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Plant Sterols: An Effective Alternative For Statin-Intolerant Patients

Written by Janet Gulland, Contributing Writer

A recently published case series from the University of Chicago underscores the value of plant sterol supplements for managing elevated cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients at moderate to high risk for cardiovascular disease. While statin therapy with accompanying lifestyle modification remains the preferred conventional intervention for treating dyslipidemias and reducing cardiovascular risk, many patients do not […]

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“Core” Values: How to Help Patients Build Strength and Improve Balance

Written by Stacy Collier, Contributing Writer

Balance is an essential concept in holistic medicine. The word is everywhere: we talk about work-life balance, balancing hormones and neurotransmitters, keeping an ideal acid-alkaline balance. All of those are important. But the reality is, many people struggle with the much more basic issue of physical balance. Especially as people age, the ability to stay […]

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Enhancing Fertility with Functional Medicine: Insights from the Peer-Review Literature

Written by Erik Goldman

Approximately 1 in 8 every couples in the US faces fertility challenges. And that’s a conservative estimate. As functional medicine practitioners, we could easily postulate that optimal fertility is even more fleeting for many more people, as are optimal maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

Humans today face a daunting moment. In the industrialized world, fertility is being challenged by the toxicity of the environment surrounding us.

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Meletis will examine the factors behind the plummeting of healthy pregnancy outcomes.

Dr. Meletis will share actionable, peer-reviewed clinical pearls to empower couples looking for that extra nudge to increase the probability of conceiving, carrying to term, and supporting healthy neonatal outcomes.

Discussion points will include the role of nitric oxide in conception, food sensitivities, environmental toxin testing, and the clinical application of scientifically researched nutraceuticals, antioxidants, and other novel considerations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain empowering functional medicine insights to share with patients concerned about fertility
  • Employing select antioxidants for optimized fertility based on clinical trial data
  • Identify toxic burdens that impact fertility and pregnancy outcomes
  • Understand the role of nitric oxide in fertility
  • Recognize the clinical considerations of food sensitivities and pregnancy

Sponsored by Fairhaven Health

Chris D. Meletis, ND is a naturopathic physician, educator, international author, and lecturer for 26 years. He has written over a dozen books and in excess of 200 scientific articles in publications such as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy and the Journal of Restorative Medicine. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years at National University of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America. He has received numerous awards including, Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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