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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ: […]

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Practice Model: Nutritional Program for Arthritis

The following is an excerpt of the case study by Dan Lukaczer. As stated, this report is an example of how to develop a nutritional plan for RA and other forms of arthritis. This is based on the concept that research studies with RA patients have suggested that the clinical (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Integrative Nutritional […]

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Mercury in Fish Negatively Outweighs Positive Impact of Omega-3s

Little agreement exists as to whether low-level mercury (Hg) exposure causes damage to the central nervous system in adults. Although eating fish is associated with intake of methylmercury, researchers in this field have generally thought that the beneficial effects of a diet rich in long-chain, n-3 fatty acids (N3FA) can (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Insight-motivated Learning: Improve Adherence for Treating Chronic Health Conditions

Why do patients resist prescriptive actions? Clearly their reasons are complex, reflecting intentional as well as nonintentional factors. Behavioral research suggests that people fail to follow prescriptive actions when they do not understand potential benefits, when they do not believe they can change, or when they lack an effective plan (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Can You […]

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Antioxidants: Redefining Their Roles

John Neustadt ND discusses how free radicals can damage all classes of macromolecules and how excess free radicals may lead to the pathogenesis of more than 100 disorders. The cellular environment is sensitive to the presence of free radicals, molecules with unpaired electrons. The most common types of free radicals are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES A Rationale […]

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Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano

  Introduction It’s not often that you hear a doctor use words like “remarkable” and “most clinically important lectures ever,” when referring to a conference lecture. Those were Joe Pizzorno’s ND words from a lecture by Alessio Fasano, MD at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) conference in Dallas, Texas in May 2013. Pizzorno, Editor […]

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Osteoinductive Protein Complex for Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis

The study explored the clinical effects of a novel protein complex, Cyplexinol, in combination with glucosamine and chondroitin, to reduce pain and increase joint flexibility in healthy individuals with degenerative joint disease due to osteoarthritis. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP READ / WHITE PAPER: Managing Metabolic Processes of Osteoarthritis with Botanicals Parental Addictions Related to […]

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Environmental Costs of Pain Management: Pharmaceuticals Vs Physical Therapies

Analgesics are among the most widely used medications in America, and their use is growing rapidly. As a result, the environment is becoming increasingly contaminated with analgesic residues created by the manufacture, consumption, and disposal of these medications. Most analgesic residues that end up in wastewater are not destroyed during (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Addiction Expert: […]

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Detox Diets for Symptom Relief and Weight Loss

Detoxification has become a popular option for patients to lose weight, and more importantly start a plan to improve overall health. This study examines how a carefully designed meal replacement, low-calorie detox plan, based on a questionnaire designed by Jeffrey Bland PhD, appears to be a viable option for both (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Retrain the […]

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