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Extradigestive manifestation of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and adolescents

Extradigestive manifestation of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and adolescents P.M. Sherman Extradigestive manifestation of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and adolescents. Sherman PM, Lin FY. Can J Gastroenterol 2005:19:421-424. Helicobacter pylori infection fulfills each of Koch’s postulates as a human pathogen causing chronic active gastritis. Disease consequences that develop in a subset of infected […]

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Glutathione, reduced – GSH

Glutathione, reduced – GSH – Monograph Introduction Reduced glutathione, most commonly called glutathione or GSH, is a relatively small molecule ubiquitous in living systems. (1-3) Occurring naturally in all human cells, GSH is a water-phase orthomolecule. Its intracellular depletion ultimately results in cell death and its clinical relevance has been researched for decades. (4) GSH […]

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Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis: Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective

Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis: Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective – Book Review Douglas MacKay Scott Ferguson, ND and Dicken Weatherby, ND Vis Medicatrix Press; Jacksonville, OR. (VisMedPress@aol.com) ISBN 0-9726469-0-6; Soft cover; $65.00; 295 pages Blood chemistry and complete blood count analysis is often limited to comparing a test result with the conventional […]

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Petasites hybridus root is an effective preventive treatment for migraine

Petasites hybridus root is an effective preventive treatment for migraine R.B. Lipton Lipton RB, Gobel H, Einhaupl KM, et al. Neurology 2004;63:2240-2244. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a standardized special root extract from the plant Petasites hybridus as a preventive therapy for migraine. METHODS: This is a three-arm, parallel-group, randomized trial comparing Petasites […]

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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, 2nd Edition.

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, 2nd Edition. – book review Julie S. Jurenka Ross Pelton, RPh, James B. Valle, RPh, Ernest B. Hawkins, RPh, Daniel L. Krinsky, RPh Lexi-Comp, Inc., 1100 Terex Road, Hudson, OH 44236; 800-837-5394; www.lexi.com ISBN 1-930598-15-9; soft-cover; 591 pages; $29.95 Many of the top 100 drugs prescribed in the United States have […]

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Whole Food Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Food Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health Mario Roxas The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Food Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN As clinicians we give dietary advice to patients on a regular basis. Treatment plans typically include lists of “Foods to […]

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Modified Citrus Pectin

Modified Citrus Pectin Introduction Modified citrus pectin (MCP), also known as fractionated pectin, is a complex polysaccharide obtained from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits. Modified citrus pectin is rich in galactoside residues, giving it an affinity for certain types of cancer cells. Metastasis is one of the most life-threatening aspects of cancer and […]

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Immunological activity of larch arabinogalactan and echinacea: a preliminary, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Immunological activity of larch arabinogalactan and echinacea: a preliminary, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – Larch and Echinea Original Research Linda S. Kim Abstract OBJECTIVE: The immunomodulating effects of two Echinacea species, E. purpurea and E. angustifolia and larch arabinogalactan extracted from Larix occidentalis were examined in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective four-week clinical trial at […]

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The lipid-lowering effects of phytosterols and polyunsaturated fatty acids are synergistic and complementary in hyperlipidemic men and women

J Nutr: The lipid-lowering effects of phytosterols and polyunsaturated fatty acids are synergistic and complementary in hyperlipidemic men and women M.A. Micallef Fish oils rich in (n-3) long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) can reduce circulating triglycerides and raise HDL-cholesterol. Phytosterols have been shown to reduce total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in normocholesterolemic and hyperlipidemic populations. We investigated the […]

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Coleus forskohlii

Coleus forskohlii Introduction Coleus forskohlii is a botanical that has been used since ancient times in Hindu and Ayurvedic traditional medicine. The root portion of the plant has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes and contains the active constituent, forskolin. Forskolin was named after the Finnish botanist, Forskal. Historically, it has been used to treat […]