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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Shorter Influenza A Duration with Lianhuaqingwen

Rapid antigenic evolution in an influenza virus increases the likelihood of emergence of novel strains. Under the circumstances, if vaccines are not yet available, treatment plays a crucial role in control of the disease. In this meta-analysis, the authors have compared the efficacy and safety of Lianhuaqingwen capsule (LHQW-C) and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Influenza Vaccine […]

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Cessation of Breastmilk Alters Infant Microbiome

It’s widely accepted that the delivery mode, whether vaginally or C-section, shapes the manner in which an infant’s healthy microbiota are established. Vaginal deliveries are preferred to help colonize an infant’s healthy bacteria. A new study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, confirmed this understanding and found the cessation of breastfeeding is a significant catalyst […]

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Webinar: Medical Food for Pediatric Asthma, by Dr. Julienne Lindemann

Children shouldn’t be sidelined by asthma. Today’s Practitioner is offering a free webinar for licensed practitioners only on leukotriene management in pediatric asthma. Leukotrienes can exacerbate asthma by sustaining inflammatory reactions. This webinar will discuss the clinical benefits of the medical food, Lunglaid,™ which provides the nutritional support to manage (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Bromelain Limits […]

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Interview with Bernard Bihari, MD: Low-dose Naltrexone for Normalizing Immune System Function

Physicians, patients and experts from all over the world will gather in Las Vegas in November to discuss and raise awareness about LDN for therapies related to chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and other conditions. The LDN 2014 AIIC Conference 2014 will take place on the 7th and 8th November at (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Larch Arabinogalactan and Immune Response

In 2013, a study, Immunomodulatory Effects of ResistAid™: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multidose Study, evaluated the ability of a proprietary arabinogalactan extract from the larch tree (ResistAid™, Lonza Ltd., Basel, Switzerland) to change the immune response in healthy adults to a standardized antigenic challenge of tetanus and influenza vaccines in (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #9 TOP […]

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Attenuation of Natural Killer T-Cells with Cystine & Theanine

Men who perform resistance training 3 times a week for at least 6 months tend to have lower T-helper cell counts than non–resistance trained men. In addition, the natural killer (NK) cell count, an index of innate immunity, has been shown to decrease below the resting value after submaximal resistance (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ […]

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Op/Ed: Curcumin Bioavailability & Efficacy

    Editor’s Note: This opinion column is in reference to an article posted earlier this month. Clinical Utility of Curcumin Extract, by Gary N. Asher, MD, MPH; Kevin Spelman, PhD (visible in the attached slideshow). In the article, Asher and Spelman discuss the potential for curcumin and the barriers (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #7 TOP […]

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