Managing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
This case study outlines a treatment protocol for a 34-year-old female who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), iron and vitamin D deficiency in December 2015 through Johns Hopkins Medical Center. When she sought support at the Functional Nutrition Practice in February of 2016, she reported feeling “ravenously hungry,” having

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Ophthalmologists See Artificial Intelligence as the Next Frontier in Diagnosing Eye Diseases

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Artificial intelligence (AI) could be an ophthalmologists next tool for diagnosing eye diseases. An AI system that can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as world-leading experts, has been developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Google’s DeepMind Health andRead …

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Retraction Needed? JAMA Oncology’s Bum Science Suggests People Die Faster Using Complementary Medicine

John Weeks

The media had a feeding frenzy when a data-mining report from Yale researchers published in JAMA Oncology suggested a causal relationship between use of complementary medicine and shortened life span among cancer patients. A New York Times subheading was representative: “People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those whoRead …

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Review Study: FODMAP Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

FODMAP, Digestive Enzymes, Gut Health, Todays Practitioner

This study review examines the benefits and drawbacks of a FODMAP diet for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), mainly represented by ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The increase in the incidence tends to follow the rapid industrialization and lifestyle of modern societies. FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) consist ofRead …

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Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in Pregnancy on Postpartum Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

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Growing evidence about the microbiome and gut brain axis suggests that taking specific strains of probiotics may be an important aspect of mental health, and more specifically postpartum depression, which affects 10-15% of women. In this study, published by EBioMedicine, a LANCET publication, researchers studied the effects of probiotics supplementationRead …

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White Paper: Raise Your Practice’s Bottom Line, Streamline Processes and Improve Patient Compliance

Everyday a new study supports the practice of prescribing dietary supplements for obtaining and maintaining optimal patient health and wellness, hence the growing $3 billion field of in-office supplement sales. Professional-line brands offer the ideal combination of quality, efficacy and clinical research you want for your practice. However, managing theRead …

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Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism

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In what is being described as cutting-edge research, published in the Journal of Immunology, scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggest that a mother’s microbiome during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the child’s risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders. The study raises the possibility that autismRead …

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Genetic Screening Predicts Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Prior to Symptoms

Could you predict a patient’s risk of osteoporosis as early as age 20? A new genetic screening test may be able to predict low bone-mineral density, osteoporosis and fracture risk well prior to clinical symptoms. A study of nearly 400,000 people by Stuart Kim, PhD researcher at Stanford University School ofRead …

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Integrative Medicine Leader Tracy Gaudet and her “Aha!” Moments Driving the VA’s Cultural Transformation

John Weeks and Tracy Gaudet

In a recent presentation at a National Academy of Medicine workshop, Tracy Gaudet, MD, the founding director of the Veterans Administration’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, described how radically her team is approaching their work to create health in the veterans they serve. “We start with peer conversations between theRead …

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Early Lab Study: Hemp Shows Therapeutic Potential for Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

CBD, hemp and ovarian cancer

Could non-psychoactive hemp be a viable use to reduce ovarian cancer risk? As we learn more about the bioactives in hemp, the possibility becomes ever real. At the 2018 annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, graduate students, Sara Biela and Chase Turner, presented the first study to examine hemp andRead …

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