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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

Nutrients and Herbs for Adrenal Health

Maintaining adrenal health is critical to the body’s stress response. Consuming nutrients and herbs that target the brain, HPA axis, and stress...

Article • January 21, 2023 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Other “Biotics”

The microbes in the digestive tract are commonly referred to as the gut microbiome, and they play essential roles in human health, from regulating...

Article • January 7, 2023 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Organic and Sustainable Farming

Organic and sustainable farming involves methods and techniques that promote the preservation of soil quality, support environmental health, and...

Article • December 31, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Connection Between Homeostasis and Detoxification

Homeostasis and detoxification are processes that keep the body running smoothly. They share many of the same pathways; as such, whole foods and...

Article • December 17, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Chlorophyll: A Lean, Green, Health-Promoting Machine

Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring pigment found in plants. In humans, it provides many health benefits including trapping potential carcinogens,...

Article • December 10, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Best Wishes, Warmest “Regourds”

Cucumbers, summer and winter squashes, and melons are all gourds - and from the family Cucurbitaceae – among nearly one thousand other species....

Article • December 3, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Impact of Stress on Gut Health and Detoxification

The gut microbiome is an important component of the body’s detoxification process. However, stress can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut,...

Article • November 19, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Nutritional Support for Renal Health in Dogs and Cats

Kidney function often declines as animals age, in part due to loss of nephrons, the filtering unit of the kidney. Although kidney disease is a...

Article • November 15, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Color of Food: Health Benefits of Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients come from plants and possess many health-promoting properties including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Consuming a wide...

Article • November 12, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Nutrition and Cognition

Optimizing brain health and cognition includes balancing three key areas: nutrition, building new cells, and breaking down old connections. While...

Article • October 22, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

What is WholisticMatters?

WholisticMatters provides a wide range of balanced, credible, and reliable nutrition education across so many platforms. See what all...

Video • January 14, 2023 • 01:13 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Digestive Enzymes and Disorders

In this addition to our Lecture Series, Nancy Marrow, MS, talks about digestive enzymes and disorders associated with enzyme deficiency....

Video • September 18, 2022 • 11:05 min watch BookmarkBookmark

2′-Fucosyllactose: Potential Applications & Health Benefits

In this addition to our Lecture Series, Weston Bussler, PhD, talks about 2′-FL, or 2′-Fucosyllactose, a complex sugar and prebiotic...

Video • August 21, 2022 • 10:17 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Phytonutrients and the Color of Food

In this addition to our Lecture Series, Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, talks about phytonutrients and what we can learn about...

Video • July 31, 2022 • 11:26 min watch 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

Herbal Approaches for Winter Immunity

The winter months are notorious for the sneezes, sniffles, and coughs that result from pathogens that circulate every year. Lifestyle habits and...

Podcast • January 6, 2023 • 28:55 min BookmarkBookmark

Herbal Safety

Medicinal herbs have been used effectively and safely for thousands of years, but in the modern age concerns about safely...

Podcast • November 4, 2022 • 34:49 min BookmarkBookmark

Functional Herbal Therapy for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast, naturopath and medical herbalist Amanda Williams joins host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS,...

Podcast • October 7, 2022 • 46:18 min BookmarkBookmark

Black Cumin “Seed of Immortality”

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood talks with host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, about the...

Podcast • September 2, 2022 • 29:02 min BookmarkBookmark

Tongkat Ali: Age in a Healthy Way

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast, we welcome back Professor Kerry Bone to talk with our host Sara...

Podcast • August 5, 2022 • 25:12 min BookmarkBookmark

Healthy Children: Herbal Support for Pediatric Patients

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast series, naturopath and herbalist Jo Boyd joins us to talk about safe...

Podcast • July 1, 2022 • 42:25 min 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

Endocannabinoid System and Its Regulation by Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Full Spectrum Hemp Oils

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Endocannabinoid System and Its Regulation by Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Full...

Download • November 26, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Nutritional and Phytochemical Characterization of Radish

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Nutritional and Phytochemical Characterization of Radish” details the composition...

Download • November 5, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Elevation of Brain Magnesium with Swiss Chard and Buckwheat Extracts

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Elevation of brain magnesium with Swiss chard and buckwheat extracts in...

Download • October 29, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

High Intake of Oats Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and All-cause Mortality

As part of the research spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Oat Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and...

Download • August 13, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Body’s Two-Part Immune System

The immune system defends the body against foreign invaders through a two-part system that identifies, responds, and adapts to potential...

Download • July 16, 2022 • 2 min read 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

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