New Anti-Aging Supplement?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation Promotes Survival and Supports Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Middle-Aged Mice” In the 2010 issue Cell Press. The phrase “anti-aging” is defined by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as the application of advanced biomedical technologies focused on the early detection, prevention, andContinue reading “New Anti-Aging Supplement?”

Americans Not Meeting Dietary Guidelines

By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Americans Do No Meet Federal Dietary Recommendations,”, in the October 2010 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. How do you know if you are meeting current dietary recommendations?  You might check the new food guide pyramid, now called MyPyramid (3).  And how do we stack up as a nation? Continue reading “Americans Not Meeting Dietary Guidelines”

Surprising Information on Vitamin C Deficiency

Surprising Information on Vitamin C Deficiency Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Vitamin C Deficiency in a Population of Young Canadian Adults”, in the May 2009 issue of American Journal of Epidemiology. Scurvy is a condition that results from low levels or lack of vitamin C.  Common symptoms of scurvy include general weakness, anemia, gumContinue reading “Surprising Information on Vitamin C Deficiency”

Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA

My latest publication at the Natural Health Research Institute: Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Effect of nut consumption on oxidative stress and the endothelial function in metabolic syndrome.” In the March 2010 issue of Clinical Nutrition. Posted May 6, 2010. Many have heard the cliché, you areContinue reading “Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA”

Pistachios- A New Superfood?

My latest publication at the Natural Health Research Institute: Pistachios – A New Superfood? Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND,  from “Pistachios Increase Serum Antioxidants and Lower Serum Oxidized-LDL in Hypercholesterolemic Adults.” In the March 2010 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Posted April 22, 2010. Pistachios, compared to other nuts, contain high amounts of antioxidants,Continue reading “Pistachios- A New Superfood?”