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PTSD Research

New PTSD research on the relationship between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), and associated biomarkers and nutritional intervention was presented by Dr. Jennifer Coomes at the American Nutrition Association conference in September 2021 on behalf of Essence Health & Research (MUIH) and Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).  The importance of this very comprehensive literature research review was to extensively assess biomarkers (blood or urine labs) associated with PTSD to show important evidence that PTSD is more than a psychological or psychiatric condition, but also a metabolic and neurological condition that needs integrative care due to its similarities to Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), which is a precursor to Type 2 Diabetes and associated with cardiovascular disease.  Below is the poster presentation as well as a pdf link and citation for your use as needed.

Pdf link for this research:

Coomes, J. (2021). Important biomarkers and nutrition considerations in the clinical management of PTSD: The role of trauma nutrition and integrative care.   American Nutrition Association Conference, Personalized Nutrition 2021: Mapping the Future.   Chicago, IL + Online, USA.


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