The Plantrician Will See You Now: Vegan Living Meets Clinical Practice

By Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

Plant Based MealDoctor burnout is a real thing. It causes great personal suffering to practitioners and their loved ones, and costing the already over-taxed healthcare system $4.6 billion a year. The reasons are myriad, including the widespread shortage of physicians and ever-growing insurance bureaucracy.

For Dr. Scott Stoll, it came down to one thing: “My patients were telling me they were falling apart.” 

Stoll, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist based in Bethlehem, PA,  saw that the people he treated were suffering more chronic disease, their quality of life was deteriorating, and their support systems, both financial and emotional, were crumbling under the stress of ongoing illness.

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This is Your Microbiome on Drugs: One in Four Rx Meds Harm Friendly Flora

Written by Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Antibiotics have a deservedly bad reputation for their microbiome-ravaging effects, but many other common non-antibiotic medications can also harm friendly gut bacteria, according to a recent study. In fact nearly one out of every four drugs screened caused changes in the intestinal microbiome. 

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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