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The world of medicine can be challenging. Clinicians and patients are always looking for more options, more effective treatments… and in the end, more answers. What if there was a way to practice medicine that digs deeper and offers a new perspective? Functional medicine focuses on addressing root causes of disease. At Genova Diagnostics we’ve watched this field evolve and grow for over 35 years…. We’ve not only adapted, we’ve led. Join us as we talk about functional medicine, laboratory testing, and optimizing health. Welcome to the Lab Report.

The world of medicine can be challenging. Clinicians and patients are always looking for more options, more effective treatments… and in the end, more answers. What if there was a way to practice medicine that digs deeper and offers a new perspective? Functional medicine focuses on addressing root causes of disease. At Genova Diagnostics we’ve watched this field evolve and grow for over 35 years…. We’ve not only adapted, we’ve led. Join us as we talk about functional medicine, laboratory testing, and optimizing health. Welcome to the Lab Report.

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The world of medicine can be challenging. Clinicians and patients are always looking for more options, more effective treatments… and in the end, more answers. What if there was a way to practice medicine that digs deeper and offers a new perspective? Functional medicine focuses on addressing root causes of disease. At Genova Diagnostics we’ve watched this field evolve and grow for over 35 years…. We’ve not only adapted, we’ve led. Join us as we talk about functional medicine, laboratory testing, and optimizing health. Welcome to the Lab Report.

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English


Episodes

Microbiome Diversity

9/27/2022
The commensal bacteria in the gut microbiome are responsible for so many important functions. Their influence is far-reaching as it relates to overall health. Research shows us that the more diverse that community of bacteria is, the more beneficial it is to systemic health. But what does diversity mean and how do we measure it? There are many calculations used when it comes to diversity of the microbiome, and they can sometimes give differing information. It’s important to understand what’s...

Duration:00:24:09

Vitamins and the Microbiome

9/20/2022
In the evolving landscape of microbiome research, we are beginning to see that our gut microbiome has more control over our health than we ever knew. Genova’s Microbiomix profile uses the newest technology of whole genome sequencing which adds another layer of understanding. We now see that the microbiome is one of our most important health indicators. We know that commensal bacteria produce many metabolites with far-reaching effects. But many of us forget that these bacteria also produce...

Duration:00:24:26

Thyroid Nutrients [Rebroadcast]

9/13/2022
The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating metabolism and is sometimes referred to as the ‘thermostat’ of our bodies. Even minor abnormalities in thyroid function can have far-reaching effects for every organ system. Thyroid diseases are prevalent worldwide and thyroid hormone replacement therapy is common. But many don’t realize that there are basic dietary nutrients that can have a huge impact and help optimize thyroid function. In today’s episode, we recap thyroid physiology and...

Duration:00:21:41

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome & Histamine

8/30/2022
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) has become a hot topic in functional medicine. Mast cells are an integral part of the body’s immune system. They can be found in areas of exposure such as mucosal membranes, the lining of the GI tract, skin, and airways. Mast cells are responsible for storing important chemical mediators like histamine and others which help to instigate allergic responses. Mast cell disorders arise when there are too many mast cells, or they become hyper-reactive. That...

Duration:00:21:36

Dr. Dom D'Agostino and the Biochemistry of Ketosis [Rebroadcast]

8/23/2022
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is a well-known leading researcher who studies nutritional strategies and metabolic-based therapies in neurological disorders, seizures, cancer, and metabolic wellness. He also happens to be a preeminent voice and proponent of the ketogenic diet. Ketosis is your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel when carbohydrates are not readily available – producing ketones. No longer thought of as a fad diet, it is actually a metabolic state that many adopt as a lifestyle given...

Duration:00:50:13

Healthy Gut, Happy Life with Taylor Dukes

8/9/2022
Taylor Dukes is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a very unique voice in functional medicine. Her practice is comprised of so many different kinds of patients. She specializes in family medicine, fertility, peri- and postnatal care, but also treats many high-performance athletes and celebrities. One of Taylor’s many passions is the role of the microbiome in systemic health – which applies to all patient populations. Her approach to optimizing gut health is comprehensive and...

Duration:00:27:52

Supporting Immune Function with Dr. Tom Guilliams

8/2/2022
If there’s one thing we’ve all come to appreciate during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the importance of a healthy immune system. The immune system is a complex network of various cells, proteins, and organs that work together to help your body recognize and mitigate potential invaders, as well as recognize and protect itself. Metabolic health, proper nutrition, a healthy microbiome, and intact gut barrier are all important components necessary to support immune function. Dr. Tom Guilliams...

Duration:00:56:00

Tick-Borne Illnesses

7/19/2022
Summer brings tons of outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and backyard barbeques. It also brings bugs and insects. Likely you’ve encountered your fair share of bug bites, but one bite you don’t want to ignore is a tick bite! Because ticks are visually easy to miss, tick bites can go unnoticed too. Ticks can transmit organisms into your systemic circulation resulting in acute and chronic symptoms. Not all tick bites cause illness, but when they do it can be serious. In this episode, we...

Duration:00:23:34

Coffee Talk

7/12/2022
Many of us start the day with a hot cup of coffee. It’s not only a delicious beverage, but coffee is also part of our collective social fabric. Some drink it mainly for the caffeine and stimulating effect without realizing some of the important health benefits to coffee. However, like all things, moderation is the key. Too much caffeine leaves many people feeling jittery and anxious and at times, this can be dangerous. But coffee is more than just caffeine. Other compounds within it have...

Duration:00:28:20

Arnica - Is it a Real Thing?

7/5/2022
Of all the herbal and homeopathic natural therapies available, Arnica has become the most recognized in popular culture and the conventional medicine landscape. Many swear by its ability to reduce swelling, bruising, and inflammation. It can be found in over-the-counter gels, creams, and sometimes tinctures. Literature and outcome studies using Arnica cream are sparse, yet anecdotally there have been some interesting results. So, does it really work? And if so, how? In today’s episode, we...

Duration:00:25:07

LPS and Gut Bacteria!

6/21/2022
In general, we often think about the commensal bacteria as being beneficial to your health. Did you know that the bacteria in the gut microbiome can also contribute to systemic inflammation and disease? There is molecule called lipopolysaccharide (LPS) within the outer membrane of all gram-negative bacteria. LPS can be readily taken up into circulation where it acts as an inflammatory trigger (endotoxin). But not all LPS can trigger the immune system. Only LPS molecules with a structure...

Duration:00:22:14

Milk? (Patti & Michael on the A1 vs A2 Debate)

6/14/2022
Many patients are not able to tolerate milk and dairy products due to GI symptoms such as bloating or diarrhea. In functional medicine, an elimination diet or food antibody testing can help uncover if the casein in cow’s milk might be at the root of these symptoms. Patients often turn to milk alternatives such as plant and nut ‘milk’ to avoid the difficulties with cow’s milk. However, research is showing that it may be a specific type of casein that is causing the problem in milk and there...

Duration:00:23:15

Red Meat & Heart Disease

6/7/2022
Foods come in and out of favor all the time. Eggs are good for you… no wait, they are bad… nope, good again – let’s not even discuss butter! There are many disease correlations related to specific foods and literature continues to evolve. One such focus is on red meat and its correlation to cardiovascular disease. But why? Is all red meat bad? Can you eat red meat and not increase heart disease risk? What about it should cause concern? Interestingly, the answer lies in the microbiome’s...

Duration:00:23:39

Addressing Pill Fatigue with Justin DeTurris

5/31/2022
Many clinicians in functional medicine advocate diet and lifestyle‐first approaches to optimizing health. Though in spite of best efforts there is often still a need for nutraceutical supplements - and targeted supplementation can be a game-changer in some cases. However, the issue of compliance and ‘pill fatigue' becomes a real challenge when patients are overwhelmed with 5-10 supplements at once. Justin DeTurris helps to solve this problem. He co-founded Personalized Nutrients which allows...

Duration:00:35:23

Balancing Men's Hormones with Dr. Kyle Gillett

5/24/2022
Dr. Kyle Gillett has a unique approach to patient care using his six pillars of health: exercise, diet, sleep, stress, sunshine, and spirit. His expertise and teaching style are highly regarded in the integrative and functional medicine industry. Dr. Gillet continues to make a name for himself in national media by forwarding the concepts of personalized medicine. Although he is an expert in many fields, in this episode we focus on male hormones. Listen in as we discuss Dr. Gillett’s pillars...

Duration:00:34:47

Health Optimization Medicine with Dr. Scott Sherr

5/17/2022
Many functional and integrative clinicians practice medicine through the construct of finding the root cause of chronic complaints and disease management. What if there was a framework in place to help clinicians navigate a focus on health optimization? Dr. Scott Sherr has the answer. Along with Dr. Ted Achacoso, he founded Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe), a non-profit education company offering CME accredited certification and ongoing educational modules to help...

Duration:00:53:28

Josiah Bartz: Solutions for Your Busy Practice

5/3/2022
Many clinicians who are new to functional medicine have a difficult time translating these concepts into their clinical practices. That transition from conventional to personalized medicine can feel overwhelming - but the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center has the answers! Josiah Bartz oversees this company and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals implement lifestyle-based therapies in their practices. Today, we meet Josiah Bartz to discuss the challenges faced by clinicians and...

Duration:00:43:32

Dr. Jade Teta - Where Meaning Meets Metabolism [Rebroadcast]

4/26/2022
In functional medicine, we dig deeper to find the root cause of illness and strive to find personalized strategies to optimize health. However, sometimes even that falls short. Dr. Jade Teta has spent over 20 years treating patients, teaching, and writing about health and wellness. He blends biochemistry and philosophy in a way that inspires us to find our true purpose. In so doing, we can all learn how to become “Next Level Human.” In today’s episode, we discuss Dr. Teta’s unique approach...

Duration:00:46:13

Dr. Taylor Sittler: Levels of Metabolic Resiliency

4/19/2022
The metabolic health crisis continues to grow. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this became even more obvious as it relates to patients’ poor outcomes and lack of resiliency. Dr. Taylor Sittler is the Head of Research at Levels Health, an industry leader in continuous glucose monitoring. His work at Levels aims to help people take control of their diet and lifestyle to improve metabolic resiliency and optimize their health. Today, we talk to Taylor about the origins of this mounting...

Duration:00:45:18

Metabolic Detoxification with Dr. Sheila Dean

4/12/2022
Dr. Sheila Dean is one of the nation’s premier integrative nutritionists. She is a co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy and has practiced functional medicine for two decades. Her insight has not only changed the lives of many patients, but her teaching and mentoring has inspired and empowered a new generation of nutrition specialists and health professionals. In today’s episode, we dive into one of Dr. Dean’s keen interests – metabolic detoxification. We discuss...

Duration:00:37:55