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By Ian Bier, ND, PhD, LAc
September 20, 2019

From 1997 to 2016, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) diagnoses have almost doubled, from 6.1% to 10.2%, in children and adolescents age 4 to 17.1

In 2013, the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released. In this edition, the criteria for identifying ADHD symptoms was expanded and modified to make it easier for physicians to provide a better diagnosis. Instead we are seeing a larger percentage of children being misdiagnosed and ultimately suffer the consequences of taking unnecessary prescription...

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By Adam Killpartrick, DC
September 17, 2019

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and human growth hormone (HGH) work together in the body to support optimal aging. This is a very complex process and if excessive levels of IGF-1, either low or high, are present in the body, it can lead to various health problems. HGH is generally considered to employ anti-insulin actions, whereas IGF-1 has insulin-like properties. By maintaining relatively low levels of IGF-1 and synergy between HGH and IGF-1 throughout your patients’ adult life, they may be able to live a healthy lifestyle and experience optimal aging.

HGH and IGF-1 Play...

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By David Zava, PhD
September 16, 2019

Delivery of the bioidentical hormones estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), and testosterone (T) through the skin as a cream or gel (topically) has become a mainstay of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for women and men. A plethora of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, compounded, and even over-the-counter topical BHRT products are available. The popularity of these products lies not only in their ease of use, but in proven clinical efficacy1-5 in treating hormonal deficiencies mostly brought on by aging of the female (...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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