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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....  […]

How To Start & 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...  […]

Dr. Kalish Interviewed Dr. Allison Siebecker about SIBO- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Through her own fight with chronic GI symptoms, Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, Lac, has become a crucial pioneer for SIBO awareness and treatment. SIBO is caused by a chronic bacterial...  […]

“Why Exercise Magnifies Exhaustion for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients ”

  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), described by patients as “brain fog”, and recently renamed by the Institute of Medicine as “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) ”, is a pertinent topic...  […]

Keeping Up With The Kalish's

  Three topics I’d like to cover today: SIBO and how it fits into an overall functional medicine plan Histamine Four different types of treatment These next few weeks in...  […]

Interview with Amy Myers

Recently, Dr. Kalish Interviewed Amy Myers about her book The Autoimmune Solution.   Did you know? Once you have one autoimmune disease you are 3x more likely to get another...  […]

All About Supplements

As a health practitioner, you want to make sure that you are giving your patients the highest care possible. As a patient, you want to make sure you are taking...  […]

The Kalish Method: Healing the Body and Mapping the Mind

In anticipation of the launch of my new book: The Kalish Method: Healing the Body and Mapping the Mind, I'm tossing out some brain food ideas for consideration. The main...  […]

An Effective Way to Address and Heal Adrenal Fatigue

Host: Dr. Joseph Mercola www.mercola.com Topic: An Effective Way to Address and Heal Adrenal Fatigue Great introduction to a challenge most everyone faces at some point in their life and...  […]

How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Host: Caitlin Weeks & Mary Vance  www.grassfedgirl.com Topic: How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally This important topic covers the basics of understanding how you can balance your hormones the way...  […]

Diane Sanfilippo on Adrenal Fatigue

Host: Diane Sanfilippo  www.balancedbites.com Topic: Adrenal Fatigue Diane and Dr. Kalish get to the root cause of the system that is responsible for managing our cortisol and stress. http://balancedbites.com/2012/07/podcast-episode-46-adrenal-fatigue-part-3-with-special-guest-dr-dan-kalish.html

The Methodology of Gluten

Gluten If you find yourself craving and binging on bread, pasta and sweets, don't blame your lack of willpower. There is actually a physiological reason behind your cravings. You are...  […]

Liver Detoxification Pathways & Support Nutrients

Anti-oxidant Protection and Liver Detoxification Pathways The fourth major body system is based on both anti-oxidant protection and liver detoxification. These body functions are the physiological mechanisms that protect you...  […]

The Importance of Healthy Digestion

What is the role of the digestive system in nutrition? The foundation of good health lies in proper digestive function. All other health factors can be undermined if you don't...  […]

Hormones & Stress

3 Sources of Stress That Can Overload the Body There are three main sources of stress that can overload the body. If continued unchecked, emotional stress, poor lifestyle choices, and...  […]

The Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine Methodology

The Kalish Method is a functional medicine lab based health approach focused on addressing five common conditions - weight gain, fatigue, depression, female hormone and digestive problems - through restoring...  […]

A Buddhist Monk's Life: Visiting Ajahn Chandako

Spent all day Monday, November 5th, with Ajahn Chandako an old friend from my monastic days, who, unlike me, never left the sangha and is now a 23-year monk in...  […]

Cars and Brains

Spent last Sunday at Laguna Seca race track watching cars go around these turns at incredibly high rates of speed. It was a lot of fun and a big thanks...  […]

Case of the Week

In the six month mentorship program, it is a thrill a minute: looking at lab work and fixing hard to diagnose cases with functional medicine protocols. This work is so...  […]

Three Killers - Gluten, Soy & Pasteurized Dairy

Before the Summer is Over Clean up  your diet for two weeks and avoid gluten, soy and dairy, then go out and have pancakes for breakfast, pasta for lunch and...  […]

Foundation Training

Why Lions, Tigers and Bears Don’t Work Out In Gyms The same mentality that brought us chairs and long days in front of computers brought us work out machines and...  […]

Case of the Month

Hi All - Here is a recent case study from my practice. Forty-two year old woman with chief complaints of 10 years of IBS and fatigue, now heading into depression...  […]

The Kalish Method: Healing the Body, Mapping the Mind

I am so excited about the release of my upcoming book, THE KALISH METHOD: HEALING THE BODY, MAPPING THE MIND (tentative release: May 2012). It has been an incredible exercise...  […]

Handling Mental and Emotional Stress

Learning how to handle mental and emotional stress is of utmost importance. Our central nervous system, as well as our adrenal glands, can be pushed into overload by difficult life...  […]

What Is the Importance of Sleep?

An important lifestyle step to master is maximizing the rest and repair processes that are accomplished through adequate sleep. Although we have in many ways separated ourselves from dependence on...  […]

Adrenal Type

Symptoms are the obvious manifestation of an underlying imbalance in your body, but oftentimes symptoms may not directly correspond to the source of what’s causing the problem. Every health issue...  […]


Are you Gluten Intolerant? Gluten intolerance is the most significant health problem faced by my patients. It causes adrenal stress or adrenal fatigue by burning out the body’s ability to...  […]

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