Chronic Disease

Assessing & Treating Bone Loss: Seven Tips For Improving Outcomes

By Meg Sinclair | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 1. , 2010

Because of its very slow, insidious nature, osteoporosis is challenging to evaluate. Long-term daily drug therapy carries significant risk of side effects, a big price tag, and major compliance challenges. The key is to determine early on who is at greatest risk for fracture, and who truly needs intensive therapy.

An Irish Seaweed Harbors Healthful Minerals for Osteoarthritis

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. , 2010

A new, mineral-rich nutraceutical derived from a species of Irish marine algae has shown promise for improving joint function and reducing the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis.

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Ubiquinol, the “Other CoQ10” May Help When Standard Forms Don’t

By Dallas Clouatre, PhD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 4. , 2009

Clinical research on CoQ10 continues to point toward new uses including blood pressure reduction, glycemic control and potentially reducing risk of neurodegenration. CoQ10 in its reduced form, known as ubiquinol, often improves outcomes in conditions like as severe heart failure, when the more common ubiquinone form, has proven ineffective.

Restoring Digestive Health is Key to Optimizing Weight Loss

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 4. , 2009

The problem with most medical weight loss programs is that they focus too much on weight loss and not nearly enough on overall health. Somae Health is a new 12-week, medically guided weight management program that begins with restoration of healthy gastrointestinal function.

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Functional Approaches to Pain Management: Highlights of the 15th Symposium on Functional Medicine

By Allison Templet | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. , 2009

Pain is a highly individual experience, and therefore demands a personalized approach for its management. For each patient, various psychosocial, biomedical, and environmental factors converge to produce pain that is unique to that individual.

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Home Sleep Monitoring Opens Gateway for Better Apnea Control

By Lee A. Surkin MD, FACC, FCCP | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. , 2009

Sleep apnea is common, debilitating and sometimes deadly. In the past, diagnosis involved costly sleep labs. New home monitoring devices provide greater patient comfort, save money, and generate revenue for primary care. Dr. Lee Surkin shares his clinical experience.

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Hypothyroidism, Candida & “Oximation”: Toward a New Model of Chronic Disease

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. , 2008

The most important concept in medicine, I think, is the Law of Parsimony. It dictates that when explaining the cause for an event or series of events, the simplest explanation is likely to be most valid.

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D-Ribose, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. , 2008

Of all the nutrients, herbs and drugs used to treat patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, D-ribose is the singlemost effective because it corrects the core metabolic problem underlying these syndromes. D-ribose supplementation can have a profoundly positive effect in CFS/FM patients, especially women.

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“NO” News is Good News: Nitric Oxide for CVD & Diabetes

By Tamara Sofi-Smith, PhD candidate | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. , 2008

“From diabetes to hypertension, cancer to drug addiction, stroke to intestinal motility, memory and learning disorders to septic shock, sunburn to anorexia, male impotence to tuberculosis, there is probably no pathological condition where nitric oxide does not play an important role.”

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Oximation in Practice: Clearing Acne & Related Skin Disorders

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 2. , 2009

Acne, psoriasis, rosacea and other common skin disorders are reflections of the same systemic inflammatory processes that underlie heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel, and many other chronic disorders. Eliminating high-glycemic foods, restoring hormone balance, and minimizing inflammation will not only resolve these skin problems, they will also reduce risk of more serious diseases along the way.

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