Benefits of Fish Oil For Arthritis

Last reviewed Sun 22 October 2017 By Lana Burgess Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT Cod liver oil is traditionally believed to be healthful for people’s bones. But could cod liver oil and other fish oils play a role in the treatment of arthritis? Arthritis is a common condition that affects 1…

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What Vitamin D Dosage Is Best?

BY ERSON RELIGIOSO III, DPT, FAAOMPT Vitamin D is commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin.” That’s because your skin makes vitamin D when it is exposed to sunlight (1). Getting enough vitamin D is important for optimal health. It helps maintain strong and healthy bones, aids your immune system and may help protect against many harmful conditions…

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Curcumin

Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in ginger. It is an anti-inflammatory molecule, and similar to fish oil, it seems to be a metabolic syndrome band-aid. It has poor bioavailability and black pepper greatly enhances absorption. Summary Curcumin is the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice,…

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Combined Adequate Vitamin K and D Could Improve Knee Osteoarthritis

This study suggests using a combination of Vitamin D and Vitamin K to help improve the function of the knee(s) with arthritis.  Sufficient vitamin K intake was defined according to the Institute of Medicine recommendations of ≥90 mcg/day for women and ≥120 mcg/day for men. Sufficient vitamin D intake was defined as ≥600 IU/day for men…

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Using Turmeric and Curcumin To Lower Cholesterol May Help People At Risk of Heart Disease

This article found that turmeric and curcumin may protect patients at risk of cardiovascular disease through improving serum lipid levels. Curcumin may be used as a well-tolerated dietary adjunct to conventional drugs. The authors said that further research is required to resolve uncertainties related to dosage form, dose and medication frequency of curcumin. Efficacy and…

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A Patient’s Journey: Learning to Eat Right

– If ‘all disease is inflammatory’ is diet the first line of defense? by Howard Wolinsky, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today October 11, 2017 I’ve paid attention to diet and weight on and off as an adult. Mostly off. Through my 30s, I was thin as a dime. But eventually, middle-age caught up with me as…

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Dietary and Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated With Kidney Stones

October 04, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Using data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study, this study characterized the association of modifiable risk factors with the incidence of stone disease. Investigators found that maintaining a normal BMI, consuming an adequate amount of fluid, eating a balanced diet rich…

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Too much sugar? Even ‘healthy people’ are at risk of developing heart disease

Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject…

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Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Stroke & Dementia

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:15 By Jill Carnahan, MD, Contributing Writer Diet sodas are garnering negative attention yet again, and for good reason. A recent report from the ongoing Framingham Heart Study indicates that drinking as little as one can of sugar-free soda per day is associated with higher risks of stroke or developing dementia. Heavily…

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Sugar Intake and Risk of Throat and Stomach Cancers

This article reports a 51-58% rise in throat cancer incidence in association with table sugar, sweetened desserts/beverages and high carbohydrate (starchy) foods. International Journal of Epidemiology | September 26, 2017 A pooled analysis of dietary sugar/carbohydrate intake and esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma incidence and survival in the USA Li N, et al. – This…

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