Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO Migraines are increasingly common, affecting more than 11% of the population. Medications used to address this chronic issue and its acute episodes are often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms. While magnesium therapy has been studied previously, the results have been conflicting. This study aims to clarify the overall efficacy of magnesium’s effects […]
Originally Published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal Joseph Pizzorno, ND Abstract With several states allowing medicinal use of marijuana and a growing number decriminalizing recreational use, many of our patients are using this herbal drug. Approximately 43% of US adults have tried marijuana, with 13% using it regularly. These users are seeking help from […]
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO Consumed together, caffeine and theanine exert similar cognitive effects to that of caffeine alone, but exert opposite effects on arousal, in that caffeine accentuates and theanine mitigates physiological and felt stress responses. This study evaluates whether caffeine and theanine influence cognition under emotional arousal. Want more? Subscribe to this exclusive audio […]
Dr. Paul Anderson Reference: Theodore M. Brasky, Emily White, and Chi-Ling Chen. Long-Term, Supplemental, One-CarbonMetabolism–Related Vitamin B Use in Relation to Lung Cancer Risk in the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Cohort. J Clin Oncol 35. (2017) Design: Retrospective analysis of prospective cohort study data This “original report” from the Journal of Clinical Oncology grabbed a […]
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO With prolonged stress being a contributing factor to the onset of chronic disease, one recent study aims to examine the effectiveness of supplementation with phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylserine/phosphatidic acid complex (PAS) to lower stress response in chronically stressed male patients. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.
By Lisa Murray RDN, LD Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues, which are amphiphilic—they attract both water and fatty substances (and so are both hydrophilic and lipophilic). Dietary sources for lecithin will be in the fat containing part of foods and include […]
L. Alschuler, ND, FABNO As two adaptogenic herbs, there is evidence to suggest that ginseng and ginkgo biloba may improve cognitive function. With very little known about the mechanisms associated with such improvements, one recent study examines cardiovascular reactivity as a potential mechanism of action. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.
Tina Beaudoin, ND This year’s annual Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Conference presented some exciting research and positive clinical outcomes being achieved in the field of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Integrative clinicians specializing in this field are reversing cognitive decline in early and moderate Alzheimer’s disease by identifying and addressing the underlying physiological imbalances. For […]
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO Up until now there have been no established therapies to treat damage to the small intestine from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This research review will examine the role of intestinal microbiota as a new and exciting potential therapeutic candidate. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.
Lisa Murray, RDN, LD Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a large evergreen tree endemic to the Indian subcontinent, which is prized for its medicinal value. Introduced to many areas in the tropics, the neem tree has been a mainstay in Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani medicine for thousands of years. Every part of the tree—its roots, bark, […]