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by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential nutrients that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. For cardiac health, dietary intake of omega-3 PUFAs  is a recommendation widely recognized by many patients and healthcare providers alike.1 However, as a recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed, there are indications that omega-3 PUFAs are beneficial in other systems as well. Researchers in Taiwan, from a multi-center collaboration, released their results of a…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential nutrients that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. For cardiac health, dietary intake of omega-3 PUFAs  is a recommendation widely recognized…

Articles, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Early menopause is defined as premature ovarian failure between the ages of 40–45 years.1-3 This condition affects about 1-5% of American women and is characterized by failure of the ovaries leading to increased serum levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).2,3 Ovarian failure can be a result of conditions such as gynecologic (ovarian) surgery, smoking and toxin exposure, certain autoimmune conditions including thyroiditis or Addison’s Disease, chemotherapy, or familial/genetic link.3,4 Data have shown that early menopause is linked…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Early menopause is defined as premature ovarian failure between the ages of 40–45 years.1-3 This condition affects about 1-5% of American women and is characterized by failure of the…

Articles, Chiropractic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to be a major cause of death and disability in the US, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths.1 TBIs can be caused by myriad of events including motor vehicle crashes, falls, and sports-related injuries.1-2 In children and teens, 70% of concussions are related to sports related injuries, while in the elderly falls are the most common cause of concussions.2-3 Previous research has indicated an association…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to be a major cause of death and disability in the US, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths.1…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Chiropractic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Bianca Garilli, ND Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is estimated to affect nearly 15 million adult women in the US.1 This chronic disease can lead to a host of medical concerns including detrimental effects on bone health, making T2D an independent risk factor for bone fractures.2 A study published in Menopause sought to assess the status of bone mass, bone microarchitecture, and factors associated with vertebral fracture in postmenopausal women with T2D.3 This is a particularly important research query to…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is estimated to affect nearly 15 million adult women in the US.1 This chronic disease can lead to a host of medical concerns including detrimental…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Chiropractic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Military ranks are full of healthy men and women participating in regular physical fitness routines comprised of cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and flexibility exercises all designed to keep the warfighter in tip top condition, ready to deploy and engage at a moment’s notice. In fact, due to the sharp focus on exercise and weight standards of the US Armed Forces, active duty troops are much healthier than their civilian counterparts. For example, rates of…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, USMC Veteran Military ranks are full of healthy men and women participating in regular physical fitness routines comprised of cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and flexibility exercises all designed to…

Articles, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Bianca Garilli, ND Dementia has become one of the major causes of disability and dependency in older people and is considered a worldwide public health priority.1 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 50 million people globally suffer from this cognitive decline syndrome, with nearly 10 million new cases occurring annually.1 Although common in today’s society, dementia is NOT a normal part of the aging process. It typically affects older adults leading to symptoms associated with “memory, thinking, orientation,…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Dementia has become one of the major causes of disability and dependency in older people and is considered a worldwide public health priority.1 According to the World Health Organization…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Digestive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Bianca Garilli, ND and Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is no longer a Western world phenomena, but rather a global epidemic, with research revealing an association between higher T2D rates and a country’s wealth or economic growth.1 As a clear example, in a recent paper titled “Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Arab world: impact of GDP and energy consumption”, it was observed that the higher a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the higher…

by Bianca Garilli, ND and Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is no longer a Western world phenomena, but rather a global epidemic, with research revealing an association between higher…

Articles, Cardiometabolic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Lewis Chang, PhD Recently, media headlines have claimed that aspirin has no benefit for older adults. What’s the truth? Should we, as one major news website suggests, toss our aspirin? Aspirin is derived from the bark of several species of willow trees. It has been used for centuries for pain and inflammation. As a low-dose therapy, aspirin has been prescribed to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke based on the results of…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Lewis Chang, PhD Recently, media headlines have claimed that aspirin has no benefit for older adults. What’s the truth? Should we, as one major news website suggests, toss…

Articles, Bariatric, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that the prevalence of obesity in 2015-2016 in US adults was nearly 40% and affected about 93.3 million people.1 In general, obesity rates are higher for African-American and Hispanic men and women than their white counterparts. It is also a disease that is found in greater numbers in the Southern and Midwestern states of the US and tends to increase with age.2 Obesity is associated with many other health…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that the prevalence of obesity in 2015-2016 in US adults was nearly 40% and affected about 93.3 million people.1 In general, obesity…

Articles, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity

by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Color your plate, so the slogan goes. A recent study took this advice literally, incorporating pictures of fruits and vegetables (F&V) into school lunch plates with the goal of improving F&V consumption in preschoolers.1 F&Vs are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense (macro-, micro-, and phytonutrients) food group, but the US is getting a “failing grade” when it comes to F&V intake because typical Western diets are lacking in plant-based nutrition. Health behaviors, including dietary consumption patterns,…

by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Color your plate, so the slogan goes. A recent study took this advice literally, incorporating pictures of fruits and vegetables (F&V) into school lunch plates with the…

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