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Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat

Study also looks at effect of leaky gut on concentration.

‘Prehabilitation’: Training your body for surgery may improve recovery, reduce complication

Prehabilitation, a strategy that uses exercise to improve patients’ functional capacity before surgery to help improve outcomes, is increasingly recommended for those facing scheduled surgeries, and it’s improving outcomes and experiences for patients across a wide range of situations.

A “strategic mindset” may be key to success, research finds

The study shows that people with a strategic mindset are the ones who, in the face of challenges or setbacks, ask themselves: “How else can I do this? Is there a better way of doing this?”.

Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function

Scientists have long believed that a single traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier in life may contribute to problems with memory, thinking and depression later in life.
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Since the publication of the first edition in 2013, the utilization of dry needling in clinical practice has expanded dramatically throughout the world. Indeed, more and more professionals have been using dry needling to effectively reducing acute and chronic pain, as well as improving motor performance, range of motion, and strength.

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Being evidence-based, patient-centric and ethical: uniting around the evidence, part 2

Evidence-based, ethical, patient-centric care as that care which, based on the available evidence, has the best statistical chance to provide the best benefit:harm ratio for any given patient. Should any two interventions have similar benefit:harm ratios, then whichever intervention is the most cost-effective or has the best benefit:cost ratio should be recommended first. Whatever care fits this description, provided from whatever practitioner, is, ethically, care that must be universally advocated. Simply being integrative or collaborative is not synonymous with being evidence-based or patient-centric or ethical. Integrating with, collaborating with, or referring to practitioners who utilize interventions that lack evidence of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and/or safety, is neither evidence-based, nor patient-centric, nor ethical. » Read more...
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Live now: Pro-active vs. re-active: Supporting immune balance for patients

Join Editor Jannen Belbeck, and Functional Medicine Specialist Victoria Coleman (HBSc, DC, MSc, IFMCP) for a discussion surrounding supporting immune balance for patients – sponsored by Designs for Health. Within the discussion, we address:

  • Why should both DCs and NDs (and other healthcare professionals) know about immune support, and what's a baseline they should know or acknowledge with patients?
  • Immune boosters vs. Immune support: The importance of language and avoiding buzzwords when speaking to patients.
  • What are the best options healthcare professionals can suggest for their patients to support their immune systems? (We discuss both lifestyle factors, and supplementation for patients.)

All this and more - listen now!