Discovery: Caper Berry’s Quercetin Activates KCNQ Potassium Channel

For many years now, Amanda Archibald, RD, culinary genomics expert and author of The Genomic Kitchen, puts the caper berries at the top of her superfood list because of high levels of quercetin. It is well known that quercetin has been shown to decrease decrease the transcriptional activity of theRead …

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Webinar: Practical Implementation of Clinical Nutrition in 2020

Join Dr. Alex Vasquez as he updates his clinical nutrition and immune strategies for 2020, and provides practical tips for implementing this timely nutrition program with your patients. This video presentation combines a review of the latest scientific research with clinical pearls to help you achieve the best outcomes in yourRead …

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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

Redefining Medicine

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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