Lyn Patrick ND: The Burden of Organophosphates and Glyphosate

In recent weeks, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller) has been in the news, including a jury ruling that Monsanto’s weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in causing a groundskeeper DeWayne “Lee” Johnson’s cancer. This was followed by a timely report by the Environmental Working Group on glyphosates residues inRead …

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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 …

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Practice Model: Nutritional Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This archived case study by Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond

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Mercury in Fish Negatively Outweighs Positive Impact of Omega-3s

Little agreement exists as to whether low-level mercury (Hg) exposure causes damage to the central nervous system in adults. Although eating fish is associated with intake of methylmercury, researchers in this field have generally thought that the beneficial effects of a diet rich in long-chain, n-3 fatty acids (N3FA) can

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Insight-motivated Learning: Improve Adherence for Treating Chronic Health Conditions

Why do patients resist prescriptive actions? Clearly their reasons are complex, reflecting intentional as well as nonintentional factors. Behavioral research suggests that people fail to follow prescriptive actions when they do not understand potential benefits, when they do not believe they can change, or when they lack an effective plan and reliable social support. Patients may feel uncomfortable about clinicians’ recommendations because they
do not feel understood or they feel they do not have the time or energy to make the necessary lifestyle changes due to recurrent work-family daily pressures. This report addresses a novel means to improve patient compliance, called Insight-Motivated Learning.

Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are

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Antioxidants: Redefining Their Roles

The cellular environment is sensitive to the presence of free radicals, which are molecules with unpaired electrons. The most common types of free radicals are formed from the elements oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and chlorine. Cells continually need to balance redox potential (the tendency to gain or lose electrons). This potential can be skewed toward oxidation (a tendency to lose electrons), called oxidative stress, or reduction (a tendency to gain electrons), called reductive stress.

Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano

  Introduction 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

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Environmental Costs of Pain Management: Pharmaceuticals Vs Physical Therapies

Marybetts Sinclair, LMT  Abstract Analgesics are among the most widely used medications in America, and their use is growing rapidly. As a result, the environment is becoming increasingly contaminated with analgesic residues created by the manufacture, consumption, and disposal of these medications. Most analgesic residues that end up in wastewater

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Detox Diets for Symptom Relief and Weight Loss

  By Jeffrey A. Morrison, MD, CNS; Anita L. Iannucci, PhD, Published in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal Abstract Context: Recently, detoxification (detox) diets have achieved notoriety in the popular press due to celebrity endorsements and marketing that suggest quick and easy weight loss. Although researchers have done studies to

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