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Fasting Mimicking Trial Shows Promise for Chronic Disease Reduction

Fasting is more than a popular diet fad, according to a recently released University of Southern California Davis study. A five-day fast once a month could reduce one’s risk of life threatening diseases and result in weight loss. For 71 adults, participating in a fasting-mimicking” phase (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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#8 TOP READ / WHITE PAPER: Managing Metabolic Processes of Osteoarthritis with Botanicals

  Introduction Osteoarthritis is characterized as a chronic condition, whereby cartilage tissue that cushions joints breaks down, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. It is a gradually occurring condition that is often perceived by patients as a nuisance and a normal symptom of aging, until the stiffness and pain become too painful to […]

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Doctors Rethink Calcium & Fracture Risk Advice

Doctor’s hardened advice to take calcium to prevent age-related fractures is softening. Two studies in the British Medical Journal released in October 2015, shows that increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements does nothing to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people. The studies suggest (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Low Light Triggers Dental […]






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Dark Chocolate Improves Walking in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

This interventional study measured the acute effect of dark chocolate on walking distance autonomy (WDA), artery dilatation and NOX2‐mediated oxidative stress in a population affected by moderate‐severe. Previous studies with antioxidant infusion provided evidence that oxidative stress is implicated in impairing WDA, while its inhibition was associated with maximal walking (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Apathy Aside, […]











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High-Protein Animal Diets as Risky as Smoking for Longevity

High protein diets are more popular than ever for satiety and weight loss. But do they help us live longer? This new study may surprise you. Read commentary from Today’s Practitioner editor on why Got Protein? may need some life-stage instructions and why Micheal Pollan’s advice to eat mostly plants (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Naked Mole […]











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New Theory on Atherosclerosis: Massively Calcified Endosome Death

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., announced he has discovered a poorly understood underlying mechanism of atherosclerotic vascular disease. He claims this new research explains how atherosclerotic arteries become calcified. He believes this unpublished research explains why serum cholesterol levels do not reliably predict coronary artery disease. Weisenthal postulates that (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Polyphenols […]











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Inadvertent Stereotyping Leads to Healthcare Disparities

Going to the doctor’s office is a stress-inducing event for many people But for blacks, it can be particularly terrifying, because of something called negative racial stereotyping. And while racial stereotyping may not be intentional, it can seep into a patient’s psyche in ways you might not realize. A first-of-its-kind (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Digitizing patient […]











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Naked Mole Rat, “You are My Detox Hero”

There’s no disputing naked mole rats are hideous. They’re beady-eyed, hairless, with massive protruding front teeth. They are so ugly we didn’t want to post their picture on our site for fear of scaring and permanently scarring our readers. But there is a lot we can learn about DETOX from (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]











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Compelling Research on Vitamin D for Blood Pressure Reduction

New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (June 26, 2014), suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Drop Diastolic […]











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Drop Diastolic & Systolic with Yoga

Lifestyle modification is a cornerstone of hypertension (HPT) treatment, yet most recommendations currently focus on diet and exercise and do not consider stress reduction strategies. Yoga is a spiritual path that may reduce blood pressure (BP) through reducing stress, increasing parasympathetic activation, and altering baroreceptor sensitivity; however, despite reviews on (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Compelling Research […]











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