by Dr. James Meschino on 5 October 2020 in Vitamin, Supplements, Aging

In recent years estheticians and other skin care professionals have begun to recognize the importance of nutrition and supplementation in the prevention and management of various skin conditions and in the optimization of skin health and total body wellness. Clinical and experimental studies indicate that a number of common skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and possibly acne, ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 4 September 2020 in Vitamin, Mineral

The use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is extremely prevalent in North America and in most Western developed world. It is reported that 46% of Americans take at least one prescription drug daily. In 2005, the Minnesota Board on Aging showed that for individuals over the age of 65 Table of Contents:IntroductionSummary of nutrients depleted by commonly used drugsReferences Introduction ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 13 July 2020 in Vitamin, Supplements

The research paper I am citing today was published in the Scientific World Journal in 2013, by Margaret Sears from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada. The paper is titled, “Chelation: Harnessing and Enhancing Heavy Metal Detoxification – A Review". In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 10 July 2020 in Vitamin, Cholesterol, Aging

This course reviews the key blood and urine tests required to make an accurate assessment of objective health parameters of importance in the day-to-day nutrition and natural medicine management of a person’s health. The course explains the meaning of each lab test, how the body generates these molecules, and the various genetic and environmental factors (including nutrition and drugs) that ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 8 June 2020 in Vitamin, Cancer

I want to bring forward a study today, published by the American Thoracic Society. The study showed that smokers who had higher vitamin D blood levels showed better lung function over a 20-year period, compared to smokers who have lower vitamin D blood levels.(Review on various studies supporting vitamin D for protecting lung function in smokers)I want to bring forward ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 1 June 2020 in Vitamin, Asthma

In this edition of the Lifestyle Medicine Update, I want to highlight a September, 2016 review paper that showed the addition of vitamin D supplements to standard asthma medication can lead to fewer severe asthma attacks in patients with mild to moderate asthma.Source: European Respiratory Society International Congress, 2016Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (January 31, 2017)In this edition of the ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 20 April 2020 in Vitamin

Our research story today cites the October 19, 2016, report in Medscape, which highlights the risk of developing nutrient deficiencies and some serious side effects, as a result of taking drugs used to manage indigestion, heartburn, peptic ulcer, and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). These drugs are known as PPI’s or Proton Pump Inhibitors, as they block the secretion of stomach ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 16 March 2020 in Vitamin, Supplements, Depression

A number of studies have shown that low vitamin D blood levels are associated with an increased risk of depression. As well, other preliminary studies have shown that omega-3 supplementation from fish oil has improved the management of depression when used in conjunction with antidepressant medications, or in some cases, such as postpartum depression, when used as a singular therapy. A ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 20 January 2020 in Vitamin, Alzhimers

If you’ve ever suffered from depression or know someone who has, you’ll want to know about a study published in June, 2016, in The American Journal of Psychiatry. In recent years, a number of clinical trials have shown that taking certain supplements in conjunction with antidepressant drugs can actuallySource: The American Journal of Psychiatry (June, 2016)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 11 November 2019 in Vitamin, Alzhimers

No one wants their brain to shrink as they get older, but this is exactly what happens in the aging process – and the faster it shrinks, the greater the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairment. As such, I think you’ll find this Lifestyle Medicine Update really fascinating.Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (June, 2016)Nutrition / Natural Medicine ...

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