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Omega-Rich Eggs Offer DHA, Sunny-Side Up

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

Researchers have figured out a way to get a healthful omega-3 fatty acid into eggs, by feeding chickens with omega-rich marine algae. Gold Circle Farms was the first to market the DHA-rich eggs as an alternative for health conscious but fish-phobic consumers. Four of these eggs give as much DHA as a 3.5-ounce chunk of salmon.

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Plant Based Diet, Omega-3s Give Long-term Relief for Arthritis, Chronic Pain

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief

SEATTLE—Nutritional strategies can make a world of difference for patients with chronic pain and inflammation problems like arthritis, low back pain, and fibromyalgia, said Benjamin Kligler, MD, at an Integrative Pain Management symposium sponsored by Columbia University’s Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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What is a “Patient-Centered Medical Home”?

By Staff Writer

The Joint Principles established by the AAFP, AAP, AOA and ACP, which form the basis of the medical home certification process, define a PCMH as a practice that meets the following core criteria:

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Parents’ Food Fears Shouldn’t Dictate Child’s Diet

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

Parental concerns about their own fat intake should not necessarily define diets for their children. While childhood obesity is clearly a major public health problem, it is important to remember that young children need certain amounts of dietary fat. Forcing children to adhere to adult weight loss regimens is not necessarily the best way to address the childhood obesity problem.

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Enhancing Nutritional Status to Improve Fertility

By Chris Meletis, ND

Roughly 1 in 7 American couples have difficulty conceiving, and each year they spend between $2-3 billion on fertility drugs, assisted reproduction, and other medical services. In many cases, drug based interventions can be avoided through greater attention to the couple’s nutritional status and stress level, both of which profoundly affect fertility.

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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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