Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Thyroid Function and Gut Health as Disease Risk Factors

nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

With increasing rates of obesity and diabetes, the associated condition of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become increasingly common, such that it is now the number one cause of liver disease in Western countries.[1] NAFLD affects 10 to 46% of the U.S. population, with a worldwide prevalence of 10Read

Call Now to Urge Congress to Advance Whole-Person Integrative Healthcare

Whole Person Integrative Healthcare

Today’s Practitioner is calling on our readers to support the Integrative Health Policy Consortium’s (IHPC) upcoming caucus in Washington DC. A few months ago, we asked for your letters to support Whole Person Integrative Healthcare Caucus. “We are so grateful for the thousands who wrote to your elected leaders,” said KimberlyRead

Is Cupping Therapy Effective Among Athletes?

cupping for athletes

Swimmer Michael Phelps’ continued dominance at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics was accompanied by worldwide awareness of cupping. Cupping therapy has re-emerged as a potential approach to boost post-exercise metabolic recovery, reduce pain, and improve range of motion by increasing local microcirculation. But what does science tell us aboutRead

Clinical Combo Powerhouse: n-3 PUFA & ɤ-Linolenic Acid in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

This study explores the combined effects of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and ɤ-linolenic acid (GLA) as anti-inflammatory agents to help in the treatment of inflammatory disorder of rheumatoid arthritis. Shifting the Pathological Changes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common autoimmune disorders. TheRead

Klaire Labs (SFI USA) Announces Availability of Target gb-X™

Reno, NV— Klaire Labs (SFI USA) today announced availability of Target gb-X™ with Ecologic BARRIER, a unique 9-strain blend to support positive mood. This shelf stable, 5B CFU probiotic was specifically designed to influence the gut-brain axis through defined mechanisms including strengthening of the gut barrier function, modulation of cytokinesRead

Inside Look at Establishing an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program

Editor’s Note: The following is from Alka Gupta, MD, and Chiti Parikh, MD, Co-Directors, Integrative Health and Wellbeing, New York-Presbyterian and Alumni of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Gupta and Parikh take readers through their plans, from inception to completion, to create an integrative healthcare programRead

Joe Pizzorno ND and Deepak Chopra MD recognized at Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Joe Pizzorno ND and Deepak Chopra MD

Today’s Practitioner congratulates Joe Pizzorno ND and Deepak Chopra MD, who will be recognized at  the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (Feb. 22-24) for the 2018 Leadership and Visionary awards. Pizzorno will be given the Leadership Award, which  recognizes a pioneer whose contributions have shaped integrative healthcare and paved the way forRead

Acupressure Relieves Sleep Related Neck and Shoulder Pain (Nakchim)

pain

This study reviews the value of acupressure as a drug-free treatment option for a certain type of neck and shoulder pain. East Asian traditional medicine (EATM) describes a particular type of neck and shoulder pain, called nakchim, which occurs from the wrong sleeping posture, neck muscle abnormality and wind-cold assailing.Read