Category: NFH RESEARCH BLOG

New Clinical Study Reaffirms the Benefits of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) for Osteoarthritis: By Dr. Peter Alphonse, PhD, CFS
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New Clinical Study Reaffirms the Benefits of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) for Osteoarthritis: By Dr. Peter Alphonse, PhD, CFS

Natural eggshell membrane (NEM®) is a supplement that is derived from hen eggshell membrane. It contains naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and proteins, that are useful for maintaining healthy articular cartilage and surrounding synovium and connective tissue. Studies have demonstrated that NEM® can improve symptoms of pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis...

EFFECT OF LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN ON AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD): By Dr. Venket Rao, PhD, Professor Emeritus
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EFFECT OF LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN ON AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD): By Dr. Venket Rao, PhD, Professor Emeritus

There is convincing scientific evidence to support the association between oxidative stress and chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, and macular diseases. During the course of the last two decades, there has been great interest in the use of antioxidants in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Dietary guidelines around the globe...

Two Nutrients for the Aging Brain: Dr. Tori Hudson, ND.
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Two Nutrients for the Aging Brain: Dr. Tori Hudson, ND.

Botanicals and nutraceuticals could have a potential role in slowing progression of cognitive impairment and/or dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, improving cognition and memory, and improve behavior in those with dementia.  Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of all dementias, and is one of the most frightening, life altering and deadly diseases of our time.  Not all...

Management of Male Infertility Using Nutraceuticals
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Management of Male Infertility Using Nutraceuticals

By Dr. Venket Rao, PhD  It is reported that infertility affects 15% of all couples and contributes to their difficulty in achieving a pregnancy. Up to 30-50% of this abnormality is associated with male partners. It is estimated that about 7-10% of adult men in their reproductive years (20-50 years of age) could be infertile. Of...

Consider Saffron for Fibromyalgia
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Consider Saffron for Fibromyalgia

By Dr Tori Hudson Fibromyalgia (FM) is considered a neurological disorder with chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pains. It can also be associated with mild to severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, hypersensitivities to light/sound/touch, digestive problems, headaches and cognitive difficulties. More women than men have FM. While we do not understand what causes fibromyalgia, it appears...

Women’s Health Update: Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference
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Women’s Health Update: Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference

By Dr Tori Hudson, ND Practicing medicine in the current era is an infinite stream of research studies to keep up with, dealing with complex patients, seeing patients with complex and challenging medical issues, embracing patients with elusive conditions that have yet no diagnosis, and we haven’t even arrived at the economic obstacles of running a...

Updates on Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer
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Updates on Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer

By Dr Michael Traub, ND, FABNO Scientific study of medicinal mushrooms through the last five decades has proved its many beneficial outcomes in cancer and other diseases and has led to rapid development of manufacturing businesses dealing with commercial cultivation of mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms have been approved adjuncts to standard cancer treatments in Japan and China...

Probiotic supplementation reduces bone loss in older women with low bone mineral density
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Probiotic supplementation reduces bone loss in older women with low bone mineral density

By David Lescheid, N.D., Ph.D. A system’s view of bone metabolism includes more than just input from hormones, minerals and the immune system but also input from the microbiome. Indeed, the links between bone health and the microbiota are so strong that a new research field named osteomicrobiologyi was recently initiated to help bridge gaps between bone...

Green Tea Extract: Better than Metformin for Glycemic Control
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Green Tea Extract: Better than Metformin for Glycemic Control

By Dr Venket Rao, PhD   This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of green tea extract and metformin, both individually and in combination, on type 2 diabetes risk factors and obesity in nondiabetic overweight women. The study was conducted at the Clinical Hospital of Federal University of Goias, Brazil. The green tea used...

Antidepressants-Apparently informed consent is not required?
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Antidepressants-Apparently informed consent is not required?

By Dr Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND As an outpatient ND in Southern Ontario with a practice focused on mental health, I am frustrated? outraged? at the number of patients that present with a recent prescription for an antidepressant, yet having received no discussion of informed consent. Furthermore, they typically have been aggressively reassured that these medications...

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