by Dr. James Meschino on 16 August 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 2 August 2021 in Supplements, Blood Pressure

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (September 2017)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (January 17, 2017)Today I am citing a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in September 2017. The study was designed to examine how magnesium supplementation reduces high blood pressure in individuals who were prediabetic, had insulin resistance or had noncommunicable chronic diseases. What studies were included ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 14 June 2021 in Supplements, Blood Pressure

Introduction Many practitioners are aware that CoQ10 supplementation can be very beneficial in preventing and treating congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, various cardiomyopathies, Parkinson's disease, and as part of the adjunctive nutritional management of cancer. In addition to CoQ10, the flavonoids found in the leaves and berries of Hawthorn, have also been used for many of the same purposes, ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 3 May 2021 in Diabetes, Blood Pressure

Source: Journal American Medical Association – Internal Medicine (November 2017) Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (November 15 2017) In Canada, there are 2 million diabetics and 7 million people who are on the cusp of developing diabetes – pre-diabetes. – almost a third of the population. Pre-diabetes means that your fasting glucose level is between 5.7 and 6.9 mmol/L. These ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 19 April 2021 in Cancer, Blood Pressure

Source: Journal Hepatology 2012 Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (October 31, 2017) In 2012 the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association updated their practice guidelines for the treatment of Fatty Liver Disease.  With the rise in overweight problems, and obesity and type 2 diabetes in our society, there ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 1 February 2021 in Cancer, Blood Pressure

IntroductionReishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is called “the mushroom of immortality” in China and has been used in Oriental Medicine for over 2,000 years. (1,2) In recent years its reishi mushroom extract has been the subject of intensive research regarding their apparent ability to help prevent or treat many diseases.Such as certain types of cancer, aid in the treatment of liver ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 25 January 2021 in Diet, Blood Pressure

(A study on raw beet juice that reduces High Blood Pressure and Improves Athletic/Sports Performance (repeated bouts of sprinting) in Trained Soccer Players)Source: Journal of Human Hypertension (2016) and the journal Nutrients (2017)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (August 23, 2017)The research I am citing today is from the Journal Human Hypertension (2016) and The Journal Nutrients (2017), and it features ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 26 October 2020 in Weight Loss, Blood Pressure

Source: Medscape General Medicine Journal (2006) and Longevity Magazine Journal (2017)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (July 05, 2017)The June 29th, 2017 Longevity Magazine Journal had an article that caught my eye regarding the medicinal value of Apple Cider Vinegar. Over the years many patients have asked me about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, but in truth, I knew ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 21 September 2020 in Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Alzhimers

It may be hard to believe, but after age 40 our bodies are actually designed to undergo decline, decay and degeneration setting us up for crippling degenerative arthritis, osteoporotic fractures, angina, heart disease, congestive heart failure, powerful infections, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, cataracts, and cancer. Although a healthy diet and exercise program play an important role in disease ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 14 September 2020 in Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Arthritis

Although clinical trials published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are lacking, many holistic practitioners have documented improvement in patients who have a constellation of stress-related symptoms, after providing them with oral agents that support thyroid and adrenal function. Dating back to the work of stress researcher Hans Selye, health practitioners have been aware that chronic stress often results in over secretion of ...

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