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The Importance of Gut Health- Part 3

JAMES SENSENIG, ND  This column is transcribed from a weekly live conversation produced by the Naturopathic Medical Institute (NMI). The goal of NMI is to preserve and promote the principles of naturopathic philosophy through clinical application, in your offices and in your communities, every day. On October 11, 2017, Dr Jim Sensenig spoke on the importance of gut health. In this […]

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Uniting the Lower & Higher Self: How Homeopathic Gemstones Can Assist the Process

JARED C. PISTOIA, ND Gemstones are a relatively new addition to the homeopathic repertoire of age-old medicines made from naturally occurring substances. Medicines can be grouped according to the kingdom they are sourced from, ie, plant, animal, or mineral. Some substances, however, have characteristics of 2 kingdoms. The gemstones, which include quartz, ruby, topaz, emerald, diamond, black opal, pearl, lapis lazuli, pearl, amethyst, sapphire, etc, represent an example of this duality. Gemstones also have another dualistic […]

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A Thriving Mind & Body Ecology: Critical Factors to Consider

CHRIS D. MELETIS, ND  Thomas Edison once said, “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” Indeed, the human brain’s importance is reflected in the fact that it is the most powerful computer ever created. If we bought a real computer, we’d invest in a warranty program to safeguard it. Yet, when […]

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Into the Frying Pan: Teaching in a Time of COVID

CHRISTOPHER MALONEY, ND  In December 2019 I decided to try substitute teaching at our local charter school for the arts. They were hiring a full-time high school science teacher, so I had no pressure and only a few patients I needed to reschedule. When I asked about expectations, I was told I needed to keep […]

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The Happiness Rx

JODY STANISLAW, ND, CDCES  With this interesting COVID year that we have all experienced together around the globe, happiness has eluded many of us. Fear of getting sick, loss of loved ones, forced isolation, the closing-down of restaurants and businesses, and not knowing what’s ahead… Life is already challenging, but these recent events have made it more challenging than ever to stay in a healthy emotional state.  Even before COVID, a Harris Poll Survey showed that […]

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Staying Motivated: Achieving Long-Term Success Through Intuition

SERENA GOLDSTEIN, ND  We generally tend to seek help when symptoms subjectively affect our daily lives, when self-medicating doesn’t feel like enough, or when we’re considering worst-case scenarios. If our life before this stage contributed to our current condition, then new approaches to healing will yield different results. We tend to make changes to get rid of what’s present, and while the disappearance of a symptom may be a […]

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Garum Armoricum®: A Nutritional Tool for Chronic Stress

JILLIAN FINKER, ND Conditions associated with chronic stress have undoubtedly infiltrated the practice of every physician since the pandemic hit the United States in March of 2020. As a physician practicing a short distance from New York City, however, I found my practice bustling with patients having stress-associated complaints long before that. With the pandemic, […]

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German New Medicine: Applications to Cancer in a Naturopathic Setting

KATHERINE WILLOW, ND  German New Medicine (GNM) is a series of interrelated discoveries made by the late German internist, Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer (1935-2017). Together, these discoveries create a radically new way of looking at the cause and progression of conditions that do not have an obvious external origin (such as poisoning, accidents, or nutritional deficiencies).    The basic premises of GNM are as […]

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Our Bugs and Our Brains

JESSICA BRANDES, ND Although initial estimates of a 10:1 ratio have been revised downward to reflect a ratio closer to 1:1,1 there is consensus that the number of microbes in our bodies exceeds the total number of human cells. Representing more than 99% of our genetic material, the bugs were here first, have co-evolved with us, and continue to […]

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The Reproductive Microbiome: Profound Implications of New Research

SARAH WYLIE, ND and JACLYN CHASSE-SMEATON, ND  Once upon a time, I attended the birth of a patient in a teaching hospital in Vermont. The baby was born and crying healthfully at her mother’s breast, and it was time for the mother’s uterus to contract after delivering the placenta. Instinctively, forgetting I was in a hospital setting, I reached […]

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Pregnenolone & Its Metabolites

CARRIE DECKER, ND  When we speak of hormones, we often think of those that play a role in mediating sexual function: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. These hormones come from the common base molecule of cholesterol, and all 3 derive from the mother hormone, pregnenolone (PREG), while estrogen and testosterone are also both downstream from dehydroepiandrosterone, commonly known as DHEA.   PREG […]

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Treating Infertility: A Whole-Body Approach Including Mayan Uterine Massage & Seed Cycling

ANA LARA, NMD Fertility is a topic that many women have strong personal feelings about. I often hear my female patients say, “Having children is the one thing I am designed to do, yet I can’t get pregnant. I feel less of a woman.” Well, let me start off by stating the obvious that women were designed to do more than have babies. Yet, I also take a […]

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Low Omega Biomarker and Cardio Risk

NODE SMITH, ND People who are genetically more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases may benefit from boosting a biomarker found in fish oils, a new study suggests. In a genetic study in 1,886 Asian Indians published in PLOS ONE, scientists have identified the first evidence for the role of adiponectin, an obesity-related biomarker, in […]

Discovery of Microbial Gene Could Impact Gut Microbiome Health

NODE SMITH, ND As the owner of a human body, you’re carrying trillions of microbes with you everywhere you go. These microscopic organisms aren’t just hitching a ride; many of them perform essential chemical reactions that regulate everything from our digestion to our immune system to our moods. One important set of reactions relates to […]

Caffeine Not the Best for Fighting Sleep Deprivation

NODE SMITH, ND Rough night of sleep? Relying on caffeine to get you through the day isn’t always the answer, says a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers from MSU’s Sleep and Learning Lab, led by psychology associate professor Kimberly Fenn, assessed how effective caffeine was in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation […]

New Plant Sterol May Lessen Anxiety

NODE SMITH, ND A natural food supplement reduces anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The plant-derived substance, beta-sitosterol, was found to produce this effect both on its own and in synergic combination with an antidepressant known under the brand name Prozac. If these findings, published in Cell Reports Medicine, […]

Generic Corona Antibody May Be Important to Broad Spectrum Immunity

NODE SMITH, ND Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States already had been sick with a coronavirus, albeit a far less dangerous one. That’s because at least four coronaviruses in the same general family as SARS-CoV-2 cause the benign yet annoying illness known as the common cold. In a new study […]

Are Parasites Key to Longer Life?

NODE SMITH, ND Ant workers that are infected with a tapeworm live much longer than their uninfected nest-mates. Parasitic infections are usually harmful to their hosts, but there are some exceptions. According to the results of a multi-year scientific study, ants of the species Temnothorax nylanderi show exceptionally high survival rates when infected with a […]

How Does Cooperation Manifest Itself?

NODE SMITH, ND Cooperation as a successful strategy has evolved in both nature and human society, but understanding its emergence can be a difficult task. Researchers have to abstract interactions between individuals into mathematical formulas to be able to create a model that can be used for predictions and simulations. In the field of evolutionary […]

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Intangible Assets: Hidden Financial Strengths in Naturopathic Institutions

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  This month’s title may sound like a direct-to-video action film that one might find on the far right of a row in a Netflix scroll. However, intangible assets are an important notation in accounting, and the concept behind it means something for our colleges. Like a family with bills to pay, kids to […]

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A Scientific Education: Part 3

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  In my previous 2 articles, we examined how science and medicine have become intertwined as our contemporary forms of health care took shape. We also looked at how naturopathic medicine retooled its educational systems 50 years ago and emerged with a consistent system of physician-level training. There are challenges that the profession faces, as always, […]

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A Scientific Education: Part 2

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  No matter the obstacles they place, the truth of our medicine will win out.  (John Bastyr)1  If we take the phrase “modern world” to denote the advent of a society using technology at a higher level than ever seen, based on an explosion in the growth of pure and applied sciences, […]

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A Scientific Education: Part 1

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Naturopathic medical education is deeply rooted in science, and those roots extend in several directions. One aspect of this rootedness is the education we provide to students on how to evaluate the evidence for various treatment options. Another is that naturopathic medical students thoroughly study human structure and function and the pathological (including molecular and […]

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HAUPPAUGUE, NY – ECS Nutraceuticals Group LLC, the manufacturer of ECS Therapeutics® premier healthcare-exclusive hemp CBD brand and other private label brands, was recently added to NSF International’s NSF/ANSI 455-2 Dietary Supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification. Earning GMP certification from NSF International verifies that their manufacturing facility located in Hauppauge, New York has the […]

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ELISA/ACT® Biotechnologies Introduces COVID Vax LRA Panel

Test now available to identify delayed immune hypersensitivity to the components in COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. Sterling, VA – Over 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the US, however a sizeable percentage of Americans have not received one. While some have decided they will not be vaccinated, others are […]

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Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center Announces Revamped Clinical Program to Address Gut Health Challenges

WOODSTOCK, IL—Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center (LMRC), a hub of clinical tools and resources for functional medicine practitioners, is thrilled to announce the newly revamped Pillars of GI Health Program. As new research continues to build around functional medicine approaches to gastrointestinal health, the program has been updated to reflect these findings in clinically relevant ways. […]

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