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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…

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…

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…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Amy Coleman, MD. Webinar summary Amy Coleman, MD provides a high-level overview of the gut-skin connection. She discusses how leaky gut can lead to a number of inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis and eczema. Dr. Coleman provides her steps to heal the gut and lead to skin relief. In her steps to heal the inflammatory response, she includes specific diets as well as bioactives to heal the mucosal lining and support digestion and liver…

View this 2-minute webinar preview with Amy Coleman, MD. Webinar summary Amy Coleman, MD provides a high-level overview of the gut-skin connection. She discusses how leaky gut can lead to a number of…

Blogs, Digestive, Functional Medicine

by Melissa Blake, ND Immune resilience has never been more important or desired than in the past year. As a result of a global pandemic, patients and practitioners alike are seeking effective solutions to ensure a robust immune defense. Outside of the current COVID-19 concerns, respiratory tract infections (RTIs) pose a significant burden and are, in children, elderly, and immunocompromised individuals, the most prevalent diseases globally.1 A well-balanced gut microbiota is associated with protection against various diseases, including respiratory infections,…

by Melissa Blake, ND Immune resilience has never been more important or desired than in the past year. As a result of a global pandemic, patients and practitioners alike are seeking effective solutions…

Articles, Foundational, Functional Medicine

The ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, adequate-protein diet that has proven to be effective for the reversal of several chronic conditions including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes (T2DM) in trials of up to two years.1 However, the degree of therapeutic response to KD varies across individuals.2,3 For example, some KD dieters lose more weight than others, and, while most of them improve their blood lipids, so-called “high responders” experience abnormal increases in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Many…

The ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, adequate-protein diet that has proven to be effective for the reversal of several chronic conditions including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes (T2DM) in trials…

Blogs, Functional Medicine

by Anu Desai, PhD Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded molecule of genetic code found in all living cells. As a chemical intermediary, mRNA carries instructions from deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in our chromosomes to cellular machinery in the cytoplasm of the cell to make proteins.1 Over the past decade, research and technological innovations progressed rapidly in the field of vaccine development enabling mRNA as a promising therapeutic tool. There has been research on mRNA vaccines for infectious agents, such as…

by Anu Desai, PhD Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded molecule of genetic code found in all living cells. As a chemical intermediary, mRNA carries instructions from deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in our chromosomes…

Blogs, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal

by Michael Stanclift, ND Many of us have been using omega-3 fats, such as fish oil, for managing inflammatory conditions. Interestingly, fish oil and special molecules made from them called specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) have big impacts on our immune system and play an important role in the activity of immune cells. The key lies in how fats such as the ones found in fish oil influence the behavior of the white blood cells (WBCs) of our immune system. Our…

by Michael Stanclift, ND Many of us have been using omega-3 fats, such as fish oil, for managing inflammatory conditions. Interestingly, fish oil and special molecules made from them called specialized pro-resolving mediators…

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