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Basic Supplements for Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

By Staff Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. , 2006

Lipoic Acid, Green Tea Extract, and Fish Oils are among the cornerstone supplements for helping people improve their glucose metabolism and preventing diabetes.

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Triple Antioxidant Combo Improves Outcomes in Patients Who Have Hepatitis C

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 6, No. 3. , 2005

A combination of alpha lipoic acid, selenium and silymarin (Milk Thistle) can greatly improve liver function and overall health in people with Hepatitis C, thus averting the need for conventional drug therapy or liver transplant.

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Rickets on the Rise: CDC to Urge Vitamin D for Breast-Fed Babies

By Peggy Peck | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 2. , 2000

The return to breast-feeding in the US has had an unintended consequence: Rickets. This skeletal disease, which arises from vitamin D deficiency, is on the rise, and Centers for Disease Control experts attribute it to a combination of breast-feeding (breast milk is very low in vitamin D) and melanoma prevention efforts that encourage parents to keep their kids out of the sun.

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New Data Challenge Homocysteine-CVD Connection

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

The large scale NORVIT trial surprised the medical world by showed no meaningful cardiovascular benefit from lowering homocysteine with folic acid and B vitamins. Though the lead investigator confidently pronounced that the homocysteine hypothesis is dead, others are not so sure.

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Low-Fat Diet May Beat Down Belly Bugs: Good for the Heart, Good for the Gizzard

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

Linoleic acid and other polyunsaturated “good” fats can inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bug that contributes to development of peptic ulcers. The research suggests that reducing saturated fat and increasing polyunsaturates may be a good way to control ulcers.

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Is Homocysteine Dead?

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

There are some major design flaws in the NORVIT trial, which suggested that there’s little cardiovascular benefit to lowering homocysteine with folic acid therapy. Don’t throw out your folic acid yet!

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Simple Solutions for Common Nutrient Deficiencies

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

Many people who end up in doctors’ offices have nutritional deficiencies, including deficiencies in protein, B vitamins, and magnesium that markedly impact their overall health status. These deficiencies are easily reversed, if only physicians would think about them.

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EpiCor: A New Ally for Enhancing the Immune System

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 3. , 2006

Originally developed as a fortifier for animal feeds, a yeast-fermentation product called EpiCor is proving highly effective in strengthening the human immune system against a whole range of common infectious pathogens. EpiCor is also very high in B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

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Women’s Health Update: News from NAMS

By Tori Hudson, ND - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

Despite its conservative orientation toward natural medicine, the North American Menopause Society annual meeting is a great place to catch up on the latest menopause-related research. Dr. Tori Hudson offers her gleanings from this year’s meeting.

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Tobacco Smoking Increases Psoriasis Risk

By Jim Rowe | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

US and European studies show that tobacco smoking increases risk of psoriasis, as does frequent consumption of alcohol. These correlations appear to be stronger in men than in women. Keratinocytes, the skin cells that produce the characteristic scaling of psoriasis, have receptors for nicotine.

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