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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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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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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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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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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Omegas May Play a Role in Correcting Lipoprotein Patterns in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a multifaceted combination of cardiovascular disease risk factors and co-morbidities that include abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, mildly elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose, and low HDL-cholesterol.  Disagreements remain as to whether MetSyn risk factors act synergistically or independently. However the alterations in plasma triglycerides (TG) andRead …

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Diabetes is Five Different Diseases, Concludes a Lancet Study

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Diabetes is five diseases, concludes a new study. By separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types, rather than just type 1 or type 2, physicians can better tailor early treatment for patients, and could represent a first step towards precision medicine in the disease, according to an analysis ofRead …

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Stevia. Is it Nature’s Secret to Metabolic Syndrone?

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Stevia rebaudiana (SR), a popular calorie-free sweetener, may possess more health properties than originally thought, namely reducing the factors associated with metabolic syndrome. According to a new study, “Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: A Natural Alternative for Treating Diseases Associated with Metabolic Syndrome,” published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, both in vitroRead …

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Fasting Mimicking Trial Shows Promise for Chronic Disease Reduction

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Fasting is more than a popular diet fad, according to a recently released University of Southern California Davis study. A five-day fast once a month could reduce one’s risk of life threatening diseases and result in weight loss. For 71 adults, participating in a fasting-mimicking” phase II trial at theRead …

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