How Does Eating Organically Grown Food Affect The Gut-Microbiome?

An apple a day … yes, we all know, keeps the doc away. But how does eating an organically grown apple versus a conventionally grown apple affect the body’s microbiome? A new study, published in Frontiers of Microbiology, aimed to find out. The results showed the bacterial composition and microbialRead …

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Charting the Course to Success in the Era of Personalized Nutrition, by Tom Blue

The personalized nutrition industry is quickly gaining scale, momentum, and consumer visibility, writes Tom Blue,  a veteran and pioneer in the field direct primary care (DPC) and concierge medicine. In this commentary from Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, he says that health care practitioners must ready themselves to evaluate and

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Genotyping May Minimize the Need for Liver Transplants

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Genotyping could help minimize the need for liver transplants.  Winston Dunn, MD associate professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dunn, the study lead author, presented evidence at the annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 conference, showing that genotyping of patients with advanced cirrhosis from hepatitis C virus could helpRead …

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Webinar: A Genomic Approach To Cardiovascular Disease

Webinar by Genoma International. Sherry is a 53 year-old female with a family history of cardiovascular disease. She was proactive about her approach to health, physically active, and ate a balanced diet. When she was found to have significantly elevated LDL cholesterol on a routine checkup, she switched to a completely plant-basedRead …

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Reader Question: At what age, what circumstances, presenting pathologies, and/or family history should one undergo genetic testing?

QUESTION:  At what age and what circumstances or presenting pathologies or family history with certain pathologies should one undergo genetic testing? For instance, let’s say a patient had a grandparent who had colitis and died in his 70s from an adenocarcinoma, but his parents did not have any colitis or intestinalRead …

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VIDEOS: P4 Medicine and Systems Biology, by Leroy Hood, PhD

Leroy Hood, PhD, founder of P4 Medicine and Systems Biology has pioneered a new approach to medicine in what he calls P4 medicine – Predictive, Personal, Preventive and Participatory. In this TedxRanier presentation, Hood says “within 10 years, each and every one of you will have a virtual data cloudRead …

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Genomics Toolbox: Four Full-Text Studies on Using Genomic Sequencing in Your Integrative Medical Practice

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In this article, Today’s Practitioner provides four full-text studies and opinion columns to help you organize your own genomics toolbox. Click on the respective title for the complete text document. 1. Nutrigenomics: The Potential to Optimize Chronic Disease with SNP-Based Dietary Recommendations, by Lara Pizzorno, MA, MDiv, LMT, published inRead …

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Patient Handout on Biochemical Individuality

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The following is a free patient handout by John Neustadt, ND, and Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD. Originally published in Integrative Medicine, a Clinicians Journal, this downloadable information sheet explains to patients how biochemical individuality refers to the unique nutritional needs each person has based on their genetics, lifestyle, and environmentalRead …

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