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Florence Comite, MD, a leading force in precision medicine, has the data on why Father Time strips away the genetic gifts Mother Nature gives us and what we can do about it.

Florence Comite, MD, a leading force in precision medicine, has the data on why Father Time strips away the genetic gifts Mother Nature gives us and what we can do about it.

According to the World Health Organization, 350,000,000 people suffer from depression—that is 5% of the world’s population. Betty Murray explains that 47% of our population has a mutation in the 5-MTHFR gene and that this genetic variance contributes to anxiety and depression. She dives into pertinent biochemical pathways and provides insights to improve the recognition of this genetic polymorphism in patients and shares how to overcome its limitations.

According to the World Health Organization, 350,000,000 people suffer from depression—that is 5% of the world’s population. Betty Murray explains that 47% of our population has a mutation in the 5-MTHFR gene and…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD Introduction Since 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services has brought a new level of awareness to the opioid crisis in America by declaring it a nationwide Public Health Emergency.1 In the US, it is approximated that 2.5 million people have been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder (OUD), and 4 in 5 new heroin users started out misusing opioid prescription pain medication.2 As part of the efforts aimed…

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD Introduction Since 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services has brought a new level of awareness to the opioid crisis in America…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Jen Landa, MD has escaped the pill-for-every-ill model and created partnerships with her patients to form lasting health. Explore the upside of breaking free from the allopathic model to enjoy better outcomes for practitioners and patients alike.

Jen Landa, MD has escaped the pill-for-every-ill model and created partnerships with her patients to form lasting health. Explore the upside of breaking free from the allopathic model to enjoy better outcomes for…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Jill Carnahan, MD walked away from a high-salary position as a director at a well-known medical facility to start her own personalized lifestyle medicine practice. Learn why she took this step, how she transitioned away from allopathic medicine smoothly, and how we can all support this emerging shift in medical care.

Jill Carnahan, MD walked away from a high-salary position as a director at a well-known medical facility to start her own personalized lifestyle medicine practice. Learn why she took this step, how she…

Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts, Video

Terry Wahls, MD challenges the conventional medical view that MS is progressive and degenerative and shares her personal journey with MS, which is a shining example that healing is possible. This riveting story reveals how a once-conservative academic internal medicine doctor came into direct conflict with the very material she was meant to teach her med students and had to find new answers to medically “unsolvable” problems.

Terry Wahls, MD challenges the conventional medical view that MS is progressive and degenerative and shares her personal journey with MS, which is a shining example that healing is possible. This riveting story…

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

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD In the past, most of the emphasis on treating dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced heart disease such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) was directed toward low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (LDL-C). The mainstay in the traditional cardiovascular community for treating LDL-C has been to prescribe statins. Herein a two-fold problem emerges. First, many people cannot take statins due to their adverse effects; others choose not to take them. Second, evaluation of…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD In the past, most of the emphasis on treating dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced heart disease such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) was…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Did you grow up with our parents who told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  The word “breakfast” come from breaking the overnight fasting period, and replenishing the body with a supply of glucose and other nutrients. It implies a period of metabolic rest that we know from ancestral health is beneficial, but in recent time, that period has shortened. While physicians and dietitians have touted…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Did you grow up with our parents who told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  The word “breakfast” come…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine

 by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD A precision and personalized medicine approach to dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia- induced cardiovascular disease—including high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and HDL function, and other related cardiometabolic conditions such as insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome—is completely different from the conventional medicine approach. In this article, we will review the major paradigm shift that has emerged in the past 10 to 15 years regarding HDL, which is best known for its…

 by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD A precision and personalized medicine approach to dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia- induced cardiovascular disease—including high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and HDL function,…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating network involved in regulating many physiological, homeostatic, and cognitive functions—including appetite, immune function, pain, metabolism and energy balance, stress response, anxiety, mood, fertility, pregnancy, pre- and postnatal development, memory, and neurogenesis, as well as the well-known pharmacological effects of cannabis.1,2 In our developing understanding of network medicine, it’s important as clinicians to understand that the endocannabinoid system plays a role far beyond getting high and impacts…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Elnaz Karimian-Azari, PhD The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating network involved in regulating many physiological, homeostatic, and cognitive functions—including appetite, immune function, pain, metabolism and energy balance, stress…

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