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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on Public Hearing for Cannabis-containing and Cannabis-derived Products

April 4, 2019

In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). This interest spans the range of product categories that the agency regulates. For example, we’ve seen, or heard of interest in, products containing cannabis or […]

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Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for treating people with inflammatory bowel disease

March 25, 2019

`What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? USC researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie “fasting-mimicking” diet has the potential to do just that. Published in the Tuesday edition of Cell Reports, the study reports on the health benefits of periodic cycles of the diet for people with inflammation and indicated […]

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Recent Study identifies Risk Factor for PAD

March 23, 2019

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global health problem that affects more than two hundred million people worldwide with evidence of increasing incidence. PAD is a disease of systemic atherosclerosis and has been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events and mortality as well as high morbidity due to claudication symptoms, impaired quality […]

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New Autoimmune Disease Is Found

August 3, 2018

Elijah Patino is a happy, healthy seven-year-old now, but it took a while to get there. For much of his life, he had a mysterious disease that made it painful to eat and painful to play. He had an uncomfortably enlarged spleen bulging in his abdomen. Something was damaging his blood cells, and he needed […]

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Vitamin D Could Alleviate Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

July 31, 2018

Scientists have discovered that in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, lower levels of vitamin D are associated with increased disease severity. Their findings, announced today at the 70th?AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, indicate that vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients. While there is no cure for RA?an […]

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Lutemax 2020 Protects The Eyes Against Blue Light Damage

July 25, 2018

In a new study published in?Nutrients?titled “Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers Protect Against Light-induced Retinopathy via Decreasing Oxidative and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in BALB/cJ Mice,” Lutemax 2020 supplementation was shown to protect photoreceptors against blue light damage by mitigating oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress?a primary mechanism associated with photoreceptor damage and visual impairment. Lutein and the […]

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Researchers Discover Key Link to Understanding Sleep Disorders

July 25, 2018

Researchers have discovered a key link to potentially understanding sleep disorders in children, according to a study just published in the journal PLOS One. In a paper titled “Diurnal oscillations in human salivary microRNA and microbial transcription: Implications for human health and disease,” researchers from Penn State Medical Center and?SUNY Upstate Medical University?have discovered circadian […]

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The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

June 2, 2018

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. The Linus Pauling Award recognizes a visionary clinician or researcher who has made a significant contribution to the development of the Functional Medicine model or to the reach of Functional Medicine nationally or […]

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Natural Partners and Fullscript Plan to Merge

June 2, 2018

Natural Partners, Inc. and Fullscript announced plans today to combine, bringing the best wholesale and fulfillment network in the nutritional supplement industry together with the premier online supplement dispensing platform to create a more efficient, effective, and innovative solution for integrative practitioners and patients who seek holistic and natural solutions for wellness. Supplement protocols are […]

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IFM Expands Leadership Team

May 2, 2018

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has taken another significant step toward expanding its executive leadership capabilities by naming?Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as president of Medical Education and Research, a new senior role created by IFM to advance the critical work of evaluating and integrating emerging research and trends in health and medicine and to […]

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