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The Miracle of Mycelium from Medicinal Mushrooms

“Similar to medicines that come from botanicals, many of the chemicals that fungi produce to flourish in the wild are also active in humans. This is likely not a coincidence.” Stamets and Zwickey review the progress of the use of medicinal mushrooms in clinical practice and how this eclectic science (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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College Students’ Familiarity with CAM Supplements

With parents administering medicinal herbs to children as a preventive alternative to traditional drugs, the research team thought it would be interesting to assess the use of these products during the transition into adulthood through college life. The purpose of this study was to research college students’ perceptions of, familiarity (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Thyroid Autoimmune […]

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Molecular Secrets Discovered for Resveratrol’s Health Benefits

Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing “bad cholesterol,” heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. Scientists from (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Extra-Virgin Olive […]

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Food: The Vital Adjunct to Cardiovascular Care

As a cardiac care community, we have certainly become exceptionally adroit at managing heart disease – prescribing statins, treating hypertension, and implanting stents and defibrillators. But we do all this while failing to effectively address the underlying fundamental root cause of atherosclerosis – poor nutrition. Of the seven modifiable risk (more…) RELATED ARTICLES New Theory […]

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Perspective & Concern about Chinese Herbal Medicine in America

As healthcare costs rise and incomes decline, many Americans who are not satisfied with western medicine have turned to alternative and complementary medicine. The authors of this paper cite how Americans are increasingly turning to herbal products and traditional Chinese medicine, especially acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM). Though the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Using a […]

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Iron Improves Women’s Exercise Performance

It is the first time researchers have been able to confirm that iron supplementation has beneficial effects on exercise performance. Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health said the findings could have implications for improved performance in athletes and health and general health and well-being (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Collagen, a […]

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HealthyKitchens HealthyLives: Disruptive Wellness

“What if medical schools and schools of public health partnered with culinary and behavioral change experts to create new curricula for both health care providers and chefs? Might this novel strategy ultimately benefit both patients and the general public?” — David Eisenberg, MD at HealthyKitchens HealthyLives conference, March 14, 2014 (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Culinary Nutrition […]

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Integrative Nutritional Approach to RA

This archived case study Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP […]

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