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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The New Nutrigenomics – Embracing Complexity, Moving Upstream

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…

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The U-Shaped Curve of Iodine

Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation worldwide and it negatively affects every stage of human development. Given the importance of this mineral and its ubiquitous presence in seafood, it’s natural to assume…

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Heal Your Gut, Boost Your Brain, and Live Longer With Polyphenols

We’ve discussed briefly, the power of polyphenols and their superpowers in improving athletic performance, among many of their many touted benefits. Scientists and docs have noticed people with polyphenol-rich diets generally had better health. Studies have found polyphenols to be good at fighting diseases, and in particular, degenerative diseases.

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