World Kidney Day is Today, March 8th

Kidney disease is most often caused by diabetes and high blood pressure; 50% of diabetes sufferers also have high blood pressure and 1 in 3 has kidney disease. Diabetes is caused by excess sugar in your blood; this excess sugar and high blood pressure damages the blood vessels in your kidneys, making it difficult for Read More

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

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

Studies Bring Hope to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers

We’ve all heard about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the past. It has most often been called the “Yuppie Flu”. Sufferers are commonly seen as victims of some physiological illness, or even worse, just lazy. But now there may be solid vindication for the more than one million Americans with Chronic Fatigue. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Read More

Why Traumas Can Haunt and Sabotage Your Health for Years

Emotional memories of traumatic life events are stored in a particularly robust way by your brain, making effective treatment very difficult. Researchers have now successfully tracked down the molecular bases of these strong, persistent memories.   It has long been known that emotional memories of both a positive and a negative kind make strong impressions Read More

Optimism Strengthens Your Immune System

In a study of about 125 first-year law students, researchers examined the relationship between personal optimism and cell-mediated immunity (CMI), which plays a central role in protecting you against viral infections. At five points over the course of the school year, participants answered a series of questions and had their CMI measured through a simple Read More

Who’s At Risk For Colon Cancer?

  Colon cancer comes in third on the list of overall cancer diagnoses every year. Over 100,000 people will be diagnosed, resulting in about 56,000 mortalities. Colon cancer accounts for about 10 percent of all cancer deaths. However, new research is showing some promise. A new study from the University of North Carolina suggests a Read More