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The Diabetes Prevention Program: New CMS Reimbursement Protocols for...

On March 23, 2016, the Affordable Care Act turned six years old. Signed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed to...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Endothelial Function-Cocoa Polyphenol, Arginine and Citrulline

In this Clinical Minute, Dr. Annalouise O’Connor discusses endothelial function and the key ingredients for optimal endothelial function, arginine, citrulline, and cocoa polyphenols. Endothelial...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Metabolic Syndrome and Medical Nutrition Therapy

In this Clinical Minute, Dr. Annalouise O’Connor discusses the five health factors that must be addressed for a patient with metabolic syndrome, a condition...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Nutrasorb Technology, Polyphenol and Xanthohumol

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Annalouise O’Connor discusses Nutrasorb Technology, polyphenols, and xanthohumol. When selecting the foods and nutrients that patients should consume, practitioners...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Dyslipidemia and Phytosterols

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Annalouise O’Connor discusses the best ways to manage dyslipidemia through clinical nutrition. Dyslipidemia is an abnormally elevated level of...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Choosing a Probiotic

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Nikky Contractor discusses the most important things to consider when healthcare providers choose a probiotic to recommend to their...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Targeted Approach for Probiotics

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Nikky Contractor discusses how to use probiotics in a targeted way. Are there probiotics that should be used to...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Prebiotic Focus on Human Milk Oligosaccharides

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Nikky Contractor discusses oligosaccharides. 2’Fucosyllactose, also known as 2FL and pronounced “two F L” is one of the largest...
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Clinical Minute Consult: The Difference Between Detox and Cleanse

In this Clinical Minute, Dr. Nikky Contractor discusses the difference between a detox regimen and a cleanse regimen and when and how to use...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Implementing a Detox Program

In this Clinical Minute Dr. Nikky Contractor discuss how to implement a detox program into clinical practice. Between 10 and 30 days is the...
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The Diabetes Prevention Program: Implementing Medical Foods into a...

Part 2 of 2 After 20 years of impressive clinical results, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the Diabetes...
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Supplementation with Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers and...

This paper is entitled, “Supplementation with Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers and Improves Reported Clinical Symptomology in Subjects with Chronic Inflammatory Conditions: Results...
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Clinical Evidence Supporting the Role of Healthy Fats to...

There is extensive evidence showing that the intake of healthy fats can reduce incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAH, FAHA,...
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Diabetes Prevention Program Meal Plan: 1200/1500/1800

Part of the Diabetes Prevention Program: Tips and guidelines for diabetes prevention and treatment, including meal plans with caloric intake and suggested options for...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Inflammation

Many Americans at or over age 50 have at least one chronic disease that has an inflammatory basis. Healthcare practitioners often meet with these...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators

Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators, or SPMs, help with the resolution of inflammation. They can be taken orally. Researchers at Harvard Medical School, including Dr. Charles...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Specialized...

Research shows that patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease have lower levels of Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators, or SPMs, than do healthy people. Patients with low...
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Clinical Minute Consult: Glucose Control

There are several key nutrients that can be helpful for improved glucose control. One such carbohydrate is a heat-treated amylopectin, which was originally created...
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