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Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP poses the question, “What do we know about the current care for pregnancy nutrition in the US today?” There are three basics we tell pregnant women: “Take your prenatal, don’t gain too much weight, and eat healthy foods.” Rydbom explains that although these recommendations sound like three simple tasks, if pregnant women do not have the resources or the knowledge of what to do, this can be an overwhelming and disempowering conversation. Rydbom shares key clinical…

Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP poses the question, “What do we know about the current care for pregnancy nutrition in the US today?” There are three basics we tell pregnant women: “Take your prenatal,…

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…

Foundational, Nutritionists, Pulse Patrol

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Rob Silverman, DC As literature and clinical discussions on the ketogenic diet continue to grow across the globe, Robert Silverman, DC and Deanna Minich, PhD are infusing nuance and pragmatism into an important discussion on the ketogenic diet approach (“keto”) in clinical practice. First, Dr. Silverman defines keto (in his clinical practice) as 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates (< 50g per day) and differentiates “dirty” vs. “clean” keto. The latter focuses on healthy fats,…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Rob Silverman, DC As literature and clinical discussions on the ketogenic diet continue to grow across the globe, Robert Silverman, DC and Deanna Minich, PhD are infusing nuance and…

Leslie Stone, MD, IFMCP and Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP Leslie Stone, MD has delivered thousands of babies during her 30-year practice in obstetrics and gynecology. This has given her great insights into common morbidities of pregnancy. In this MAPS talk, Dr. Stone examines variables that impact intrauterine health, including stress, nutritional deficiencies, and genetic variations, and explains how she leverages cofactors to maximize outcomes. Dr. Stone and Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP have developed a program that has achieved clinically and statistically significant…

Leslie Stone, MD, IFMCP and Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP Leslie Stone, MD has delivered thousands of babies during her 30-year practice in obstetrics and gynecology. This has given her great insights into common…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Video

In recent years we have witnessed a groundswell of interest in the ketogenic diet. This concept of consuming certain types of high-fat foods (while reducing carbohydrates) to induce a physiological state called ketosis is a form of therapeutic nutrition that has been studied for decades in a variety of conditions. Cancer researchers have become very interested in the potential benefits a ketogenic approach might bring to oncology patients taking certain types of anti-cancer drugs. Why? Because initial experiments conducted in…

In recent years we have witnessed a groundswell of interest in the ketogenic diet. This concept of consuming certain types of high-fat foods (while reducing carbohydrates) to induce a physiological state called ketosis…

Blogs, Foundational, Nutritionists

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…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Digestive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal

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.…

Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Digestive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Nutritionists, Obesity, Pulse Patrol

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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