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Time to Change Standard of Care to Include Screening for Common Disease-Inducing Toxicants.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2019 Oct;18(5):8-13

Foundational to the standard of care is diagnosis of overt disease as well as testing for early predictors of future disease. Obvious examples of the later include measurement of blood pressure and cholesterol. The time has come to add to this thinking early detection of the environmental causes of disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219443PMC
October 2019

100th IMCJ: The Untold/Hidden History of Western Medicine-Part 1.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2019 Jun;18(3):10-12

For 200 years there has been a largely untold, even actively hidden, history of Western medicine. Individuals, organization and professions have for centuries striven to elucidate and advance a way of healthcare based on the individual and health promotion in contrast to the disease diagnosis and treatment focus of mainstream medicine. An optimal healthcare system requires the best of both ways of thinking about and caring for patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7217385PMC

Concerns About The Integrity of The Scientific Research Process-Focus On Recent Negative Publications Regarding Nutrition, Multivitamins, Fish Oil And Cardiovascular Disease.

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2019 Feb;18(1):8-15

The next step in reestablishing credibility seams to us honesty and recognizing we all share a common goal of the health and wellness of the human community and the planet. Everyone agrees that the current healthcare system, despite its many incredible successes, is also showing its limitations and is no longer sustainable. We believe the solution starts with us the researchers and editors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6601430PMC
February 2019
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Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Model for Thinking Differently About Patients With Complex Disease.

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2018 Aug;17(4):8-15

The rising prevalence of chronic diseases, complex diseases, unknown etiologies, and comorbidities have made efforts to practice curative medicine ever-more difficult to achieve. Autism spectrum disorder illustrates this challenge well as procedures, protocols, and algorithms that were successful in the past are no longer effective. The time has come for our health care system to fundamentally rethink how we assess and care for patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6469463PMC
August 2018
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Do We Need to Think Differently About Genetics?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2018 Jun;17(3):8-10

According to conventional wisdom, genetics accounts for only approximately 15% to 25% of disease, with the rest being due to lifestyle, diet, and environment. However, taking only the direct gene-to-disease approach is hugely, and unnecessarily, limiting. If we instead look at genetics from the perspective of metabolism, nutrient needs, and environmental resilience, a very different picture emerges. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396770PMC
June 2018
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Environmental Toxins and Infertility.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2018 Apr;17(2):8-11

While much of the decrease in fertility worldwide is by choice, an increasing number of couples, especially in industrialized countries, are finding conception more difficult and damaged babies more common. The research is quite clear that metals and chemicals in air, water, food, and health-and-beauty aids are damaging fertility in many ways. These toxicants are causing men to experience relentlessly decreasing sperm count and function while women are suffering progressively worse anovulation, impaired implantation, and loss of fetal viability. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396757PMC
April 2018
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Restoring the Healing Paradigm.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2018 Feb;17(1):8-11

Throughout the recorded history of Western medicine, 2 apparently contradictory paradigms have competed for dominance. One sees health and disease as dependent on the function of the body, while the other sees the body as making mistakes and the victim of a hostile environment. The first leads to the physician prioritizing promoting health, while the other sees the physicians as an interventionist fighting disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380989PMC
February 2018
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Toxin Exposure Reduction.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2017 Dec;16(6):8-10

With evidence growing for the huge contribution of environmental toxins to chronic disease, the need to help our patients decrease their toxic load has never been more urgent. Some of these toxins-such as DDT, PCBs, and cadmium-have half-lives ranging over a decade. Since so many are extremely difficult to breakdown or excrete, avoidance is critical. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438086PMC
December 2017
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How to Practice Environmental Medicine.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2017 Oct;16(5):8-15

As the research foundation documenting the major role of toxins in most chronic diseases continues to grow, clinicians are facing the challenge of having to learn how to practice environmental medicine. The great diversity of toxins and their damaging effects, the uniqueness of each person's biochemistry greatly affecting susceptibility, and inconsistent clinical presentations complicate making sense of this field. Recognizing that there appear to be essentially 3 types of patients suffering environmental damage helps organize how to think about, diagnose, and treat these patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438097PMC
October 2017
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What Should We Tell Our Patients About Marijuana ( and )?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Dec;15(6):8-12

With several states allowing medicinal use of marijuana and a growing number decriminalizing recreational use, many of our patients are using this herbal drug. Approximately 43% of US adults have tried marijuana, with 13% using it regularly. These users are seeking help from integrative medicine practitioners regarding safety. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5312838PMC
December 2016
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Can We Say "Cure"?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Oct;15(5):8-12

Most of the commonly prescribed conventional drugs treat only symptoms, not the underlying causes of a patient's disease. This logically leads to a perception that much of modern medicine is about management of chronic disease and prevention of more serious sequelae-not actual cures. However, most health care professionals are attracted to medicine with the mission of curing patients leading to the cognitive discord that eventually leads them to integrative/functional medicine. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5145017PMC
October 2016
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Is the Diabetes Epidemic Primarily Due to Toxins?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Aug;15(4):8-17

The incidence of diabetes has increased 7 to 10-fold in the past 50 y. Although increased sugar consumption, obesity, and lack of exercise certainly contribute, the effect of environmental toxins may be far greater. The data are so compelling that some researchers now label these toxins as diabetogens. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991654PMC
August 2016
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Is Mold Toxicity Really a Problem for Our Patients? Part 2-Nonrespiratory Conditions.

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Jun;15(3):8-14

In my last editorial, I addressed the respiratory effects of mold exposure. The surprising research shows that as many as 50% of residential and work environments have water damage1 and that mold toxicity should be considered in all patients with any chronic respiratory condition. This is especially true in adult-onset asthma, two-thirds of which appears to be caused by toxins released from water-damaged buildings. Read More

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June 2016
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Is Mold Toxicity Really a Problem for Our Patients? Part I-Respiratory Conditions.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Apr;15(2):6-10

The concept of mold toxicity being an unrecognized cause of chronic disease has been around the integrative medicine (IM) community for quite some time. Clearly there is considerable interest in the public with a Google search revealing more than half a million hits. In the first part of this editorial, I address the research evaluating this concept for respiratory conditions, the incidence in the population, diagnosis, and intervention. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4898283PMC
April 2016
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The Kidney Dysfunction Epidemic, Part 2: Intervention.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2016 Mar;15(1):8-12

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818073PMC
March 2016
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The Kidney Dysfunction Epidemic, Part 1: Causes.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Dec;14(6):8-13

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718206PMC
December 2015
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Conventional Laboratory Tests to Assess Toxin Burden.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Oct;14(5):8-16

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October 2015
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Is Challenge Testing Valid for Assessing Body Metal Burden?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Aug;14(4):8-14

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712860PMC
August 2015
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Hard to be Healthy in North America.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Jun;14(3):8-13

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4566470PMC
June 2015
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Issue 75!

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Apr;14(2):8-13

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April 2015
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Acidosis: An Old Idea Validated by New Research.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2015 Feb;14(1):8-12

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February 2015
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Toxins From the Gut.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Dec;13(6):8-11

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December 2014
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Homocysteine: Friend or Foe?

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Aug;13(4):8-14

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August 2014
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The Vilification of Cholesterol (for Profit?).

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Jun;13(3):8-14

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684135PMC
June 2014
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Mitochondria-Fundamental to Life and Health.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Apr;13(2):8-15

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684129PMC
April 2014
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Glutathione!

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Joseph Pizzorno

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Feb;13(1):8-12

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684116PMC
February 2014
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Zonulin! The wheat conundrum solved (well, mostly …).

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Joseph Pizzorno

Altern Ther Health Med 2014 ;20 Suppl 1:10-5

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May 2014
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Clinical decision making-a functional medicine perspective.

Glob Adv Health Med 2012 Sep;1(4):8-13

Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr, ND, is the editor in chief of the peer reviewed journal Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal and coauthor of the critically acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine . He is the founding president of Bastyr University, vice chair of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Gig Harbor, Washington, and chair of the science board for Bioclinic Naturals, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

As 21st century health care moves from a disease-based approach to a more patient-centric system that can address biochemical individuality to improve health and function, clinical decision making becomes more complex. Accentuating the problem is the lack of a clear standard for this more complex functional medicine approach. While there is relatively broad agreement in Western medicine for what constitutes competent assessment of disease and identification of related treatment approaches, the complex functional medicine model posits multiple and individualized diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most or many of which have reasonable underlying science and principles, but which have not been rigorously tested in a research or clinical setting. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833517PMC
September 2012
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Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant?

Br J Nutr 2010 Apr 15;103(8):1185-94. Epub 2009 Dec 15.

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA 98165, USA.

The concept of diet-induced 'acidosis' as a cause of disease has been a subject of interest for more than a century. The present article reviews the history of our evolving understanding of physiological pH, the physiological support for the concept of 'acidosis', the causes of acidosis, how it is recognised, its short-term effects as well as the long-term clinical relevance of preventative measures, and the research support for normalisation of pH. Further, we suggest differentiation of the terms 'acidosis' and 'acidaemia' as a way to resolve the conflation of these topics which has led to confusion and controversy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114509993047DOI Listing
April 2010
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Joseph Pizzorno, ND: advancing the field of natural medicine. Interview by Karolyn A. Gazella and Suzanne Snyder.

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Joseph Pizzorno

Altern Ther Health Med 2006 Jul-Aug;12(4):54-60

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October 2006
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Naturopathic medicine: what can patients expect?

J Fam Pract 2005 Dec;54(12):1067-72

American Association Naturopathic Physicians, Washington, DC, USA.

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December 2005
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Naturopathic medicine--a 10-year perspective (from a 35-year view).

Altern Ther Health Med 2005 Mar-Apr;11(2):24-6

Bastyr University.

The decade of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine's existence has seen dramatic advancement of the naturopathic profession in all areas: research, quality of practice, quality of education, licensure, inclusion in the political process, and public acceptance. Naturopathic doctors are now valued in the marketplace and in policy as a legitimate part of an overall system of healthcare. Momentum, infrastructure, acceptance, and conceptualization are all foundational to the future. Read More

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May 2005
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A rational approach to antioxidant therapy and vitamin E.

Altern Ther Health Med 2005 Jan-Feb;11(1):14-7

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March 2005
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CAM differentiated.

Med Anthropol Q 2002 Dec;16(4):405-7

Bastyr University.

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December 2002
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Survey of naturopathic physicians: implications and recommendations.

Altern Ther Health Med 2002 Jul-Aug;8(4):38-9

Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash, USA.

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August 2002
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