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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Pink, yellow, or blue? Each of these non-caloric sweeteners may be contributing to the global epidemic of diabetes. The study published in Nature today (Sept. 17, 2014), shows the non-nutritive sweeteners, saccharin, sucralose and aspartame, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease. The mechanism is (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced Nutrient […]






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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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Integrative Psychiatry Effective but Overlooked for Cancer Patients

Nearly three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care, according to three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Inactivity Linked […]











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Put the Script Pad Down: FDA’s New Drug Approvals Pose Significant Risks

For every 100 new drugs introduced in the market, there have been 34 withdrawals or new black box warnings in the past 25 years. Since 1992, FDA sped up the pace and approval process for pharmaceutical companies willing to pay a fee. Approval time was cut in half, but with (more…) RELATED ARTICLES











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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 He believes this unpublished research explains why serum cholesterol levels do not reliably predict coronary artery disease.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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Free Detox Summit for Practitioners

Functional Medicine nutritionist and author, Deanna Minich, PhD, in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), is pleased to announce the international, a FREE online Detox Summit featuring 30 experts on toxicity and wellness in August of 2014 followed by a 21-day Detox Challenge that everyone can participate in (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]











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US Dead Last in Healthcare Rankings, Critics Cite Socialized Medicine Bias

“We’re Last! Again!” was the headline on NBC News regarding the most recent Commonwealth Fund Report on the state of industrialized countries’ healthcare systems. Once again, the US was deemed the most expensive and the least effective, least equitable and had the poorest outcomes among its economic counterparts. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES











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