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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ: […]






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#2 TOP READ / CASE STUDY: Nutritional Aspects of Detoxification in Clinical Practice

By John C. Cline, MD, BSc, IFMCP ABSTRACT Detoxification is a vital cellular task that, if lacking, can lead to early morbidity and mortality. The process of detoxification involves the mobilization, biotransformation, and elimination of toxicants of exogenous and endogenous origin. This case study, written by John C. Cline, MD, he discusses the phase I […]






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Retrain the Brain for Healthier Eating

Can your patients learn to like healthy food?  Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A new but small study, by Tufts University, shows that is may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Martha Stark, […]











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Mediterranean-Style Diet & Kidney Function

We all know the Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, however there is little known about how this diet affects kidney health. Chronic kidney disease is a growing epidemic, and while there has been significant progress in protecting against kidney disease and its progression (more…) RELATED ARTICLES











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High-Protein Animal Diets as Risky as Smoking for Longevity

High protein diets are more popular than ever for satiety and weight loss. But do they help us live longer? This new study may surprise you. Read commentary from Today’s Practitioner editor on why Got Protein? may need some life-stage instructions and why Micheal Pollan’s advice to eat mostly plants (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Naked Mole […]











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Naked Mole Rat, “You are My Detox Hero”

There’s no disputing naked mole rats are hideous. They’re beady-eyed, hairless, with massive protruding front teeth. They are so ugly we didn’t want to post their picture on our site for fear of scaring and permanently scarring our readers. But there is a lot we can learn about DETOX from (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]











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Free Detox Summit for Practitioners

Functional Medicine nutritionist and author, Deanna Minich, PhD, in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), is pleased to announce the international, a FREE online Detox Summit featuring 30 experts on toxicity and wellness in August of 2014 followed by a 21-day Detox Challenge that everyone can participate in (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]











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Integrating Diet & Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers of inflammation (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation […]











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