Functional Medicine

Eosinophilic Esophagitis on the Rise, Responsive to Diet Changes

By Erik Goldman

Prevalence of eosinic esophagitis is rising the US. Though seldom life-threatening, this condition is highly burdensome for those affected. Over the long term, it can have detrimental impact on nutritional status and overall health. Fortunately, EoE is often responsive to dietary interventions if carefully implemented, said Bethany Doerfler, MS, RD, at the 2023 Integrative Healthcare […]

Probiotics in Clinical Practice: Simple Stories, Complex Realities

By Erik Goldman

Twenty years ago, “the microbiome” was an obscure little domain within microbiology, and the term probiotic, to the extent anyone had heard it at all, usually meant eating yogurt and fermented vegetables in the vague hope it would promote longevity.  Today, the microbiome is one of the most widely known and fastest growing healthcare phenomena […]

Frequent Coffee Consumption Reduces Womens’ Diabetes Risk

By Erik Goldman

Good news for women who love coffee. Those who drink 4 or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily have a markedly lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with those who drink less than one. That’s the conclusion from a recent prospective study involving 4,522 women with prior histories of gestational diabetes, who were […]

Quenching the Dehydration Nation

By Deanna Minich, PhD & Erik Goldman

Earlier this year, a game-changing study looking at the long-term health impact of dehydration gained the attention of CNN, NBC News, and other major media outlets. The massive project, part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, followed over 11,000 individuals for 25 years, to test a hypothesis […]

UPshots: Nutrition Research Roundup

By Janet Gulland, Contributing Writer

Research on vitamins, herbs, and nutraceuticals continues to grow worldwide. Here are summaries of a few recent studies that have grabbed our attention here at Holistic Primary Care. Modified Atkins Reduces Seizures in Drug Resistant Epilepsy A modified Atkins diet—a less restrictive version of the “classic” high-fat, low carb ketogenic diet—can reduce seizure frequency and […]

IBS & Osteoporosis – The Role of Bone Morphogenic Proteins

By Erik Goldman

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Osteoporosis are two of the top conditions that integrative practitioners manage among their patients. But many clinicians do not recognize how these conditions are related, and the systemic impact they have on their patients.   In this free webinar, Cynthia Worden, DO, SHPE, IFMCP, explores the elevated comorbidity rate of […]

Injunction Slows CA’s Physician “Gag” Law

By Erik Goldman

Advocates for medical freedom of speech won a significant, if limited, victory in late January when Senior US District Judge William Shubb issued a preliminary injunction that hinders the implementation of AB 2098—a new California law aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 “misinformation” and “disinformation.” The law, which passed the California legislature last summer […]

Intermittent Fasting and Immune System Rejuvenation

By Rob Silverman, DC

The following article is excerpted and adapted from the new book, Immune Reboot: Your Guide to Maximizing Immunity, Restoring Gut Health, and Optimizing Vitality. When the body is dealing with chronic disease or low-level systemic inflammation, the immune system becomes dysregulated. It becomes imbalanced, and clogged with old white blood cells that aren’t functioning well. […]

Teenage Diabetes on the Rise

By August West, Contributing Writer

If current trends continue, the total number of American teenagers living with diabetes will rise by at least 12% by the year 2060, a surge driven largely by a staggering 70% increase in Type 2 disease. That’s the troubling message from Thaddäus Tönnies and colleagues at the Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at the Heinrich […]

Regenerative Therapies & Musculoskeletal Regenerative Nutrition

By Erik Goldman

Regenerative therapies such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections & Prolotherapy stimulate the body’s ability to stabilize inflammatory processes and generate new tissue within the musculoskeletal system. In this free webinar, regenerative medicine expert Dustin Moffitt, ND, will explore how a nutraceutical called Ostinol®–a growth factor complex patented for osteoinductive properties–can be used support regenerative treatment […]