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.
New meta-analysis – calcium and vitamin D don’t prevent fractures? Not quite so simple.
Change your gene expression with better sleep
Microbes are key in reaping the benefits of a high-fiber diet
Green tea extract may shrink uterine fibroids
Common food additive fuels most virulent C diff strains
Mount Sinai links acetaminophen use in pregnancy to language delay in girls
Arsenic in your drinking water could be giving you diabetes
Inflammation as an underlying cause of lost muscle mass
Gluten-free diets can inadvertently increase arsenic exposure
Small steps towards the realization that not all saturated fats have equal biological effects
Want to feel good about your body? Spend time in nature
Curcumin reverses brain inflammation and markers of Alzheimer’s Disease
Happy almost new year folks! We are recapping on the absolute best and most popular content from the last 12 months. This covers all three primary sections on our site including content from our Professional Blog, our Consumer Blog, and of course, Frontiers in Functional Medicine Podcast. Please enjoy this round up as chosen by…
Imagine if healthcare companies took over farms instead of pharmacies
More evidence for probiotic use in RA, but misses the full FxMed approach
Endocrine disrupting chemicals and increased diabetes risk
Aluminum in the brains of autistic children – small study takes first direct measurements
Rules for organic eggs may lose ‘outdoor access’ requirement
New human research also shows physical affection changes the infant epigenome
Acetaminophen use before and during pregnancy increases ADHD risk
21 percent rise in peanut allergy since 2010, black children have double the risk
Oral Allergy Syndrome Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Excess B vitamins aren’t ‘harmlessly peed out’
Any regular alcohol intake may raise lifetime cancer risk
“Old fashioned” diets protect against leaky gut and autoimmunity
Gut dysbiosis plays a role in MS onset and progression
Choose a park over the mall to reduce fatigue and restore attention
Mark Newman is the founder Precision Analytical and the developer of the DUTCH test, one of the most accurate and patient-friendly measures of sex hormones on the market. The test eliminates the need for multiple types of testing by using dried urine to measure sex hormones, hormone metabolites, and free cortisol. Free cortisol is a key indicator of the health of the HPA axis — and having that measure, alongside a measure of sex hormones and their metabolites, gives providers more information so they can achieve better clinical outcomes.
Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, talks with Dr. Fitzgerald about the how ketogenic eating for cancer differs from other keto and low-carb protocols and outlines specific steps for pacing a keto protocol for the specific needs of cancer patients.
Inability to smell peppermint? A clue to early-stage dementia
Fluoride and reduced IQ – more, compelling data
Nail in the coffin for high carb diets? Large Lancet study says so.
Why caloric restriction extends lifespan – the EPIGENETIC key
Broccoli compounds prevent leaky gut
Fathers’ diet and lifestyle create heritable epigenetic traits
Asthmatic children overprescribed antibiotics
The secret to thriving, not just surviving
Methylmercury in infant rice cereals
Manipulating mitochondrial networks for healthy aging
Dr. Terry Wahls was a practicing primary care physician when she was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS. Despite treatment at some of the finest medical institutions in the United States, her health progressively declined until she could no longer walk. When she discovered functional medicine, she made a rapid turnaround.
Lithium for dementia, suicide, and bipolar disorder
To be happy buy time, not more stuff
Feeding newborns probiotics cuts sepsis death rates by 40 percent
Food First For Folates!
Predicting post-vaccination autoimmunity: Who might be at risk?
NASA explores the Ketogenic Diet
Adverse event reporting – key links to save