The Answer to Diabetic Leg Pain?

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. One of the complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a result of nerve damage which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning as well as a loss of sensation…

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Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

Last reviewed Sun 3 December 2017 By Jenna Fletcher Reviewed by Natalie Butler, RD, LD The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process. However, some medical conditions cause faulty inflammatory responses. These are called chronic…

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Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Top News in Oncology Healthline/Medical News Today Can sugar cause cancer? It seems that evidence pointing this way was discovered in a study funded by the sugar industry nearly 50 years ago—but the work was never published. An industry-funded research project found higher levels of a cancer-causing enzyme in rats fed a…

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Ketogenic diet in endocrine disorders: Current perspectives

This study mentions that a low carbohydrate diet helps with: Epilepsy Diabetes Respiratory failure Blood sugar control in diabetics Weight loss Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) J Postgrad Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;63(4):242-251. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_16_17. Gupta L, Khandelwal D, Kalra S, Gupta P, Dutta D5, Aggarwal S. Abstract Ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet…

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Low-Sodium Plus DASH Diet Can Significantly Lower Blood Pressure

November 29, 2017 JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors evaluated the DASH diet and various levels of sodium intake on blood pressure (BP). They randomized 412 adults with pre- or stage 1 hypertension (not using antihypertensive medication) to either the DASH diet or a control diet; all patients were…

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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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