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NutriScan Delivers Science-Based Nutritional Therapy Individually Wrapped

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 4, No. 4. , 2003

It can be difficult for physicians and patients alike to design a dietary supplementation program that truly meets an individual’s metabolic needs. Enter NutriScan, a computerized system for assessing nutritional status and dispensing corrective supplements.

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Improving the Pancreas-Kidney Marriage: A Yogic View of Diabetes

By Staff Writer - Vol. 4, No. 3. , 2003

According to Bikram Choudhury, founder of the widely popular Bikram style of yoga, Type 2 diabetes reflects “a poor marriage between the kidneys and the pancreas.”

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White House Commission Calls on HHS for Permanent CAM Office

By Staff Writer - Vol. 3, No. 1. , 2002

The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine released its final policy report and called on the Department of Health and Human Services to create a permanent, federally funded office for scientific research, education, and public policy on holistic health care.

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Equol Rights: Researchers Rediscover Soy’s “Forgotten” Isoflavone

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 3, No. 1. , 2002

Genistein and daidzein are the two best-known phytoestrogens identified in soy. But roughly one-third of all people who eat soy can metabolize diadzein into equol, which is among the most potent plant estrogens known. This could account for the widely variant outcomes in clinical trials of soy for prevention of breast cancer, menopausal symptoms and other clinical conditions.

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Old Traumas Haunt Childbirth

By Staff Writer - Vol. 2, No. 3. , 2001

Women with histories of emotional and/or physical abuse may experience a lot of emotional upheaval in conjunction with the process of giving birth. Compassionate and understanding physicians can go a long way toward easing the process.

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The CADRE Summit: Growing Evidence Supports Role of Chromium in Prevention, Treatment of Diabetes

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 4, No. 3. , 2003

The trace element chromium, and particularly chromium picolinate, will likely find a greater role in the management of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the coming years, as clinical evidence accumulates to support its antiglycemic, insulin-sensitizing effects. Chromium researchers from across the globe recently gathered to share their findings at a summit sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE).

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In Memoriam: William R. Fair, MD

By Staff Writer - Vol. 3, No. 1. , 2002

Dr. William Fair was as old-school and conventional as any oncologic surgeon could get. His faith in the power of the scalpel was nearly unshakeable, until he himself was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. That diagnosis prompted him on a quest into the worlds of nutrition, yoga, meditation, botanical medicine and touch therapy. He devoted the last years of his distinguished life to creation of Haelth, a New York City integrative health center bringing together the best of natural medicine with conventional allopathic care.

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Functional Medicine: Nutrition’s Info Revolution

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 3, No. 1. , 2002

The core tenet of the emerging discipline of functional medicine is that nutrition is the major determinant of gene expression, and therefore of health and disease. Functional medicine pioneer Jeff Bland, PhD, explains how, in a sense, food is information that tells the genes what to do. Depending on the signals we send our genes, they can produce health and happiness or depression and disease.

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Water Births Expected to Make Big Splash in Coming Decade

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 3. , 2001

For healthy, low-risk pregnant women, water births—giving birth in a pool of warm water—-can reduce time spent in labor, lower the need for Cesarean section, and increase the chances that the birth process will be uncomplicated. Though popular in France, water births are still rare in the US, but the numbers are growing. Holistic Ob.Gyn., Jan Stafl, MD, describes his experiences.

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Novel Imaging Technique Reveals Breast Benefits of Soy Supplementation

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 3, No. 1. , 2002

A new imaging technique called Breast Enhanced Scintigraphy Testing has provided the first visual evidence that routine supplementation with soy isoflavones can reduce the size of pre-malignant breast lesions in women at increased risk of breast cancer.

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