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Nutritional Therapies for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 1. , 2008

A unique form of hyperinsulinemia is one of the metabolic drivers of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). According to Dr. Alan Gaby, nutritional therapies aimed at normalizing insulin action and glucose metabolism can greatly benefit women with this condition, often restoring ovulation and fertility. N-acetyl cysteine, vitamin D, chromium, and a little known nutrient called pinitol are valuable allies.

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The Weight Is Over: HCG, Weight Loss & Health Care Reform

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer

Obesity and associated chronic diseases cost this country roughly $147 billion a year in direct medical expenses. It’s not a problem that will be legislated away by health care reform plans that perpetuate status quo medical approaches. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) therapy, when combined with a careful diet plan, regular exercise and other hormone-based treatments, can make a huge difference in helping people lose weight, and could help trim the nation’s health care budget as well.

Minnesota Sets the Standard for Health Freedom

By Gloria St. John | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 2. , 2000

Minnesota may have a reputation as a politically conservative, middle of the road state. But when it comes to public policy on holistic medicine, it is among the most progressive states in the Union. In 2000, Minnesota legislators passed the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Freedom of Access Act, which allows natural medicine practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds, even those without prior licensure, to practice freely.

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Eskimos Discover Sat-Fats Grease the Wheels of Disease

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 1. , 2001

Heart disease and diabetes were virtually unheard-of among Alaskan Eskimos, until the 1970s, when they abandoned their hunting and fishing lifestyle, and their marine diet. They began eating a lot of processed foods and saturated fats, and living in more sedentary ways. Thirty years later, these diseases are rampant. Dr. Sven Ebbeson is working with Eskimo communities to reverse these deadly trends.

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The Weight Is Over: HCG, Weight Loss & Health Care Reform

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer

Obesity and associated chronic diseases cost this country roughly $147 billion a year in direct medical expenses. It’s not a problem that will be legislated away by health care reform plans that perpetuate status quo medical approaches. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) therapy, when combined with a careful diet plan, regular exercise and other hormone-based treatments, can make a huge difference in helping people lose weight, and could help trim the nation’s health care budget as well.

Questioning Probiotic Labeling

By Staff Writer - Vol. 8, No. 4. , 2007

Dr. Sanford Levy from Buffalo, NY, writes in, noting that the potency and expiration date information on the labels of some probiotic products is not always accurate.

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New Coalition Channels People-Power for Integrative Medicine

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 1, No. 2. , 2000

Dr. Andrew Weil’s National Integrative Medicine Council, a non-profit advocacy group, is hoping to channel grass roots “people power” into meaningful national policy that promotes holistic medicine and preventive health care.

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Fish Oils May Reverse Diabetic Autonomic Dysfunction

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 1. , 2001

Diabetes is characterized by chronic overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and concurrent loss of parasympathetic balance. This results in high heart rates and low heart rate variability, which increases risk of heart attack. Omega-3 fatty acids, from seafood and supplements, appear to reverse these risk factors.

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Perinatal Probiotics Benefit Preemies, Cesareans & Other Little People

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 8, No. 3. , 2007

A number of recent studies show that probiotic supplements and fermented dairy products can prevent or even treat colic, atopic dermatitis, and many other common allergic and infectious problems in infancy. Lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, the two main classes of “good bugs” can greatly improve the health of premature babies and those born via cesarean section. Plus, Perinatal Probiotics: A Research Review, and Choosing & Using Probiotics.

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