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Valter Longo, PhD: Differential Stress – Effects of Fasting on Cancer

Interview by Craig Gustafson Sponsored by the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2014 Conference The following is a two-part excerpt of an interview with Valter Longo, PhD. by Craig Gustafson, for Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Dec. 2013. Part one of the interview is below, regarding cancer research and fasting. Part (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Vitamin […]

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Op/Ed: Curcumin Bioavailability & Efficacy

    Editor’s Note: This opinion column is in reference to an article posted earlier this month. Clinical Utility of Curcumin Extract, by Gary N. Asher, MD, MPH; Kevin Spelman, PhD (visible in the attached slideshow). In the article, Asher and Spelman discuss the potential for curcumin and the barriers to effectiveness, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES […]






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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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