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by Milene Brownlow, PhD; Sara Gottfried, MD; Nikky Contractor, PhD Here at Metagenics Institute, our goal is to keep you abreast of the latest scientific literature in health, nutrition, and personalized lifestyle medicine. As the ketogenic diet continues to grow in popularity in mainstream and clinical settings, we want to know what’s new and what patient populations or individuals may be uniquely positioned to benefit from a ketogenic dietary approach. In the past 10 years, citations for the ketogenic diet…

by Milene Brownlow, PhD; Sara Gottfried, MD; Nikky Contractor, PhD Here at Metagenics Institute, our goal is to keep you abreast of the latest scientific literature in health, nutrition, and personalized lifestyle medicine.…

Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP; Clinical Director/Owner, Lazarus Wellness Ryan Lazarus, DC contrasts conventional vs. Functional medicine approaches in the treatment of chronic inflammation, one of the most common chemical imbalances patients are facing today. Chronic inflammation exerts deleterious systemic effects in the body and is linked to most chronic diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases, pain and energy disorders, gut dysfunction, autoimmunity and allergies, cancer, and aging. Dr. Lazarus describes major biochemical and nutritional players involved in the two…

Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP; Clinical Director/Owner, Lazarus Wellness Ryan Lazarus, DC contrasts conventional vs. Functional medicine approaches in the treatment of chronic inflammation, one of the most common chemical imbalances patients…

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by Erik Lundquist, MD Metagenics Institute sat down with family physician Erik Lundquist, MD for a Q&A session to bust some myths about the Cannabis plant and glean current insights for our readers on the clinical utility of phytocannabinoids naturally found in Cannabis, like cannabidiol (CBD). Read on to learn how, based on the scientific literature and in Dr. Lundquist’s clinical experience, these unique bioactives with actions in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) may be relevant to you and your patients.…

by Erik Lundquist, MD Metagenics Institute sat down with family physician Erik Lundquist, MD for a Q&A session to bust some myths about the Cannabis plant and glean current insights for our readers…

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida In Q&A Part 4, Dominic D’Agostino, PhD answers questions pertaining to healthy individuals utilizing the ketogenic diet. Dr. D’Agostino provides a reality check on the deleterious health effects of our environment and explains how the ketogenic dietary approach is a targeted nutritional intervention that can help address the healthcare crisis in America. Additionally, Dr. D’Agostino addresses common misconceptions surrounding the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting,…

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida In Q&A Part 4, Dominic D’Agostino, PhD answers questions pertaining to healthy individuals utilizing the ketogenic diet. Dr.…

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Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Erik Lundquist, MD In this discussion, Erik Lundquist, MD and Deanna Minich, PhD explore thyroid physiology, assessment, and clinical pearls for treating patients with thyroid dysfunction or disorders. The crux of the discussion is treating the individual patient, not the labs. You will learn valuable insights and effective clinical strategies that Dr. Lundquist utilizes every day in his clinic to provide personalized support to patients with thyroid disorders. Dr. Lundquist shares that in his medical school…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Erik Lundquist, MD In this discussion, Erik Lundquist, MD and Deanna Minich, PhD explore thyroid physiology, assessment, and clinical pearls for treating patients with thyroid dysfunction or disorders. The…

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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth, and development. Ultimately, the body relies on the hormonal signals of a strikingly choreographed endocrine system. Most of the endocrine system is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal (HPATG) axis, which is instrumental in regulating mood, reproductive health, and general homeostasis.1 Unfortunately, the HPATG axis is remarkably sensitive to…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth,…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author In Dr. Deanna Minich’s talk, “Food as Medicine,” she identifies with clinicians who are newly embarking on their Functional Medicine journey. Many practitioners feel overwhelmed by the amount of research they feel they need to understand in order to get started with a new way of practicing medicine. In this talk Dr. Minich shows you how partnering with your patients to implement strategic, targeted dietary improvements is the best place to start.…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author In Dr. Deanna Minich’s talk, “Food as Medicine,” she identifies with clinicians who are newly embarking on their Functional Medicine journey. Many practitioners feel…

Foundational, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Video

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health. ECS actions on the central and peripheral nervous systems are numerous, such as helping to moderate stress responses and pain sensations, supporting mood and memory, and performing immunomodulatory functions like reducing inflammation, to name a few. The ECS was discovered in the 1990s by researchers studying bioactive…

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health.…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian Azari, PhD In school, we’re taught the human body is divided into 11 major organ systems that function together to carry out specific tasks. However, a new system has emerged in research over the last 30 years called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is described as, “one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health.”1 This article aims to shed light on the size and scope of…

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian Azari, PhD In school, we’re taught the human body is divided into 11 major organ systems that function together to carry out specific tasks. However,…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author There is an overwhelming amount of information being thrown at your patients about food. This creates anxiety, stress, and confusion during meal times. Dr. Deanna Minich refers to this as “analysis paralysis.” In the world of food there is a need for more fun, creativity, and artistry. Dr. Minich shares her personal journey and relationship with food and what she has learned through her own healing experience. You will receive…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author There is an overwhelming amount of information being thrown at your patients about food. This creates anxiety, stress, and confusion during meal times.…

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