by Dr. James Meschino on September 27, 2021  in Celiac Disease, Diet

Introduction Celiac disease is an autoimmune inflammatory condition of the small intestine. It is also known as non-tropical sprue, endemic sprue, gluten enteropathy or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and gluten intolerance.  It is important to keep in mind that while the disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins, it is not the same as wheat allergy. Celiac disease is caused ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on September 13, 2021  in Supplements, Diet

IntroductionOne of the best kept secrets to smooth and soft skin in the health and beauty world is nutritional supplementation with the right dosage and combination of essential oils (flaxseed oil, borage oil and fish oil).It is a surefire way to enhance the softness and smoothness of the skin of the entire body, and is a proven therapeutic intervention in ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on September 6, 2021  in Supplements, Cancer

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by Dr. James Meschino on August 23, 2021  in Supplements, Diet

What is warfarin?Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae)Mechanism Of Action – Coumadin (crystalline warfarin sodium) and Warfarin are anticoagulants which act by inhibiting vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors.More Details - Inhibits vitamin K epoxide reductase, an enzyme that recycles oxidated vitamin K to its reduced form after it ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on August 16, 2021  in Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (May 2017) Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (January 25, 2018) In prior Lifestyle Medicine Updates, I explained that almonds have been shown to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) and raise the good cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) and that walnut consumption is linked to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Today, I am citing a study ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on August 9, 2021  in Fibromyalgia, Arthritis

Introduction Fibromyalgia is classified as a rheumatic autoimmune disorder that affects between three and six million Americans. It is most commonly seen in women of childbearing years, but children, the elderly, and men can also develop this disorder.  The diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires that the patient must experience widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body for at least ...

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