs.

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Glutathione – The “Master” Antioxidant

Glutathione is the master antioxidant, the knight in shining armor to your cell’s structure, DNA, proteins, lipids, membranes, and most importantly, your mitochondria. It is, quite possibly, the secret to lasting health and longevity. Take care to maintain and even boost your levels every day.

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Health Intelligence – The Future of Healthcare

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.

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Cortisol & Sleep: The HPA Axis Activity Connection

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.

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Leveraging Technology to Evolve Your Dispensary

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.

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Functional Medicine for First Responders

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.

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Spelt and The Many Shades of Gluten Reactivity

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.

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Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine – 2018

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…

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Getting to the Bottom of Chronic Pelvic Pain

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…

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Allulose – New Sweetener on the Block

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.

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Oral Lavender Supplement Dosing Considerations: 80mg vs. 160mg

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.

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