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What Patients Think and Don't Say about Occasional Anxiety

// Corey Schuler, RN, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC

A therapeutic encounter between a doctor and patient discussing occasional anxiety solutions.


Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) Benefits and Dosing

// Amy Doyle, MS, CNS

Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis, is a low growing herbaceous perennial native to the American Northeast. The benefits of goldenseal can be traced back to Native American cultures where the root and rhizome had many purposes including use a fabric dye, and for gastrointestinal and immune support.*


Strategies for Success on a Gluten-Free Diet

// Sharyn Reinhold, M.S.

Some key factors in helping your patients maintain a long-term and successful gluten-free diet include: meal-planning resources, education on appropriate foods, and an “emergency” plan for accidental exposure such as gluten enzyme supplements.


The Science Behind Enzyme Therapy

// Sharyn Reinhold, M.S.

Roughly one out of one hundred people are affected by celiac disease and many more are eliminating gluten from their diets for health reasons. Since the 1950s, researchers have been studying various enzymes for gluten-digesting potential. Digestive enzymes help to break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.


Women and Stress: Understanding Changes that Cause HPA Axis Dysregulation

// Amy Doyle, MS, CNS

Individual variances in the stress response are influenced not only by early life events, genetics, and age, but also by gender. The onset of puberty marks the nascence of sex differences in stress reactivity. Examining the neuroendocrine changes across the lifespan that render women more vulnerable to HPA axis dysregulation allows us to look at herbs and nutrients that may offer support.


Risks of Nutrient Deficiencies in a Gluten-Free Diet

// Sharyn Reinhold, M.S.

Individuals following a gluten-free diet commonly do not consume adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. Education and guidance for your patients can be very valuable for the prevention of nutrient deficiencies.


T-Cell Differentiation and Intestinal Mucosal Barrier Function

// Amy Doyle, MS, CNS

The intestinal barrier encounters external stimuli from the environment on a daily basis. This barrier is comprised of a cellular layer, known as the epithelium, as well as a mucosal layer that consists of a sophisticated network of glycoproteins that function to protect the underlying single-celled layer. What follows is a discussion of the immune response within the mucosal layer and its influence on T-cell differentiation.


Oral Lavender Supplement Dosing Considerations: 80mg vs. 160mg

Oral lavender oil is an evidence-based dietary supplement which has been studied in both 80 mg and 160 mg doses. While practitioners may not always think about a style of recommending or prescribing, the art of medicine requires it. We asked two clinicians about their style of recommending an oral lavender oil supplement.


Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Allison Siebecker

Since 2010, Dr. Allison Siebecker has dedicated her professional career to educating patients and doctors alike on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder in the world. In her interview, Dr. Siebecker shares the trials she has overcome in personal life which have made her dedicated to this cause and how she hopes it impacts individuals in the future.


Chronotypes and Nutrition - ‘Perfect Timing’

// Kate Hope, MS, CNS

Our daily sleep-wake cycle is governed by an internal biological clock that operates on a near 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm. Chronobiology is the study of how this process regulates almost every function of life, including sleep, arousal, feeding, and a host of metabolic activities.1

 

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†† For homeopathic products: these indications are based solely on traditional homeopathic use. They have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.
* For dietary supplements: this statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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