Vitamins & Supplements

The Gut-GLP-1 Connection: The role of Akkermansia & other novel probiotic strains in satiety and cravings

By Erik Goldman

Akkermansia muciniphila, a key player in the gut microbiome, has emerged as a significant influencer of GLP-1, a hormone with profound implications for metabolic health. Learn from Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Pendulum Therapeutics, about the latest research uncovering the impact of A. muciniphila, C.butyricum, B.infantis and other novel microbial strains on GLP-1 signaling, satiety, cravings, […]

Folic Acid: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Gil Winkelman, ND, Contributing Writer

It is time to rethink how we’re using folate, and its derivatives, methylfolate and folinic acid. Recent research suggests that people who routinely take more than 1000 μg of folic acid per day may be at increased risk of cognitive decline, asthma, impaired immune function, and certain types of cancer (Fardous AM, et al. Nutrients. […]

A Good Relationship Gone Bad: Recognizing & Restoring Health in GI Candidiasis

By Erik Goldman

Candida is a commensal microorganism living in the digestive tract of the vast majority of our patients. For most, it causes no harm. But certain common lifestyle factors and medication exposures promote overgrowth of Candida species, leading to a fungal-predominant dysbiosis with sometimes severe systemic symptoms. Candidal overgrowth is often an important piece of the chronic illness […]

Be Alert for Drug-Induced Magnesium Depletions

By August West, Contributing Writer

Be on the lookout for drug-induced magnesium depletions. That’s one of the major messages from a comprehensive new paper on the clinical impact of magnesium deficiencies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many of the most widely prescribed drugs, including diuretics, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and certain antibiotics, can cause magnesium wasting. […]

Quality & Integrity of Botanical Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide

By Erik Goldman

Herbal supplements are very popular, and for good reason: when chosen carefully and used appropriately they provide considerable support in restoring health and mitigating a host of disorders. But how do you—and your patients—know which brands will actually deliver on their claims? Which are free from contaminants, adulterants, and allergens? Which companies are truly investing […]

Hibiscus & Lemon Verbena: Herbal Allies for BP Regulation

By Jonathan Jones, PhD, Contributing Writer

Hibiscus sabdariffa (hibiscus) and Lippia citriodora (lemon verbena) are two polyphenol-rich botanicals that, when combined, can act synergistically to regulate blood pressure. Oxidative stress, a key factor in the development and progression of hypertension, can lead to vascular damage and atherosclerosis. Mitigating oxidative stress is, therefore, an important aspect of managing hypertension. Natural polyphenols, like […]

Three Ways Supplement Companies Deceive You—And Your Patients

By Administrator

There are significant gaps in the regulation of the supplement industry, resulting in a situation where some companies are producing excellent, safe, and effective products with exacting quality standards, while others are not.  In this free webinar, we’ll go over how you as a clinician, and your patients, can tell the difference. Specifically, we will […]

Root Causes in Bone & Joint Health: The Growth Factor Paradigm

By Erik Goldman

Bone and joint health are often reduced to simplistic suggestions, like “take calcium,” “eat more dairy,” or “take something to build collagen.” But there is so much more to it. Bone is a living, metabolically active tissue in a reciprocal relationship with the joints, and connective tissues. In this FREE webinar, David Craig, NMD, will […]

Natural Alternatives to Ozempic

By Erik Goldman

GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic and Wegovy have rapidly become some of the most widely prescribed drugs for weight loss and metabolic disorders. While they can sometimes be valuable aids in helping people normalize their weight and their glucose metabolism, the mechanism of action for these drugs can have some unhealthy consequences. Many people are […]

Are Prescription Probiotics on the Horizon?

By August West, Contributing Writer

Last April, the Food and Drug Administration approved Seres Therapeutics’ Vowst, the nation’s first microbiome-based prescription product. In so doing, the agency quietly opened up an entirely new, potentially vast product category. Indicated for the prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile (aka “C diff”) infection in adults, Vowst contains live microbial spores derived from healthy human […]