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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion and Diabetic Therapy

A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Artificial Sweeteners […]











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Integrative Treatments to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Evidence-based integrative therapies can be used to modify any risky lipoprotein and inflammatory patient profiles, including medications, functional foods, supplements, and lifestyle approaches. The focus of this review is to examine how to change low-density lipoproteins, high-density lipoproteins, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein using functional foods, dietary supplements, exercise and pharmaceuticals (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omega-3 & […]











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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  ABSTRACT Context • Given that the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is believed to be multidimensional, interventions generally have been nonspecific and typically produce only mild to moderate effects. In medical practice, treatment for CFS remains largely symptomatic. Preliminary evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS is available, but the field has […]






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Massage Increases Oxytocin, Reduces Adrenocorticotropin

Human beings are highly social creatures who often touch each other during social interactions. Although the physiologic effects of touch are not understood fully, it appears to sustain social bonds and to increase cooperative behaviors. Oxytocin (OT) is a hormone known to facilitate social bonding, and touch may affect OT (more…) RELATED ARTICLES











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Detox Diets for Symptom Relief and Weight Loss

Detoxification has become a popular option for patients to lose weight, and more importantly start a plan to improve overall health. This study examines how a carefully designed meal replacement, low-calorie detox plan, based on a questionnaire designed by Jeffrey Bland PhD, appears to be a viable option for both (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]











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The Use Of Probiotics In The Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Two Case Reports

CASE  STUDY Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects as much as 20% of the adult population in the US,2 and is the leading cause of work absenteeism, second only to the common cold. IBS affects an estimated 15 million individuals each year in the US, which represents 12% of the primary (more…) RELATED ARTICLES











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