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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 »
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The European Federation for Naturopathy (EFN), initiated a huge protest against, inter alia, the absurdly discriminatory legislation in Germany which had made all nutritional supplements which had a physiological effect ‘prescription-only medicines’. Read the rest of this entry »
Food Pharmacy’s proprietary solution allows you to easily and effectively create customised dietary guidelines in less than five minutes that address biochemical individuality and current health issues far beyond weight management. In fact, there is no other software that can tell your patients exactly what to eat and not eat based on their biochemical individuality.
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- Add your own protocols to the program in just minutes. Read the rest of this entry »
Omega-3 pioneer and industry leader Nordic Naturals announced today that its commitment to producing only the natural triglyceride form of fish oil has been reconfirmed and heightened this week by new scientific research in this field. Dr. Jorn Dyerberg and Danish co-workers demonstrated that the bioavailability of omega-3s in the re-esterified triglyceride form was 70 percent higher than omega-3s in the ethyl ester form, according to new findings published in the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids.
From its inception in 1995, Nordic Naturals has offered its concentrated fish oil exclusively in this form, citing that the re-esterified triglyceride form ensured optimal absorption and utilisation, thus improving efficacy. Read the rest of this entry »
The role of the amino acid homocysteine in the health of the brain has recived an interesting boost with the latest PLOS One publication from a team based at Oxford University. Plasma homocysteine levels are strongly influenced by diet, as well as by genetic factors. The dietary components with the greatest effects are folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. Folic acid and other B vitamins help break down homocysteine in the body. Several studies have found that higher blood levels of B vitamins are related, at least partly, to lower concentrations of homocysteine. Other recent evidence shows that low blood levels of folic acid are linked with a higher risk of fatal coronary heart disease and stroke.
However, the latest developments suggest that homocysteine lowering strategies can reduce the rate of brain atrophy by as much as 50% in older people. This has positive implications for prevention of CNS disorders such as Alzheimers as these conditions are causally linked to atrophy. The Allergy Research Homocysteine Metabolite Formula, developed over 10 years ago provides the required nutrients at two per day to match the levels used in the study.
- Smith, A., Smith, S., de Jager, C., Whitbread, P., Johnston, C., Agacinski, G., Oulhaj, A., Bradley, K., Jacoby, R., & Refsum, H. (2010). Homocysteine-Lowering by B Vitamins Slows the Rate of Accelerated Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial PLoS ONE, 5 (9) DOI: View Abstract