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Metabolic detoxification (detox)—or biotransformation—is a physiological function that removes toxic substances of endogenous or exogenous origin from the body. Because the function and regulation of this process varies from person to person, different people can have a different sensitivity to toxic substances and their effects on the development of a variety of diseases such as liver conditions, fertility problems, and cancer. Along with sex, age, and lifestyle, genetics play an important role in this variability. But do we actually know…

Metabolic detoxification (detox)—or biotransformation—is a physiological function that removes toxic substances of endogenous or exogenous origin from the body. Because the function and regulation of this process varies from person to person, different…

Blogs, Functional Medicine

by Michael Stanclift, ND It goes by many names, ubiquinol (“yoo-bik-quin-ol”), ubiquinone (“yoo-bik-quin-ohn”), coenzyme Q10, or everybody’s favorite nickname, CoQ10. It’s found all over the body, in our mitochondria, which gives you an idea of how important it is to our health. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant that we get by eating oily fish, organ meats, and whole grains, and CoQ10’s job is to help us make energy and protect our cells from free radicals. A wide range of medical…

by Michael Stanclift, ND It goes by many names, ubiquinol (“yoo-bik-quin-ol”), ubiquinone (“yoo-bik-quin-ohn”), coenzyme Q10, or everybody’s favorite nickname, CoQ10. It’s found all over the body, in our mitochondria, which gives you an…

Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine

by Joseph Lamb, MD “In 1982, while on sabbatical at the Linus Pauling Institute, I became convinced from the discussions I had with Dr. Pauling and many other luminaries that visited the Institute that the only way to really differentiate disease care from health care was through the development of a system that quantified health in terms of function and not the absence of disease.” —Jeffrey Bland, PhD President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute We all likely agree with Dr. Bland…

by Joseph Lamb, MD “In 1982, while on sabbatical at the Linus Pauling Institute, I became convinced from the discussions I had with Dr. Pauling and many other luminaries that visited the Institute…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Melissa Blake, ND Metabolic detoxification is a complex set of coordinating systems working together to neutralize and eliminate toxic substances from the body. It is an amazing and intricate design. As suggested by design expert Irene Au, just like any good design, “when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” Patients know far too well just how much it does stink. Excess toxic burden (too much in, not enough out) has been associated with…

by Melissa Blake, ND Metabolic detoxification is a complex set of coordinating systems working together to neutralize and eliminate toxic substances from the body. It is an amazing and intricate design. As suggested…

Functional Medicine, Video

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. Download the transcript          

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…

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