Nutrient Solutions to Complement the 5R Protocol: A Comprehensive Approach to Maintaining Gut Health

Nutrient Solutions to Complement the 5R Protocol: A Comprehensive Approach to Maintaining Gut Health The Institute for Functional Medicine developed the 5R Program, a framework for addressing leaky gut and other gastrointestinal concerns. This program focuses on five areas of health that can be individualized based on a patient’s unique symptoms and health needs: Remove, […]

Unraveling the Complexity of Functional GI Concerns: Understanding Types, Causes and Solutions

Unraveling the Complexity of Functional GI Concerns: Understanding Types, Causes and Solutions TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Symptoms, Prevalence, and Subtypes of Functional GI Concerns 2. Underlying Causes of Functional GI Concerns 2.1. Food Sensitivity/Leaky Gut 2.2. Microbial Balance in the GI Tract 2.3. Spoiled Food 2.4. Mast Cell Activation 2.5. Low Stomach Acid and Digestive […]

Confused by Drug-Nutrient Interactions? A New Tool Solves Common Practical Problems

Confused by Drug-Nutrient Interactions? A New Tool Solves Common Practical Problems Written by Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Drug-nutrient interactions comprise a critical area of integrative medical practice. A drug-nutrient interaction occurs when a nutrient changes how the body absorbs, processes or responds to a medication. We’re also talking about herbs and nutraceuticals (not nutrients per […]

Toward a Mitochondrial “Picture of Health”: Simple Ways to Promote Cellular Energy Production

Toward a Mitochondrial “Picture of Health”: Simple Ways to Promote Cellular Energy Production By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D.* Energy drives all of our daily physical and mental activities. Inside most of our 100 trillion cells, energy is made in mitochondria—tiny organelles that contain specialized enzymes and other protein machinery that takes the air we breathe […]