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Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

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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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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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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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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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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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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Man spraying and wiping down floor with gloves on

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It's Time to Cleanse Ourselves of the Toxicity of 2020

2020 was riddled with forest fires (benzene and other exposures), COVID-19 worry, home quarantine, inhalation of more indoor air pollution, and...

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goals on a piece of paper next to fruits and vegetables

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What Type of Diet Works Best for Your New Year's Resolution?

There is no one “perfect” diet for everyone. After the dietary indulgence that often accompanies the December holidays, many of our patients will...

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Thanks giving food array

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Hidden foods & chronic symptoms – what’s hiding in your holiday treat?

‘Tis the season for dietary indiscretion. Between Halloween leftovers, Mom’s famous Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole, and traditional December...

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Women with mask outdoors coughing

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Smog = Sensitivity? Pollens, Pollution, and Aeroallergen Reactivity

Polluted air irritates lung tissue and disrupts the lung mucosal barrier. Much of the Pacific coast of the United States is currently impacted by the...

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Weights and healthy foods

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How Food Intolerance and Environmental Pollutants Affect Athletes

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

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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 important to ensure the...

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Person getting hair washed

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Neurological Impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

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

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