Barrie Tan, PhD: Using Tocotrienols to Address Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease

In this interview from Dick Benson and Barrie Tan, PhD, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, the two discuss the potential for tocotrienols to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other metabolic health issues. See below for an excerpt of the interview and an opportunity to download

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Is Intermittent Fasting About Burning Calories or Lowering Appetites?

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Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published in the journal Obesity. The study is the first to show how meal timingRead …

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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise, Moderate Exercise is a Viable Solution

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The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, was held from May 18 to 21 in San Diego. Two studies caught the attention of Today’s Practitioner:Read …

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Environmental Toxicants – A Factor in the Development of Diabetes?

Data shows a relationship between environmental toxicants and diabetes – so, what can you do to protect your patients? The first Global Report on Diabetes, recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO),[1] highlighted several alarming statistics: the incidence of diabetes has doubled since 1980, and as of 2012, itRead …

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Thyroid Function and Gut Health as Disease Risk Factors

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With increasing rates of obesity and diabetes, the associated condition of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become increasingly common, such that it is now the number one cause of liver disease in Western countries.[1] NAFLD affects 10 to 46% of the U.S. population, with a worldwide prevalence of 10Read …

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French Maritime Pine Bark Extract: A Complex Compound with Numerous Metabolic Effects

French Maritime Pine Bark Extract

Standardized pine bark extract (SPBE), also known as French maritime pine bark extract per its source of the Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton), offers anti-aging benefits that encompass structure, beauty, and function. A diverse array of clinical research backs the use of this supplement, with data showing it supports theRead …

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Berberine: The Natural Antidote to Metabolic Derangement?

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Berberine, an orangish-yellow alkaloid found at high levels in the bark and root structures of many ground-covering shrubs, has an extensive history of use as a medicinal herb in North America, Europe, Asia, and India. Oregon grape, a North American source of berberine, was used by the native inhabitants andRead …

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Cardiovascular Health and Lipoprotein(a)

Addressing a genetic issue & supporting cardiovascular health naturally. Cardiovascular health for many only becomes a concern with age, unless familial factors or birth defects highlight it earlier in life. Yet it isn’t uncommon that a higher profile story splashes the news, which reminds us that it may be somethingRead …

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Natural Interventions for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The Evidence Behind Natural Interventions for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Botanicals, Nutrients, and Probiotics for Treating This Common Ailment Given the rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in both adults and pediatrics and the lack of an indicated pharmaceutical treatment,[1],[2] natural strategies for the treatment of this condition standRead …

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The Effect of Medium Chain Triglycerides on Time to Nutritional Ketosis and Symptoms of Keto-Induction in Healthy Adults

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In recent years, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have hit the pop-culture food world. From a morning bullet coffee to very-low carbohydrate ketogenic diets, MCTs have become popular among people who follow a ketogenic diet for overall wellness or to address serious health issues, such as obesity and blood sugar disorders.

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