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Tackling the Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins, Calcium & Other Minerals

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 2. Summer, 2008

Despite consuming greater quantities of food than any other population on Earth, many Americans are suffering multiple nutrient deficiencies. In this second part of his lecture Steven C. Masley, MD, a family physician and nutritionist, offers guidelines for supplementation with B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and other key nutrients.

IV Nutritional Therapies: Infusions Overcome Limitations of Oral Supplementation

By Kenneth W. Cartaxo, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 2. Summer, 2008

The intravenous use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other important nutrients has a long and venerable history in American medicine. But while most physicians know about it, only a small number of us are making use of these beneficial therapies to help our patients.

New Probiotic Company Plans to "Share the Health" in Regions of Strife

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 2. Summer, 2008

Probiotics have great potential to help people in strife-torn regions recover digestive health and nutritional status. The problem has been to develop formulations that deliver high doses of the beneficial bugs without need for refrigeration. With his new Vidazorb line and an outreach program called "Share the Health," socially-conscious entrepreneur E. Frank Hodal is meeting that challenge.

New Board Offers Nutrition Certification for All Licensed Health Care Professionals

By Arthur A. Fierro, DC | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 2. Summer, 2008

In an effort to improve nutrition education for all health care professionals, he American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN) has launched the first federally-recognized nutrition science certification program. Certification is open to licensed health professionals from any and all of the healing disciplines.

Vitamin D: New Findings, New Questions

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 9, No. 2. Spring, 2008

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with everything from psoriasis and osteoporosis to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. But the relationships may not be as simple as we'd like to believe. Neither is the relationship between sun exposure and vitamin D production in the skin.

Well-Oiled: A Guide to Healthy Dietary Fats

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 8, No. 3. Fall, 2007

The “No Fat” approach health maintenance makes very little sense, says Dr. David Riley. Rather than focusing on eliminating fat calories, physicians should be counseling patients on how to choose and use healthy, nutritious oils like flax, olive, walnut, macadamia and avocado. A little knowledge of fatty acid science can go a long way in clearing up confusion about “good” versus “bad” fats.

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