Sleep Apnea & Drug-Resistant Hypertension

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Response rates to drugs for hypertension are at best 50-50. The reasons are vast including non-compliance, obesity, kidney disease and sleep apnea, A meta-analysis conducted by an international team of sleep and respiratory researchers suggests that untreated sleep apnea may be a major factor in why medications appear to beRead

Webinar: Nutrigenomics and Federal Dietary Guidelines?

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In this webinar and interview, Bobbi Kline MD, Joe Veltmann PhD, of Genoma International,  and Amanda Archibald, RD of Genomic Kitchen, discuss the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines. These three globally recognized experts in nutrition, medicine and genomics bring a much needed perspective to what is missing from the guidelines.Read

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Americans are Pushing for Alternatives to PPIs

Proton Pump Inhibitors Associated with Increased Risk of Premature Death

By Kimberly Lord Stewart Patients and physicians are getting heartburn on how best to treat digestive health issues. Though the use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has dramatically risen in the last decade, opinions are quickly changing on how to best treat digestive disorders like heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Read

Garlic Has Potential Antibacterial Properties for UTIs

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Urinary tract infections are the second most common infection, with as many as 8.1 million doctor visits per year, according to statistics from US Health and Human Services. Physicians are concerned about an ever increasing number of cases resistant to the antibiotics Ciprofloxacin and Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ). A new study showsRead

Research Review for Dietary Acid Load

The concept of alkaline balance and diet has been known for some years with limited wide-scale practice. Recent studies show that acid-base balance in the diet may indeed play an important role in cardio-metabolic abnormalities, including type 2 diabetes. The following is a summary of two supporting studies. High dietaryRead

Postnatal supplementation and early life infant stress

Postnatal supplementation with micronutrients could play a role in countering the negative effects of early life stress (ES) for infants. The significance of this recent study shows that when lactating mothers receive adequate essential miconutrients their children are less likely to suffer from cognitive problems later in life as aRead