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Landmark Survey Explores Paradigm Shift In Healthcare Landscape

Adoption of Functional Medicine Approach Addressing the Root Causes of Disease

 

InstituteFunctionalMedThe Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today released the findings of a landmark survey representing the most comprehensive evaluation of the practice strategies and clinical applications of Functional Medicine ever conducted. The study, “Functional Medicine Practices: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Trends,” funded by Pure Encapsulations, collected more than 1,000 responses and revealed valuable insights into the advances Functional Medicine is bringing to patient care, and will help to educate healthcare providers desiring to implement Functional Medicine in their practices. This survey represents an important step

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CRN Urges Cautious Interpretation of Non-Peer Reviewed Study On Folate and Autism

CRNheader-basic14In response to a conference paper1 titled “Maternal Plasma Folate, Vitamin B12 Levels and Multivitamin Supplement during Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Boston Birth Cohort,” presented today at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

“The benefits of supplemental folic acid for women of child-bearing age in preventing birth defects such as spina bifida are well-established and the accompanying public read more…

Global Dietary Supplements Market Driven by Rising Health Awareness of Urban Consumers

dietary-supplements-587904_1920Transparency Market Research (TMR) has added a new report to its repertoire of publications about the food and beverage industry. The new report analyzes the global dietary supplements market in its entirety, covering the competitive, geographical, and economic dynamics of the market. The report is titled ‘Dietary Supplements Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth And Forecast 2014 – 2020.’

Dietary supplements are various products consumed orally along with a regular diet to enhance the nutritional profile of one’s dietary intake. This may include increasing the amount of a certain nutrient ingested by the person or taking read more…

2015 CRN Dietary Supplement Use Consumer Survey

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has released its 2015 consumer survey on dietary supplement use. Some of the more pertinent findings for integrative health professionals include:

  • 68% of American adults use dietary supplements. This percentage has remained consistent for the past 5 years, showing no indication that consumers will lose interest anytime soon.
  • Despite recent bad press, 84% of supplement users remain confident in their safety and efficacy
  • 76% of supplement users visit their doctor regularly, as opposed to only 67% of non-users
  • 55% of supplement users consider their health care professional to be a trusted source for
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Most U.S. Adults Take Dietary Supplements, According to New Survey

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2015—The majority of U.S. adults—68 percent—take dietary supplements and consumer confidence remains high, with 84 percent of U.S. adults expressing overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements, according to the results of the newest survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, found that when it comes to safety and effectiveness of specific dietary supplement categories, Americans have the most confidence in the “Vitamins & Minerals” category (85%).

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The survey also found that the “Vitamins & read more…

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