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Atherosclerosis and Aging — Insights Into the Role...

I like this article (from Today’s Geriatric Medicine, by Joel Kahn, MD), because it explains why the health of the endothelial glycocalyx is so essential to vascular health, how nutrition plays an important role and how Arterosil (glycocalyx regenerating compounds supplement) can be used help restore and maintain a healthy endothelial glycocalyx. Two important excerpts from this article: “Nutrition can play a key...

Glycocalyx: Breakthrough in Cardiovascular Medicin...

The focus of cardiovascular medicine is shifting from the contents of the lumen of the blood vessels to the condition of the arterial wall. The condition of the arterial wall is directly dependent on the glycocalyx, a microscopic anti-adhesive lining of the arterial wall, recently discovered by scientists. The endothelial glycocalyx is a micro-thin protective gel lining on interior of our blood vessels. It’s...

Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive...

Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You...

Good hygiene and hand scrubbing with soap is the commonsense first line of defense against coronavirus (COVID-19 infection). But, nutritionally speaking, is there anything you can do to protect yourself against coronavirus? In my view, for coronavirus as well as for other infections, using nutrition and healthy lifestyle are the best ways to support your immune system and build up your resistance. In response to many...

Functional Medicine-Based Dentistry and Nutrition

I believe that taking care of your mouth, gums and teeth is a really important part of maintaining good health. As an integrative and functional nutritionist, I look for underlying root causes for symptoms and illnesses….and that includes your oral health and symptoms. While still not typically part of conventional dentistry, more and more dentists are looking at the connection between oral health and the health of the...

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Diet and...

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when body fat excessively accumulates in liver cells of people who don’t abuse alcohol. If addressed early the accumulation of this fat (and hence NAFLD) can be reversed. If not addressed, it can lead to a more serious liver condition (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH). Though not always the case, most people with a fatty liver are also overweight or obese and tend to...

COVID-19 is, in the end, an endothelial disease

Excerpt: “This essay explores the hypothesis that COVID-19, particularly in the later complicated stages, represents an endothelial disease. Cytokines, protein pro-inflammatory mediators, serve as key danger signals that shift endothelial functions from the homeostatic into the defensive mode. The endgame of COVID-19 usually involves a cytokine storm, a phlogistic phenomenon fed by well-understood positive feedback...

Nutrition Supplements and Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy: Can dietary supplements help? (from the Mayo Clinic) A healthy diet is a critical factor in controlling blood sugar, which is key in managing diabetes and preventing or slowing the progression of diabetes complications such as diabetic neuropathy. Dietary supplements also may play a role. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can happen if you have diabetes. This condition can cause pain and...