Arthritis and Related Diseases, Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Lipid Replacement Therapy

By Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California (www.immed.org) Professor Nicolson is on the Board of Scientific Directors of the Road Back Foundation (www.roadback.org), a nonprofit educational organization that provides information on rheumatic diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, and their treatments.  He also serves on the editorial Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease, Can Nutrition Be A Key?

The risk of dementia is more overshadowing the older we get.  Alzheimer’s disease becomes the leading cause of dementia the older you are. Among the known risk factors for Alzheimer’s are age and nutrition.  Once you look beyond the genetic factors, age, nutrition, smoking, alcohol, head injury, and depression are the most related factors to Read More

Alzheimer Q & A with Prof. Garth Nicolson

Alzheimer’s Q & A with Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA Q. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Professor Nicolson: Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to loss of memory, thinking and other brain functions. Alzheimer’s is not a Read More

Lipid Replacement Therapy and Mitochondrial Damage in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

By Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA The following is taken, in part, from an invited symposium presentation entitled “Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative and Neurobehavioral Diseases” presented at the 18nd International Symposium on Functional Medicine held on April 28-30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Read More

Supplements that Offer Patients Real Therapeutic Benefits

Questions for Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California I’m a major advocate of Grapeseed Extract and Pycnogenol and have used both since 1995. My allergies/sinus/headache issues are just about history. I have a lot of info on these antioxidants and trust that they do slow down 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

Are You at Risk for Diabetes

The American Heart Association recognizes Metabolic Syndrome as a growing concern.  According to the AHA the following are several of the symptoms, causes and possible treatment for Metabolic Syndrome. What is the metabolic syndrome? The metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors in one person. They include: Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue 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

Cancer-Associated Fatigue: Finally an answer

By Prof. Garth Nicolson Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California The following is taken from an invited platform presentation entitled “Lipid Replacement Therapy: a Nutraceutical Approach for Reducing Cancer-Associated Fatigue and the Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy” presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Cancer Fatigue held on October Read More