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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth, and development. Ultimately, the body relies on the hormonal signals of a strikingly choreographed endocrine system. Most of the endocrine system is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal (HPATG) axis, which is instrumental in regulating mood, reproductive health, and general homeostasis.1 Unfortunately, the HPATG axis is remarkably sensitive to…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth,…

Foundational, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Video

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health. ECS actions on the central and peripheral nervous systems are numerous, such as helping to moderate stress responses and pain sensations, supporting mood and memory, and performing immunomodulatory functions like reducing inflammation, to name a few. The ECS was discovered in the 1990s by researchers studying bioactive…

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health.…

Blogs, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic

by Nikky Contractor, PhD, and Sara Gottfried, MD Cannabis is a booming growth industry. As cultural attitudes evolve, prevalence of consumption is rising exponentially. You may wonder if our knowledgebase regarding cannabis is based on best evidence or interest-driven pseudoscience. Meanwhile, many medical conferences now offer a cannabis track, as education channels scramble to catch up to demand. Perhaps you are curious about the emerging role of the endocannabinoid system and if it is safe to recommend hemp oil, or…

by Nikky Contractor, PhD, and Sara Gottfried, MD Cannabis is a booming growth industry. As cultural attitudes evolve, prevalence of consumption is rising exponentially. You may wonder if our knowledgebase regarding cannabis is…

Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Digestive, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Pulse Patrol, Video

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Amylee Amos, MS, RDN In this discussion, Amylee Amos, MS, RDN and Deanna Minich, PhD examine how nutrition and lifestyle factors can be leveraged in an individualized way in primary intervention for different subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease. Amylee brings a unique set of nutrition knowledge, having trained under neurologist Dale Bredesen, MD, a pioneer in the area of individualized treatment for cognitive decline who believes we have entered an era of treatable Alzheimer’s disease. Having been…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Amylee Amos, MS, RDN In this discussion, Amylee Amos, MS, RDN and Deanna Minich, PhD examine how nutrition and lifestyle factors can be leveraged in an individualized way in…

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

by Sara Gottfried, MD, and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem of hormone dysregulation that can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, high androgens, and its downstream sequelae such as acne and hirsutism, infertility, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease. As practitioners and their affected female patients anguish over the root cause and solutions, one part is very clear: up to 85% of women with PCOS are insufficient in vitamin D.1 For our patients with PCOS, correcting…

by Sara Gottfried, MD, and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem of hormone dysregulation that can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, high androgens, and its downstream sequelae such…

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

by Sara Gottfried, MD Physician burnout and suicide rates are alarmingly high.1 Some blame the two hours of charting in an electronic health record (EHR) for every hour of patient care.2-3 Others cite the rushed 7.5-minute patient appointment that limits the delivery of high-quality care.4 Numerous challenges coexist: an aging population, the rising burden of chronic disease, billing requirements, workforce shortages (particularly in primary care), increasing health disparities, and shifting healthcare policies. Many physicians feel disempowered and hopeless about the…

by Sara Gottfried, MD Physician burnout and suicide rates are alarmingly high.1 Some blame the two hours of charting in an electronic health record (EHR) for every hour of patient care.2-3 Others cite…

Cardiometabolic, Digestive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic, Obesity, Pulse Patrol, Video

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Kara Fitzgerald, ND In this discussion, Kara Fitzgerald, ND and Deanna Minich, PhD explore the active process of inflammation resolution and how to provide clinical support to quench inflammation chronicity in your patients. Dr. Fitzgerald thinks of inflammation broadly, as a complex immune response to a variety of inputs. The offensive input could be a pathogenic insult like a bacterial or viral infection, and the inflammatory response is acute and protective to the patient. But when…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Kara Fitzgerald, ND In this discussion, Kara Fitzgerald, ND and Deanna Minich, PhD explore the active process of inflammation resolution and how to provide clinical support to quench inflammation…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Digestive, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Lewis Chang, PhD and Noelle Patno, PhD New research continues to demonstrate that the benefits of probiotics are strain-specific,1 and their effects go beyond supporting digestive health. A recent example is the strain Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420 (B420), which was previously shown in a 6-month randomized clinical trial to support weight management in adults affected by overweight or obesity.2 Recently, new data analysis from that study found other potentially beneficial metabolic benefits associated with B420.3 The original trial…

by Lewis Chang, PhD and Noelle Patno, PhD New research continues to demonstrate that the benefits of probiotics are strain-specific,1 and their effects go beyond supporting digestive health. A recent example is the…

Bariatric, Cardiometabolic, Chiropractic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, MAPS, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Video

Featuring: Sara Gottfried, MD; Myles Spar, MD, MPH; Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH Anxiety can be debilitating. In this revealing documentary, patients share their personal struggles with anxiety, their experience with conventional medicine treatment approaches, and how working with healthcare practitioners that utilized personalized lifestyle medicine offered evidence-based alternatives to address the root causes of their condition. We hear from personalized lifestyle medicine practitioners Sara Gottfried, MD, Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, and Myles Spar, MD, MPH on anxiety’s connection to diet…

Featuring: Sara Gottfried, MD; Myles Spar, MD, MPH; Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH Anxiety can be debilitating. In this revealing documentary, patients share their personal struggles with anxiety, their experience with conventional medicine treatment…

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

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Introduction We’re just starting to understand the full spectrum of toxic threats to the human body. What’s clear is that the body doesn’t know what to do with our myriad exposures to toxins. They clog the liver, then get stored in fat, and ultimately back up into the brain. Since the brain is almost two-thirds fat (the fattiest organ in the body), it makes sense that it’s likely the most vulnerable.…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Introduction We’re just starting to understand the full spectrum of toxic threats to the human body. What’s clear is that the body doesn’t know…

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