To Reduce Age-Related Heart Risk, Target the Mitochondria

By August West, Contributing Writer

Endothelial cells

It’s an unfortunate fact of nature: mitochondrial function tends to decline with age. Along with that comes a host of physiological changes that cumulatively result in the phenomenon we all experience as aging and senescence.

The centrality of mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging process cannot be overstated. This is especially true when considering the vasculature, says John Salerno, DO, founder of the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, an anti-aging clinic based in New York City.

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Hemp & CBD: Evidence, Evangelism & Extreme Exuberance

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor

If you are confused about the therapeutic value of hemp oil, cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabis-related substances, and you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what’s legal and what’s not, that’s good: It means you’re paying attention.  Yes, there is some evidence, but there's also a lot of evangelism. Clinicians face the challenge of separating the scientific realities from the hype. 

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Uncommon Forms of Insulin Resistance Often Hide in Plain Sight

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor

Uncommon forms of insulin resistance with unusual root causes often hide in plain sight. Learn how to detect and treat them, and you can have a profound positive impact on your patients’ lives, often saving them months, even years of frustration, says Heba Elnazer, MD.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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