A Thought on the Practice of Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition as We Enter a New Year and a New Decade: How Does the Massive Escalation of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Use Make Difficult Patients “Difficult” (Hint – It May Not Be What You Think) – Part I

INTRODUCTION Based on both my observations with patients and feedback from you on your patients, it has become clear that, while our successes with clinical nutrition and functional medicine are many, there is still a growing group of chronically ill patients who experience significantly suboptimal quality of life improvements even after following our lifestyle and/or … Continue reading A Thought on the Practice of Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition as We Enter a New Year and a New Decade: How Does the Massive Escalation of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Use Make Difficult Patients “Difficult” (Hint – It May Not Be What You Think) – Part I

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part III

Iodine, Glutamate, and Beyond In this installment of "Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition" I would like to start by again bringing to your attention a serious issue relating to toxicology that I last discussed in this forum in 2000.  Why am I mentioning this again?  My observations suggest that, in the nine years since … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part III

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part II

A Perspective on Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine and Neurotoxicity "Fear always springs from ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American lecturer, poet, and essayist  "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste; they are opportunities to do big things." - Rahm Emanuel - Chief of Staff for Barack Obama as quoted on "Face … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part II

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part I

A Perspective on Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine and Neurotoxicity "We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear..." From Extreme Behavior in Aspen - February 3, 2003 by Hunter S Thompson, author of books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, 1972 "So, first of all, let me assert … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part I