Organic vs Conventionally Grown Foods

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published a review by Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler and others titled: “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?” The article states: “The purpose of this study is to comprehensively synthesize the published literature on the health, nutritional, and safety characteristics of organic and conventional foods…

Hidden Disruptions In Metabolic Syndrome: Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion As A Pathway To Accelerated Pathophysiology Of Metabolic Syndrome

drug-induced nutrient depletions

One of the potential challenges facing healthcare professionals today is the problem of drug- induced disease. With polypharmacy prescribing occurring in younger and younger populations, it is becoming increasingly important to assess nutrient depletion risks as they relate to future symptoms…

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 release. Previous studies seeking to relate massage and oxytocin in humans have been inconsistent in their findings.