Functional Medicine Research with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

Functional Medicine Research with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

Latest Episodes

Long COVID, CoQ10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid
July 13, 2023

A new study entitled, “Coenzyme Q10 + alpha lipoic acid for chronic COVID syndrome” has been published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Medicine which found that supplementation with Coenzyme

Elemental Diet Benefits and How To Follow
June 20, 2023

The elemental diet dates back to 1932 and is one of the most utilized tools by functional medicine practitioners. It is useful for a variety of gut-related conditions and even conditions outside the g

Zinc Assessment and Clinical Applications
September 08, 2022

Zinc Functions Zinc is an essential trace element required by almost every biological process in the human body including growth and development, immune function, wound healing, protein and DNA syn

Berberine: Benefits and Clinical Applications
August 25, 2022

Berberine is an isoquinolone alkaloid that is bitter and bright golden yellow in color. It is derived mainly from the roots, stems and rhizomes of plants such as Coptis chinensis (Chinese golden threa

Vitamin B12 Assessment and Management
July 21, 2022

Background Information—Form and Function of B12 Vitamin B12 Form Cyanocobalamin has no known biochemical function. It must be converted to become active. It gets converted for use into hydroxoco

Magnesium L-Threonate: Benefits and Clinical Applications
July 07, 2022

Many factors in our modern society increase the risk of magnesium deficiency, placing a vast number of individuals at risk of suboptimal levels. An individual’s magnesium level can become depleted fro

Hypochlorhydria: Causes, Symptoms, Assessment, and Management
June 24, 2022

The combination of hydrochloric acid, lipase, and pepsin combine to create the acidic gastric juices found in the stomach. These healthy stomach acid levels serve as a first line of defense for the ga

Vagus Nerve Impairment and Long COVID-19
June 09, 2022

A new paper entitled, “Impaired Vagal Activity in Long-COVID-19 Patients” sheds light on the vagus nerve’s involvement in Long-COVID-19. COVID-19 is divided into three phases of infection: 1. “A

How to Follow a Low Histamine Diet
October 25, 2021

Histamine is often overlooked as a cause of chronic health problems yet the fix for this issue can be quite straightforward. In this article, I cover the details of histamine and how to follow a low h

Can Birth Control Pills Cause Hypothyroidism?
July 19, 2021

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that five out of every 100 Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism. The prevalence of this disease increases with age.(1) This makes hypothyroid