Feeding Your Brain keynote by David Perlmutter

Our keynote presentation at American College of Nutrition conference in New York City was neurologist David Perlmutter, MD. He started off talking to us about the “uniqueness of the human brain.” However, inflammation and oxidative stress ultimately lead to neurological degenerative disease. The brain’s antioxidant defenses are limited and inflammation happens in the brain justContinue reading “Feeding Your Brain keynote by David Perlmutter”

Sonia Angell reports on the National Salt Reduction Initiative

What are we doing about our national addiction to sodium? To present on this topic, we have Sonia Angell, MD, from the National Salt Reduction Initiative at the American College of Nutrition Conference in New York City. “The most recently daily recommendation of 2,300 milligrams of sodium or lower is not being followed,” says DrContinue reading “Sonia Angell reports on the National Salt Reduction Initiative”

Last lecture at Autism and Nutrition Wkshop

Renee Simon is going to “tie it all together” by sharing some case studies at the Autism and Nutrition workshop here in Bridgeport. First case, is A She starts with-eliminating sweets, preservatives-adds protein– healing gut with 4R principle (remove reactive foods and yeast, reintroduce good microflora, replace processed foods with nutrient-dense foods, repair lining withContinue reading “Last lecture at Autism and Nutrition Wkshop”

Dietary Interventions for Autism – Pt 2 of workshop

Now we’re going into Part 2 of the Autism and Nutrition Workshop at University of Bridgeport, with Gerri Brewster opening up with a lecture on the Dietary Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She begins with a discussion of current diets, which she says are designed to “facilitate healing” the GI tract to improve autism-linked symptomsContinue reading “Dietary Interventions for Autism – Pt 2 of workshop”

Nutritional Approach to Autism with Renee Simon

In Part 1 (second lecture) of the Un of Bridgeport’s seminar on autism, we’re now hearing a lecture on nutritional approaches with autism with Renee Simon, MS. Simon is sharing why getting a complete “patient history is crucial” and should include: – family history– medical history– current eating habits– current symptoms– exams– yeast questionnaire– patternsContinue reading “Nutritional Approach to Autism with Renee Simon”

Autism as a "whole-body disorder" with Gerri Brewster, RD

Autism is a “whole body” neurological disorder with defining criteria that has only been generally accepted since 1994, after Dr. Kanner described it in 1943. There are a total of 12 defining characteristics in early childhood, which include lack of responsiveness, gross deficits in language, etc. The prevalence of autism diagnosis is growing fast —Continue reading “Autism as a "whole-body disorder" with Gerri Brewster, RD”

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”

Diabetes link to depression

Research appears to suggest that there are two links established between diabetes and depression: diabetes as the potential cause for depression because of unbalanced hormones (1) depression as cause or worsening of diabetes because of cortisol (1) Sounds like an awful downward spiral. However, according to the American Diabetes Association, while daily stress of diabetesContinue reading “Diabetes link to depression”