Restorative Medicine Digest

Spring Issue 2019

Chris Hobbs, PhD Shares a Treatment for Sinusitis

Berberine is a well-researched compound which has extensive clinical applications. Dr. Chris Hobbs shares a clinical pearl about treating sinusitis with berberine in his presentation from the 2016 Annual Restorative Medicine Conference. Dr. Hobbs is one of the expert faculty from the Restorative Medicine Herbal Certification program. Learn More Here:… read more »

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Reviews Rhodiola and Ginseng for Women

Listen to a recording of Dr. Low Dog’s presentation, “The Role of Adaptogens and Nervines in Clinical Practice,” presented at a past Restorative Medicine conference. Dr. Low Dog is on the faculty of the Restorative Medicine Herbal Certification Program, and will be presenting on topics related to women’s health and… read more »

Interview with Dr. Mary Bove, Herb Program Faculty

Jen Palmer, ND, Education Director for the Restorative Medicine Herbal Certification program, interviewed Mary Bove, ND, faculty member. Here are some insights on Dr. Bove’s background and what you will learn in the program. JP (Jen Palmer): Hi Dr. Bove, thank you for being with us today! Could you start… read more »

Fall Issue 2017

Lyme Disease Testing: Why it Continues to Fail to Properly Identify Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is ultimately a clinical diagnosis, which is based on your symptoms and ruling out other causes of your illness. False positive Lyme tests are rare where false negative tests are common. read more »

Summer Issue 2017

Teaching Patients to be “Bodywise”

In our modern culture, with our ability to eat, work, travel and communicate without paying almost any attention at all to our body’s sensations, it is easy to forget that our body is constantly speaking to us. In the most basic of ways—sensing hunger, pain or fatigue—and in more complex “gut intuitions” about people and situations, our bodies “speak to us” all the time. read more »

Can Lion’s Mane Decelerate Alzheimer’s Disease Progression?

In the US, mortality rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have steadily and significantly increased over the past 30 years. Despite this alarming progression, pharmaceutical research has yet to identify a drug which effectively halts this crippling disease. Research on Hericium erinaceus — also known as lion’s mane in reference to its shaggy appearance — has demonstrated unique potential to modify the progression of AD and other neurodegenerative disorders. read more »

Five Depression Biotypes

Are all cases of depression the same? Dr. William Walsh thinks this is unlikely. After working with more than 30,000 patients, Dr. Walsh has identified specific chemical imbalances that lead to emotional and mental problems.  Out of his experiences, he identified five distinct biotypes from what was once lumped together as ‘clinical depression:’ undermethylation; folate deficiency; copper overload; pyrrole disorder; and toxic metals. He will be presenting on the five biotypes at the Restorative Medicine Conference in Tucson, AZ this fall. read more »

Spring Issue 2017

Is Postpartum Depression Equivalent to Clinical Depression?

The diagnosis of Postpartum Depression (PPD) is too narrow for most women’s experience. Oftentimes, PPMD comes from a nutritional, hormonal or biochemical imbalance. When it comes to treating imbalance in the body using naturopathic medicine, we always want to look for the cause of the imbalance, and then treat the imbalance itself… read more »

A Comprehensive Integrative Approach to Neurodegenerative Conditions

Neurodegenerative conditions are thought to be incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and/or death of nerve cells. A naturopathic approach can often slow down the progression of the neuronal degeneration, as well as strengthen the central and peripheral nervous systems, decrease oxidative stress and optimize mitochondrial function. read more »

Inflammation and a Solution: Probiotics

Probiotics are live microbial food supplements or components of bacteria, which have been shown to have beneficial effects on human health. They reinforce the various lines of gut defense: immune exclusion, immune elimination, and immune regulation. read more »

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