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UntitledWith Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise and No NHS-Approved Treatment, Nutrient and Botanical Therapies Are Poised as the Next-Best Solutions

As we move well into the 21st century, diseases related to a sedentary lifestyle and an overabundance of food are increasingly common. The rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D), a condition that was estimated to affect 120 million people worldwide in 2000,[1] has quadrupled in global incidence over the last three decades.[2] Diabetes and obesity are often accompanied by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition characterised by fat, in the form of triglycerides (TGs), accumulating in the liver.[3] Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a more severe form of NAFLD that also involves inflammation, was first described medically in 1952 and only identified as a disease in 1980.[4],[5] Nowadays, recent surveys have shown that about 30 to 40% of adults have NAFLD and 3 to 12% are affected by NASH.[6],[7] The numbers are shockingly high in those who are obese or affected by diabetes: 30 to 90% of individuals who are obese and 60 to 75% of individuals with T2D have NAFLD.[8],[9],[10]

Managing Hypercholesterolaemia

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 by

appleAn Apple a Day, Pomegranate, and Bergamot Citrus for a Cholesterol and Whole-Health Solution

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is a phrase that many have heard since youth, likely spoken by a carer who was trying to get some fruit into a picky eater. Science has also proven the benefits of this wisdom.[i] Pomegranate has a similar reputation, particularly with respect to cardiovascular health. And a fast up-and-comer is the bergamot citrus, with cholesterol-lowering benefits at the top of its list of virtues. But does the data actually support the purported benefits of these fruits? A look at the clinical studies suggest it does, at least where cardiovascular health is concerned.

Linda Isaacs, MD, Discusses Her Work with Nicholas Gonzalez, MD, and Her Use of Glandular Therapies in Her Practice Learn the theories behind what makes glandular therapies successful, the importance of proper preparation, and some clinical uses for these substances from an expert in their use. Linda L. Isaacs, MD, received her Bachelor of Science

The Endocannabinoid System and Stress

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 by

How the Endocannabinoid System Interacts with the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis to Modulate the Stress Response by Dr Carrie Decker ND With as much attention as the endocannabinoid system is receiving for its role in the modulation of pain,[1] mood,[2] inflammation, and immune system response,[3] a discussion of the body’s stress response would be incomplete without mention

The Heart-Health Benefits of Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 By Dr Carrie Decker ND It seems we cannot discuss any health-related topic nowadays without considering the health of the gut and the microbiota within it. Considerable data show the bacteria in our gut impact our mood and response to stress,[1],[2] the function of our immune system,[3]

How Oxidative Stress and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis May Play a Role by Dr Carrie Decker ND Addiction: A Stressed, Nutritionally Depleted System It likely is not a stretch to envision the stressors that the entire human body and mind must endure during battles with addictive substances and/or behaviours. Be it a drug like heroin or

Salmon Nasal Cartilage–Derived Proteoglycans Offer Anti-Aging Benefits to Joints and Skin By Dr Carrie Decker ND We often don’t know what we have until it is gone. Our youthful skin with its healthy glow, the ease with which we jump out of bed to take a morning run: these are things we often do not

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Selenium, ’Shrooms, Astragalus, and Andrographis

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How a Trace Mineral, Maitake Mushroom, and Adaptogenic Herbs Offer Comprehensive Immune Protection by Carrie Decker ND. The times when we need additional immune support often hit us by surprise. Whether it is waking up with a sore throat and the sniffles or leaving work early with a fever and the chills, we often don’t

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Joints inflamedHow the essential mineral boron, cartilage-derived proteoglycans, and a bioavailable form of curcumin may be your best allies for keeping joints healthy as you age by Dr Carrie Decker ND

Gravity. From our first days on this earth, we are combating its effects. Falls and tumbles in our youth all too fast progress to sagging skin, joints that hurt when we exercise, and our dwindling height. Our capacity for growth and the regenerative nature of our cells and tissues becomes progressively less with age, particularly in tissues such as our skin and those that form our joints. With this we see the joint changes associated with osteoarthritis and a loss of skin elasticity and wound-healing capacity.[i],[ii],[iii],[iv]  

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A paper published in the British Medical Journal which explored the possible impact of gluten consumption by mothers on the risk of their children developing Type 1 Diabetes has highlighted a potential nutritional relationship.[1] The researchers from Denmark found that children of women with the highest gluten intake, of 20g or more a day, were

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