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Beyond calcium and magnesium—Vitamin K for bone health

It is well known that calcium is vital for bone health.  Scientist are now beginning to understand that calcium isn’t the only necessary nutrient. Several vitamins and minerals are essential for supporting healthy bone mass over one’s lifespan. For example, ample evidence shows that magnesium plays a critical role in (more…)

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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation

By Karen Raterman The study of nutrigenomics is a relatively new. This science seeks to understand the connection between nutrition and gene expression and how both may impact the development of disease. One of the most intriguing findings from this research is the discovery of a genetic mutation that inhibits (more…)

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Nutrition Tips for Runners

by Erin Stokes, ND “Whatever the event, nutrition plays a major role in the achievement of various factors that will see a runner or walker take the starting line in the best possible form .”[1] In our holistic practices, we’ll invariably have the opportunity to work with runners, some of whom (more…)

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Cessation of Breast Milk Alters Infant Microbiome

By Kimberly Lord Stewart It’s widely accepted that the delivery mode, whether vaginally or C-section, shapes the manner in which an infant’s healthy microbiota are established. Vaginal deliveries are preferred to help colonize an infant’s healthy bacteria. A new study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, confirmed this understanding and (more…)

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Integrative and Active Patient Care, Interview with Shawn Tassone, MD

In this interview, Austin-based obstetrician and gynecologist Shawn Tassone, MD talks about how he transitioned his practice from traditional “heal with steel” to an integrative focus. Tassone, who is currently completing in his PhD in mind-body medicine, offers advice on how to include integrative care in a traditional insurance-model practice and how to shift patient […]

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Addressing the B6 Status of your Patients

By Karen Raterman It’s no surprise that many Americans are overworked and highly stressed. A fast-paced lifestyle often leads to fast-paced eating which may include an overabundance of processed and refined foods. As a result, Americans are overweight and undernourished. Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are an increasingly common issue that has (more…)

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