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An Integrated Approach to Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Each of these disorders involves some degree of inflammation (redness, swelling, erosion and sometimes bleeding) of the gastrointestinal mucosa or lining that commonly leads to ulceration of the mucosa to varying degrees. The inflammation is usually a result of an immune reaction of the body against its own intestinal tissue. Therefore, the diseases included in IBD are considered to be autoimmune disorders.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Each of these disorders involves some degree of inflammation (redness, swelling, erosion and sometimes bleeding) of the gastrointestinal mucosa or lining that commonly leads to ulceration of the mucosa to varying degrees.

April 26th, 2011
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The Preventable Epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease

NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) is a common liver disease that is generally without symptoms. It is the most prevalent progressive liver disease in the United States affecting up to 5% of Americans (5 people in every 100).

There is an epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease in the U.S. that parallels the epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome. It can have grave consequences if not prevented, treated or diagnosed early enough. The good news is it can be prevented and successfully treated if caught early enough.

January 31st, 2011
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Vitamin D and the Prevention of Influenza

One FLU Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Vitamin D Explains 14 Well Known Scientific Observations Regarding the Flu

November 3rd, 2010
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Fish Oils for Optimal Health: My First Choice

I have been asked many times, “If you had to chose only one nutritional supplement to take to improve your overall health and prevent disease, which one would that be.”  My answer is: A pure, stabilized, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil from wild salmon, anchovies, sardines or Arctic cod with added vitamin E.

October 10th, 2010

Antioxidants: What are they and why do we need to care?

Oxidation is a part of life, that can be very useful, but also damaging to the system as a whole. We would all benefit from adding more colorful foods to our plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, we will find the use of supplemental resveratrol, curcumin and other antioxidant vitamins helpful in balancing out our diets and keeping us looking younger while reducing the inflammatory and “radical” breakdown of our bodies.

October 10th, 2010

Turmeric: The "Spice of Life" and Cancer Prevention

Curcumin is a polyphenoIic flavonoid compound derived from the rhizome of the herb Curcuma longa better known as the cooking spice turmeric. Curcumin as Meriva can be a simple and nontoxic way to prevent cancer on a daily supplemental basis. If you have cancer and are undergoing treatment, Meriva can also be a reasonable and effective adjunct to that treatment. Talk to your health care practitioner about this. See what is possible for you.

October 9th, 2010


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