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Study reaffirms protective effects of seven factors against the risk of dying over 14 year period

March 19, 2012. An article published online on March 16, 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a clear decline in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or from all causes over a 14 year average period in association with the presence of a greater number of mainly controllable health factors. [...]

By |2012-04-04T19:02:13-04:00April 4th, 2012|Dr. Strauchman, Functional Medicine Therapies|0 Comments

Supplementing with calcium and vitamin D results in decreased abdominal fat

The results of two double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials described online on December 14, 2011 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conclude a beneficial effect for calcium and vitamin D in reducing visceral adipose tissue—fat that accumulates in the abdomen which is associated with several metabolic disorders. A team from Massachusetts General Hospital randomized 88 overweight [...]

Strontium for low bone density

Strontium: Breakthrough Against Osteoporosis by Ward Dean, MD Mention strontium to most people, and they will almost always immediately think of strontium-90, a highly dangerous, radioactive component of nuclear fallout produced during atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the 1950s. As a result of above-ground nuclear testing, radioactive strontium spread throughout the environment and contaminated [...]

By |2012-03-16T18:03:23-04:00March 16th, 2012|Dr. Strauchman, Functional Medicine Therapies|0 Comments

Antibiotic Resistance Could Bring ‘End of Modern Medicine’

As bacteria evolve to evade antibiotics, common infections could become deadly, according to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization. Speaking at a conference in Copenhagen, Chan said antibiotic resistance could bring about "the end of modern medicine as we know it." "We are losing our first-line antimicrobials," she said Wednesday in [...]

By |2012-03-16T17:35:40-04:00March 16th, 2012|Dr. Strauchman, Food for Thought|0 Comments

Garlic keeps vampires AND candida away

Candida albicans is a typical gastrointestinal fungus that is a component of a normal GI environment that, when under certain conditions of GI stress or imbalance, can proliferate to the point of being pathogenic. One manifestation of this pathogenic overgrowth is the creation of barriers known as biofilms. Allicin, a powerful and active metabolite of [...]

Does hormone replacement therapy prevent adult-onset scoliosis?

In a new study published in the European Spine Journal, researchers wanted to see if hormone deficiencies were a triggering event for adult degenerative scoliosis, a condition that commonly occurs in postmenopausal women. It is thought that menopausal hormone changes affect bone density, which sets off a cascade of events that leads to degenerative scoliosis. [...]

Even Organic Strawberries Are Grown With Toxic Fumigants

Conventionally grown strawberries are hard orbs, bred to endure long-haul travel and leisurely stints on supermarket shelves, not to taste good. Aesthetics aside, their real scandal is chemical. It takes a lot of pesticides to keep them healthy and growing in vast monocrops, including some of the very most toxic ones available in the US: fumigants that [...]

By |2011-10-04T14:26:12-04:00October 4th, 2011|Food for Thought, Functional Medicine Therapies|0 Comments
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