• Trouble With The Curve:  It’s Not Just a Movie

    February 27, 2019
    Trouble With The Curve:  It’s Not Just a Movie A practitioner’s approach to the cortisol curve  By: Benita Phillips, D.O.   How many times have you looked at a patient’s cortisol curve and said to yourself: “That just doesn’t make sense!”  And you think: “This person should feel fine…” Or the contrary: “How does this patient even get out of bed?” And ...
  • Implications of Flaxseed on Urinary Hormone Testing

    February 13, 2019
    Short Communication: Implications of Flaxseed on Urinary Hormone Testing By: Clifford Morris, Ph.D. Cand., Chief Chemist and Research Scientist   Flaxseed and Phytoestrogens Flaxseed is a powerful plant that has achieved massive interest, yet much of what people know about flaxseed is simply misunderstood. Flaxseed is a popular dietary source of lignans, which are a type of phytoestrogen.1,2 A phytoestrogen ...
  • CBD and the Endocannabinoid System

    January 30, 2019
    The Role of CBD in Maintaining the Endocannabinoid System and HPA Axis Balance By: Clifford Morris, Ph.D. Cand., Chief Chemist and Research Scientist   In this article, we will shed light on the nebulous topic of cannabidiol (CBD), including the effects of CBD on the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, stress, and inflammation. The legalization of medical cannabis has brought a ...
  • Physician’s Corner with Dr. Julie Kissel #1

    November 26, 2018
    High 4OHE1 4OHE1 is a catechol estrogen formed by aromatic hydroxylation of primary estrogens at either the C-2 or C-4 position.  4OHE1 can be oxidized to catechol estrogen quinones if it is not inactivated by COMT and/or sulfation, glucuronidation, etc. These catechol quinones can react with DNA to produce an excess of estrogen-DNA adducts with subsequent ...
  • Total Estrogen Load: Why Just Measuring Estradiol Isn’t Enough

    November 26, 2018
    Total Estrogen and Precision Medicine: Treating Our Patients vs. Treating the Population Throughout the history of medicine, healthcare trends have evolved toward disease prevention instead of treating disease. Yet, the flood of lifestyle and dietary changes designed to avoid certain diseases seems to be more of a marketing strategy for food distributors, health clubs and supplement ...
  • New Laboratory

    November 21, 2018
    We Are Officially in the New Lab Back in 2015, we started designing and developing our new laboratory. After repeated trial and error in the old lab, we knew EXACTLY what we were looking for. There was plenty of space, but the layout and instrumentation needed to be strategically planned. We wanted to expand our base ...