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Season 2 Trailer: Building A Healthy Lifestyle

Build a healthy lifestyle with realistic goals rooted in whole food nutrition, sleep and stress management, and regular physical activity...

Podcast • December 20, 2019 • 2:30 min BookmarkBookmark

Cruciferous Vegetables: Phytonutrient Powerhouse

What are cruciferous vegetables? Plant foods of the Brassica family like kale and Brussels sprouts provide health benefits like supporting the...

Article • October 30, 2019 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Global Analysis Finds 11 Million Deaths Linked to Poor Diet in 2017

It is not the unhealthy food we are eating that is killing us, it is the healthy food we are not eating.

Article • April 9, 2019 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Inflammation and the Omega-3 Index | Episode 58

Dan Johnston, MD, MPH, talks about the broader issues of stress and inflammation, as well as the role played by omega-3 fatty acids.

Podcast • April 9, 2019 • 22:28 min BookmarkBookmark

Cannabinoid Receptors: From Omegas to Phytonutrients

Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD, reviews the endocannabinoid system and its role in human health.

Video • April 9, 2019 • 31:35 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Systems Biology in Functional Medicine: An Opportunity to Manage Stress Related Disorders

Dr. Jay Lombard discusses managing underlying inflammation in the context of stress and anxiety.

Video • April 9, 2019 • 1:01:04 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Managing Inflammation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids | Episode 57

Andrew Heyman, MD, describes the importance of lipids in the body on the cellular level, on the subcellular level, and on the organ system level.

Podcast • April 8, 2019 • 22:43 min BookmarkBookmark

What to Expect During a Metabolic Detox

Toxin exposure is unavoidable, but humans have a natural metabolic response in place to eliminate toxins. Metabolic detox programs support this...

Article • April 4, 2019 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Insights on Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Nutrition, and Epigenetics

Jennifer Stagg, ND, establishes how phytonutrients affect epigenetics, oxidative stress and the inflammatory response.

Video • April 4, 2019 • 44:44 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Orchestrating the Resolution of Inflammation, Role of Immunoresolvents, and Microvesicles

Jesmond Dalli, PhD, discusses alternative therapeutic approaches to anti-inflammatories, a systems approach to mapping inflammation resolution.

Video • April 2, 2019 • 31:08 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Top Health Challenges for Men and Women

Men and women do not always experience similar level of risk for certain diseases. Some conditions are more prevalent in one sex compared to the...

Article • June 25, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

A Deep Dive into Men’s Health: Prostate and Bladder Concerns

Conditions affecting the prostate and bladder are common in men, especially in older age. Adopting healthy habits such as consuming a balanced diet,...

Article • June 18, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

What Does It Mean to Be Healthy?

Giving “health” a precise definition is challenging. Health encompasses mental health, spiritual health, financial health, and physical health....

Article • June 4, 2022 • 6 min read BookmarkBookmark

Supporting Women’s Health Throughout the Lifecycle

Women’s bodies face a variety of changes throughout the lifecycle. Through puberty, childbearing years, perimenopause, menopause, and beyond,...

Article • May 28, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Herbs for Men’s Health: Plants as Phytoandrogens & Herbs for Fertility

Many medicinal herbs can be used to treat and prevent male health concerns, in particular those involving the health of the prostate and fertility...

Article • May 21, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Immune Support in Children: Elderberry

A child’s immune system is rapidly and continuously developing throughout their first years of life. The relative immaturity of the...

Article • May 14, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Digestive Health in Cats and Dogs

Providing a diet that meets nutritional requirements, as well as enhances the function of the microbiome can significantly improve and support the...

Article • May 5, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Role of Essential Micronutrients in Children’s Diet Gaps

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the proper functioning of the human body. In the 1700s, James Lind proved that...

Article • April 30, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Child and Adult: Comparing Immune Systems

Immunity and Survival Humans are social creatures, often eating for pleasure in group settings. While humans may love and appreciate...

Article • April 23, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Think Zinc for Healthy Cells

Zinc is an essential mineral required for the activation of over 300 enzymes, immune system function, and balancing of oxidative stress. Ensuring...

Article • April 16, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Metabolic Detox & Nutritional Support

Everyday life includes exposure to many toxins, including cigarette smoke, dyes and paints, and cleaning products, as well as preservatives...

Video • May 21, 2022 • 12:24 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Children, Their Immunity, and Colostrum

A baby’s immune system is not yet fully developed even as they exit the womb and enter a world full...

Video • May 7, 2022 • 1 min watch BookmarkBookmark

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and metabolic enzymes. All three parts work together...

Video • April 17, 2022 • 13:42 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Magnesium: Essential to Human Health

Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, explains how magnesium is essential for you in so many areas of your life – energy,...

Video • February 26, 2022 • 11:07 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Food Intolerances vs. Allergies

What is happening when we feel less than 100% after eating certain foods? WholisticMatters shows how your body responds to...

Video • February 12, 2022 • 01:39 min watch BookmarkBookmark

An Integrative Approach to Sleep Issues & Insomnia

From causes related to blood sugar, gut health, and blood flow, Dr. Rivera discusses potential methods for improving the root of sleep problems.

Video • January 12, 2022 • 1:12:02 min watch BookmarkBookmark

An Herbal Approach to Inflammation

Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND, RH (AHG), discusses how herbs stand apart as concentrated, nutritional foods that have powerful effects within our bodies,...

Video • January 3, 2022 • 1:00:27 min watch BookmarkBookmark

The Whole Food Advantage: Immune and Inflammation

David Hogsed, D.O.M., AP., in talking about polyphenols for inflammation and simplifying immune system support, addresses everything from vitamin C...

Video • December 3, 2021 • 1:02:04 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Immune Health

Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky dives into the relationship between the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and human health.

Video • November 15, 2021 • 41:02 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Volcanic Zeolites & Toxin Removal

Zeolites are porous, microscopic volcanic sediments. Specific zeolites, such as clinoptilolite, have an incredible ability to trap and remove...

Video • October 30, 2021 • 1:38 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Pain Management with Botanicals

In this episode, naturopath and medical herbalist Amanda Williams joins our host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, to talk about a...

Podcast • June 3, 2022 • 47:02 min BookmarkBookmark

Superheroes of the Plant Kingdom: Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Botanicals

Essential Therapeutics for Modern Life In this episode, naturopath and medical herbalist Amanda Williams joins our host Sara Le Brun-Blashka,...

Podcast • May 6, 2022 • 1:08:36 min BookmarkBookmark

An Herbalist’s Approach to Anxiety and Depression

There is a good amount of data available to help us understand the prevalence of anxiety and depression in the...

Podcast • April 1, 2022 • 1 min BookmarkBookmark

Herbs for Weight Loss Resistance

At any given point, as many as half of all Americans are trying to lose weight. In this podcast episode, naturopathic...

Podcast • March 4, 2022 • 34:14 min BookmarkBookmark

Immune Herbs: Tonics Vs. Enhancers Vs. Stimulators

Medicinal herbs work in the human body to impact physiological processes through a variety of actions. One herb may act...

Podcast • February 4, 2022 • 32:16 min BookmarkBookmark

Detoxification & Herbal Support

“Detoxification” is a common subject of conversation in the health and wellness industry, especially around the start of the new...

Podcast • January 7, 2022 • 26:30 min BookmarkBookmark

Post-Natal Depletion

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood in general can be both incredibly magical and overwhelmingly exhausting. Pregnancy and the postpartum period...

Podcast • November 5, 2021 • 36:47 min BookmarkBookmark

Healthy Years for Geriatric Dogs

This is the fourth episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Madeline Yamate joins us to...

Podcast • November 2, 2021 • 1 min BookmarkBookmark

The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Connection in Animals

This is the third episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Donna Raditic joins us to...

Podcast • October 26, 2021 • 1 min BookmarkBookmark

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Pets

This is the second episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Laura Gaylord joins us to...

Podcast • October 19, 2021 • 23:22 min BookmarkBookmark

Omega-3 Dosing in Pets

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Omega-3 Dosing in Pets” highlights the need for including omega-3 fatty...

Download • June 11, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Hemp for Pets

Animals have an endocannabinoid system just like humans do, including cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes from within the...

Download • April 6, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Whole-Food-Based Health Product Improves Gallbladder Function

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Whole-Food-Based Health Product Improves Gallbladder Function” details an original...

Download • March 26, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Numbers: Fatty Acids

Understanding the numbers around fatty acids is key to achieving intake in the target range and experiencing maximal health benefits....

Download • February 28, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Unfolding Fatty Acids

Unsaturated fatty acids can be polyunsaturated (PUFAs) or monounsaturated (MUFAs), indicating the number of double bonds present. These double...

Download • February 21, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Two Forms of EPA & DHA Delivery

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of the diet, but not every fatty acid is created equally. They can...

Download • February 14, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Body’s Natural Detoxification Process

The human body is exposed to endogenous metabolic toxins every day. Toxin exposure can put pressure on the body’s natural...

Download • February 5, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Phytochemical Characterization of Turnip Greens

“Phytochemical Characterization of Turnip Greens (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa): A Systematic Review” profiles the diverse phytochemical profile of...

Download • December 18, 2021 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Bioactive Compounds and Nutritional Composition of Swiss Chard

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Bioactive Compounds & Nutritional Composition of Swiss Chard” profiles the...

Download • December 11, 2021 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Phytonutrients in Oats & Buckwheat

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Phytonutrients in Oats & Buckwheat” compares two nutrient-rich crops:...

Download • December 4, 2021 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

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