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by Lewis Chang, PhD Low levels of vitamin D in the blood (25-hydroxyvitamin D) are associated with higher risks of acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections such as flu, according to a systematic review based on 39 human epidemiological studies.1 During late winter and early spring, solar radiation is weak and the vitamin D synthesis via our skin is at its lowest. As a result, our serum vitamin D levels are much lower compared to during summer.2 It is…

by Lewis Chang, PhD Low levels of vitamin D in the blood (25-hydroxyvitamin D) are associated with higher risks of acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections such as flu, according to a…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Michael Stanclift, ND Even before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a pandemic, we were having a tough season for respiratory illnesses. For example, in January both of my children developed severe respiratory infections requiring hospitalization. They weren’t diagnosed with COVID-19, but instead were sick from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The resources for their treatment are the same as for the current COVID-19 pandemic. As we were transferring my son to the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU), a nurse…

by Michael Stanclift, ND Even before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a pandemic, we were having a tough season for respiratory illnesses. For example, in January both of my children developed severe…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Melissa Blake, ND A happy immune system is an important component of wellness. In light of the recent flu outbreak associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the task associated with supporting immune health has become increasingly significant. Avoiding illness is not always possible, but there are several steps healthcare providers can help patients put in place to support immune health and reduce the risk of getting sick, as well as minimize duration and complications if they do. Please keep in…

by Melissa Blake, ND A happy immune system is an important component of wellness. In light of the recent flu outbreak associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the task associated with supporting immune health…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is not a single disease. It encompasses three different pathophysiological processes that involve the heart or the blood vessels. When considering whether omega-3 fatty acids have any benefit for our cardiovascular system, there is an enormous amount of misinformation in the news and reputable medical journals. Several articles state that omega-3 fatty acids have no role in cardiovascular disease, but…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is not a single disease. It encompasses three different pathophysiological processes that involve…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Frank Lipman, MD works to bring new modalities into partnership with Western medicine using an evidence-based approach. In this episode, Dr. Lipman explores a new hybrid path between allopathic and Functional Medicine to discover a higher potential for health and happiness.

Frank Lipman, MD works to bring new modalities into partnership with Western medicine using an evidence-based approach. In this episode, Dr. Lipman explores a new hybrid path between allopathic and Functional Medicine to…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

The cost of obtaining personalized care can be extremely high for patients, both in terms of seeking care from practitioners as well as in getting advanced laboratory testing done. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC knows how to solve this problem. He shares his insights and utilizes a common-sense approach on how to make personalized medicine more practical and affordable.

The cost of obtaining personalized care can be extremely high for patients, both in terms of seeking care from practitioners as well as in getting advanced laboratory testing done. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC…

Studies show that 50-70% of men have their first heart attack before they have any chest pain.  There are two issues with the traditional treatment of LDL cholesterol. First, many people experience adverse effects with statin therapy, requiring alternative approaches via diet and supplements to get their LDL cholesterol levels under control. The second issue is LDL cholesterol evaluation. We need to be looking at LDL particle number and size as well as whether or not it’s been modified. LDL…

Studies show that 50-70% of men have their first heart attack before they have any chest pain.  There are two issues with the traditional treatment of LDL cholesterol. First, many people experience adverse…

Foundational, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

The foundation for our health starts during pregnancy and delivery, but the medical system in the United States performs shockingly less effectively during this crucial period than many third-world countries. Leslie Stone, MD, IFMCP and Emily Rydbom, CN, BHCN, CNP explore exciting possibilities with the potential to radically improve pre- and perinatal care and give the next generation a healthier foundation.

The foundation for our health starts during pregnancy and delivery, but the medical system in the United States performs shockingly less effectively during this crucial period than many third-world countries. Leslie Stone, MD,…

Cognitive, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Lisa Mosconi, PhD, a brilliant neuroscientist, reveals the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and on the disproportionate rate that women are affected by Alzheimer's, depression, and anxiety. Get the surprising new estimates regarding the role of genetics, as well as a comprehensive list of what to watch for now and what testing to explore.

Lisa Mosconi, PhD, a brilliant neuroscientist, reveals the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and on the disproportionate rate that women are affected by Alzheimer's, depression, and anxiety. Get the surprising new estimates regarding…

Cognitive, Functional Medicine, Pulse Patrol

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Ann Shippy, MD Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be everywhere these days, but how much of the available information is based on research, and how much is just hype? In this discussion, Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP queries her guest, Ann Shippy, MD, about the legality surrounding CBD, about the questions every patient or practitioner should ask of the product manufacturer, and about the benefits of CBD for a variety of conditions. Dr. Shippy…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Ann Shippy, MD Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be everywhere these days, but how much of the available information is based on research, and how much is just…

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