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The Elegance of the Gastrointestinal Tract, with Dr Tieraona Low Dog

~ By Tieraona Low Dog, MD When a patient comes to see me presenting a myriad of different health issues, one of the first places that I take a deeper look at is gastrointestinal health. From immunity to mood and more, we’re increasingly discovering just how integral supporting this (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Video with Tieraona […]

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Video with Tieraona Low Dog M.D., Herbal Bitters versus Digestive Enzymes

In this Q&A and video, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog outlines the uses and clinical protocols for herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes. Q: “When would you use an herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes?”  TLD: “It’s a good question, and one that requires some thoughtful consideration.” “Herbal bitters are herbs that prime the digestive tract (more…) RELATED […]






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Combination Therapy Including Digestive Enzymes Improves Clinical Outcomes for IBS

This Italian study, published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, evaluated the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Digestive Enzyme Study Patients and Methods The study was conducted (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Video with […]






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Webinar: GERD Management Update with Dr Low Dog

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. discusses the increasing incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This in-depth webinar takes a closer look at causes, symptoms, complications, and medications that are commonly used to treat the condition, with a focus on Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Many patients who rely on PPIs are not (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #3 TOP […]






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#3 TOP READ / CASE STUDY: Melatonin for Reflux Disease

In this second part of a special report on alternatives to proton pump inhibitors, Today’s Practitioner explores the science behind melatonin.  As the use of PPIs comes in questions for some, there are a number of integrative care doctors seeking alternatives. Long before FDA issued warnings about PPIs, Melvyn Werbach MD described a case study […]






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#4 TOP READ / SPECIAL REPORT: Why Americans are Pushing for Alternatives to PPIs

By Kimberly Lord Stewart Patients and physicians are getting heartburn on how best to treat digestive health issues. Though the use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has dramatically risen in the last decade, opinions are quickly changing on how to best treat digestive disorders like heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Safety concerns (more…) RELATED ARTICLES […]






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Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano

  Introduction It’s not often that you hear a doctor use words like “remarkable” and “most clinically important lectures ever,” when referring to a conference lecture. Those were Joe Pizzorno’s ND words from a lecture by Alessio Fasano, MD at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) conference in Dallas, Texas in May 2013. Pizzorno, Editor […]






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New ELISA/ELISPOT Blood Test Shows Promise for Celiac Diagnosis

  News Celiac disease affects an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease. As many as 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions. On average, most (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano






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The Use Of Probiotics In The Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Two Case Reports

CASE  STUDY Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects as much as 20% of the adult population in the US,2 and is the leading cause of work absenteeism, second only to the common cold. IBS affects an estimated 15 million individuals each year in the US, which represents 12% of the primary (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Combination Therapy […]











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