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Natural Herbal / Nutritional Pain Therapies

Posted March 7, 2014

Many natural therapies can be very helpful for pain. My three favorite pain relieving herbals are willow bark, Boswellia, and tart cherry. All three of these can be found in combination in the End Fatigue “Pain Formula” by Integrative Therapeutics. Begin with 2-4 tabs 2-3 times a day as needed until maximum benefit is achieved (~ 4-6 weeks) and then you can use the lowest effective dose. Let’s look at these three herbals.

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Anti-Stress Nutritional Program

Posted March 4, 2014

In the future, stress may come to be seen as the primary contributing cause of most disease. Research continues to link stress to more and more symptoms and diseases, both acute and chronic. Stress is inevitable in today’s world and, of course, we need a certain amount to function. The key is to be able to manage our level of stress.

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Beneficial effects of the nutritional supplements on the development of diabetic retinopathy

Posted February 4, 2014

Increased oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators are implicated in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and in rats, its development can be prevented by antioxidants. Carotenoids are some of the powerful antioxidants, and diabetes decreases lutein and zeaxanthin levels in the serum and retina. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of carotenoid containing nutritional supplements (Nutr), which is in clinical trials for ‘Diabetes Vision Function’, on diabetic retinopathy.

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Will Vitamin C or zinc save you this cold and flu season?

Posted January 7, 2014

Besides handwashing, is there anything you can do to reduce your chances of getting a cold or the flu this winter season? Is there any truth to the saying “Starve a cold, feed a fever,” or is it “feed a cold, starve a fever?” I can never remember.

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Researchers see added nutritional benefits in organic milk

Posted December 10, 2013

A team led by a Washington State University researcher has found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms. While all types of milk fat can help improve an individual’s fatty acid profile, the team concludes that organic whole milk does so even better.

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The Secret to Saving a Million Human Lives

Posted December 4, 2013

Day in, day out over the past thirty years, thousands of people have come into my nutritional counseling office in search of alternative health care strategies to support their efforts to ameliorate symptoms associated with disease and chronic health conditions. They continue to present with cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, asthma, psoriasis, cirrhosis etc. Happily but disturbingly, I am here to say that many of them reverse their symptoms and go on to experience complete recoveries.

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Micronutrients supplementation and nutritional status in cognitively impaired elderly persons: a two-month open label pilot study

Posted November 18, 2013

Malnutrition is a widespread problem in elderly people and is associated with cognitive decline. However, interventional studies have produced ambiguous results. For this reason, we wanted to determine the effect of micronutrient supplementation on blood and tissue levels and on general nutritional status in persons with mild or moderate cognitive impairment.

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Study shows nutritional supplements can cut hospital readmission rates

Posted October 28, 2013

Eleven years of groundbreaking research and data analysis on hospitalized Medicare patients is to be presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in Baltimore, Maryland. The analysis has found positive evidence showing how nutritional supplements effectively lower hospital readmission rates. This is big news for the American medical industry, primarily because Medicare patients are typically given prescription drugs instead of nutritional supplements.

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Broccoli sprouts: Nutritional giants

Posted October 24, 2013

For those who take pride in growing their own sprouts, broccoli sprouts have become increasingly popular and have been preferred by the health-conscious community for many years. Packed with highly concentrated vitamins and compounds and 10 to 100 times the amount of nutrients than mature broccoli heads, broccoli sprouts have become readily available at grocery stores all over the United States.

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Nutritional intervention for pediatric inpatients decrease hospital stay and costs

Posted October 15, 2013

A new study has found that the use of oral nutritional supplements provided to pediatric patients during hospitalization was associated with a decrease in length of stay of 14.8 percent and a decrease in hospital stay costs of $1,768 per patient.

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