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The Importance of Breast Feeding for Seeding the Infant...

The Importance of Breast Feeding for Seeding the Infant Gut Microbiome Overview Within the first few hours of birth, bacteria are introduced to the...
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Talking Health– Not Weight– is Key to Improving Weight...

Overview:  A recent article  published in a recent edition of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy proposes a shift from discussing...
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Should You Step Away From That Artisanal Ice Cream...

It’s summer time and with summer comes consumption of sweet frozen treats- like ice cream. But before you eat that milky indulgence, let’s consider...
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5 Steps for Optimizing Health during Men’s Health Month:...

5 Steps for Optimizing Health during Men’s Health Month Practical tips for the men in your clinic June is Men’s Health Month and here...
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CoQ10: Basics and Beyond

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been studied for the treatment of many different conditions including lipid reduction, muscle pain, oxidative stress, and even HBa1c levels....
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Kara Fitzgerald, ND: A Functional Approach to Asthma and...

A Functional Approach to Asthma and Allergic Sinusitis: Kara Fitzgerald, ND Allergy season is in high gear. The trees are budding and pollen is bursting...
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Can Omega-3 Supplementation Improve Mood?

Depression and mood symptoms impact up to half of the population worldwide (WHO).1 Although there are many pharmaceuticals available to improve general symptoms of...
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Are You Always Hungry? This May Be Why

In our society, food is abundant. The food industry spends nearly $10 billion every year advertising junk food and fast foods. (1) Over the years we...
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Highlights from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine...

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) held their annual conference in San Diego, CA from Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2016 recently...
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Inflammation and Menopause: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators

Inflammation and Menopause: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators So far in our series on inflammation and specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), we have covered...
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SPMs and Inflammation in Aging

SPMs and Inflammation in Aging Intuitively, we understand that our health status declines as we age. Increasing incidence of morbidity associated with chronic diseases...
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The Role of Endogenous Sex Hormones in the Development...

The Role of Endogenous Sex Hormones in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Hormonal balance is recognized as a factor in the development of...
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Let’s Not Waste!

Author: GM van Dijk Although I grew up with my mother cooking and frying with margarine, my kitchen cabinet contains a variety of oils....
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Please Remind Me How To Eat Healthily!

Author: GM van Dijk   November 4th, the Health Council of the Netherlands presented the new guidelines for healthy nutrition. These new guidelines came...
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Are Genes Our Destiny?

Author: GM van Dijk Organisation: ErasmusAGE, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands I never really thought about genetic testing. I knew about it, in relation to genetic...
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Maternal Folate and B12 Supplementation is Protective Against Neural...

Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the US Preventive Services Task Force, and the US...
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Exercise and Diet to Keep Injuries Down-Under

A regular exercise regimen and healthy diet are critical to good long-lasting health. In this blog from Oscar Franco, MD, Erasmus MC, University Medical...
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The Potential Role of Gene Testing and Epigenetics in...

  Last month, the Washington Post published an article suggesting that while there is “tremendous excitement” about the opportunity to use a patient’s genetic...
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