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Case Study: Nutrigenomics and Heart Disease

Have you considered how nutrigenomics and heart disease might be what you need for ideal integrative cardio care? In this podcast from This Week in America with Ric Bratton, Bobbi Kline MD, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, nutrigenomics expert and co-founder of NCG Health Solutions, discusses how (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Ending the Confusion Between Genetics and Genomics Culinary […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: Advances in dietary alpha-linolenic acid

The December 2014 issue of Fats of Life highlighted the results from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a large prospective cohort study of elderly Americans. In that study, the association of linoleic acid with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes of death in elderly people was reported. Significant associations were shown to exist in elderly people between a […]






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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ: […]











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Seven Amino Acids Lower Blood Pressure Equal to Lifestyle Changes

Loading up on beans, lentils, spinach and broccoli could do as much to reduce blood pressure as lifestyle changes. And, the amino acids in meat, fish and dairy could be a good way to reduce arterial stiffness. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition, from the University of East Anglia (UEA), shows seven specific amino […]






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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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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Polyphenols Improve HDL

Olive oil polyphenols are known for beneficial properties that reduce cardiovascular risk factors. Consumption is a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet for its ability to produce health high-density lipoprotein profiles (HDL). However, data on polyphenol effects of HDL quality are scarce. This study assessed whether polyphenol-rich olive oil consumption could (more…) RELATED ARTICLES New Theory […]











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Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements

It is well known among researchers that mitochondrial genetic or primary mitochondrial disorders contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction as well as secondary or acquired degenerative disorders. This review will concentrate on nongenetic or acquired mechanisms that could explain mitochondrial dysfunction and their replacement treatment with natural supplements and combinations of natural (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omega-3 & […]











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Auburn University: Beet ‘Bama Secret Weapon

The Auburn University football team may have secret weapon. Football teams are claiming beet root improves their athletic performance. Its not pregame hype, a study from Kansas State University supports the claim and they say it also benefits heart failure patients. Recently, the Auburn University football team revealed its pregame ritual of taking beetroot concentrate, […]






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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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