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November 23, 2014
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Welcome to the Microbiome: Holistic Medicine’s New Frontier

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief

DANA POINT, CA -- Think of it as a physiological version of cloud computing, says functional neurologist, David Perlmutter, MD.

miicrobiome"The microbiome in the human gut represents over 3 million different genes. It is like a cloud computer for genes. We've put a lot of eggs in human genome basket, so it is humbling to realize that the human genome is only about 23,000 genes. Our lives and our health are hugely influenced by the organisms living in our gut," Dr. Perlmutter said at the Nutrition Business Journal Summit.

The microbiome—the diverse world of organisms living in and on the human body--is the new frontier in biomedical science, and it's been a veritable bonanza for researchers over the last decade. What they are discovering has potential to radically reshape how we understand human health and how we treat illness.

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Heal Thy Practice 2014: Skill-Building for Empowerment

Written by Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief

Holistic Primary Care's sixth annual Heal Thy Practice conference, on October 17-19, at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, just north of New York City, will focus on clinical and practice management skills that empower practitioners to cultivate better health for their patients, their communities and themselves.

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Oral Immunotherapy Highly Effective for Childhood Peanut Allergy

Written by August West | Contributing Writer

Oral immunotherapy is a safe, highly effective modality for desensitizing children with peanut allergy, according to data from a recent UK trial.

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