Nutrition & Lifestyle

Preventing & Treating Summer Injuries Without Pharmaceutical Fixes

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 2. Summer, 2010

For many people, summertime means increased physical activity and outdoor recreation. Unfortunately, that also means increased risk of injury, especially for patients prone to over-doing it. Nutritional strategies aimed at strengthening connective tissue can go a long way in preventing musculoskeletal injuries, and neural injection therapy, homeopathy, and decompression traction can speed healing when injuries do occur.



To Improve Weight Loss, Focus On Real People, Real Life & Real Food

By Christopher Fuzy, MS, RD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 1. Spring, 2010
Doctors who understand their patients’ unique personality traits and motivating factors, and who can provide individually-tailored food guidelines will go much further in empowering patients to meet their weight and health goals—and they’ll get there at much lower costs than with commercial programs based on processed meal replacements.

New Study Corroborates Ginger’s Benefit in Quelling Morning Sickness Nausea

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 1. Spring , 2010
Ginger is widely available, safe, inexpensive, and, it turns out, one of the best possible remedies for pregnancy-associated nausea. A new clinical trial involving nearly 70 women, shows that at a dose of 250 mg, four times daily, ginger is highly effective in controlling nausea and reducing vomiting.

Supplement-Drug Interactions: Separating the Signals from the Noise

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 10, No. 4. Winter, 2009

Doctors should be concerned about potential interactions between pharmaceuticals and supplements. But for many commonly cited interactions, the evidence is flimsy making it difficult to distinguish the real concerns from the noise. Fortunately there’s Creighton University's Center for Drug Information and Evidence Based Practice, and its exhaustive frequently updated reference guides.

Vitamin D2 or D3: Which Is D Best?

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 2. Summer, 2008

A wealth of studies in recent years have underscored the health threats posed by vitamin D deficiency. But considerable debate has raged over which form of the vitamin is the best for supplementation. Many clinicians believe that vitamin D3, derived from fish and other animal sources, is more potent than D2, the "vegetarian" form. But new data suggest that may not be true.

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.

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.

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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

The same low-fat, vegetable and fruit-rich diet that prevents heart disease also reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The good news is that diet appears to have the greatest preventive impact in people at the highest genetic risk for Alzheimer's.

The Three-Question Diet Profile

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

Three simple questions can tell a lot about someone's nutritional status and diet consciousness. How many daily servings of fruit and vegetables do you eat? Do you drink milk everyday? Do you take a daily multivitamin?

Tobacco Smoking Increases Psoriasis Risk

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