by Dr. James Meschino on 23 March 2020 in Fibromyalgia, Depression, Cardiovascular disease, Arthritis

Our topic today is how saturated fat promotes inflammation. We know that chronic inflammation plays a key role in promoting and worsening arthritic conditions and autoimmune diseases, as well as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. In my own clinical practice, it became very apparent that a person’s diet and lifestyle played an important role in the inflammatory process. People ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 2 March 2020 in Diet, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

On October 5, 2016, Medscape published an interview with a leading Cardiologist from the UK, named Dr. Aseem Malhotra. The topic was how best to prevent heart attacks, stroke and vascular disease, leading causes of death and the compromised quality of life we face in modern society.Source: Medscape, Oct. 5, 2016 (Big Fat Fix Challenges Mediterranean Diet)Nutrition / Natural Medicine ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 10 February 2020 in Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

By now, we have all heard that extra virgin olive oil is the vegetable oil of choice when it comes to health promotion. Extra virgin olive oil contains the monounsaturated fat known as oleic acid, along with a number of phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant and anticancer properties.Source: Journal Nutrition & Diabetes 2015: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2015Nutrition ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 13 January 2020 in Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Blood Pressure

We have all heard that caffeine can cause insomnia, increased alertness, enhance athletic performance, cause jitteriness, etc. But how does it do that and can caffeine really improve alertness and performance in a sleep-deprived state?Source: Journal Nutrition Reviews 2014Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (August 17, 2016)We have all heard that caffeine can cause insomnia, increased alertness, enhance athletic performance, cause ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 6 January 2020 in Fibromyalgia, Cardiovascular disease, Blood Pressure

An important review paper on Coenzyme Q10 was published in the Journal, Nurse Prescribing, in 2013. Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 as it is also known, is a vitamin-like substance that the body makes. The problem is, by our mid-twenties, our body starts producing less of it. Source: Journal Nurse Prescribing (2013)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (August 12, 2016)An important review paper ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 16 December 2019 in Diabetes, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

Our research article today features an interview with the President of the European Atherosclerosis Study, Dr. Catapano. A key point in the interview dealt with the subject of bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol). We’ve known for a long time that higher blood levels of LDL-cholesterolSource: Medscape Article: July 14, 2016Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (July 19, 2016)Our research article today features an ...

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