Nutrition and Breast Cancer

Thanks to recent research in nutrition, dietary strategies are helping many more women survive breast cancer and go on to live long, healthy lives.  Often enough, evidence reveals these strategies may work by influencing inflammation, the immune system, and insulin responsiveness. However, there is no nutritional therapy that is yet “proven” to treat cancer directlyContinue reading “Nutrition and Breast Cancer”

10 Steps for Patients with Cholesterol-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is characterized by a weakened, enlarged or inflamed cardiac muscle. The disease may be in primary stages (asymptomatic) or secondary stages (symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, orthopnea, nocturnal dyspnea or edema) with main types being dilates, hypertrophic, restrictive, or arrhythmogenic (1). Treatment may include drugs such as ACE inhibitors and betaContinue reading “10 Steps for Patients with Cholesterol-Induced Cardiomyopathy”

Low muscle mass linked to diabetes

Being overweight is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes; however, a new study shows losing weight alone may not be enough to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in people with low muscle mass and strength, particularly if they are over the age of 60. These are the findings of new research from Dr.Continue reading “Low muscle mass linked to diabetes”

Briefly on Detoxification Systems

Every day we are exposed to toxins, or xenobiotics, that are found in our food, water and environment. The body also makes toxins within itself. These all must be either stored such as in muscle or fat or they are  detoxified and eliminated via the feces or urine. The body’s main detoxification organ is theContinue reading “Briefly on Detoxification Systems”