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One Clinician's Approach to Asthma

In Functional Medicine, the concept of antecedents, triggers, and mediators underpins the treatment approach. For patients with asthma, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, shares how understanding the triggers can lead to enormous improvements in health.

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Beneficial Effects of Meditation on Inflammation

Over the past two decades, mind-body interventions like meditation have been gaining empirical support for their ability to lessen perceived stress, alleviate depression, reduce loneliness, and even down-regulate central inflammatory pathways. This may be beneficial for people suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma—in which psychological stress plays a role. Emerging research highlights the likelihood of multiple, distinct pathways underlying the effect of lifestyle interventions like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga on immune function.

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How Do Stress and Inflammation Contribute to Chronic Disease?

75% to 90% of human disease is related to stress and inflammation, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.

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