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Dr. Minich poses the question, “How do clinicians help reduce patients’ toxic burden in order to prevent and even reverse chronic disease?” In her experience working with Dr. Jeffrey Bland and developing the 28-day metabolic detox, she became very involved in toxicity research and came to understand how toxicity plays a key role in patient health. Dr. Minich shares her understanding of the toxic burden that exists in all patients, how it manifests in the body, and what can be done…

Dr. Minich poses the question, “How do clinicians help reduce patients’ toxic burden in order to prevent and even reverse chronic disease?” In her experience working with Dr. Jeffrey Bland and developing the 28-day…

Articles, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential nutrients that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. For cardiac health, dietary intake of omega-3 PUFAs  is a recommendation widely recognized by many patients and healthcare providers alike.1 However, as a recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed, there are indications that omega-3 PUFAs are beneficial in other systems as well. Researchers in Taiwan, from a multi-center collaboration, released their results of a…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential nutrients that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. For cardiac health, dietary intake of omega-3 PUFAs  is a recommendation widely recognized…

Articles, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Early menopause is defined as premature ovarian failure between the ages of 40–45 years.1-3 This condition affects about 1-5% of American women and is characterized by failure of the ovaries leading to increased serum levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).2,3 Ovarian failure can be a result of conditions such as gynecologic (ovarian) surgery, smoking and toxin exposure, certain autoimmune conditions including thyroiditis or Addison’s Disease, chemotherapy, or familial/genetic link.3,4 Data have shown that early menopause is linked…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Early menopause is defined as premature ovarian failure between the ages of 40–45 years.1-3 This condition affects about 1-5% of American women and is characterized by failure of the…

Joel Evans, MD; OB/GYN Physician, Founder/Director, The Center for Functional Medicine Stress plays a role in many health conditions seen in clinical practice today. About one-third of patient visits to a healthcare provider are directly correlated to a stressor. Dr. Joel Evans investigates the impact stress has on the body. He demonstrates how to support patients with a Functional Medicine approach. Dr. Evans explores the biochemical pathways that are affected by stress and how to achieve homeostasis in the body…

Joel Evans, MD; OB/GYN Physician, Founder/Director, The Center for Functional Medicine Stress plays a role in many health conditions seen in clinical practice today. About one-third of patient visits to a healthcare provider…

Blogs, Chiropractic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Bianca Garilli, ND Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body following calcium, sodium, and potassium. Intracellularly, magnesium is the 2nd most abundant cation behind only potassium.1 The number of essential roles magnesium plays in the body is extraordinary, with over 300 enzymes requiring magnesium as a co-factor for proper functioning.1 This essential element is involved in numerous critical physiological processes such as energy production (ATP metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis), protein synthesis, muscle contraction, nerve…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body following calcium, sodium, and potassium. Intracellularly, magnesium is the 2nd most abundant cation behind only potassium.1 The number…

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

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Annalouise O’Connor, PhD Many women notice after age 45 that fat seems to accumulate readily at the waist. There are even terms for it, like menopause belly, muffin top, or “meno-pot.” What does the science tell us about menopausal belly fat and how to get rid of it? What are the hormonal drivers and are they amenable to change with personalized lifestyle medicine? Certainly belly fat, specifically subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat, increases during menopause,1-3…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Annalouise O’Connor, PhD Many women notice after age 45 that fat seems to accumulate readily at the waist. There are even terms for it, like menopause belly, muffin…

Articles, Chiropractic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to be a major cause of death and disability in the US, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths.1 TBIs can be caused by myriad of events including motor vehicle crashes, falls, and sports-related injuries.1-2 In children and teens, 70% of concussions are related to sports related injuries, while in the elderly falls are the most common cause of concussions.2-3 Previous research has indicated an association…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to be a major cause of death and disability in the US, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths.1…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Chiropractic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Bianca Garilli, ND Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is estimated to affect nearly 15 million adult women in the US.1 This chronic disease can lead to a host of medical concerns including detrimental effects on bone health, making T2D an independent risk factor for bone fractures.2 A study published in Menopause sought to assess the status of bone mass, bone microarchitecture, and factors associated with vertebral fracture in postmenopausal women with T2D.3 This is a particularly important research query to…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is estimated to affect nearly 15 million adult women in the US.1 This chronic disease can lead to a host of medical concerns including detrimental…

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

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Christopher Moulton, PhD We’ve been told that cognitive function in healthy individuals naturally declines with age. Or does it? Recent case series have brought this central tenet of the aging brain into question and suggest the hypothesis that cognitive decline may be more mutable than once believed. Dale Bredesen, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and collaborators have advanced a systems-based approach to address the factors that put the brain at…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Christopher Moulton, PhD We’ve been told that cognitive function in healthy individuals naturally declines with age. Or does it? Recent case series have brought this central tenet of…

by Whitney Crouch, RDN, CLT The US population is living longer than ever before, with older adults increasingly making up a larger portion of that population. The US Census Bureau projects that the US population aged ≥65 years is expected to double by the year 2050.1 Aging is associated with changes in body composition, and there is evidence that these changes vary by ethnicity and gender.2 The loss of lean muscle mass that occurs with advancing age is termed sarcopenia…

by Whitney Crouch, RDN, CLT The US population is living longer than ever before, with older adults increasingly making up a larger portion of that population. The US Census Bureau projects that the…

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