Vitamins & Supplements

Ubiquinol, the “Other CoQ10” May Help When Standard Forms Don’t

By Dallas Clouatre, PhD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 4. Winter, 2009

Clinical research on CoQ10 continues to point toward new uses including blood pressure reduction, glycemic control and potentially reducing risk of neurodegenration. CoQ10 in its reduced form, known as ubiquinol, often improves outcomes in conditions like as severe heart failure, when the more common ubiquinone form, has proven ineffective.

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.

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

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 6, No. 2. Summer, 2005

Plant-based diets, supplementation strategies including omega-3 fatty acids and glucosamine, and elimination of "trigger" foods hold great promise of pain relief for patients with various forms of arthritis and other chronic, inflammatory pain conditions.

Natural Therapeutics for Managing Migraines

By Leann Strunk | Contributing Writer and Narinder Duggal MD, FRCPC | Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine University of Washington Medical Director, Liberty Bay Internal Medicine - Vol. 6, No. 2. Summer, 2005

Feverfew, Butterbur, magnesium and riboflavin, as well as elimination of caffeine can make a world of difference for people with migraines and other chronic headache problems.

Clearing Up Confusion About Calcium

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 6, No. 2. Summer, 2005

Millions of Americans take calcium in the hopes of preventing osteoporosis. But without understanding how calcium, vitamin D and various hormones interact, many will not get the benefits they seek. Plus, a comparative look at various forms of supplemental calcium.

Innovative New Software Tool Helps Predict Supplement-Drug Interactions

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 6, No. 1. Spring, 2005

Dr. Leo Galland, an internist and nutritional medicine pioneer has spent the last 5 years working on an interactive software program that can help physicians predict likely interactions - beneficial as well as detrimental between pharmaceuticals, herbs, foods and nutritional supplements.

Recommended Foods and Herbs for Prevention of Flu

By Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 4. Winter, 2004

Calcium, Selenium, Garlic, Zinc, Ginger, and of course Vitamin C, are among a number of foods and nutrients that can help prevent the flu. Our chart outlines some of the key nutrients for flu prevention and the optimal intake levels.

Luo Han Kuo: Fruit from Southern China Provides Respiratory, Immune Support

By Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 4. Winter, 2004

For centuries, Luo Han Kuo, a small vine-grown fruit native to Southern China, has been an important ingredient in Chinese botanical formulas for prevention and treatment of colds and flu. Robert McGraw and his colleagues at Longjiang River, a company dedicated to raising the standards in Chinese herbal medicine production, recently introduced Luo Han Kuo into the US market.

Vitamin C: How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little?

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 5, No. 4. Winter, 2004

Vitamin C has been the subject of controversy since it was first discovered in the 1930s. Considerable debate still rages around the issue of how much is optimal for prevention of infections, and whether synthetically produced vitamin C is the same as the substance derived from fruits.