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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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Digestive Enzymes, PPI, GERD, Todays Practitioner

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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Diabetes Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart

A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Artificial Sweeteners […]











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Gut Health 2, Todays Practitioner

Unique Probiotic Strain May Reduce Depression in IBS Patients

The role of probiotics for gastrointestinal conditions is well known, however a new study shows a specific strain of probiotics may also relieve symptoms of depression, according to research from McMaster University and published in the journal Gastroenterology (May 2, 2017). Researchers say this study offers further evidence of (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Combination Therapy Including […]






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Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Practitioner-Patient Communication

One of the most useful tools in your medical kit isn’t the latest pharmaceutical, supplement or integrative therapy, it’s patient communication. A recent small study highlighted that when it comes to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans report widespread interest and usage (30-53%% for adults, 12% children), but too often (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Insight-motivated Learning: […]






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