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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

How to Maintain a Normal Blood Sugar Range When I was in my first year of practice I remember a very clear realization flashed throughout my brain, “I seriously can’t...  […]

What Increases Cholesterol Levels in the Blood?

Controversies Over What Raises Cholesterol The question of what raises your cholesterol is quite clear, yet the integrative medicine community to a large extent sends mixed messages on this issue....  […]

Getting Oriented With Organic Acids

Interpreting the Test, Important Markers, and Amino Acid Supplements I’ve been using Organic Acids testing to determine the best amino acid supplement to recommend to patients for over twenty years....  […]

Detoxification Protocols free video

Watch this free video about detoxification protocol to enhance treatment and to provide the best practice in functional medicine by Dr. Dan Kalish

Keeping Up With The Kalish's - Road Trip With My Son

So this past weekend I took a few days off work, both teaching and patients and took a road trip with my son. We rented a Camaro convertible and bombed...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's: Relevance And Urgency

How do we create relevance and generate a strong sense of urgency to act. How do you take someone who has struggled to make changes and get them to move...  […]

Steven Wright Discusses Internet Branding and Marketing: From Nothing to a Waiting List of Clients

This month Dr. Kalish has an interview with his good friend, health engineer and author, Steven Wright. Steven took the training program a few years ago, and started SCDlifestyle.com in...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's - Patient Communication Skills

Key factors in improving patient communication skills include your confidence level, ability to explain complex concepts in simple ways using stories and analogies, and creating a sense of relevance and...  […]

Treatment for Autism with the right food and nutrients

Can Body Chemistry influence the Brain Chemistry? I recently had the great pleasure to interview Julie Matthews, an expert on dietary treatment for autism. Is there a magic autism cure?...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's - Confidence

My first time I had to open a treatment door by myself, walk in and treat a patient I was so nervous I was shaking and I felt like a...  […]

How real is Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic?

Why practitioners fail! Dr. Lorne Brown has become a close colleague of mine, I respect his work highly and all that he does to support the acupuncture community through the...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's: Diets That Prevent Health Problems Vs. Diets That Can Cure Health Problems

Every single functional medicine teacher I was trained by operated under the assumption that patients would require animal protein to heal. For our steadfast vegetarian patients we’d have to supplement...  […]

Digestion and the Blood Chemistry Screen, by Dicken Weatherby

Original Article: http://www.bloodchemistryanalysis.com/articles/digestion.html For more information on Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Click Here Hypochlorhydria, or the insufficient production of stomach acid, is a very common clinical problem with influences far...  […]

Keeping Up with the Kalish's- Treating Chronic Illness Exclusively

My main functional medicine teacher Dr. Timmins died ten years ago this week and it’s been a time of reflection for me about the past and the history of our...  […]

The Nutritional Reversal Of Cardiovascular Disease “ Fact Or Fiction? Three Case Reports By Dr. Esselstyn And Dr. Golubic

The epidemic of cardiovascular disease is nonexistent in cultures, which thrive predominantly on whole foods, plantbased nutrition. Is it logical to assume that patients with this disease would be willing...  […]

Michael Cohen Discusses Legal Issues In Integrative And Functional Medicine: History, Licensing, And Tele-Medicine

Michael H. Cohen has pioneered the field of legal issues in integrative health. He served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Adjunct faculty at Harvard School...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's- Dr. Kalish Discusses Published Research Study Using The Kalish Method

What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Several years ago a group of practitioners from the Mayo Clinic, including Sue Cutshall and Larry Bergstrom took...  […]

Dr. Izabella Wentz’s Insightful Talk On Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Dr. Izabella Wentz Pharm.D., FASCP is a solution focused clinical pharmacist who took The Kalish Method Mentorship Program in 2013. She has since created quite a remarkable career from both...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's - Why You Can't Lose Weight On A Diet (From The New York Times)

This fascinating article from the New York Times shows the struggles so many people go through in trying to keep off body fat that they have lost from extreme diets...  […]

Dr. Michael Ruscio’s Discussion Of The Gut, Microbiota And Thyroid For Practitioners

Dr. Ruscio is a functional medicine practitioner, researcher and author with a B.S. in exercise kinesiology and a chiropractic degree. He practices Functional Medicine with an emphasis on natural and...  […]

Yeast Infection Linked To Mental Illness

In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group...  […]

Eating Disorders

Host: Dr. J. Renae Norton  http://www.eatingdisorderpro.com Topic: Eating Disorders Join Dr. Norton and Dr. Kalish as they talk about how eating disorders affect the hormonal system and how to correct...  […]

The Tao Diet

I find myself often regarding my own diet as a deeply personal issue, one of personal health, personal goals, and personal failures. I see the same pattern in most of...  […]

Effects of Environmental Toxins

Host: Dr. Daniel Kalish Topic: Organic Acids Testing - Detox Everyone in the United States has become saturated with chemicals and heavy metals from mercury, benzene, arsenic and lead to...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's: The New Vegetarianism

When I was 18 years old people used to joke about me that if you put Dan in a closet with some water for a few days I'd probably sprout!...  […]

The Moss Nutrition Report- Potassium and Sudden Cardiac Death- Part 1

By Dr. Jeffrey Moss “Much progress has been made in both the allopathic and alternative medicine health care worlds in relation to both reducing mortality and improving quality of life...  […]

Sarcopenia And Chronic Illness: Improving Outcome Though Optimizing Muscle Mass With Dr. Jeffrey Moss

Dr. Moss founded Moss Nutrition Products in 1992. If you aren’t familiar with his work, check out Mossnutrition.com. He built Moss Nutrition into one of the country's major distributors of...  […]

The Tao Diet: Dr. Kalish Expounds

I find myself often regarding my own diet as a deeply personal issue, one of personal health, personal goals, personal failures. I see the same pattern in most of my...  […]

Keeping up With the Kalish's - Top Ten Reasons Functional Medicine Practices Fail

Learn from my mistakes, please! I've made many mistakes in building three different clinics and am happy to share a "what not to do" list to save you from these...  […]

The Underlying Foundation And The Practical Application Of The Dutch (Dried Urine Test For Comprehensive Hormones) Test With Mark Newman

Mark Newman discusses below the importance of the DUTCH test with Dr. Kalish: “When you look at urine testing, you’re missing that cortisol pattern but getting all these great metabolites....  […]

Keeping Up with the Kalish's- How to Build a Functional Medicine Practice

Skill #1: know exactly where to start with every new patient and how to explain this work to them (and to yourself!) and be fully confident that the exact supplement...  […]

The GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) By Diagnostics Solutions Laboratory

Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory is now offering the first molecular pathogen profile, the GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP). The GI-MAP includes the first comprehensive pathogens assay that is FDA approved, the...  […]

Molecular Mimicry, the Hygiene Hypothesis, Stealth Infections and Other Examples

Autoimmune disorders have been on a steep rise in the industrialized countries over the past several decades and while research has been starting to develop a detailed understanding of pathophysiology...  […]

Rest Your Brain

I bought at Alfa Romeo 4C sports car last year. It's not particularly expensive in the realm of sports cars but it is quite rare, so far only 753 have...  […]

Organic Acids Testing - Part 1

All Patient Education webinar replays are available on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe to view all of Dr. Kalish's videos! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO4qoDek6wYolixHbxefRrH6VN7x9ZtIV (Click on video title to be directed to the Kalish Institute...  […]

Depression, Anxiety, Inflammation & the Brain

Host: Michael Ruscio drruscio.com Topic: Depression, Anxiety, Inflammation & the Brain Join Dr. Ruscio & Dr. Kalish as they address the three key areas of Hormones, GI and Detoxification. drruscio.com/depression-anxiety-inflammation-brain-dr-dan-kalish-episode-24

Keeping Up With the Kalish's - Toxins are Trending

Every morning I read BBC news and I go through my home delivery copy of the New York Times. Two recent articles stand out, one from the Brits and one...  […]

Dr. Alex Zaphiris Discusses Opiate Addiction Treatment

Dr. Alex Zaphiris specializes in integrative medicine, which brings together traditional western medicine with the best of alternative approaches. In addition to her western medical training, Dr. Zaphiris draws on...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's- Dr. Kalish's end of year thoughts

The years I was traveling around Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, hitchhiking and meeting some fascinating people, I strayed as far away from American culture as I've ever been. Immersed in...  […]

Interview with Andrea Nakayama: Discover the Concepts Behind Functional Nutrition and Andrea’s Training Program— Holistic Nutrition Lab

Functional nutritionist and educator Andrea Nakayama is leading clients, students, and practitioners around the world in a revolution focused on reclaiming ownership over one’s own health. Her passion for food...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's

The Nobel Prize in medicine was just given out for the use of artemesinin in treatments for malaria, which is exciting to see a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal product being...  […]

Interview with Dr. Carey O’Rielly- Explore Holistic Dentistry and the Impact Dentistry has on Patient Health

Dr. Carey O’Rielly is a holistic dentist operating in San Diego who truly understands and practices the tenets of holistic health, both as a practitioner and in his personal life....  […]

Research Shows a Cause of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Type 1 Diabetes

October 1, 2015 Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Summary: A molecular basis has been found for why 80 percent of patients with longstanding Type 1...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's

It's fascinating to have been practicing for twenty plus years and to now see this veritable explosion of interest in functional medicine as a specialty. I now frequently hear people...  […]

Interview with Dr. Ben Lynch- The Importance of Nutrigenomics

Benjamin Lynch, ND has a passion for identifying the cause of diseases, which directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of...  […]

What does mindfulness meditation do to your brain

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet...  […]

Keeping Up with the Kalish's - The Lean Start Up Philosophy

I am readying "the Lean Start Up" an excellent book about the Lean Start Up Philosophy which has become quite the big thing here in Northern California tech circles. The...  […]

Interview with Dr. Schweig- The Complicated Story Behind Treating Lyme Disease

Sunjya K. Schweig, MD is an expert in complex chronic illnesses, which require rigorous investigation and management.  He has been studying, teaching, and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over...  […]

Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's - How to be successful with a stressed out patient

References to leaky gut and issues with the human microbiome have become so popular now it's quite stunning to see. Obvious sources of these problems  all the antibiotics in our...  […]

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