Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano, MD

It’s not often that you hear a doctor use words like “remarkable” and “most clinically important lectures ever,” when referring to a conference lecture. Those were Joe Pizzorno’s ND words from a lecture by Alessio Fasano, MD at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) conference in Dallas, Texas in MayRead …

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New ELISA/ELISPOT Blood Test Shows Promise for Celiac Diagnosis

  News Celiac disease affects an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease. As many as 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions. On average, most people wait 6-10 years to be correctly diagnosed, according toRead …

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For the Assessment of Intestinal Permeability, Size Matters

Precancerous colon polyps

The purpose of this review is to demonstrate that an intestine leaky to small molecules can be impermeable to large antigenic molecules. The author proposes that the permeability of the epithelium to very small sugar molecules such as lactulose/mannitol—used for the past 50 years to gauge intestinal permeability…

CASE STUDY: Melatonin for Reflux Disease

In this second part of a special report on alternatives to proton pump inhibitors, Today’s Practitioner explores the science behind melatonin for reflux disease.  As the use of PPIs comes in questions for some, there are a number of integrative care doctors seeking alternatives. Long before FDA issued warnings aboutRead …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Why Americans are Pushing for Alternatives to PPIs

Proton Pump Inhibitors Associated with Increased Risk of Premature Death

By Kimberly Lord Stewart Patients and physicians are getting heartburn on how best to treat digestive health issues. Though the use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has dramatically risen in the last decade, opinions are quickly changing on how to best treat digestive disorders like heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Read …

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