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Déjà Vu All Over Again: An Identity for the Profession

Education David J. Schleich, PhD  Did you hear ’em talkin’ ’bout it on the radioDid you try to read the writing on the wallDid that voice inside you say I’ve heard it all beforeIt’s like Deja Vu all over again(John Fogerty) At a naturopathic conference in England this past summer, I joined in on a […]

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Notes from the Field: October, 2019

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls Jared L. Zeff, ND, VNMI, LAc The following is a not an article prepared for a medical journal. Not every statement of fact is cited or referenced. This is a commentary on the medicine, a running set of observations about practice in the field. It’s not meant to be a peer-reviewed […]

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Mycotoxicosis: A Complex Case Following Acute Mold Exposure

Tolle Causam Lauren Tessier, ND Mold illness comes in many different forms, with the most widely acknowledged forms being allergic and infectious, and the more controversial form being mycotoxicosis and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Molds and their secondary metabolites, mycotoxins, have taken the medical community by storm in recent years. This started with news […]

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Castor Oil: Magic or Myth – Part 4

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Marisol Teijeiro, ND   In the early 1900s, naturopathic medicine migrated to North America where the conventional medicine system was in full force. Imagine – a world that had since been a mix of snake oil salesmen, Native American shamans, witch doctors, and barbers that doubled as dentists. When Benedict Lust came over to […]

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SIBO in a Young Woman: A Cure with Botanical Medicine

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Matthew Strickland, ND Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, also known as SIBO, is an underdiagnosed condition of overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.1 Normally, the small intestine hosts a relatively small number of bacteria – around 1000 to 10 000 per mL of content. For comparison, further down the digestive tract, in […]

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NPLEX: What Board Certification Actually Means

Practice Building Joy Stevens, ND, JD, PE Congratulations! You passed NPLEX. No, you are not board-certified. NPLEX Exam The Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (“NPLEX”) is a 2-part examination, the purpose of which is to ensure a licensure candidate (“candidate”) is minimally competent in his or her medical knowledge to safely practice naturopathic medicine. Part I […]

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Dialing Up the Vis – Part 1

The Vital Conversation James Sensenig, ND This is the first of a new series of articles in NDNR based on transcripts of The Vital Conversation. The conversations occurred on Wednesdays for several years and were hosted by Jim Sensenig, ND, and other senior vitalists. This opening column is a lightly edited (by Emily Kane, ND) […]

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James Sensenig, ND: In Memoriam; December 1, 2019

Docere Jared Zeff, with a little help from my friends James Sensenig (“call me Jim”) was an intelligence officer in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. They picked the most capable people for that assignment. In 1974, he enrolled in the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and began one of the brightest […]

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Acute Food Poisoning: Possible Trigger for a Variety of Chronic GI Disorders

Tolle Causam Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP A standard question I ask when taking a history of a patient with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is: “What is your lifetime history of food poisoning, traveler’s diarrhea, or gastroenteritis?” I may already have the clue if they report that they have […]

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Anemia of Chronic Disease: Treatment with Lipoic Acid, Resveratrol, & Curcumin

Naturopathic Perspective Quinn Rivet ND Anemia of chronic disease (ACD), also known as anemia of inflammation, is typically characterized by a microcytic or normocytic, normochromic anemia with low reticulocytes, along with possible mildly low hematocrit, hemoglobin, and iron levels, but high ferritin.1 ACD affects millions of North Americans with few clinical options, in many cases […]

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Naturopathic Medical Education: So far, we’ve only just begun

Education David J. Schleich, PhD  Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.  (Neils Bohr) In the widening circle of inter-professional medical education, there is a startling statistic afoot. Dr Michael Pitt, from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, explains, “In 1950, the estimated amount of time … to double medical knowledge was 50 […]

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Dementia: How to Measure, Monitor, and Reverse It

Tolle Causam Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA It is debatable whether dementia is on the rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, brain disease and dementia are on the rise across all 50 US states, with an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.1 Statistically, “someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s dementia every 66 seconds.”1 However, recent […]

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Homeopathic Treatment of LRIs : Correlations between Historical Cured Cases & Modern Research

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Nazanin Vassighi, ND Michael Lehman, ND “How does homeopathy really work? And how do we know that it was actually the ‘remedy’ that brought resolution to the diseased patient?” These questions are valid inquiries often raised by naturopathic medical students, practitioners, patients, and skeptics alike. This editorial will attempt to shed some […]

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Postmenopausal Hot Flashes: Natural Treatments

Student Scholarship – Honorable Mention Case Study Ashley Segal Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms experienced by women during menopause. However, hot flashes may occur during the premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal periods, and are reported by 80% of all women in the United States.1 Episodes generally begin with […]

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Naturopathic Approach to Dementia

Tolle Totum Sara Thyr, ND Most people have been affected by someone with dementia, either a family member or a close friend, or possibly a patient. There are few illnesses that create such exquisite hardship with family and friends. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, consisting of 60-80% of cases.1 In […]

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Human Papillomavirus: A Brief Review Beyond Cervical Cancer

Tolle Causam Jessica Moore, ND, FABNO Over 15% of human cancers can be attributed to infectious agents, and current research suggests that 1/3 to 1/2 of these cases may be due to infection by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). This group is composed of over 150 related double-stranded DNA viruses. They are transmitted through skin-to-skin or skin-to-mucosa […]

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Walk a Mile

Similar Thought Joseph Kellerstein, DC, ND Today I want to present a simple example of a case helped by homeopathy. This case is typical of a day’s work, and as a naturopathic doctor I could not do without it. The Patient June is an active lady in her early 70s. After consulting over the years […]

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Age & Food Reactivity: Examining the Correlations

Tolle Causam Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS Over the years, we’ve learned more about the ways our bodies react to specific foods, and even the ways in which specific foods are prepared. We’ve successfully spotlighted common foods and environmental triggers of autoimmune reactions, intolerance, sensitivities, you name it. However, awareness levels are decidedly lower […]

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Dr Graves, We Can Heal Your Disease

Docere  Heather Herington, BSc, NMD, DHANP There’s nothing like having your own “incurable” disease to sense the impact of naturopathic medicine, especially when you – a naturopathic doctor – have been taught to not treat it. You figure there has to be more to that story. At the time, although feeling great and with labs […]

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Association Spotlight: PsychANP

Naturopathic News  CARLO CALABRESE, ND, MPH  Human health cannot be understood or optimized without considering the foundational roles that brain and mind play in our embodiment. Health, from the individual to our planetary context, depends on biological, psychological, social, and spiritual parameters – together, the definition of ‘holistic.” Its complexity leads to great challenges in arraying and improving the […]

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Parkinson’s Disease: Getting to the Root Causes

Naturopathic Perspective Greg Eckel, ND, LAc In 1817, James Parkinson published an essay on The Shaking Palsy. In 1911, levodopa was first synthesized by Casimir Funk, though it didn’t enter into clinical practice until 1967. The first large study on its positive effects in people with Parkinson’s disease was published in 1968. Fast-forward to present […]

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The AANMC at 20: Crossing to the Next Decade

Education David J. Schleich, PhD Since 2001 the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) has been promoting the naturopathic profession in North America from its educational perch. One top-of-mind focus all this time has been recruitment of new cohorts of students. In the decade just winding down, the AANMC has developed and deployed abundant, […]

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Holistic Use of CBD for Acne

Integrative Cannabis Rob Streisfeld, NMD Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am sure you’ve heard this phrase many times, but if the cover being referred to is the health of a person’s skin, you might actually understand that what’s inside has a direct relationship to the outside. Having suffered from acne myself when […]

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Questions Raised Regarding Omega-3s for Anxiety and Depression

Node Smith, ND Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or […]

New Tool for Assessing Eating Habits

Node Smith, ND Researchers at McMaster University have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool for physicians, dietitians and researchers to assess eating habits, measure the value of fad diets and develop health policies. Researchers identified several chemical signatures that can accurately […]

Some Plants May Not Be Good for You

Node Smith, ND It’s true that many plants provide an abundance of nutrients, typically at a fraction of the energy expended to raise animal protein. However, before embarking on a wholesale change in diet, it’s worth considering the research and experience of a trio of neurotoxicologists at Oregon Health & Science University. Toxic Compounds in […]

Bionic Prosthetics May Be Right Around the Corner

Node Smith, ND The 60-year-old retired truck driver from Salt Lake County, Utah, lost his left leg to vascular disease from type 2 diabetes. But last year, he was one of 10 human subjects at the University of Utah to test one of the world’s first truly bionic legs, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a […]

More Evidence Needed for Cannabinoid Effects on Mental Health

Node Smith, ND The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six mental health disorders — combining 83 studies including 3,000 people — suggests that the use of cannabinoids for mental health conditions cannot be justified based on the current evidence. This is due to a lack of evidence for their effectiveness, […]

Alder Bark for Anti-Aging and Antioxidants

Node Smith, ND An alder bark may become a great source of anti-aging and anti-disease natural antioxidants. That’s the results discovered by the IKBFU’s Institute of Living Systems researchers. For the past 10 years, the workers of the IKBFU’s laboratory of the natural antioxidants have been searching for a new perspective source of antioxidants. Alder […]

TB Not a Life-long Concern in Most People

Node Smith, ND A new analysis challenges the longstanding notion that tuberculous infection is a life-long infection that could strike at any time and cause tuberculosis (TB). Based on a review of clinical studies, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues show that people who test positive with […]

What Happens in the Brain When We “Crash in Visual Processing?”

Node Smith, ND Georgetown neuroscientists say they have identified how people can have a “crash in visual processing”; a bottleneck of feedforward and feedback signals that can cause us not to be consciously aware of stimuli that our brain recognized. How people can have a “Crash in visual processing” In the Journal of Vision (DOI […]

Health Benefits of Exercising Before Eating Breakfast

Node Smith, ND According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, people can better control their blood sugar levels. Health scientists found that by changing the timing of […]

IBD Prevalence Three Times Higher Than Estimated and Rising

Node Smith, ND The number of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is three times higher than previous estimates, with sufferers also at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC), according to new research presented at UEG Week Barcelona 2019. IBD is three times higher than previous estimates, with sufferers also at a […]

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Questions Raised Regarding Omega-3s for Anxiety and Depression

Node Smith, ND Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or […]

New Tool for Assessing Eating Habits

Node Smith, ND Researchers at McMaster University have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool for physicians, dietitians and researchers to assess eating habits, measure the value of fad diets and develop health policies. Researchers identified several chemical signatures that can accurately […]

Some Plants May Not Be Good for You

Node Smith, ND It’s true that many plants provide an abundance of nutrients, typically at a fraction of the energy expended to raise animal protein. However, before embarking on a wholesale change in diet, it’s worth considering the research and experience of a trio of neurotoxicologists at Oregon Health & Science University. Toxic Compounds in […]

Bionic Prosthetics May Be Right Around the Corner

Node Smith, ND The 60-year-old retired truck driver from Salt Lake County, Utah, lost his left leg to vascular disease from type 2 diabetes. But last year, he was one of 10 human subjects at the University of Utah to test one of the world’s first truly bionic legs, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a […]

More Evidence Needed for Cannabinoid Effects on Mental Health

Node Smith, ND The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six mental health disorders — combining 83 studies including 3,000 people — suggests that the use of cannabinoids for mental health conditions cannot be justified based on the current evidence. This is due to a lack of evidence for their effectiveness, […]

Alder Bark for Anti-Aging and Antioxidants

Node Smith, ND An alder bark may become a great source of anti-aging and anti-disease natural antioxidants. That’s the results discovered by the IKBFU’s Institute of Living Systems researchers. For the past 10 years, the workers of the IKBFU’s laboratory of the natural antioxidants have been searching for a new perspective source of antioxidants. Alder […]

TB Not a Life-long Concern in Most People

Node Smith, ND A new analysis challenges the longstanding notion that tuberculous infection is a life-long infection that could strike at any time and cause tuberculosis (TB). Based on a review of clinical studies, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues show that people who test positive with […]

What Happens in the Brain When We “Crash in Visual Processing?”

Node Smith, ND Georgetown neuroscientists say they have identified how people can have a “crash in visual processing”; a bottleneck of feedforward and feedback signals that can cause us not to be consciously aware of stimuli that our brain recognized. How people can have a “Crash in visual processing” In the Journal of Vision (DOI […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again: An Identity for the Profession

Education David J. Schleich, PhD  Did you hear ’em talkin’ ’bout it on the radioDid you try to read the writing on the wallDid that voice inside you say I’ve heard it all beforeIt’s like Deja Vu all over again(John Fogerty) At a naturopathic conference in England this past summer, I joined in on a […]

Notes from the Field: October, 2019

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls Jared L. Zeff, ND, VNMI, LAc The following is a not an article prepared for a medical journal. Not every statement of fact is cited or referenced. This is a commentary on the medicine, a running set of observations about practice in the field. It’s not meant to be a peer-reviewed […]

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Naturopathic Medical Education: So far, we’ve only just begun

Education David J. Schleich, PhD  Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.  (Neils Bohr) In the widening circle of inter-professional medical education, there is a startling statistic afoot. Dr Michael Pitt, from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, explains, “In 1950, the estimated amount of time … to double medical knowledge was 50 […]

Ginkgo Biloba leaf Human head profile as a herbal medicine concept and natural phytotherapy medication symbol for healing.

Dementia: How to Measure, Monitor, and Reverse It

Tolle Causam Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA It is debatable whether dementia is on the rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, brain disease and dementia are on the rise across all 50 US states, with an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.1 Statistically, “someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s dementia every 66 seconds.”1 However, recent […]

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Homeopathic Treatment of LRIs : Correlations between Historical Cured Cases & Modern Research

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Nazanin Vassighi, ND Michael Lehman, ND “How does homeopathy really work? And how do we know that it was actually the ‘remedy’ that brought resolution to the diseased patient?” These questions are valid inquiries often raised by naturopathic medical students, practitioners, patients, and skeptics alike. This editorial will attempt to shed some […]

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Postmenopausal Hot Flashes: Natural Treatments

Student Scholarship – Honorable Mention Case Study Ashley Segal Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms experienced by women during menopause. However, hot flashes may occur during the premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal periods, and are reported by 80% of all women in the United States.1 Episodes generally begin with […]

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Naturopathic Approach to Dementia

Tolle Totum Sara Thyr, ND Most people have been affected by someone with dementia, either a family member or a close friend, or possibly a patient. There are few illnesses that create such exquisite hardship with family and friends. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, consisting of 60-80% of cases.1 In […]

Human papillomaviruses on colorful background, a virus which causes warts located mainly on hands and feet. Some strains infect genitals and can cause cervical cancer. 3D illustration

Human Papillomavirus: A Brief Review Beyond Cervical Cancer

Tolle Causam Jessica Moore, ND, FABNO Over 15% of human cancers can be attributed to infectious agents, and current research suggests that 1/3 to 1/2 of these cases may be due to infection by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). This group is composed of over 150 related double-stranded DNA viruses. They are transmitted through skin-to-skin or skin-to-mucosa […]

Senior Couple Walking Along Winter Beach With Pet Dog

Walk a Mile

Similar Thought Joseph Kellerstein, DC, ND Today I want to present a simple example of a case helped by homeopathy. This case is typical of a day’s work, and as a naturopathic doctor I could not do without it. The Patient June is an active lady in her early 70s. After consulting over the years […]

Senior woman cooking in the kitchen - eating and cooking healthy for her family; putting some potates in the oven, enjoying active retirement (shallow DOF; color toned image)

Age & Food Reactivity: Examining the Correlations

Tolle Causam Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS Over the years, we’ve learned more about the ways our bodies react to specific foods, and even the ways in which specific foods are prepared. We’ve successfully spotlighted common foods and environmental triggers of autoimmune reactions, intolerance, sensitivities, you name it. However, awareness levels are decidedly lower […]

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Dr Graves, We Can Heal Your Disease

Docere  Heather Herington, BSc, NMD, DHANP There’s nothing like having your own “incurable” disease to sense the impact of naturopathic medicine, especially when you – a naturopathic doctor – have been taught to not treat it. You figure there has to be more to that story. At the time, although feeling great and with labs […]

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Association Spotlight: PsychANP

Naturopathic News  CARLO CALABRESE, ND, MPH  Human health cannot be understood or optimized without considering the foundational roles that brain and mind play in our embodiment. Health, from the individual to our planetary context, depends on biological, psychological, social, and spiritual parameters – together, the definition of ‘holistic.” Its complexity leads to great challenges in arraying and improving the […]

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Parkinson’s Disease: Getting to the Root Causes

Naturopathic Perspective Greg Eckel, ND, LAc In 1817, James Parkinson published an essay on The Shaking Palsy. In 1911, levodopa was first synthesized by Casimir Funk, though it didn’t enter into clinical practice until 1967. The first large study on its positive effects in people with Parkinson’s disease was published in 1968. Fast-forward to present […]

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The AANMC at 20: Crossing to the Next Decade

Education David J. Schleich, PhD Since 2001 the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) has been promoting the naturopathic profession in North America from its educational perch. One top-of-mind focus all this time has been recruitment of new cohorts of students. In the decade just winding down, the AANMC has developed and deployed abundant, […]

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Holistic Use of CBD for Acne

Integrative Cannabis Rob Streisfeld, NMD Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am sure you’ve heard this phrase many times, but if the cover being referred to is the health of a person’s skin, you might actually understand that what’s inside has a direct relationship to the outside. Having suffered from acne myself when […]

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Branding Your Clinic Makes Sense

Todd Bosteder Practice Building When I started my first marketing agency, one of my core mantras was, “Branding is for billionaires.” I would tell my clients that they ought to bypass branding opportunities in favor of direct-response, transactional marketing tactics. The concept was sound: If the tactic or advertisement we were considering didn’t drive patients […]

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Search Engine Optimization: 5 Essential Steps to Improve Local SEO for Your Practice

Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc, LAc Practice Building What is SEO? And why is it so important when it comes to promoting your naturopathic practice? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Most people create their website while lacking knowledge of SEO, especially if they create the website without any professional help. The main reason for creating […]

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Working with Genes: Integrating Genetic Health Reports into Clinical Practice

Tom Ballard, ND Practice Building Medicine has entered the “genome era.”1 Genetic reports are already helping practitioners and patients identify and treat chronic health conditions.2,3 “Recent developments in genomic sequencing technologies offer the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases…”4 The goal of this article is to help practitioners select a genetic […]

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Direct Care: The Membership-Based Practice

Mark Swanson, ND Practice Building/The Expert Report Practice Made Perfect Direct Care is transforming private medical practices across the country. Think of it as healthcare revisited, a refresh button on the doctor-patient relationship and the way healthcare is delivered. Its advocates say that it makes healthcare simpler, more affordable and everyone a lot happier. The […]

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Atrium Innovations to Further Scale the Future of Personalized Nutrition with the Acquisition of LivingMatrix™

SUDBURY, Mass. – Atrium Innovations, a globally-recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based nutritional health products, takes the next step in the company’s mission to expand into personalized nutrition with the acquisition of San Francisco-based LivingMatrix™. LivingMatrix, a technology-based, data and algorithm-driven personalized functional medicine platform, was designed by clinicians to help practitioners effectively evaluate and engage […]

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Eighth Environmental Health Symposium to Address Toxic Substance Exposure and its Impact on Immune System Health

Eighth Environmental Health Symposium to Address Toxic Substance Exposure and its Impact on Immune System Health Speakers to convene in the shared spirit of “calming this perfect storm” of complex infections   BROOMFIELD, CO., December 19, 2019 – With millions of patient visits to physicians’ offices resulting in an infectious disease diagnosis last year in the […]

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MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE 2019 TOP CBD PRODUCTS: WINNER OF BEST FACE CREAM LIFTED BY EM·BODY – IMBUE BOTANICALS

The Top CBD Products of 2019: The Men’s Health CBD Awards   Winner of the BEST FACE CREAM LIFTED BY EM·BODY – IMBUE BOTANICALS   This cream contains Colorado-grown hempderived CBD oil and skin-nourishing Vitamin E, along with essential oils of rosemary and mint. “I like that it’s made with minimal ingredients, smells clean, and […]

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The NDNR Physician’s Choice Award is bestowed upon companies that embrace naturopathic medicine and support naturopathic physicians, their practices and patients. Characteristics of a nominee should include, but are not limited to: quality products, superior customer service, community outreach, and social/environmental impact.

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Atrium Innovations to Further Scale the Future of Personalized Nutrition with the Acquisition of LivingMatrix™

SUDBURY, Mass. – Atrium Innovations, a globally-recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based nutritional health products, takes the next step in the company’s mission to expand into personalized nutrition with the acquisition of San Francisco-based LivingMatrix™. LivingMatrix, a technology-based, data and algorithm-driven personalized functional medicine platform, was designed by clinicians to help practitioners effectively evaluate and engage […]

Eighth Environmental Health Symposium to Address Toxic Substance Exposure and its Impact on Immune System Health

Eighth Environmental Health Symposium to Address Toxic Substance Exposure and its Impact on Immune System Health Speakers to convene in the shared spirit of “calming this perfect storm” of complex infections   BROOMFIELD, CO., December 19, 2019 – With millions of patient visits to physicians’ offices resulting in an infectious disease diagnosis last year in the […]

MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE 2019 TOP CBD PRODUCTS: WINNER OF BEST FACE CREAM LIFTED BY EM·BODY – IMBUE BOTANICALS

The Top CBD Products of 2019: The Men’s Health CBD Awards   Winner of the BEST FACE CREAM LIFTED BY EM·BODY – IMBUE BOTANICALS   This cream contains Colorado-grown hempderived CBD oil and skin-nourishing Vitamin E, along with essential oils of rosemary and mint. “I like that it’s made with minimal ingredients, smells clean, and […]

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