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Drugs & Conventional Medicine

Read the latest research-backed articles on drugs and conventional medicine and find out how the Functional Medicine approach differs. Upgrade your knowledge on the conventional medicine fallout and share your thoughts with our community.

Natural Childbirth VI: Pitocin Side Effects and Risks
Almost 1/4 of women in the U.S. receive Pitocin during labor. But what does the research suggest about the safety of induction with oxytocin?
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Natural Childbirth V: Epidural Side Effects and Risks
Epidurals cause unintended side effects in both the mother and baby, and interfere with the natural birth process and bonding between mother & baby.
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Andropause (A.K.A. “Manopause”, Male Menopause)
In this episode, we discuss the diagnosis and treatment of andropause (a.k.a. "manopause") from a holistic perspective.
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Natural Childbirth IIb: Ultrasound Not as Safe as Commonly Thought
A review of the current evidence suggests that routine ultrasound during pregnancy may not be as safe as commonly believed.
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Episode 13 – Dr. Emily Deans on Nutrition and Mental Health
This week Dr. Emily Deans from Evolutionary Psychiatry joins us to discuss the role of Paleo nutrition in mental health.
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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Thyroid Hormone
When it comes to choosing the right thyroid hormone, there's no "one size fits all approach".
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Why Thyroid Medication Is Often Necessary
In many cases of hypothyroidism, thyroid medication is necessary - even within the context of a natural approach.
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Three Reasons Why Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working
Has your thyroid medication stopped working? Are you always asking your doctor to raise the dose? Read this to find out why.
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Healthcare vs. Disease Management
We don't have healthcare in the U.S.. We have disease management. And there's a world of difference between the two.
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