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by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Research has shown the links between type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to be tightly intertwined and it is very common for patients to have both conditions concurrently. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) list both conditions among the top 10 leading causes for death in the United States, these twin healthcare concerns need to be addressed with urgency so as to reduce morbidity, mortality and improve patient outcomes.1-2  Patients with T2D often…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Research has shown the links between type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to be tightly intertwined and it is very common for patients to have both conditions…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND Sleep plays an important role in foundational health with inadequate amounts contributing to risks associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), metabolic syndrome, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.1 One study reviewing the relationship between insufficient sleep and chronic health issues concluded, “Sleep duration of less than 6 hours is a risky behavior for the development of chronic diseases, particularly stroke and cancer, and should be therefore addressed in public health campaigns.”2 Studies have shown that the risk…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Sleep plays an important role in foundational health with inadequate amounts contributing to risks associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), metabolic syndrome, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.1 One study…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND In the constant quest for improving performance, ultra-endurance athletes often alter exercise and dietary habits hoping to optimize peak physical and mental health. With this goal in mind, the ultra-endurance athlete community has turned its attention to the potential benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet. This is in stark contrast to the previously long-held approach of consuming a high-carbohydrate diet before, during and after exercise.1 Crucial to peak performance is the availability of adequate glycogen throughout the…

by Bianca Garilli, ND In the constant quest for improving performance, ultra-endurance athletes often alter exercise and dietary habits hoping to optimize peak physical and mental health. With this goal in mind, the…

Articles, Bariatric, Cardiometabolic

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD The graying of America is the fastest growing segment of the US population today. According to the latest statistics from the US Census briefs, the population aged 45 – 64 years grew at a rate of 31.5% between 2000-2010, compared to 2.6% in those under the age of 18 and the even slower rate of 0.6% in adults aged 18-44 years.1 This rise has been attributed to the increase in the numbers of ‘baby boomers’, a…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD The graying of America is the fastest growing segment of the US population today. According to the latest statistics from the US Census briefs, the population aged 45 –…

Articles, Bariatric, Cardiometabolic

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in men today. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) more than one in three adult men has heart disease.1 Heart disease is actually a broad term that encompasses several cardiac conditions. Some of the more common ones are:2 Arrythmia (irregular heart rate) – usually manifested as atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation (AF) Coronary artery disease (CAD) – narrowing of the arteries that directly feed the heart Angina –…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in men today. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) more than one in three adult men has heart disease.1 Heart disease…

Articles, Bariatric, Cardiometabolic

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Sleep is critical for all aspects of physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. However, statistics indicate that more than one third of US men and women get less than the recommended 7 hours; with those aged 45-54 years having the least amount of nightly shut eye.1 Conversely those who report sleeping more than 9-10 hours per night also raise red flags…

by Kirti Salunkhe, MD Sleep is critical for all aspects of physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. However,…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND In 2015, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States was 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population.1  In the same year, over 12 million emergency department (ED) visits or 25% of total ED visits were made by patients with diabetes aged 45 and older.  This number is 6 times higher than ED visits made by patients with diabetes aged 45 and older.2  Overall the number of ED visits by patients with diabetes, as diagnosed in…

by Bianca Garilli, ND In 2015, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States was 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population.1  In the same year, over 12 million emergency department (ED) visits…

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Pain Management: Symptomatic Relief of Inflammation: Robert Bonakdar, MD Inflammation impacts numerous systems and can be challenging to treat. In this talk Robert Bonakdar, MD Director of Pain Management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, discusses these pathways and ways to approach the inflammatory response upstream to prevent silent and chronic inflammatory states. Understanding inflammation, its stages, and the pathways can help clinicians and researchers improve health outcomes. Presented at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference (IHS) in New York City…

Pain Management: Symptomatic Relief of Inflammation: Robert Bonakdar, MD Inflammation impacts numerous systems and can be challenging to treat. In this talk Robert Bonakdar, MD Director of Pain Management at Scripps Center for Integrative…

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by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the US: 30 million US adults have diabetes (90-95% type 2 diabetes [T2D]), with another 84 million living with prediabetes.1 The most influential, modifiable risk factors for diabetes include overweight/obesity, lack of physical activity, and smoking.1 With diabetes-related medical costs and lost work/wages totaling $245 billion/year,1 the US cannot afford to let this epidemic remain unchecked. Clinicians who are equipped to implement successful, evidence-based lifestyle interventions for their…

by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the US: 30 million US adults have diabetes (90-95% type 2 diabetes [T2D]), with another 84 million living with prediabetes.1 The…

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The health and lifestyle choices a mother makes during pregnancy has immense impact on the unborn child during in-utero development and beyond.  It is well known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome; taking certain medications such as isotretinoin, a common acne drug, can lead to birth defects; and consuming inadequate quantities of folate while pregnant can increase risk of spina bifida and other mid-line defects in the child. Ingesting inappropriate types and quantities of medications,…

The health and lifestyle choices a mother makes during pregnancy has immense impact on the unborn child during in-utero development and beyond.  It is well known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead…

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