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Aberrant DNA methylation patterns underlie disease and aging. While some DNA methylation marks are durable and not subject to environmental influence, in many other biological areas, DNA methylation is malleable, which unlocks the opportunity for epigenetic impact—modifying gene expression. In this MAPS talk, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald shares vanguard research and pragmatic clinical insights on the modifiable nutrition-related and lifestyle factors that can either negatively or positively influence the methylome and, therefore, the health and longevity of patients. The full video…

Aberrant DNA methylation patterns underlie disease and aging. While some DNA methylation marks are durable and not subject to environmental influence, in many other biological areas, DNA methylation is malleable, which unlocks the…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Myles Spar, MD, MPH, an integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in men’s health, clarifies the difference between the anxious state men have grown accustomed to and being in a flow state that brings focused effectiveness and helps men create the results they want to produce without wreaking havoc on their health and happiness.

Myles Spar, MD, MPH, an integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in men’s health, clarifies the difference between the anxious state men have grown accustomed to and being in a flow state that brings…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Florence Comite, MD, a leading force in precision medicine, has the data on why Father Time strips away the genetic gifts Mother Nature gives us and what we can do about it.

Florence Comite, MD, a leading force in precision medicine, has the data on why Father Time strips away the genetic gifts Mother Nature gives us and what we can do about it.

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD Introduction Since 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services has brought a new level of awareness to the opioid crisis in America by declaring it a nationwide Public Health Emergency.1 In the US, it is approximated that 2.5 million people have been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder (OUD), and 4 in 5 new heroin users started out misusing opioid prescription pain medication.2 As part of the efforts aimed…

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD Introduction Since 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services has brought a new level of awareness to the opioid crisis in America…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Jen Landa, MD has escaped the pill-for-every-ill model and created partnerships with her patients to form lasting health. Explore the upside of breaking free from the allopathic model to enjoy better outcomes for practitioners and patients alike.

Jen Landa, MD has escaped the pill-for-every-ill model and created partnerships with her patients to form lasting health. Explore the upside of breaking free from the allopathic model to enjoy better outcomes for…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Jill Carnahan, MD walked away from a high-salary position as a director at a well-known medical facility to start her own personalized lifestyle medicine practice. Learn why she took this step, how she transitioned away from allopathic medicine smoothly, and how we can all support this emerging shift in medical care.

Jill Carnahan, MD walked away from a high-salary position as a director at a well-known medical facility to start her own personalized lifestyle medicine practice. Learn why she took this step, how she…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Did you grow up with parents who told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  The word “breakfast” comes from breaking the overnight fasting period, and replenishing the body with a supply of glucose and other nutrients. It implies a period of metabolic rest that we know from ancestral health is beneficial, but in recent time, that period has shortened. While physicians and dietitians have touted the…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Did you grow up with parents who told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  The word “breakfast” comes from…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating network involved in regulating many physiological, homeostatic, and cognitive functions—including appetite, immune function, pain, metabolism and energy balance, stress response, anxiety, mood, fertility, pregnancy, pre- and postnatal development, memory, and neurogenesis, as well as the well-known pharmacological effects of cannabis.1,2 In our developing understanding of network medicine, it’s important as clinicians to understand that the endocannabinoid system plays a role far beyond getting high and impacts…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating network involved in regulating many physiological, homeostatic, and cognitive functions—including appetite, immune function, pain, metabolism and energy balance, stress…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Sara Gottfried, MD Monday, 7:50 a.m. Cup of coffee in hand, I walked into my office and shut the door. I sat at my desk and reviewed my schedule of patients for the day. I was on call for my group of 14 obstetricians/gynecologists. There were 26 patients on the schedule, and several urgent slots remained open for the problems I’d triage throughout the day with the nurse manager and medical assistants. I could hear the clunk of messages…

by Sara Gottfried, MD Monday, 7:50 a.m. Cup of coffee in hand, I walked into my office and shut the door. I sat at my desk and reviewed my schedule of patients for…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Pulse Patrol

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Carrie Jones, ND, MPH “Hormones control so much of who we are.” - Deanna Minich, PhD In this discussion, Carrie Jones, ND, MPH and Deanna Minich, PhD explore the nitty gritty of hormones, which control and impact so many body functions and health conditions. They delve into estrogen metabolism and detoxification pathways and how that biochemistry impacts our physiology and can manifest as hormonal symptoms. Dr. Jones opens the discussion by making an important distinction—differentiating the…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Carrie Jones, ND, MPH “Hormones control so much of who we are.” - Deanna Minich, PhD In this discussion, Carrie Jones, ND, MPH and Deanna Minich, PhD explore the…

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