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Young man with heart pain

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Got rhythm? Heart health in younger populations

The shocking collapse of football safety Damar Hamlin during a recent Monday Night Football game has refocused attention on heart health in younger populations. Our society typically associates increased cardiovascular risk with mature adults. Since...

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Allergy, Sensitivity and all-cause Dementia

Busy clinicians need an accurate, cost-effective screen for early dementia and strategies to decrease dementia risk in their patient populations. An...

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Keeping Mitochondria Operating Properly Through The Holidays

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How To Keep Mitochondria "Merry and Bright" Through The Holidays

Tis the season to overindulge. Between holiday parties, traditional favorite dishes, and gifts of cookies, cakes, candies, etc., set out everywhere...

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The importance of follow-up testing: New clues on repeat Organic Acids

When a patient reports a significant improvement, it can be tempting for clinicians to ignore follow-up testing. Testing is expensive and may require...

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Monkeypox testing with results in 24 hours

We are excited to announce that US BioTek will now be offering Monkeypox testing to all of our providers based in the United States. With the launch...

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Thyroid, Depression, and Dementia.

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Thyroid, Depression, and...Dementia? Why The Connection Is Important.

Many clinicians are familiar with the link between depression and low thyroid (hypothyroid) function. Clinicians may also be familiar with the known...

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Finger Stick Collection for Pediatric Ig Testing

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Top 3 Considerations During Pediatric Ig Antibody Testing

While the pitter-patter of little feet in the office can be a joy, clinicians must remember that pediatric patients may differ from adult patients in...

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Man with face in palms

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Men and COVID-19: Autoimmunity, OH MY!

As COVID-19 social distancing practices are relaxed, new COVID-19 infections continue to be reported. There have been several disturbing reports...

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Dandelion Floating in the Breeze

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Unraveling IgE Allergy Cross-Reactivity

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), also called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), is an odd phenomenon. OAS patients present with local IgE-mediated...

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Nourishing and Fueling a Happy Heart

The risk of dying from a broken heart is real. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome) presents with the weakening of the left ventricle...

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The Limitations of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The currently available at-home COVID-19 antigen tests may or may not provide accurate information if your patient has the Omicron variant, if they...

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Weight Loss Safety - Mitigate Risk of Liberating ‘Fat Stored Toxins’

Weight loss may seem like a win-win pursuit. However, as naturopathic physicians and functional medicine providers, we need to be acutely aware of...

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Cartoon man fighting COVID

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Which is Superior, COVID-19 Antibody Testing, or T-Cell Testing?

As winter approaches, monitoring the antibody status of patients who have been vaccinated or exposed to the COVID-19 virus is imperative to patients’...

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Thyroid

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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome: A Potential Variable of Mortality and More

There is growing evidence that a thyroid profile offers much more profound insights into how well a patient is doing, far beyond basal metabolic...

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doctor talking to people at table

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Empowering Patients by Fueling the Citric Acid Cycle

We all know that one person or patient who just can't get enough restorative rest or recover from what is keeping them down. More and more...

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Person with Virus and no mask singled out

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COVID-19 antibody assessment and delta-variant risks

With an increasing percentage of the population at least one-dose vaccinated, the expected decline in COVID-19 infections has not happened, primarily...

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Likely reasons for unlikely low IgG results

There are many different reasons for unexpected IgG results. Pre-analytical errors, which are outside of laboratory control, are responsible for the...

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Field of Wheat

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The difference between Celiac disease & non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

The scientific community is finally documenting what Naturopathic physicians and functional medicine practitioners have known for years: there are...

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Organic Acids Profile Sample Results

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New Insights– Updates to our Organic Acids Profile and Guide

Organic Acids tests are great for providing an individualized overview of a patient’s health but can be confusing and difficult for the uninitiated...

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