IgG Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Research Summary and Analysis

May 18, 2021

In this NatNotes blog post, we’re going to be looking at the best trial on IgG testing for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Recently, I have been pouring through all of the studies and there aren’t that many, but all of the studies on food sensitivity testing for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, and this […]

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Meal Replacement for Diabetes: A Research Summary and Analysis

May 18, 2021

In this NatNotes blog article, we’re going to look into reversing diabetes with liquefied food. That is a pre-packaged liquid-only meal replacement program. And this was a study done in the United Kingdom by a group of researchers in 2017 and they were looking at diabetes because diabetes is an epidemic affecting huge swaths of […]

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Supporting Busy Women – Lifestyle, Diet, & Medicinal Food

December 31, 2020

Botanical Insights My practice is filled with busy women who are struggling to work, manage a household, stay fit, and juggle many roles, from careers and families to personal interests and just the basic tasks of life. When the women I work with show an interest in herbs, cooking, classes that I teach, and saving […]

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Book Review: The Alzheimer’s Antidote

March 5, 2020

Medical Resources for NDs: Review of Current Publications for the Naturopathic Industry Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is terrifying, not only because it is common (half of all Americans have AD by age 85), but because standard treatment for it is a failure. Amy Berger’s new book, The Alzheimer’s Antidote, gives us a solid dietary foundation from which […]

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Inositol Compounds: Effects on Fertility, Ovarian Function, & Insulin

February 18, 2020

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility, affecting from 5-10% of all women. PCOS is commonly associated with insulin resistance, even in those with a normal body mass index (BMI). Insulin-sensitizing compounds not only improve insulin resistance and reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes, they may also improve ovarian response to […]

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NatRecipe: Cooking The Whole Fish

July 18, 2019

My mother and I both loved Paris and several times had the pleasure of being there together—either meeting there or traveling there. However we met up, we never let the opportunity go by without a visit to our favorite restaurant, La Boule D’Or, in the 7th arrondissement. La Boule D’Or was a small family restaurant […]

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NatRecipe: Kombucha Like Fine Champagne

July 2, 2019

Kombucha is an artisan product, and like all hand-crafted foods, the best results require patience and time. A good hand-brewed kombucha is like a fine champagne, fizzy with tiny bubbles, a delightful combination of sweet and sour, and even slightly viscous on the tongue. The secret is plenty of time—it takes about 30 days to […]

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NatRecipe: Pancake Batter

June 26, 2019

One of the most versatile and successful recipes from Nourishing Traditions is the pancakes. Freshly ground flour (spelt, emmer, or soft winter wheat) soaked overnight with equal parts of yogurt or kefir serves as the base for delicious, light tasting, and highly digestible pancakes. Every few weeks I make a double recipe of pancake batter […]

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Sugar industry’s propaganda campaign exposed a half-century later

August 26, 2018

In the 1960s, British scientist John Yudkin challenged the popular belief that saturated fat and cholesterol were the main dietary factors involved in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD). Citing epidemiological data and other evidence, Yudkin argued that refined sugar (which at the time was primarily sucrose) was the most important dietary culprit. In […]

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Nutritional Treatments for Opioid Addiction

August 25, 2018

Addiction to illegal opioid narcotics (such as heroin) and prescription opioids (such as morphine, hydrocodone, and methadone) are major public health problems in the United States. In 2015, approximately 2 million Americans were addicted to prescription pain relievers (obtained legally or illegally) and 591,000 people were addicted to heroin. In that year, 20,101 drug overdose […]

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Why niacinamide is one of my favorite nutrients

August 24, 2018

When I first began studying nutritional therapies in the early 1970s, vitamin C was my favorite nutrient. As I learned more about individual nutrients, magnesium replaced vitamin C at the top of the list, and has remained there ever since. Students in my nutrition classes used to joke that, if they did not know the […]

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Improving the success rate of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy

August 23, 2018

In the past few decades, it has become apparent that recurrences of peptic ulcers can be prevented by eradicating Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection that occurs commonly in the stomach of ulcer patients. Treatment with a combination of antibiotics, acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors) and sometimes bismuth is often effective for eradicating this infection, but […]

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Funny, Fearless, Fascinating: a Conversation with Nutritional Medicine Guru, Alan Gaby

August 22, 2018

We all know the book. Most of us probably have it. For many of us, especially the younger docs, Nutritional Medicine by Alan Gaby, MD, was our go-to reference during interminable student clinic hours and board exam study sessions, and now has a hallowed place of honor on our office bookshelves. Has it been awhile […]

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