Chronic Disease

Amino Acid Therapy for Autism: Quelling the Nervous System on Fire

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

A brighter future awaits autistic children, as clinicians learn how to apply the tools of neurotransmitter assessment, detoxification protocols, and nutritional therapies to this increasingly common problem.

High-Dose Vitamin D Shows Anti-Inflammatory Effects in CHF

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

Daily supplementation with Vitamin D, 50 mcg (2,000 IU) per day, produced a marked increase in circulating levels of interleukin 10, an important anti-inflammatory cytokine, in patients with chronic congestive heart failure.

Obesity: WAT's Up With That?

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

White Adipose Tissue (WAT), the raw material of love handles, secretes a wide range of signaling substances that can radically change metabolism. Dr. Jay Udani reviews the new science emerging on this topic, and explains why it becomes progressively more difficult for obese people to lose weight, even when they try very hard.

Low Vitamin D, High Blood Pressure Plague Obese Children & Adolescents

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

OLD GREENWICH, CT—Keep an eye out for vitamin D deficiency among obese children and teenagers. The problem is very common and it can have significant long-term negative impact, said Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, MD, at the annual meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.

Inflammation, Autoimmune Reactions Underlie Many Common Thyroid Problems

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 7, No. 3. Fall, 2006

Effective management of thyroid problems requires an approach that goes beyond simply manipulating thyroid hormones. Many thyroid problems are related to underlying inflammatory processes, environmental toxin exposure and dietary factors. A guide to assessing and treating thyroid disorders from a holistic viewpoint.

Resisting Insulin Resistance: Early Detection, Intensive Nutritional Therapy Is Key

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 4. Winter, 2006

Early detection of metabolic syndrome and swift initiation of lifestyle-changes and nutrition-based therapies are the keys to averting the deluge of type 2 diabetes now threatening to capsize the nation's healthcare system, said Mark Houston, MD, of the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Whole Grains Mean a Whole Lot Less Diabetes

By Staff Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. Winter, 2006

Daily consumption of magnesium-rich whole grains took a 30% bite out of the risk of diabetes among a cohort of more than 40,000 Black women, according to a recently published transatlantic study.

Basic Supplements for Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

By Staff Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. Winter, 2006

Lipoic Acid, Green Tea Extract, and Fish Oils are among the cornerstone supplements for helping people improve their glucose metabolism and preventing diabetes.

The Vascular Roots of Osteoarthritis

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 8, No. 1. Spring, 2007

Osteoarthritis is the end result of the same disease process that leads to atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction, according to Dr. Phil Cheras, an Australian investigator whose research shows that the vessels supplying the joints in patients with osteoarthritis become blocked with blood clots and lipid droplets. The good news is that triterpene compounds derived from the African shea nut can reverse this process in many patients with this devastating disease.