Vitamin D Prevents Preterm Births, Nutrition Group Pushes for Right to Say So

By Erik Goldman, Editor

PretermBrandishing new and compelling evidence that vitamin D supplementation can reduce preterm births by as much as 60%, representatives of the Organic and Natural Health Association (ONHA) hit Capitol Hill on April 12, urging Congress to permit food and supplement makers to make this claim.

Federal regulations generally prohibit supplement and food companies from making disease prevention or treatment claims on package labels or in marketing materials.

ONHA, a trade organization that represents food, supplement, and personal care companies, raw ingredient suppliers, retailers, and concerned consumers, believes that Congress should push the Food and Drug Administration for an exception in the case of vitamin D as a preventive for preterm births.

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Can Strep Trigger OCD? Two Decades On, A Controversy Continues

Written by Francie Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer

More than 20 years since it was first described, PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections) remains controversial.The recent emergence of a new diagnostic test panel has potential to provide biological evidence for the autoimmune process thought to trigger neuromotor symptoms observed in patients that fit the PANDAS/PANS description.

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New National Credential Signals Maturing of Health Coach Field

Written by Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Health and wellness coaches are rapidly earning recognition as indispensable healthcare allies. Until recently, however, there was no clear gold standard for choosing a quality health coach with adequate training and expertise. But a new national coaching credential could set some coaches above the rest.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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