Posts Tagged "Inflammation"

FATIGUE – Les Cole, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM

FATIGUE – Les Cole, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM

  Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms we see in functional medicine. Most patients have seen multiple doctors; have been told they are getting old, are depressed or need to exercise; are on multiple medications – antianxiety, anti-depressant,…

Osteoporosis and Calcium Toxicity

Osteoporosis and Calcium Toxicity

                      .     What is osteoporosis? To be honest, this is not really an easy question, though you will hear simple answers from many practitioners. “It is thinning of…

HealthBrief: Magnesium improves physical performance in older women

HealthBrief: Magnesium improves physical performance in older women

Stay Active & Live Well “Magnesium deficiency has proved capable of impairing exercise capacity and reducing physical performance. It is also associated with an increased inflammatory state, muscle cell alterations attributable to increased oxidative stress, and impaired intracellular calcium homeostasis….

Health Brief – Promote Healthy Weight with Probiotics

The human gastrointestinal tract requires “good bacteria” to help the body to absorb and utilize nutrients from food properly.  Previous studies demonstrate that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of people of normal weight. Angelo Tremblay, from…

HealthBrief – Health Benefits of Curcumin

  Turmeric, as the picture shows, has a multitude of health benefits. The active component producing these benefits is curcumin and the supplemental form achieves significantly greater levels in your blood and tissues than can be achieved by eating tumeric…

HealthBrief – Dietary Choices May Defeat Diabetes

Flavanoids are a type of antioxidant – compounds shown to be effective in counteracting oxidative damage. Anthocyanins are a subgroup of flavanoids, for which a number of previous studies suggest beneficial health effects. Aedin Cassidy, from the University of East…

Ecological Medicine – Les Cole, MD

“If someone blew up a hospital or infected a water supply, we’d view it as an act of health terrorism. But pumping persistent organic pollutants into the atmosphere, clearing forests, over-using resources and contributing to global warming are equally inimical…

Type 2 Diabetes – How Did I Get Here?

Type 2 Diabetes – How Did I Get Here?

If you have Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), you’ve probably seen a doctor and been put on a blood sugar lowering medication (such as metformin) for it. If you asked how you got it, you may not have gotten an answer,…

Are You Malnourished?

Are You Malnourished?

The information for this article came from a paper written for my Master’s Thesis in Nutrition and Metabolism, Biomedical Section of The University of South Florida School of Medicine   First, What Is Nutrition? We talk about nutrition, but what…

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Traditional Western Medicine or Allopathic Medicine sees the individual primarily as individualized organ systems: heart, lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, etc. It assigns diseases to these systems based on a set of symptoms, signs, abnormal labs and tissue pathology. Once the…

High Blood Pressure & Reversible Nutritional Deficiencies – Les Cole, MD

High Blood Pressure & Reversible Nutritional Deficiencies – Les Cole, MD

What is blood pressure? When your heart contracts it squeezes all the blood inside it into a tube (the aorta) that is much smaller in size. That causes pressure. Think of a hose used to wash your car as your…