by Dr. James Meschino on 27 September 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 13 September 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 23 August 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 28 June 2021 in Supplements, Diet

Introduction The Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent, variable cluster of troublesome physical and emotional symptoms that develop during the 7-14 days before the onset of menses and subside when menstruation occurs.  Approximately one-third of all premenopausal women are affected, primarily those 25-40 years of age. Although not every woman experiences all the symptoms or signs at one time, many ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 31 May 2021 in Diet, Diabetes

Source: American Journal of Cardiology (November 12, 2017)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (November 30, 2017)A large study, published on November 12, 2017, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has shown that a new dietary approach to lowering high blood pressure can outperform the blood pressure lowering effects of some high blood pressure medications. This is not to say ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 17 May 2021 in Diet, Arthritis

Source: Journal Frontiers in Nutrition – Clinical Nutrition (November 2017)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (November 22, 2017)The research review paper I am citing today was published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition on Nov 8, 2017.  It’s a fabulous review article with concluding recommendations by the researchers that address the role of dietary practices in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. But ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 10 May 2021 in Supplements, Diet

IntroductionVarious studies often emphasized on nutritional factors that enhance detoxification.The role of dietary manipulation and nutritional supplementation has been shown to be of clinical importance in the prevention and treatment of various skin conditions.1,3 For this reason a number of health and allied health professionals have shown increasing interest in the use of nutrition and supplementation as part of an evidence-based ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 5 April 2021 in Diet, Cancer

IntroductionFlaxseed is the richest known dietary source of mammalian lignans . Thompson et al. demonstrated that secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), isolated from flaxseed, was metabolized into both enterodiol (END) and enterolactone (ENL), and showed chemopreventive properties in the DMBA-induced mammary tumor model in rats.The inverse association between a high enterolactone (ENL) concentration in both urine and serum, and the risk of ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 29 March 2021 in Supplements, Diet

Source: Proceedings of Royal Society B. Biological Sciences Journal – 2017 Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (October 18, 2017) Male fertility is least talked about as most of us are keen in understanding the nutritional status of a woman's body prior to conception, during pregnancy and during the lactation period are critical to the growth and development of the fetus ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 15 March 2021 in Diet, Cancer

IntroductionBefore focusing on Diet and Prostate cancer,the studies revealed that  Prostate cancer incidence increased steadily from 1981 to 1989, with a steep increase in the early 1990’s, followed by a decline. Incidence rates were forecasted to remain stable through the year 2001.However, the exaggerated rate of increase in the early 1990’s was transient and likely a result of increased early ...

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