Restorative Medicine Digest

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Restorative Medicine Digest

Integrative Oncologist Dawn Lemanne, MD Discusses Ketogenic Diets

My experience has been that most patients take to fasting very well, and they often want to do more than I want them to do. Fasting becomes, for most people, much easier the more they do it. Once you've up-regulated the enzymes that allow you to tap into your fat reserves for fuel, it becomes easier. The first couple of days are the hardest, especially for someone new to fasting. For people who are on a vegetarian diet, or another type of diet very high in carbohydrates, it will be harder to get into ketosis, which is when the engines of fasting rev up and you start feeling a little bit better. But people who have been on a ketogenic diet or who are experienced fasters will be able to metabolize fat pretty easily, and will slip into the fasting mode quite quickly. read more »

A Unique Approach to Thyroid Disorders: Interview with Kent Holtorf, MD

Most Hashimoto’s patients do not have typical antibodies. They have antibodies against their pituitary, but it’s an activating antibody, and so it lowers TSH. I’ve found that giving thyroid hormone results in a better outcome than lowering the antibodies. In my talk I’ll explain why T3 is far superior for patients with Hashimoto’s. read more »

The Emergency Doctor Who Teaches Herbal Medicine

There was a lot of focus on the disease process and not necessarily on how to get to the root of the disease where real healing begins. I remember also having this thought that if all the pharmacists suddenly disappeared would I still be a healer? I couldn’t articulate it back then or wrap my mind around what I see now, which is that big Pharma is big business and they essentially hijacked our profession. I went into medicine to be a beneficial presence on this planet and I want to help, to alleviate suffering. read more »

Clinical Pearls for Testing and Prescribing Hormones

I’ll always do blood testing for thyroid, but in terms of the sex hormones I test the urine for hormone metabolites and look at how the body is processing everything. Blood tests are good if you want to get test results back really quickly if you’re trying to adjust a treatment plan quickly.  I think progesterone levels are really hard to measure in any kind of test, but I probably utilize urine and blood testing the most often. read more »

Dr. Low Dog’s Wisdom for Clinicians

The reality is that so much of what people are living with today is the result of a highly stressed lifestyle, a nutritionally depleted diet, not much physical activity, a lot of emphasis on image and a decline in social communities and social networks. This is what drives much of the disease that we see today. read more »

Dr. Lindrooth’s Autoimmune Disease Case Study

I think many natural health practitioners find they get a similar kind of patient. And that is the patient who has been through the route of conventional medicine and they haven’t gotten answers. So, they’re kind of mystery patients. My personal theory about them is that they have some sort of autoimmune dysregulation. read more »

Chris Hobbs, PhD Shares Cardiovascular Herb Tips

Rauwolfia and Convallaria are very potent and effective herbs for hypertension and congestive heart failure. I think of two major guidelines: one is always start with the lowest recommended dose for a week or so to see how the patient responds. Secondly, it’s always very important, if you’re using something like Rauwolfia... read more »

Dr. Jody Stanislaw Explains Why Sugar is Not a Treat

Dr. Jody Stanislaw is on the faculty of the Restorative Medicine Herbal Certification program. She will be sharing the best methods for managing blood sugar for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in her online webinar. She helps patients around the world to better manage their diabetes, and her TEDx… read more »

Interview with Urology Expert Geo Espinosa, ND

One of my favorites is curcumin and boswellia. I add in anxiolytic herbs, such as lemon balm, Melissa, Scutellaria, and magnesium. Notice how I've not said saw palmetto or any “prostate” herbs, because... read more »

Exciting Benefits of Lion’s Mane for the Brain

Kevin Spelman, PhD, reviews the active compounds present in Hericium erinaceus (lion’s mane) and explains how future research may prove these compounds help prevent neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Spelman is one of the expert faculty from the Restorative Medicine Herbal Certification program. Learn More Here: read more »