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Rebuilding Earth: Foundational Strategies to Restore Gut Health

In this module, we will describe Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy in understanding gut health.

Course • April 22, 2022 BookmarkBookmark

Tonics, Adaptogens, and Adrenal Modulators

In this module, we will describe the differences of tonics, adaptogens, and adrenal modulators and how to identify their need...

Course • April 22, 2022 BookmarkBookmark

Understanding the Use of Hemp Oil in Veterinary Medicine

This informative module will discuss the legal status of using Hemp oil products. Recognizing the importance of support for the...

Course • September 30, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Microbiome Overview

This module focuses on defining the microbiome, identifying the microbes that reside in our body, the association and correlation between...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Gut Brain Axis and Its Influence on Well Being

This module focuses on how the gut and brain communicate in a two-way system and how that influences and impacts...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Microbiome and Inflammation

This module describes the relationship between inflammation and the microbiome, discussing which conditions are affected, the underlying mechanisms,...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Keeping Your Head About You: What Does the Brain Need?

In this module, we will describe the basic physiology of the brain, understand the key mechanisms of BDNF, and learn...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Don’t Lose Your Mind: What Damages The Brain

In this module, we will describe several physiological mechanisms of the brain involved in cognitive decline, known causes of cognition...

Course • June 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Mold and Microbes: The #1 Cause of Cognitive Decline

In this module, we will discuss the main cause of cognition issues — biotoxin illness, how to recognize it in...

Course • May 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Addressing Homeostasis and Its Role in Healing Mechanisms

In this module, the speaker will review basic homeostatic mechanism and the systems that govern it. The attendees will learn...

Course • September 18, 2019 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

The Role of Trace Minerals in the Body

Trace minerals are critical to the health of the body and help maintain enzymatic and metabolic processes. Consuming a balanced, plant-based diet can...

Article • April 9, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Vitamins: Organic Coenzymes in Energy Metabolism

Consuming a healthy, balanced diet will provide macronutrients for energy, as well as the micronutrients that function as essential coenzymes in...

Article • March 19, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Minerals: Inorganic Cofactors for Healthy Cells

Minerals are vital cofactors for many reactions and have diverse functions throughout the cells in the body. Altered metabolism of micronutrients due...

Article • March 12, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Matters of the Heart: Cardiometabolic Support for Pets

There are several steps pet owners can take to ensure optimal heart health for their pets. This includes helping their dogs and cats stay active...

Article • March 7, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

Leaky Gut Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Testing

Article • February 19, 2022 • 5 min read 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

Stress Management with Magnesium & Ashwagandha

Stress is a normal, constant part of most people’s lives, and supporting the body with the right nutrition can help...

Video • January 2, 2021 • 1:26 min watch 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

The Role of Whole Foods in a Veterinary Practice

This is the first episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Sue Howell joins us to...

Podcast • October 12, 2021 • 27:24 min 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

Botanicals for Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural, self-limiting function of the body that is capable of resolving itself in healthy situations. Unresolved, ongoing,...

Download • March 20, 2021 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

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