St John’s Wort Extract May Help Manage Postmenopausal Symptoms and Depression: By Dr Peter Alphonse, PhD

St John’s Wort Extract May Help Manage Postmenopausal Symptoms and Depression: By Dr Peter Alphonse, PhD

Mood imbalance and associated disorders have become increasingly common worldwide. Especially, substantial decline in the quality of life and increased susceptibility to psychological problems is usually observed during peri‑ and postmenopause. Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) is a well-known botanical for its mood enhancing activity exerted by various bioactive components present in it. This recent double-blind placebo controlled randomized study has evaluated the effects of St John’s wort extract on hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, and depression in 80 postmenopausal women. The researchers randomized postmenopausal women aged 45–60 years in two groups to receive either tablets containing 270–330 μg of St John’s wort (treatment...

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Customer Appreciation: 15% Promotion

Customer Appreciation: 15% Promotion

Dear Valued Client,  In order to convey our appreciation to you, we will be offering a 15% discount on all our products for all practitioner orders received between February 1 and 15, 2020.  In addition, all practitioner orders will be accompanied by a complimentary copy of one of our new Clinical Handbooks.

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Top 5 Herbs in Women’s Health: By Dr Tori Hudson, ND

Top 5 Herbs in Women’s Health: By Dr Tori Hudson, ND

February 25, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Women’s health includes a wide array of gynecological and primary care issues, with some being more important or only relevant in one decade of life versus another.  This lecture will focus on my top 5 herbs for women’s issues, including the scientific research, as well as the historical and traditional uses in different decades and different health issues in a woman’s life.  Botanicals to be Presented Chaste treeBlack cohoshGingerGreen teaSt. John’s wort Biography Dr. Tori Hudson, ND Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM)...

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Working through Difficult Hormones Cases using Labs and Methylation

Working through Difficult Hormones Cases using Labs and Methylation

February 11, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Dr Carissa Doherty Cholesterol is biosynthesized by all cells and is an essential structural component of cell membranes. Cholesterol is a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids and vitamin D. Assessing a hormone case without a cholesterol value means we don’t have the full picture. If there is low cholesterol or inflammatory cholesterol then good hormones can’t be made. Cholesterol is metabolized to estradiol in the liver. These metabolic pathways. detoxification pathways require fuel in the form of vitamins and minerals. When important detoxification pathways aren’t working, then...

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

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 (OA) within 7–10 days of starting supplementation. A very recent independent, multicenter, randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study corroborates these previous findings. The study was conducted across 8 different university medical centres and a total of 166 patients (male, 32; females, 134; age ≥ 40 years) with...

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

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 have recommended increased consumption of plant foods including fruits and vegetables to reduce their risk. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of several beneficial phytochemicals. Antioxidant phytochemicals, in particular, constitute an important component of plant phytochemicals. Carotenoids are among the most important antioxidant phytochemicals present...

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

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 Alzheimer’s disease is in the elderly and over 200,000 U.S. adults have early onset (< 65 y) disease.  There is no cure at this time.  Any role of botanical and nutraceuticals for risk reduction, prevention, and disease alteration must be considered. Mild cognitive impairment involves problems...

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Management of Male Infertility Using Nutraceuticals: By Dr. Venket Rao, PhD

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 these infertile men, up to 25% are estimated to have nonspecific or idiopathic infertility. Unfortunately, for these men, medical therapy has generally been ineffective in improving sperm quality and fertility. In a significant number of such infertile men, the etiology of their infertility is not fully known. Obesity, metabolic...

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Consider Saffron for Fibromyalgia: By Dr Tori Hudson

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 that it is multifactorial, and not the same cause for every patient, but includes genetics, infections with some illnesses triggering or aggravating fibromyalgia, and physical and/or emotional trauma/significant stressors. It is considered neurological because there appears to be an abnormal increase in certain levels of select neurotransmitters in...

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Women’s Health Update: Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference: By Dr Tori Hudson, ND

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 clinical practice. For those of us who practice modern naturopathic medicine or integrative medicine, all of these issues are escalated…. and no more so than the challenge of trying to keep up with the natural medicine research as well the conventional medicine research. That is why I am compelled...

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