The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 41, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past There has been a great deal of back and forth about celiac disease and the benefits (or lack thereof) of a gluten-free diet. On one hand, several news outlets have jumped on the story that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a myth, and that the true culprit for these digestive disorders is the… Read More

RHR: How to Build a Career in Paleo / Functional Medicine

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It became really clear to me that I needed to figure out a way to train people in my approach, and generally, get more people involved in this kind of functional, ancestral approach to medicine. That’s because as one person, there’s a limit, of course, to the number of people that I can help on a one-on-one basis. That’s especially true because I only see patients two days a week, which leaves me time to… Read More

RHR: Can Vitamin K2 Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

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Vitamin K2 is a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, but we’ve definitely talked about it before on the show, and I’ve written some articles about it.  Most of what I’ve learned about Vitamin K2, I’ve learned from Chris Masterjohn.  So I want to give him big props right up front, because a lot of this material that we’re going to talk about comes from articles he’s written and discussions… Read More

RHR: Is it Possible to Get Off Thyroid Medication?

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As is often the case, when we look at a question like this, it becomes a lot more complex and it may seem initially, on the surface.  Let’s tackle issues number two through four first, because they’re actually going to inform the answer to the first question, which is, is it possible to get off thyroid medication?  In terms of diagnosing Hashimoto’s, it’s actually not quite as straightforward as just doing an antibody test and… Read More

RHR: SIBO and Methane—What’s the Connection?

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A lot of people might not be familiar with the term methanogen, but it is something that people should be aware of, especially if you have SIBO or suspect you may have SIBO.  We’ve talked about SIBO a lot.  For people new to the show or new to this work, this stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  It’s defined as a pathological increase in bacteria in the small bowel.  As a reminder, we have a… Read More

Beyond MSG: Could Hidden Sources of Glutamate Be Harming Your Health?

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This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. A few weeks ago, Chris interviewed Yrmis and Bobby from Mission Heirloom on his podcast, and the topic of glutamate in our food was briefly discussed. Since then, we have had several questions from our patients about potential health concerns regarding glutamate, so I decided to take a closer look to see what role dietary glutamate plays in our health. What is glutamate… Read More