Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception Raises Congenital Heart Disease Risk

Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid alcohol consumption prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects for both their baby and parents, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Alcohol consumption three months before pregnancy orRead …

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Clinical Trial of Eggshell Membrane for Knee Osteoarthritis

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In this study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of water-soluble chicken eggshell membrane hydrosylate (WSEM) dietary supplement (BiovaFlexÒ) on knee function, mobility, and general health for knee osteoarthritis (OA). There is no standard for treatment for OA. Typical treatments focus on painRead …

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Case Study: Naturopathic Treatment of Non-specific Gastrointestinal Complaints

The following is a comparative analysis of two naturopathic treatments of non-specific gastrointestinal complaints. Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) affect more than one-third of the general population and contribute a considerable burden on the health and wellbeing of the community and the economy. This study, published in Integrative Medicine Research aimsRead …

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International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research Practice Releases Omega-3 Fatty Acids Clinical Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder

Omega-3 fatty acids clinical guidelines

The subcommittee of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research recently released a literature review and a Delphi process of Omega-3 fatty acids clinical guidelines for major depressive disorder (MDD). The guidelines were published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Journal. The ISNPR developed the guidelines because though pharmacological treatments with theRead …

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Confirmation of Childhood Consumption of Gluten Linked to Celiac

childhood consumption of gluten

There has long been a suspicion within the research community that childhood consumption of gluten raises the risk of developing celiac disease. A new observational JAMA study, though not causal, is the most comprehensive of its kind to date and adds further credence to the issue. The researchers note thatRead …

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Phosphatidylcholine Intake from Eggs and Meat Improves Cognition

We recently posted concerns from health officials that that plant-based diets may pose a risk for vegetarians, a new study observes that the dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. TheseRead …

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