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Today’s Practitioner is a leading medical scientific information site for integrative healthcare and medical professionals. Our readers are health professionals in the fields of integrative and osteopathic medicine, naturopathy, nutrition, functional medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, mind-body medicine, psychiatry and other area of health and wellness.

 

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Case Study: Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia

Post traumatic stress disorder presents itself as anxiety, insomnia, an inability to focus and demonstration of oppositional behaviors. In this case study, physicians used cannabidiol oil for treatment of a ten-year old girl with PTSD, and describe it as a safe treatment for reducing anxiety and improving sleep. The following are excerpts from the full […]

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Phylloquinone (K1) from Leafy Greens Linked to Cardiac Structure and Function

Seldom do you see a study with such disturbing results: teens predisposed to heart disease for not eating enough leafy greens. The Journal of Nutrition study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that the lowest consumption of phylloquinone, the predominant form of vitamin K1 were at 3.3 times greater risk (more…)To gain access to this […]

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milk alternative beverages

News Round Up: Pros and Cons of Milk Alternative Beverages

Take a stroll down the dairy or alternative dairy aisle, and you’ll see every imaginable non-milk beverage, including hemp, cashew, oat, pea protein and the ever popular coconut and almond. These milk alternative beverages, also nicknamed ‘mylks,” are increasingly popular even among people who do not have to avoid dairy for medical reasons. As the […]

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Stevia. Is it Nature’s Secret to Metabolic Syndrone?

Stevia rebaudiana (SR), a popular calorie-free sweetener, may possess more health properties than originally thought, namely reducing the factors associated with metabolic syndrome. According to a new study, “Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: A Natural Alternative for Treating Diseases Associated with Metabolic Syndrome,” published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, both in vitro and in vivo studies indicate […]

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Letter to President Trump from Joseph Pizzorno, ND; Jeffery Bland PhD; Mimi Guarneri MD and other Integrative Care Leaders

In this letter to President Trump from Joseph Pizzorno, ND and other leading integrative health leaders, experts call for reform that moves away from the rationing of health care to improving the type of health care provided. The article, originally published Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Feb. 2017, Joseph Pizzorno, ND; Jeffery Bland PhD; Mimi […]

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interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation

Interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Study

Chronic and severe pain affects from 25% to 37% of children and adolescents, which can lead to pain-related disabilities, increased school absences, avoidance of social activities, disrupted eating and sleep routines, as well as mood disorders and depression. With growing worry about drug addiction from prescribed pain medications, an interdisciplinary (more…)To gain access to this […]

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opiod use

Opioid Tapering Schedule Now Available for Practitioners

The opioid epidemic, now considered a national emergency, touches all corners of our society. At a recent internal medicine conference in Estes Park Colorado, Sunny Linnebur, PharmD discussed how physicians will be increasingly required by state agencies to taper opioid use among patients with chronic pain. Linnebur, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of […]

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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 how probiotics may alter brain activity. […]

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heart health

Promising Study on Selenium and CoQ10 for Cardio Health & Reduced Inflammation

In an epidemiological study in a rural municipality in Sweden that started in 1998, all participants in the age between 70–80 were invited to participate in the intervention study with selenium and coenzyme Q10. 443 accepted participation in the study. The study is an evaluated changes in expression of microRNAs as a result of intervention with […]

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