I went to school with Dr. Hilary Andrews. She graduated before me, but I recall her then—she had a reputation for brilliance (and was voted class valedictorian, incidentally). Hilary applied that brilliance to childhood health and nutrition, which inevitably included investigation around vaccine safety. Flash forward to current time
Health effects of excess blue lights and how to choose healthy lighting
Why choose change? The pros and cons of body acceptance
Understanding the risks and benefits of mammograms
Some tuna fish carry 36 times more chemicals
Adult food allergy – an identification challenge for clinicians
Phthalates increase risk for allergic disease
Compound in broccoli blocks allergic response to peanut and egg
Gadolinium from MRIs deposits in the brain
Highest vitamin B6 and B12 use linked with lung cancer in men
Microbes and food allergy—peanut oral immunotherapy improved with probiotics
Omega-3 fatty acids and Alzheimer’s prevention
The role of gut permeability in the onset of autoimmune disease
Love keep us healthier
Leaky teeth? Root canal endotoxins, mental health and quality of life
Parkinson’s Disease can start in the gut
When a gluten-free diet isn’t enough for Celiac Disease
Phthalates in your mac and cheese
Odd effects of Faecal Transplants
Got Interstitial Cystitis? Treat the Gut.
Titanium dioxide in food exacerbates IBD
Binge drinking thins your brain
Social connection—more important than exercise?
Call for the EPA to evaluate low dose effects of endocrine disruptors
All microbes, not just bacteria, can contribute to problems in the small intestines. Today more than ever, we see patients with hard-to-treat gut problems. Dr. Pedre brings his own gut healing journey and Functional Medicine background to the table to talk to us about treating patients with SIBO-or as he likes to call it-SIMO
Dr. Carrie Jones and I went to medical school (National College of Natural Medicine) together. She was a brilliant, awesome friend then, and still is. What a privilege it’s been to watch her grow into the expert she is today. As you’ll see in her bio, Dr. Jones has been focused on women’s health and hormones her entire career which has spanned academia, clinical practice and now as the chief medical officer at Precision Diagnostics, home of the DUTCH dried urine hormone panel.
Rosacea—a sign that shouldn’t be ignored
Is there lead and mercury in your fidget spinner?
Lead exposure and autism risk during critical periods of development
Is it OK for our children to be overweight? Latest research shows not
How tea talks to your genes
Delayed infant food introduction can increase risk of allergies
Simply bad advice from the American Heart Association!
Eating fried potatoes twice a week more than doubles risk of death
Western diet increases risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Episode 26: Practical Application: Using An Elemental Diet in Clinical Practice with Dr. Corey Schuler
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Corey Shuler on all things Elemental Diet this month! Dr. Schuler has been using Integrative Therapeutics Physicians’ Elemental Diet (ED) in clinical practice as well as researching and training clinicians on application. He’s the director of clinical affairs for Integrative Therapeutics. Corey is very well-versed on the science behind the ED.
As you probably know, stem cell therapy outside of the research setting is the Wild West. It’s offered everywhere, here and outside of the US (there’s a whole “stem cell tourism trade”). Radical claims are made routinely without much evidence or oversight. Pricing for therapy and protocols used vary widely, although anyone (even those participating in research trials) can expect to spend thousands of dollars.
Antibiotics impair the beneficial potential of plant phytonutrients
Plants and foods as broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory agents
Psych meds increase risk for fractures
Antibiotics and Miscarriage
Response to NYT Vitamin D is a Waste of Time and Money
Calls to Remove Juice from the Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
PCOS as an autoimmune disease?
Cholesterol and heart disease: oversimplified and misguided
Exercising for your bones should include more than strength training
Filaggrin mutations alone can cause atopic eczema, hayfever and asthma
Stem-cell therapy: nearing fxmed prime time?
Healthy bones suppress appetite
Nasal methylation and childhood atopic asthma
Healthy empathy distinguishes between self and other
In general, I am a fan of IgG food sensitivity testing. While we can in some cases manage just fine using a standard elimination and challenge protocol, IgG testing can benefit patients in a few ways, such as: providing motivating data, individualizing the foods needing to be removed and identify less-common antigenic foods.