Healthy Aging

Carotenoids May Prevent Macular Degeneration & Dementia

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief

kale-smDaily supplementation with plant-derived carotenoids can reduce the risk of age-associated macular degeneration, and may also have a role in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, according to James Stringham, PhD, of the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Atlanta.

Is Neuro-Regeneration a Reality?

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 15, No. 2. , 2014

For generations, the prevailing medical wisdom has been that neurodegeneration is irreversible, and that adults simply cannot re-grow lost or damaged neurons.

Autologous Serum Therapy Offers New Option for Osteoarthritis

By Bianca Garilli, ND, Contributing Writer - Vol. 14, No. 3. , 2013

A new injection-based modality that uses the body’s own cytokines to reduce joint inflammation was recently introduced in the US, and it has great promise for relieving joint pain, back pain, tendonitis and other symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA).

Are Grains Destroying Our Brains?

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 14, No. 3. , 2013

In his forthcoming book, Grain Brain, functional neurologist David Perlmutter contends that America’s grain-heavy diet is a prime driver of dementia. That means dementia’s preventable, but it requires eliminating grain foods.

Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread Among Elders with Hip Fractures

By John Otrompke | Contributing Writer - Vol. 15, No. 2. , 2013

CHICAGO– Living in a southern, sunny climate is no safeguard against hip fractures, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente showing that Vitamin D insufficiency is rampant among people hospitalized for hip fractures.

Bad to the Bone: Smoking Compromises Outcomes of Orthopedic Surgery

By John Otrompke | Contributing Writer - Vol. 15, No. 3. , 2013

CHICAGO– Among its many evils, smoking is detrimental to bone and connective tissue. Several studies presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons show that smoking raises the odds of poor outcomes in common orthopedic procedures. In short, smokers are much less likely to benefit from orthopedic surgeries like hip […]

Drug Therapy Has Little Value In Early Stage Hypertension

By Erik Goldman

Amid the clamor over metanalyses suggesting that organic veggies are no more nutritious than conventional, and that omega-3’s don’t reverse heart disease, another important metanalysis got totally overlooked: the one showing that anti-hypertensive drugs are largely ineffective in people with Stage 1 hypertension.