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by Bianca Garilli, ND Migraines are a painful, oftentimes debilitating condition experienced by over 20% of women and 10% of men throughout their lifetime; according to the World Health Organization’s 2012 Global Burden of Disease figures, migraines ranked in the top 40 conditions causing worldwide disability.1 Causes of migraines vary. Some have genetic etiology, while other people are triggered by known external or internal causes. But for some migraine sufferers, the origin is a mystery, making the ailment even more…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Migraines are a painful, oftentimes debilitating condition experienced by over 20% of women and 10% of men throughout their lifetime; according to the World Health Organization’s 2012 Global Burden…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND The demarcations of a woman’s physiological stages of life are often delineated by the various, unique phases and cycles associated with fertility, reproduction, and the hormones at work behind the scenes. These stages include:1 Signaling of possible fertility at menarche Rhythm of monthly menstrual cycles controlled by the peaks and valleys of estrogen and progesterone Miraculous growth of new life during pregnancy Production of irreplicable nutrition for baby via breastmilk Rebalancing dance of hormones during postpartum…

by Bianca Garilli, ND The demarcations of a woman’s physiological stages of life are often delineated by the various, unique phases and cycles associated with fertility, reproduction, and the hormones at work behind…

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by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Once upon a time, I had a thyroid. Three years ago, to be exact. I had to undergo an emergent total thyroidectomy as a result of a severe, complicated case of Graves’ disease, further exacerbated around the time of diagnosis by another debilitating autoimmune condition, chronic urticaria. My family history for autoimmune thyroid dysfunction was significant, but looking back, I believe that my autoimmune disease trajectory may have been malleable. To what extent, I…

by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Once upon a time, I had a thyroid. Three years ago, to be exact. I had to undergo an emergent total thyroidectomy as a result of a…

Mark Hyman, MD; Family Physician; Author; Founder, The UltraWellness Center; Director, Cleveland Clinic Institute for Functional Medicine Dr. Hyman discusses his experience with a patient 20 years ago that completely changed the way he treats patients with dementia. In this talk Dr. Hyman explains how to approach this cognitive condition in a more holistic and systematic way utilizing the Functional Medicine paradigm and principles. Register for the MAPS Talk

Mark Hyman, MD; Family Physician; Author; Founder, The UltraWellness Center; Director, Cleveland Clinic Institute for Functional Medicine Dr. Hyman discusses his experience with a patient 20 years ago that completely changed the way he…

Erik Lundquist, MD; Family Physician; Medical Director/Owner, Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine Dr. Lundquist explores a Functional Medicine approach to thyroid dysfunction and disorders. His goal is to explain the diverse thyroid hormone functions and feedback loops in the body. This knowledge is needed to glean context and effective approaches to treat your thyroid patients, instead of treating the thyroid lab itself. Register for the MAPS Talk

Erik Lundquist, MD; Family Physician; Medical Director/Owner, Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine Dr. Lundquist explores a Functional Medicine approach to thyroid dysfunction and disorders. His goal is to explain the diverse thyroid hormone…

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Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Sara Gottfried, MD In this discussion at the forefront of personalized lifestyle medicine, Drs. Sara Gottfried and Deanna Minich explore anxiety in women and the connection to female-centric physiological changes throughout the life cycle. In addition to helping remove the stigma of anxiety, clinicians can partner with women to explore their unique biology and to identify and address the root causes, the why, behind their anxiety. With anxiety, comes stigma. With stigma, come shame and perceived…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Sara Gottfried, MD In this discussion at the forefront of personalized lifestyle medicine, Drs. Sara Gottfried and Deanna Minich explore anxiety in women and the connection to female-centric physiological…

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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kirti Salunkhe, MD From the President of Metagenics Institute, Sara Gottfried MD: When I practiced mainstream medicine and saw a patient on the schedule with chronic pelvic pain, I sometimes cringed. Why? Because I was so limited in what I could offer her for her severe and unrelenting pain, which typically was caused by endometriosis, gastrointestinal issues, or adhesive disease from prior surgery. Back then, most of my patients with endometriosis were on hormone suppression…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kirti Salunkhe, MD From the President of Metagenics Institute, Sara Gottfried MD: When I practiced mainstream medicine and saw a patient on the schedule with chronic pelvic pain,…

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Vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic, and the clinical impact is far-reaching for pediatric and adult patients. In this video, Dr. Sara Gottfried discusses the US Endocrine Society guidelines for vitamin D sufficiency and explains the differential impact of vitamin D2 vs. D3 supplementation on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels – 25(OH)D. Next, she provides insights on the synergistic role of vitamins D and K in bone and cardiovascular health. Since both of these essential, fat-soluble micronutrients are major nutrient…

Vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic, and the clinical impact is far-reaching for pediatric and adult patients. In this video, Dr. Sara Gottfried discusses the US Endocrine Society guidelines for vitamin D…

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH; Family Physician, Saudade Wellness Center Hormones must be balanced and work together, and there is a stepwise approach to treating hormone imbalances. In this talk, Dr. Trindade shows practitioners specific hormones to consider when developing a stepwise patient management plan. Dr. Trindade covers insulin resistance, adrenals, thyroid, sex hormones, and metabolism and shares how to manage patients cohesively. Watch the full MAPS Talk: View Now

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH; Family Physician, Saudade Wellness Center Hormones must be balanced and work together, and there is a stepwise approach to treating hormone imbalances. In this talk, Dr. Trindade shows practitioners…

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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Nilima Desai MPH, RD Dynamic duos exist throughout culture: Batman and Robin. Thelma and Louise. They also exist in lifestyle medicine, because nutrients don’t fly solo. They interact often interdependently, act as cofactors in metabolic pathways, and compete for receptors. One example is how vitamin C helps you absorb more iron, like you find in red pepper hummus. Other examples are zinc and copper, vitamin B12 and folate, or even the combination of berberine and…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Nilima Desai MPH, RD Dynamic duos exist throughout culture: Batman and Robin. Thelma and Louise. They also exist in lifestyle medicine, because nutrients don’t fly solo. They interact…

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