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As basic science and clinical research cross paths, a new understanding of the importance of mitochondria in health and disease has emerged. On March 20, 2014, FOCUS moderated an international Skype conversation between Michael Ash, BSc, DO, ND, F.DipION, and Alex Vasquez, BS, DC, ND, DO, FACN on the new epoch of mitochondrial medicine. Michael Ash is co-founder of Nutri-Link Ltd, a subsidiary of Allergy Research Group, LLC. Endnotes that reference relevant studies and sources have been added for readers and physicians.
Focus: Mitochondria are the many “power plants” inside our cells that produce the energy that fuels metabolic processes and reactions. Why all the excitement and furor about mitochondria these days? Are we really seeing a new era in integrative and functional medicine? Read the rest of this entry »
An Interview With Professor Dr. Ima-Nirwana Soelaiman, MBBS, PhD, Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Biography: The focus of Dr. Ima-Nirwana’s research is the impact of natural products on bone metabolism and osteoporosis, with special emphasis on tocotrienols. Dr. Ima-Nirwana has published 122 articles in scientific journals. Together with her team she has presented her work at over a hundred local and international conferences. The results from her animal studies have consistently shown that tocotrienols can prevent and reverse osteoporosis due to stressors, including menopause, estrogen and androgen deficiency, steroid excess, nicotine exposure and oxidative stress and inflammation. She is currently planning clinical trials on tocotrienols and osteoporosis in the USA and in Malaysia. She is a member of the Malaysian Osteoporosis Society and the Malaysia Endocrine and Metabolic Society. She holds a patent within Malaysia for the use of tocotrienol for bone health in humans. Read the rest of this entry »
It is well established that high retinoic acid (RA) levels leads to teratogenic effects both in human and experimental models. Brain abnormalities such as microcephaly, impairment of hindbrain development, mandibular and midfacial underdevelopment, and cleft palate are all implicated., Read the rest of this entry »
Vitamin E Attacked Again, Of Course. Because It Works.
by Andrew W. Saul
Editor, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service
(OMNS, Oct 14, 2011) The very first Orthomolecular Medicine News Service release was on the clinical benefits of vitamin E. That was seven years ago. (1) In fact, the battle over vitamin E has been going full-tilt for over 60 years. (2)
Well, you can say one thing for vitamin critics: at least they are consistent. Consistently wrong, but consistent. Read the rest of this entry »
We – just as you are, are only too well aware of the fragility of global political and emergency events these days. For a number of years we have been purchasing a full Shelter Box whenever there is a significant event in which thousands of people suffer loss of homes and start to feel isolated and hungry. The company feels that immediate assistance is what is required and shelterbox deliver their remarkably efficient kits very fast, getting people undershelter, protected from the worst of the elements and able to prepare food. Our latest box has gone To Kenya, we hope it helps and wish that it would be the last needed. However, we know that is unlikely and are fully prepared to support Shelter Box again when the need arises.
Allergy Research Group, as with all manufacturers from time to time replace or discontinue products and do so for various reasons. CoQsol-CF™ with tocotrienols (#75460) , is being replaced by Co enzyme Q10 with tocotrienols (#73460). Read the rest of this entry »
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Antony Haynes and Leonie Ash attended the 20th International Symposium in Seattle with Mike Ash, who presented for the second time at an IFM Symposium. He gave two superb presentations to the 600+ audience of doctors and health practitioners from over 20 countries. Read the rest of this entry »
Over a twenty-seven year period, vitamin supplements have been alleged to have caused the deaths of a total of eleven people in the United States. A new analysis of US poison control center annual report data indicates that there have, in fact, been no deaths whatsoever from vitamins . . . none at all, in the 27 years that such reports have been available.
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AFMCP™ is not a typical medical meeting. Now in its 14th year, this five-day course has been rigorously designed, critically evaluated, and continuously refined by our outstanding core faculty, each of whom brings diverse and subject-specific clinical expertise to the application of functional medicine. Read the rest of this entry »
As a company we have supported the work of ShelterBox based in Cornwall for the last few years and purchase one of their remarkable support boxes whenever we can. In response to the recent and dramatic events in Japan we have purchased a box to assist with the immediate support of families who have lost all their posessions and homes due to the tsunami and earthquake. I am sure that like us you cannot imagine the devastation and effects this will have on families and their work, their ability to function and the enormous difficulty in recovering. Read the rest of this entry »