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COVID & Doctor Suicide: Converging Epidemics

By Kristen Schepker

Doctors die by suicide at an alarmingly high rate. It’s a painful reality that is far too often ignored––or worse, intentionally concealed.
Treating patients in the midst of a global pandemic has become yet another factor contributing to physician distress and suicide in recent months. The stories of medical professionals lost to suicide amid the Covid-19 outbreak are shining new light on some long-standing and dangerous shortcomings in our systems of medical education and practice.

Herb Experts Challenge CA Coroner On Mulberry’s Role in McClintock Death

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Botanists and herbal medicine experts are challenging the Sacramento County coroner’s conclusion that white mulberry (Morus alba)—an herb with a long record of safe use—caused the death of Loretta McClintock, wife of Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA4). Mrs. McClintock, died unexpectedly on December 15, 2021, at the age of 61 years. Her husband had returned home […]

The Transformative Benefits of Nicotinamide Riboside and NAD+: Targeting a Root Cause of Aging

By Erik Goldman

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “At the biological level, aging results from the impact of the accumulation of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time.” Age-related functional decline occurs from exposure to physiological and metabolic stressors that cause subsequent epigenetic changes. Overall health depends, in large part, on cellular resilience […]

Bacillopeptidase F: Its Impact on Metabolic Syndrome Disorder

By Erik Goldman

Metabolic disorders, especially overweight and obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidemia are some of the most common illnesses all over the world, carrying a high burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this free webinar, renowned integrative physician Fred Pescatore, MD, will share the science on a soy-derived fibrinolytic enzyme called Bacillopeptidase F, which is shown to […]

Who’s at Risk for High Uric Acid?

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Serum uric acid measurements are the definitive indicators of uric acid elevation, but a thorough assessment of diet and lifestyle factors can also provide many clues about who is likely to develop uric acid problems down the road, said Dr. Perlmutter. He recommended asking patients about the following factors: Fruit juice (any kind) consumption Intake […]

Fine-Tuning the Digestive Symphony

By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contributing Writer

I like to think of digestion as a magnificent symphony in which a diverse array of organs, bacteria, and biochemicals work in concert to transform the foods we eat into the nutrients and energy we need. If any instrument is out of tune, the music suffers. This notion of the digestive system as an orchestra […]

Nicotinamide Riboside Combo Improves Hepatic Profiles in NAFLD

By August West, Contributing Writer

Daily supplementation with a fixed dose combination of nicotinamide riboside, L-carnitine, L-serine, and N-acetyl cysteine significantly reduced liver fat, quelled oxidative stress, and improved liver enzyme profiles in a cohort of 31 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Defined as hepatic fat accumulation of 5% or more, unrelated to alcohol consumption or other liver […]

Long Haul Covid: A Variant of Post-Viral Syndrome

By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Contributing Writer

Long-haul Covid has unique features, but essentially, it is a variant of post-viral syndrome. That’s good news because many of the features of post-viral syndrome are easily treated. Between 20% and 25% of all Covid patients have persistent symptoms of some sort. Those numbers are similar to what we see with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and […]

Clearing the Fog Around Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

By Erik Goldman

Mast cell activation syndrome—a multi-system disorder characterized by aberrant activity of these key immune cells—is widely prevalent, and on the rise as the world becomes more toxic, infectious, and stressful, says Tania Tyles Dempsey, MD, a clinician who specializes in this common but mis-diagnosed problem. The syndrome differs from mastocytosis or mast cell cancers in […]

BREESI & QUEESI: Tips for Diagnosing MCAS

By Erik Goldman

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is inherently complex, and it can manifest in a bewildering number of ways. Patients may experience waxing and waning symptoms in seemingly unrelated organ systems, with no obvious pattern. MCAS overlaps with other chronic syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia. It’s a complicated […]