Restorative Medicine Digest

Summer Issue 2016

What to Consider Before Recommending a Herbal Supplement Brand to Your Patients

Sponsored by Restorative Formulations

There is a common misperception that professional supplement brands use only organic herbs and herbal extracts. In reality, the majority of these products comprise herbs that are conventionally grown — which potentially exposes patients both to the chemicals found in pesticides and herbicides, and those found in the solvents used for extraction. Be sure to know what is in the herbs you recommend to your patients. read more »

Can T3 Play a Therapeutic Role For Patients With Persistent Hypometabolic Symptoms And Normal TSH Levels?

Denis Wilson, MD

For years, naturopathic medical schools have included the diagnosis and treatment of reversible hypometabolic symptoms in their curricula — and practitioners have accordingly treated their patients for it. Yet, conventional medicine has resisted the concept. This is largely due to the American Thyroid Association’s official position that hypometabolism is induced… read more »

Environmental Medicine Expert Dr. Joseph Pizzorno to Demystify Detoxification

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Joseph Pizzorno, ND, is passionate about the topic of environmental medicine and the role of detoxification treatments for counteracting damage caused by excessive exposure to chemicals ubiquitous in modern society. “Toxicity has become the primary driver of disease in the industrial world,” he says. “Thousands of studies now exist showing we have high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, and that they cause disease. And we see a much higher correlation of illness when we look at total body load of toxins.” read more »

Reducing the Effects of Plasticizers Through Detoxification

Jen Palmer, ND

Plasticizers and BPA have been implicated in causing birth defects, childhood chronic illnesses such as asthma, fertility issues, and cancer. They are known endocrine disruptors that mimic hormones such as estrogen, thyroid, and testosterone. A recent study reveals that people who eat fast food had 20 - 40 percent higher levels of phthalates as compared to people who did not recently eat fast food. read more »

Oral Micronized Progesterone Shows Benefits For Healthy Postmenopausal Women

Jerilynn Prior, MD, FRCPC, ABIM, ABEM

Oral micronized progesterone (OMP) has been shown to effectively mitigate menopausal symptoms, but its cardiovascular safety is largely unknown. Jerilynn Prior, MD, published encouraging research that indicates that OMP does not negatively impact cardiovascular risk factors. This indicates that OMP may be a promising and safe treatment for menopausal symptoms. read more »

Saw Palmetto May Reduce Elevated Androgens and Prolactin in Women with PCOS

Jillian Stansbury, ND

Jilian Stansbury, ND presents a botanical monograph on Saw Palmetto, for lesser-known indications. read more »

Eight Botanical Medicines Protect and Restore the Liver

In this modern age of chemical overload, liver protection is more important than ever. This critical organ is assaulted daily by environmental toxins, prescription and non-prescription drugs, alcohol, excess hormones, and synthetic food additives. As one of the largest organs in the body, the liver’s chief function is to metabolize… read more »

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