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by Lewis Chang, PhD A century ago, the global average life expectancy of humans was around 32 years. Today, it is 73. Because we live much longer, aging is now a major risk factor for a myriad of modern-day chronic illnesses. For scientists to study aging-related health issues, one must find a scientific way to measure aging, a quantifiable biochemical marker that reflects our biological age, so to speak. Having the ability to detect changes in such a biomarker will…

by Lewis Chang, PhD A century ago, the global average life expectancy of humans was around 32 years. Today, it is 73. Because we live much longer, aging is now a major risk…

Functional Medicine, Video

In this brief hallway chat, Mimi Guarneri, MD addresses how to manage stress and aging using integrative medicine and lifestyle approaches. Dr. Guarneri also answers a few questions on how to personalize use of phytonutrients (e.g., quercetin) and bioactives (e.g., omega-3) for gut and heart health, with the proper use of biomarkers and elimination diet protocols.

In this brief hallway chat, Mimi Guarneri, MD addresses how to manage stress and aging using integrative medicine and lifestyle approaches. Dr. Guarneri also answers a few questions on how to personalize use…

Foundational, Integrative, Video

Gastroenterologist Dr. Marvin Singh describes his philosophy on bringing patients back to health. Understand that the gut is the tattletale of the body; having symptoms in the gut does not always mean it is a gut problem. Dr. Singh discusses the importance of assessing the anti-inflammatory capacity of the microbiome, understanding the diagnostics, remembering the lifestyle basics, and talking to the patients. By “dialing things back a bit,” we better see all the factors that are happening in a patient…

Gastroenterologist Dr. Marvin Singh describes his philosophy on bringing patients back to health. Understand that the gut is the tattletale of the body; having symptoms in the gut does not always mean it…

Digestive, Integrative, Video

In this hallway chat, Ashley Koff, RD, addresses the gut connection to our skin health. She also demystifies the role of chocolate, dairy and sugar on skin issues, and provides practical tips on foods to avoid for acne and the scientific reason behind it.

In this hallway chat, Ashley Koff, RD, addresses the gut connection to our skin health. She also demystifies the role of chocolate, dairy and sugar on skin issues, and provides practical tips on…

Blogs, Digestive, Functional Medicine

by Noelle Patno, PhD The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Viruses that cause colds include more than a hundred different kinds of rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and many more. No wonder adults get colds 2-3 times a year on average and with even higher frequency for children and college students. As the most common human illness that leads to missed work and school, colds stay prevalent due to the many variants…

by Noelle Patno, PhD The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Viruses that cause colds include more than a hundred different kinds of rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, respiratory syncytial…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Suzanne Keyes, PharmD Webinar summary More than 70% of physician office visits involve a drug therapy. Often these drug therapies can lead to nutrient depletion. Nutrient depletion unfortunately can lead to new and/or worsening of initial symptoms. In this 15-minute talk, Suzanne Keyes, PharmD shares her experience with helping patients find relief to their drug-induced nutrient-depletion symptoms. Dr. Keyes gives specific examples of which bioactives help balance certain prescription drugs. You will walk away…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Suzanne Keyes, PharmD Webinar summary More than 70% of physician office visits involve a drug therapy. Often these drug therapies can lead to nutrient depletion. Nutrient depletion…

Articles, Foundational

Probiotic Strain L. paracasei Lpc-37® Reduced Stress in Healthy Adults Scientists have been searching for “psychobiotics,” probiotics that can modify the gut-brain axis,1 and now a recent publication using a robust clinical trial design demonstrated a probiotic strain that improved the stress response. Previous preclinical studies demonstrated that Lacticaseibacillus paracasei Lpc-37 (Lpc-37), formerly known as Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37 prevented the development of certain behaviors associated with chronic stress.2 This “psychobiotic” candidate was selected from other probiotic strains for clinical effects on perceived stress…

Probiotic Strain L. paracasei Lpc-37® Reduced Stress in Healthy Adults Scientists have been searching for “psychobiotics,” probiotics that can modify the gut-brain axis,1 and now a recent publication using a robust clinical trial…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Jennifer Stagg, ND. Webinar summary One of the most gratifying things for practitioners with patients on protocols is when the patients begin to feel better, and symptoms go away. But six months to a year down the line, the symptoms can start to return, and the patients find themselves back at the beginning. What happened? Jennifer Stagg, ND shares her clinical experience and insight to what she believes is the culprit to those symptoms’…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Jennifer Stagg, ND. Webinar summary One of the most gratifying things for practitioners with patients on protocols is when the patients begin to feel better, and symptoms…

Articles, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal

Most patients seeking pain relief rely on the following three families of drugs: opioids, gabapentinoids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). These widely used drugs are associated with serious side effects.1 During the past decade there has been an increasing interest in cannabis-derived natural products for pain management with a better safety profile and adequate pain relief. However, we still know surprisingly little about the effectiveness on pain of nonintoxicating cannabis-based products—conventionally referred to as “industrial hemp.” To fill this knowledge…

Most patients seeking pain relief rely on the following three families of drugs: opioids, gabapentinoids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). These widely used drugs are associated with serious side effects.1 During the past…

Articles, Digestive, Nutritionists

Prebiotics are types of food ingredients that are nondigestible by humans and broken down by human gut bacteria into compounds that are beneficial for humans. Human breast milk contains a rich source of prebiotics called “human milk oligosaccharides” or “HMOs,” which act as the very first prebiotics taken in by a nursing infant.1 Among the HMOs, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) is the most abundantly produced.2 The effect of 2’-FL was recently studied in adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel…

Prebiotics are types of food ingredients that are nondigestible by humans and broken down by human gut bacteria into compounds that are beneficial for humans. Human breast milk contains a rich source of…

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