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CoQ10 and Statin Drugs

While teaching an adult education class on health the other day we talked about the use of CoQ10. We talked about the need of CoQ10 supplementation during statin therapy. For example, a study revealed that taking 80 mg a day of atorvastatin for 30 days lowered CoQ10 levels by 52%. While the study … [Read more...]

Bacopa and Memory

For years we have been using Bacopa to improve memory. A recent PubMed search for Bacopa monnieri and memory yielded 21 results. A recent study compared Bacopa monnieri with placebo in adults older than 55 years of age. The participants not receiving placebo received 300 mg a day of Bacopa monnieri … [Read more...]

Inositol in OCD, Depression and Panic Attacks

Inositol has been used in a variety of psychiatric conditions. There is evidence that it can be helpful in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and panic disorder. It has been tested in schizophrenia however the results were not promising. Inositol is an important part of any cell … [Read more...]

Depression, St. John’s Wort and Saffron

Anyone who has suffered from depression knows how painful and disabling it can be. The constant drain on ones spirit seems to take the meaning out of life . Medication can be helpful but for some the side effects are difficult. The weight gain, sexual dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth, and so on … [Read more...]

Krill Oil Alternative Omega-3 Source

Krill are small shrimp-like creatures found in all oceans of the world. Being small,  krill are close to bottom of the food chain where they feed on plankton. They are one of the most important sources of nutrition for marine animals such as whales, seals, birds, and squid. Krill oil is not only a … [Read more...]

Curcumin and Meriva Enhanced Absorption

One of the most popular products among our patients and customers is curcumin.  Patients are consistently asking us for it as it seems that their awareness has grown about curcumin and its anti-inflammatory properties and role in disease prevention. Curcumin is the same thing as turmeric, which … [Read more...]

GMO Alfalfa Threat to Organic Food

The recent ruling by the USDA to allow genetically engineered alfalfa has created a big buzz in the organic food industry.  There is great concern over the impact the genetically modified alfalfa will have on organic farming. The alfalfa has been modified to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup … [Read more...]

Vitamin D and Your Health

Reading the most recent issue of Life Extension magazine I was struck by not one, but three articles on the benefits of vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of the truly hot topics in nutrition these days. The first article comes from the journal Anticancer Research which reported on a study that … [Read more...]

Blueberries and Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure is one of the biggest problems in the United States. It is truly a silent killer and can lead to stroke and heart disease. It is so prevalent that is affects nearly 30% of all Americans. Just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a new study that finds … [Read more...]

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