Cleveland Clinic’s Functional Medicine Outcomes in JAMA: Six Perspectives

Today’s Practitioner recently posted the press article for a recent JAMA study, showing that a functional medicine model at the Cleveland Clinic was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The following is a commentary from various health professionals as part of John Week’s regular column. The decision ofRead …

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Functional Medicine Model of Care Improves Quality-of-Life Outcomes

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In the first retrospective cohort study of the functional medicine model, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that functional medicine was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. The two-year study examined 1,595 patients treated in ClevelandRead …

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Podcast: Redefining Medicine with Lori Esarey, ARNP-C and Kelly Engelmann, CFNP

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In this podcast, Redefining Medicine, from the A4M conference (spring 2019), A4M Fellows, and good friends Lori Esarey, ARNP-C and Kelly Engelmann, CFNP share their unique backgrounds in healthcare, the valuable lessons learned during their fellowship experiences, and how their shared passion and friendship has helped develop their respective practices.Read …

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Jeffrey Bland, PhD: What is Evidence-Based Functional Medicine in the 21st Century?

As part of Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal 100th-issue anniversary, Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., reviews the current status of evidence-based functional medicine. In the abstract he writes: “The 21st century has already demonstrated itself to be an era of change for medicine and science. There is a new openness—to ideas,Read …

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Jeffrey Bland, PhD on the The Dark Matter of Nutrition: Dietary Signals Beyond Traditional Nutrients

If you’ve been paying attention to food trends, you know that it’s all about plants—plant foods for health and plants for sustainability. According to this article by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, Associate Editor of Integrative Medicine, A Clinicians Journal, this is much more than just a trend. He writes

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Special Report: Toxic Metals Exposure Linked to Cardiovascular and Coronary Disease and Stroke Risk

In recent years, exposures to environmental toxic metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, and copper, have become a major global public health concern. A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that exposure to toxic metals such as these may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. A recently released

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Alkaline Diets Reduce Risk of Kidney Failure

Low acid diets that emphasize alkaline fruits and vegetables have gained attention in the diet of the day world, but critics cited a lack of scientific evidence. The evidence is growing that low acid diets may indeed have significant merit for kidney health. An estimated 26 million people in theRead …

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High-Protein Animal Diets as Risky as Smoking for Longevity

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High protein diets are more popular than ever for satiety and weight loss. But do they help us live longer? This new study may surprise you. Read commentary from Today’s Practitioner editor on why Got Protein? may need some life-stage instructions and why Micheal Pollan’s advice to eat mostly plants is spot on. Study by Morgan E Levine et al, Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population, published in Cell Metabolism, Vol. 19, Issue 1, March 2014.

News Round Up: Pros and Cons of Milk Alternative Beverages

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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 dairyRead …

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