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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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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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Interview: Dr. Patrick Hanaway, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

Patrick Hanaway MD, is the director of medical education for the Institute for Functional Medicine and its 2014 conference, which was held May 29-31, 2014, in San Francisco. A primary focus of the conference was “recognition that food in its elemental forms is the best medicine.” In this interview, Hanaway (more…) RELATED ARTICLES The Future […]











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Food: The Vital Adjunct to Cardiovascular Care

As a cardiac care community, we have certainly become exceptionally adroit at managing heart disease – prescribing statins, treating hypertension, and implanting stents and defibrillators. But we do all this while failing to effectively address the underlying fundamental root cause of atherosclerosis – poor nutrition. Of the seven modifiable risk factors (more…) RELATED ARTICLES New […]











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HealthyKitchens HealthyLives: Disruptive Wellness

“What if medical schools and schools of public health partnered with culinary and behavioral change experts to create new curricula for both health care providers and chefs? Might this novel strategy ultimately benefit both patients and the general public?” — David Eisenberg, MD at HealthyKitchens HealthyLives conference, March (more…) RELATED ARTICLES The Future of Medicine […]











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Personalized Integrative Approach to Chronic Fatigue

    Introduction The aim of this review is to explore modifiable environmental and physiological factors that may play a role in CFS/ME and to discuss the current evidence for corresponding treatments from an integrative perspective. Chronic unexplained fatigue is a very common clinical complaint. In primary care settings, an estimated 24% of patients report […]






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