By Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO

Jacob Schor has, in recent years, presented in lectures and publications about the research of Hajime Kimata, an allergist who conducted randomized trials showing that humor has beneficial effects on allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis.1 Kimata has also conducted some provocative research on the effect of kissing and sexual intercourse on atopic dermatitis (AD), as well as the effect of humor on testosterone and erectile dysfunction.

Kimata published a study in 2003 where he examined a group of 60 Japanese subjects with either allergic rhinitis or AD and...

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PERQUE K2D3
By Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD
September 04, 2019

While genetic factors play an important role in determining bone mass as people age, individual choices can either promote or impede bone health. Controllable factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle habits like smoking and alcohol consumption are responsible for 10 to 50 percent of bone mass and structure. Supplementation with the ideal combination of critical nutrients can support bone health. PERQUE K2/D3 Plus Guard is a novel formulation of vitamins D3 and K2 with 2-Beta...

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Night Sky Milky Way
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Last Sunday, the New York Times published an opinion piece by the astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the college originally conceived by Thomas Jefferson.

In the Times article, Dr. Johnson points out that "…. the global amount of artificial light at night has been growing by at least 2 percent per year. ... In the United States, east of the Mississippi there remain only...

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By Ronald Hoffman, MD

They are billed as the new keys to longevity, an endless inventory of “spare parts” that can regenerate sick or tired organs, a veritable Fountain of Youth. But are stem cells the medical cure-all of the future, or are they just a snake-oil pitch to the desperate and vulnerable?

While Regenerative Medicine research is proceeding frenetically on a variety of disease fronts, with occasional promising results, a “free-fire” zone has emerged in which stem cells are touted as a cure-all.1 Stem cell therapies are being offered for everything from knee pain to lupus,...

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Cannabis
By Aimee Gould Shunney, ND

Given the exponential increase in use, and emerging research on the effective application of cannabidiol (CBD) for pain, anxiety, PTSD, seizures, and more, the concern for potential drug interactions is both reasonable and prudent. Consumers often consider natural substances to be safer than pharmaceuticals, and while this may often be true, it is important for consumers and healthcare providers (HCPs) alike to familiarize themselves with the possible interactions that can occur when CBD is mixed with common medications.

Studies of CBD inhibition and induction of major CYP450...

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AARM
By Jen Palmer, ND

Kevin Spelman, PhD, Restorative Medicine Conference faculty, has an extensive background in research as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, a Marie Curie research fellow in the EU, as well as a past adjunct professor of botanical medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. He has over 20 years of clinical experience, and brings to his lectures the optimal blend of both science and clinical relevance.

At the 2019 Restorative Medicine conference in San Diego, he will be speaking on the fascinating role of mitochondria in health and disease,...

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Walnut
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Over the years we have seen a long line of studies published suggesting that people who eat more nuts have a lower risk of heart disease. It started years ago when studies found that eating a serving of nuts each day lowered cholesterol levels after a month or so. Then there were studies that found that people, such as vegetarians or Seventh Day Adventists who ate more nuts seemed to have a lower risk of heart disease. It was all well and good for us to know that people who had always eaten nuts during their life had gained some protection but what about the rest of us, the casual nut...

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By Christopher Shade, PhD
June 27, 2019

The ketogenic diet has taken the wellness world by storm, with health professionals and laypeople alike touting its remarkable health benefits. While patient enthusiasm is often high at the beginning of a ketogenic diet, many people fall off the “keto bandwagon” due to the diet’s restrictive nature. Ketosis-supporting phytonutrients offer a novel solution to this problem, allowing your patients to break a strict ketogenic diet with some healthy carbohydrates while seamlessly re-entering ketosis the next day. This strategy promotes metabolic flexibility and makes keto a...

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By Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN
June 24, 2019

Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 (often referred to as ME-3) is a strain of probiotic bacteria that has been found to produce glutathione. Glutathione has been recognized for decades as the Master Antioxidant and as an important regulator of detoxification. However, when taken orally, glutathione is only minimally effective due to degradation during the processes. ME3 is revolutionizing glutathione therapy as results from human clinical trials reveal that daily supplementation with ME-3 substantially increases plasma glutathione levels.

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Cannabis
By Christopher Shade, PhD

Thealing powers of Cannabis have been utilized by humans since time immemorial, with references to its therapeutic use found in Egyptian scrolls dating back to 1700 BC and Chinese tombs from 550 BC.1,2 Over the past century, Cannabis has experienced a resurgence of interest in the scientific community, with numerous studies confirming its healing properties. Cannabis phytochemicals, including phytocannabinoids and terpenoids, offer tremendous health benefits to your patients by naturally shifting the activity of critical bioregulatory pathways...

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