Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

The association between the development of Type 2 Diabetes and the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is well established in the literature. Treating NAFLD then becomes part of the overall diabetic care plan. One bioactive compound that positively affects NAFLD and hyperglycemia in those with diabetes is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), an omega-6 essential fatty acid that cannot …

How To Take Your Thyroid Supplement Safely and Effectively to Optimize Treatment

The first line of therapy for most cases of hypothyroidism is thyroid replacement in the form of thyroxin (the most abundant thyroid hormone) or also called T4 either in synthetic or natural form. Occasionally therapy may include triiodothyronine or T3, the active thyroid hormone, in treatment of low thyroid functioning. Most physicians begin treatment of hypothyroidism with a synthetic derivative …

Does Having Diabetes Put You at Risk for Cognitive Decline?

A recent study suggests that it is not the presence of diabetes that poses a risk for cognitive decline as much as it is living with uncontrolled or poorly managed diabetes that puts one at risk for a decline in cognition. High blood sugar, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and insulin resistance are all complications of poorly managed …

3 Hidden Forms of Diabetes Your Doctor Never Told You About

Most people have heard of type I and type II diabetes but what about the other 3 types? Pre-diabetes, Type 1.5 and Type 3 Diabetes are all common metabolic abnormalities, but little reference is made to them in the clinical setting. So, let’s peek at these mysterious “lurkers” behind the metabolic curtains! While many people look at this diagnosis as …

Brain Health Nutrition – The Top 5 Tips to Eat for Optimal Brain Health

Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline are multifactorial.  What we do know is that maintaining a healthy immune system, staying active and engaged, and eating a nutrient-dense diet are all protective against developing the devastating symptoms of cognitive decline. We also know that the elderly are at particularly high risk of malnourishment and nutritional deficiencies are linked with the severity of Alzheimer’s. …

Five Top Thyroid Supplements Should You Take Them or Not?

Thyroid supplements are generally taken by those who think they have sluggish thyroids, they are gaining weight for no reason or they have self-diagnosed themselves with hypothyroidism. Here we will discuss the most common thyroid supplements and what they are designed to do and why a patient should not take these supplements without a doctor’s or certified nutritionist’s recommendation. Iodine …

Diabetes and the Magnesium Miracle

Low magnesium levels are commonly found in people with diabetes, but little attention is focused on it. Magnesium is an essential mineral necessary for the processing of glucose and glucose communication between cells. It’s status is often overlooked due to a lack of clear cut guidelines on exactly how much magnesium (Mg) is needed for optimal health and a lack …

Therapeutic Applications of Citicoline in Alzheimer Disease

Citicoline is a nucleotide found naturally in every cell in the body and increases a brain chemical called phosphatidylcholine. Citicoline was originally developed in Japan as a pharmaceutical to treat stroke and is used as a prescription medicine in Europe for circulation problems involving the brain and, in the U.S., it is sold as a dietary supplement. Phospholipids such as …

What is Post-Partum Thyroiditis?

Post-partum thyroiditis (PPT) is a condition that affects 10-22%  of women and is often attributed to the “post-partum” blues. It is caused by an inflammation of the thyroid gland that happens shortly after birth of the baby.  It is often not caught by medical professionals and the woman may sink into post-partum depression. The diagnosis is confirmed by the presence …

The Top 6 Immune System Hacks to Prevent Cognitive Decline

The cause of Alzheimer’s has evaded the medical world for decades, but new research suggests we may be on the path to uncovering the source of this devastating disease.  Over the last few years, evidence has been pointing to infections caused by bacteria and virus as the trigger of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.  These tiny bugs are linking chronic disease …