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The COVID Testing Conundrum

By Erik Goldman, Editor

Am I infected? Am I infectious? Am I immune? These are simple, reasonable questions that millions of people—practitioners and patients alike—are asking every day, all over the world. It would be nice if there were simple answers. There aren’t.

The Virome: 10 Facts about Viruses You Might Not Know

By Anita Teresa Boeninger & Val Elefante

The COVID pandemic has triggered an unprecedented surge in viral research, with hundreds of new papers posting every day. All that we are now learning underscores how little we really know about the virome—the fascinating and vast world of viruses. What is known about viruses is both fascinating and unsettling.

Evaluating COVID Serology Tests

By Erik Goldman, Editor

The Institute for Functional Medicine’s COVID-19 Task Force has developed a set of practical questions to help you assess the validity of COVID-related serological tests.

Wireless Devices Support Home-Schooling, But Not Without Risks

By Kristen Schepker

With most of the nation’s schools closed through summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, children are spending more time looking at digital screens than ever before. Wireless technology is vital for distance learning. But staying constantly connected has consequences, especially for children’s health and wellbeing.

Probiotics: How to Choose Strains for Immune Health

By Erik Goldman

VIEW WEBINAR The gut microbiome influences the human immune system in many different ways. Probiotic supplements can play an important role in supporting healthy immune system function, provided one knows how to use them judiciously.  In this webinar, Dr. Daniel Merenstein, director of the Georgetown University Research Program in Family Medicine, explores insights gained from […]

Does Elderberry Cause “Cytokine Storms” in COVID Patients?

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Elderberry is a staple in many natural medicine toolkits, especially during cold and flu season. Many people are now turning to it as a preventive or therapeutic treatment for COVID-19. It may have some merit in this context, but recent reports that the beloved botanical can set off a storm of hyperinflammation have called its immune-boosting power into question

JOINING THE DOTS: Proactive Joint Health Strategies for Enhanced Well-Being

By Erik Goldman

VIEW WEBINAR Joint inflammation is one of the most prevalent conditions in the primary care setting. It is also one of the most common health concerns among the elderly, as well as among younger physically active people. Addressing joint discomfort before it progresses and becomes more problematic will go a long way in helping to […]