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Digestive Enzymes, PPI, GERD, Todays Practitioner

#4 TOP READ / SPECIAL REPORT: Why Americans are Pushing for Alternatives to PPIs

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). (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #3 TOP […]

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Sugar and Heart Disease, Ignore No More

    Op/Ed by Kimberly Lord Stewart, Editor of Today’s Practitioner This week a major study in JAMA Internal Medicine closed the lid on America’s sugar bowl with a study that showed a significant relationship between sugar consumption and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. See the slideshow for (more…) RELATED ARTICLES New Theory […]

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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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Using a Complementary Herbal Therapy in Heart Failure

Many patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) experience impaired quality of life (QOL) and would be willing to take an additional safe medication to gain QOL improve- ment. QOL scores provide meaningful patient-based outcomes for CHF patients. Poorer QOL scores predict an increased number of hospitalizations and a higher rate (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Sugar and […]

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