High Fat Foods Damage Body Cells, Contribute to Obesity

A recent University of Michigan Health System study highlights the dangers of a high fat diet. High-fat foods can contribute to obesity, which increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Free fatty acids from foods are stored in body fat and are also linked to the onset and progression of inflammation Read More

Are Caffeinated Beverages in Need of a Warning Label?

A seven year study published in the Medical Journal of Australia disclosed the rise in calls to the NSW Poison Control Center regarding adverse reactions to energy drinks. Over this period, the frequency of calls increased fivefold and is attributed to the more common exposure of caffeinated beverages and energy drinks, especially to teenagers. Majority Read More

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified that many U.S workers, approximately 41 million, are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night. Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of a new study, reported that night shift workers and those Read More

Can Omega Fatty Acids Significantly Lower a Woman’s Risk of Developing Heart Disease

Research suggests that eating fish rich in Omega-3 can lower a woman’s risk of developing heart disease, including; hypertension, stroke and heart disease. A recent study conducted on women of childbearing age found that those who never ate fish had 50% more cardiovascular problems than women who did and a 90% higher risk when compared Read More

High Homocysteine Levels Put You at Risk for Heart and Blood Vessel Disease, Stroke and Memory Loss

Can vitamin B supplementation reduce homocysteine levels, reduce your risk for blood clots and hardening arteries as well as a number of other benefits! Homocysteine is a common amino acid and a protein building block that is usually obtained by eating meat. Although it is needed by the body, high homocysteine levels have been linked Read More

Is There a Link Between Headaches and Neuropathy?

Questions for Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California I have a question about headaches and neuropathy. I have had “small fiber sensory peripheral neuropathy” for the past several years and now I have been getting headaches for the past month – every day – constant headaches. Read More

Pre-Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Mitochondrial Function

By Prof. Garth L. Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California  www.immed.org Type 2 Diabetes develops from a pre-Diabetes condition called Metabolic Syndrome (MetSynd).  MetSynd is present in over 22% of the adult U.S. population, and it is made up of several interrelated disturbances of sugar and lipid metabolism.  Read More

Is there a cure for Lupus?

Questions for Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California Is there a cure for lupus?  If not, what are the normal treatment protocols associated with the disease? Dr. Nicolson’s Reply: Although there is no cure for lupus, there are treatments that have been found to be effective Read More

Why Should We Reduce Our Dependency on Prescription Drugs or Products Containing Caffeine, Sugar and Other Additives?

Pharmaceutical drugs typically contain chemicals that are not natural to the body. If we can treat our bodies naturally, and it works, isn’t it always better? Of course! The problem is that many patients are on multiple prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs that may not be in the best combinations for your health. Also, many so-called Read More