IBS, Gastroesophageal Reflux and Hypochlorhydia: My Case Report Published!

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Case Report by Kasia Kines on Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria

I’m so excited to announce that my case report “Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria” has been published! I am very grateful to my doctoral classmate, an amazingly smart young woman Tina Krupczak, for agreeing to be my co-author, and to our teacher Dr David Riley, MD who made it all […]

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Suffering from Headaches at the Grill or Bonfire?

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Suffering from Headaches at the Grill or Bonfire? | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

Pay attention to a burning fire, whether it is from wood or pallets.  Do you get headaches at the grill, by a bonfire, or home by the wood-burning fire?  That may mean that you have a particular Gene SNP (a genetic alteration you were born with), due to which your enzyme for breaking down and […]

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Summer Grilling and Your Health

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Summer Grilling and Your Health | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

Did you know that 80% of Americans own a grill? Now with a new deck, we have joined the grilling club. Being mostly plant-eaters, we never grill meat, and we definitely do not grill to the point of charring the foods. Because grilling is so popular and I am sure you also enjoy it as […]

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Heartburn Not Caused by Stomach Acid

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Heartburn Not Cause By Stomach Acid | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

A new study that was just been published online on May 17 in JAMA explains some new information on the cause of heartburn. The study was influenced by a recent animal study suggesting that GERD was caused not by stomach acid but it was immune and inflammatory in nature. I put my notes in [ […]

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Debunking the Paleo Diet Myth

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Debunking the Paleo Diet Myth | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

I absolutely support improvements in the way one eats. I am just naturally skeptical of new food fads and “diets” and cannot tolerate brain washing of any type (comes from being Polish). One of the “in” diets is the paleo diet or paleo movement: paleo- recipes, paleo dietitians, paleo-friendly protein bars, etc. It is a […]

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New Patient-Friendly Genetic Testing

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Patient Friendly Genetic Testing | Kasia Kines - Funcational Medicine

We finally have a brand new genetic testing website. I have used Nutrametrix Gene SNP for several years and love it.  The cost of the test is $495 and it comes with 48 gene SNPs and great educational support for patients. What are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)? Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently called SNPs (pronounced “snips”), […]

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Breast Cancer, Iodine and Thyroid ~ A Study

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Breast Cancer, Iodine and Thyroid Study | Kasia Kines

Researchers now believe that there is a link between thyroid and breast cancer and that the common link may be contributed to by iodine deficiency. It has been found that breast cancer patients have unusually high levels of thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies (these are Hashimoto’s antibodies). Click here to read the full study. In […]

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Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer Risk- New Study

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Vitamin D Level Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer, according to a new study just published in February 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. I know EVERY aging man has concerns about their prostate even though they never talk about it (just because they are expected to toughen it, correct?  Vitamin D and prostate cancer […]

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Detox Diet ~ Is It Good for You?

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Detox Diet - 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Detoxing - 30 Day Detox Program

 A Detox Diet is probably on your mind today, since it is January, and since you are reading this blog. Between Thanksgiving and December holidays you probably ate too much of the “wrong” things and added an inch or so to your waist. Unfortunately, that extra pound or two we add every fall-winter from the […]

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Thyroid Health – Thyroid Friendlier Bath Soaks

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Thyroid Friendlier Bath Soaks

Thyroid friendlier bath soaks are a very exciting topic. I can’t wait to share with you what I have learned recently. I am writing this blog at the very beginning of winter here in Maryland because I want to share the benefits of a hot bath soak with you, and while the exposure to fluoride […]

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Kasia is well educated on the subject of functional medicine~ C.