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We’re committed to providing information and resources to support you and your patients. Here, we’ll update you on wellness topics from food sensitivity to gut health, share patient case studies, and provide tips and tools you can use in your practice.

Testing for Food Sensitivities in a Culturally Diverse World

As the world becomes increasingly connected through the internet, travel, and immigration, traditional cuisines from across...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities

How Food Allergies and the Environment Collide

When the allergy season arrives, many patients are focused on avoiding pollen from trees and grasses. Yet, they're not always...


Tags: Aeroallergens, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Cross-Reactivities

How Food Intolerance and Environmental Pollutants Affect Athletes with Impaired Intestinal Permeability

Intestinal barrier function is regulated by tight junctions, which play an important role in the passage of ions, water, and...


Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

3 Medical Tests Critical for Weight Loss Success and Safety

Prior to starting my patients on any weight loss regimen, there are three tests I always employ. These tests are extremely...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

Food Sensitivities and Thanksgiving: 6 Delicious Swaps

If you have food sensitivities, the Thanksgiving meal can seem like a minefield to be navigated rather than a joyous...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Gluten Sensitivity

Leaky Gut: How and Why It Occurs

When the intestinal epithelial lining barrier is compromised, it leads to a leaky gut. The foundation of this barrier consists...


Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Autoimmune Diseases and Food Sensitivities

A leaky gut can lead to the initiation and progression of autoimmune disease, especially in people who are genetically...


Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Neurological Impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Parabens, phthalates, toluene, and benzene are toxins implicated in neurological disorders. Parabens are antifungal and...


Tags: Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

The Clinical Utility of IgG4 Testing

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) testing has long been an important means of identifying delayed hypersensitivity reactions to food and...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Identifying Secondary Nutrient Deficits Due to Celiac Disease

The Vicious Cycle of Celiac-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Patients with celiac disease are often deficient in key nutrients due...


Tags: Gluten Sensitivity

Allergies, Intolerances, and ADHD

Children with ADHD are more likely to suffer from allergic diseases. In one study of 100 children with ADHD compared with 60...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Neuro-Behavioral Impact of Foods

Food intolerance has been known to cause ADHD symptoms since at least the 1970s when Feingold observed hyperactivity and...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Autism and Immune Reactivity

As with ADHD, there is a relationship between autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and gluten intolerance. Researchers have...


Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Gluten Sensitivity

Cross-Reactivity, Allergens, and the Biochemical Impact on ADHD and Autism

In mice with cow’s milk allergy, diets that reduce mTOR activity in the prefrontal cortex and amygdala improve behavioral...


Tags: Aeroallergens, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Cross-Reactivities

When Hay Fever and Food Allergies Collide!

‘Tis the season for Spring Allergies, the foods your patients are consuming can be aggravating their hay fever symptoms. In...


Tags: Aeroallergens, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Cross-Reactivities

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Our clinical consultants regularly host new webinars, available on-demand so you can learn whenever and wherever works best for you. From food sensitivities to improving immune health, we have a variety of topics to choose from. Select from our library and watch at your convenience!

 

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