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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Introduction We’re just starting to understand the full spectrum of toxic threats to the human body. What’s clear is that the body doesn’t know what to do with our myriad exposures to toxins. They clog the liver, then get stored in fat, and ultimately back up into the brain. Since the brain is almost two-thirds fat (the fattiest organ in the body), it makes sense that it’s likely the most vulnerable.…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Introduction We’re just starting to understand the full spectrum of toxic threats to the human body. What’s clear is that the body doesn’t know…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Too much inflammation can be a bad thing When the topic of chronic disease comes up, the term inflammation is sure to be close behind. In fact, inflammation has received a fairly bad rap in the past years as research has underscored its prominent role in the promotion and perpetuation of many aspects of physiological dysfunction. Although not the root cause per se, inflammation has been shown to “add fuel to the fire” of a…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Too much inflammation can be a bad thing When the topic of chronic disease comes up, the term inflammation is sure to be close behind. In fact, inflammation…

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Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Deborah Maragopoulos, MN, FNP "The hypothalamus is like the CEO of your entire body. Everything else are workers." – Deborah Maragopoulos, MN, FNP In this edifying discussion, Deborah Maragopoulos, FNP and Deanna Minich, PhD explore the neuro-immune-endocrine system and how the hypothalamus, specifically, is at the core of many patients’ chronic health issues, from mood and metabolic disorders to insomnia and autoimmunity. Over 30+ years of working in healthcare, Deborah explains that her…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Deborah Maragopoulos, MN, FNP "The hypothalamus is like the CEO of your entire body. Everything else are workers." – Deborah Maragopoulos, MN, FNP In this edifying…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Chiropractic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Sara Gottfried, MD Exercise is key to overall health, but sometimes the wrong approach can do more harm than good. It’s likely one of the reasons you’ve encountered patients who are struggling to achieve results despite every effort to lose weight and improve their health. Thankfully, there’s more to the story. We sat down with Sara Gottfried, MD to discuss the connection between exercise, hormones, and healthy weight loss. Sometimes exercising too much can make it more difficult for…

by Sara Gottfried, MD Exercise is key to overall health, but sometimes the wrong approach can do more harm than good. It’s likely one of the reasons you’ve encountered patients who are struggling…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Bianca Garilli, ND Screen time is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics for parents, healthcare practitioners, and educators. How much screen time should children and adolescents be allowed per day? Does screen time include the time spent on laptops to complete homework and reading assignments for classes? At what age should children begin to use screens? When is an appropriate developmental timeframe to buy your child a phone? Does the use of screens increase the risks of behavioral…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Screen time is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics for parents, healthcare practitioners, and educators. How much screen time should children and adolescents be allowed per day? Does…

Bariatric, Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Whitney Crouch, RDN, CLT Sugar is a hot topic. It’s one of the recently recognized, major culprits for increasing rates of overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease and contributes to a multitude of other health conditions related to inflammation in the body.1 Sugar intake in America 42% of Americans ≥ 2 years meet the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation for limiting added sugars intake to <10% of daily calories.1-2 That leaves 58% of Americans consuming…

by Whitney Crouch, RDN, CLT Sugar is a hot topic. It’s one of the recently recognized, major culprits for increasing rates of overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease and contributes…

Blogs, Chiropractic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Lewis Chang, PhD Introduction When I finished my medical training in 1998 at the University of California at San Francisco, I thought I knew everything about vitamin D, particularly vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. I understood vitamin D was important for the efficient trafficking of calcium in the body, and that helps to keep bones strong, which was important for women’s health over the age of thirty when bone density begins to decline. What I…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Lewis Chang, PhD Introduction When I finished my medical training in 1998 at the University of California at San Francisco, I thought I knew everything about vitamin D,…

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Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN If you can have a favorite nutrient, mine would be vitamin D. Historically famous for its essential, classical role in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and bone physiology (think rickets prevention), the past few decades of research have unveiled diverse, extraskeletal health roles for vitamin D, including but not limited to the immune system, cardiometabolic pathophysiology, cancer, pregnancy, etc. Whether consuming vitamin D2 or D3 (FYI, the latter more potently impacts vitamin D status),1 vitamin D…

Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN If you can have a favorite nutrient, mine would be vitamin D. Historically famous for its essential, classical role in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and bone physiology (think…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran The estimated cost of diabetes in the US was $327 billion in 2017, which reflects both direct medical costs ($237 billion) and indirect costs ($90 billion).1 After adjusting for inflation, this amounted to a 26% increase in diabetes costs from 2012 to 2017 and accounted for 1 in 4 healthcare dollars spent in the US.1 In 2015 it was estimated that 30.3 million people of all ages, roughly 9.4% of the US population, had…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran The estimated cost of diabetes in the US was $327 billion in 2017, which reflects both direct medical costs ($237 billion) and indirect costs ($90 billion).1 After…

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by Sara Gottfried, MD Behind closed doors, women bear all. Overwhelming fear, feelings of worry, irritability, and tension may plague them, yet the conversation around their anxiety has remained mostly unchanged for the past thirty years in mainstream medicine. Although anxiety is our nation’s most common mental disorder, there are lingering feelings of shame surrounding the condition. Women, who often feel pressured to live up to unrealistic expectations, may suffer silently and refrain from seeking the help they deserve. Anxiety…

by Sara Gottfried, MD Behind closed doors, women bear all. Overwhelming fear, feelings of worry, irritability, and tension may plague them, yet the conversation around their anxiety has remained mostly unchanged for the…

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