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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by Dr. James Meschino on 31 August 2020 in Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer

In this edition, I want to cite some statistics regarding diabetes and prediabetes that I think are very compelling. Let’s remember that 90% of diabetics have type2 diabetes and that 80% of individuals with type 2 diabetes are overweight at the time of diagnosis. We know that being overweight and out of shape causes insulin resistance to occur, which is ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 24 August 2020 in Diabetes, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

The research I’m citing today was published in a major Cardiology journal of Spain. It presents an excellent summary of how best to prevent heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular problems, which are leading killers in our society today. The first thing to point out is that 75% of the incidence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) (heart attack, stroke, etc.) ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 15 June 2020 in Weight Loss, Diabetes

I’d like to introduce you to three of the most famous people in the world of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. In fact, they have authored some of the induystry- standard textbooks on these subjects for medical, exercise physiology and nutrition students. These three individuals are: William McArdle Frank Katch Victor Katch The second book, Waist Circumference – A Key ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 25 May 2020 in Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

I want to introduce you to a group of medical doctors for whom I have great respect. They are known as The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The are leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 ...

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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 27 January 2020 in Diabetes, Cancer

In a recent Lifestyle Medicine Update video, I explained the relationship between caffeine, sleep and performance. Essentially, I reviewed how moderate amounts of caffeine have been shown to sustain alertness and performance in a sleep propensity state (feeling that sleep is required). Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update   In a recent Lifestyle Medicine Update video, I explained the relationship between caffeine, ...

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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 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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by Dr. James Meschino on 25 November 2019 in Diabetes, Cholesterol, Cancer

Ground flaxseed is unique in various ways: it contains an omega-3 fat known as alpha-linolenic acid, notwithstanding the fact that consuming flaxseed oil provides a much higher content of this important omega-3 fat. However, flaxseed also contains a unique lignan known as SLDSource: Journal – Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2010Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (June 27, ...

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