Archive for the 'nutrition' Category

An Interview Featuring Dr. Todd LePine

Terry Pollock, a senior clinical consultant at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, spoke with Dr. LePine after one of his recent lectures at the laboratory. Listen to their conversation and learn Dr. LePine’s approach in his clinical practice, and how he's “Finding Pieces of the Puzzle” while evaluating complex patients with multiple complaints.

 

Dr. Todd LePine Terry Pollock

Dr. Todd LePine is board certified in Internal Medicine with advanced training and experience in Integrative Functional Medicine. Utilizing a variety of scientifically based Integrative Medical approaches, he endeavors to transform and heal both mind and body.

The following quote from his Web site at www.drlepine.com gives us some insight into his thoughts on Functional Medicine:

"Functional Medicine offers a paradigm shift in how we look at “disease” and is defined as “the field of health care that employs assessment and early intervention to improve physiological, emotional/cognitive, and physical function. The focus on “function” in this approach to health is intended to bring questions of purpose and design back into medical practice and to acknowledge that root level, highly interconnected, multi-system imbalances must be transformed to improve and optimize health.”

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April is the month where many organizations focus on raising awareness of Autism, and Metametrix would like to contribute by generating awareness of the laboratory tests that can help to uncover metabolic factors that may be treated in each individual with this complex disease. Practitioners who enter this field need a guide to treating the underlying problems that prevent patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from returning to normal behavior and metabolic function.

In these informative video clips, Dr. Richard Lord and Dr. Todd LePine discuss:

  • Laboratory testing
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Inflammatory stress
  • Mercury toxicity
  • Food allergies
  • Immune systems fortifications
  • Vitamin insufficiencies
  • Genetic factors

Take a few moments to view these videos and see how specific laboratory tests can give you valuable information on moving forward with ASD treatment protocols.

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For more information on the laboratory tests discussed by Dr. Lord and Dr. LePine, view the links listed below.

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Your brain is an easy target for toxinsPart 5 - So, have you ever heard the term "Fathead?" The brain is one of the largest fatty organs in our body, so it's not so far from the truth. Dr. Crinnion says that many environmental toxins are fat-soluble and easily pass the blood/brain barrier. This makes our brains an easy target, and toxins are often stored there.

In this podcast, we also talk about how environmental toxins have a link to Parkinson disease. Dr. Crinnion discusses how some Parkinson patients have gotten good results from undergoing a detoxification program. In one case, a patient reported feeling 70% better! Who wouldn't want to feel 70% better?

Don't miss his telling of it...

Click the audio player below to listen to the fifth installment of this seven-part series on toxicity and health.

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In my next installment with Dr. Crinnion, we discuss endocrine disruption and how toxins affect it. Stay tuned...

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Walter J. CrinnionWalter J. Crinnion, ND, received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1975. He received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, where he was a member of the first graduating class, and Dr. Crinnion is now considered one of the leading experts on environmental medicine and toxicology. After graduating, Dr. Crinnion spent 20 years practicing in Seattle, helping treat patients with chronic conditions through diet and nutrition. Dr. Crinnion discovered that most of the chronic health complaints he treated were rooted in toxicity, and began to expand his practice to include environmental medicine. After 20 years of practice, Dr. Crinnion felt led to teach other practitioners about toxicity and health. Today, he is the Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.

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Nutritional interventions have helped many children with ASD on their road to recovery and improved function. In this 3Apples and Drugs part interview, Kara Fitzgerald, ND and Julie Matthews, CNC, discuss the common biochemical patterns seen in children with ASD. Blood and urine tests reveal biochemical abnormalities common in children with ASD. Treatments tailored to these results can bring about significant clinical improvements.

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Nutritional interventions have helped many children with ASD on their road to recovery and improved function. In this 3Apples and Drugs part interview, Kara Fitzgerald, ND and Julie Matthews, CNC, discuss the common biochemical patterns seen in children with ASD. Blood and urine tests reveal biochemical abnormalities common in children with ASD. Treatments tailored to these results can bring about significant clinical improvements.

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Nutritional interventions have helped many children with ASD on their road to recovery and improved function. In this 3Apples and Drugs part interview, Kara Fitzgerald, ND and Julie Matthews, CNC, discuss the common biochemical patterns seen in children with ASD. Blood and urine tests reveal biochemical abnormalities common in children with ASD. Treatments tailored to these results can bring about significant clinical improvements.

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