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Vitamin D Deficiencies: From Rarity to Public Health Concern

By Jesse Davis, DC Vitamin D research papers indexed in Pubmed Central have more than tripled from 2002 to the year 2012,[1] far outstripping the growth of other micronutrient-focused research. First discovered in 1913 by E.V. McCollum and others, its existence and actions has been hypothesized since ancient times.[2] Today, despite a growing understanding of […]

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Teaching the Teacher to Teach Healthy Eating

Q&A with Matt Hand, DO, Interview by Kimberly Lord Stewart Matt Hand, DO, and integrative pediatric nephrologist, frequently teaches doctors on how to teach healthy eating. He finds many practitioners are as confused as the patients. His advice is to keep it simple. Q: Kimberly Lord Stewart: Since most chronic disease can be attributed to […]

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Smart Docs use Smart Detox in their Practice

Webinar by Deanna Minich, PhD The word detox could easily end up on the most overused word list of the last five years. This is unfortunate, because a true detoxification program is not based on fads or the diet of the day. As you will hear in this webinar by Deanna Minich, PhD, it is […]

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Why Detox?

By Erin Stokes, ND The spring and early summer seasons are filled with new life and new energy. It’s an excellent time to embark on a detoxification plan, and support detoxification in our patients. The term “detox” also can cause a lot of confusion for our patients. They hear about detoxification and think it may benefit […]

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Research Review: Using Whole Food Phytonutrients to Modulate Detoxification Pathways

Prevailing scientific thought indicates that specific foods may upregulate or help balance the metabolic pathways that assist the body with toxin biotransformation and subsequent elimination. Studies have identified whole foods such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, soy, garlic and even spices like turmeric as beneficial in aiding the detoxification process.*[1] However, as science on this important […]

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The Adaptogen Solution

By Kevin Lamberg We know from the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) program conducted by the CDC that the impact of the modern diet is a formidable hurdle that hinders the best efforts of some practitioners to make long-term progress in the lives of their patients.[1] In conjunction with the impact of […]

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Neurotransmitters, Adrenals, Blood Sugar & Nutrition

By Jesse Davis, DC The adrenal glands are a primary stress response organ and play a key secondary role in raising blood sugar. Primarily performed by pancreas-originating glucagon, adrenal hormones, like cortisol, and neurotransmitters like epinephrine, contribute to raising blood sugar as well. Since glucose in the blood is critical for brain function, the body […]

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Our Hearts Beat for Healthy Magnesium Levels

by Jesse Davis, DC The role of nutrition in cardiovascular health has long been dominated by the topic of cholesterol, and what foods to avoid. However in research circles that has changed and a broader view of cardiovascular health and nutrition has emerged. One important nutrient that may not be a top choice in a […]

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Adaptogens: A New Perspective on Weight Management

by Erin Stokes, ND I was talking with a group of practitioners on a webinar recently discussing a myriad of physiological changes that happen to many men and women in their 40’s and 50’s. One of the physiological changes that people in this age group commonly report is gaining abdominal weight that cannot be explained […]

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