Healthy Aging: From Metabolism to Muscle Mass — A Role for L-Glutamine?

When accompanied by related gains in fat mass, sarcopenia (the age-related loss of muscle mass and function) is strongly associated with Type 2 diabetes in older populations. But which came first, the chicken or the egg? Even in lean individuals, hyperglycemia itself poses a significant risk for sarcopenia. And in older adults with long-standing type … Continue reading Healthy Aging: From Metabolism to Muscle Mass — A Role for L-Glutamine?

Cod Liver Oil — Tried and True

Cod liver oil (CLO) is a traditional nutritional supplement with diverse benefits. It is an excellent source of the anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, contains significant levels of naturally occurring vitamins A and D, and may be appropriately dosed for use by people of all ages. During the first half of the … Continue reading Cod Liver Oil — Tried and True

Why Leucine Makes Sense for Seniors

As we grow older, age-related loss of muscle mass, or sarcopenia, is unavoidable. Fortunately, we can modify the rate and degree at which sarcopenia occurs with simple nutritional and lifestyle interventions. Unquestionably, muscle strength and function is deeply associated with quality of life in senior citizens. Hand grip strength alone—not to mention arm, leg and … Continue reading Why Leucine Makes Sense for Seniors

Magtein® — Brain Focused Magnesium

In the functional medicine community, the value of magnesium as a "master mineral" is well known. A co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium participates in protein synthesis, energy metabolism, blood sugar and electrolyte balance, stress and relaxation—the list goes on. Structurally, it is critical for healthy bones. Helping to maintain proper cardiovascular function, … Continue reading Magtein® — Brain Focused Magnesium

Supporting IBS Patients with Hyperimmune Egg Powder

Not long ago, it wasn't uncommon for patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome to be told their problem was "all in their head". Luckily today, most medical practitioners know better. Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety certainly play a role in the etiology of IBS, but functional issues such as impaired migrating motor complex … Continue reading Supporting IBS Patients with Hyperimmune Egg Powder

Betaine HCL for Healthy Body Composition?

Betaine hydrochloride (HCl) is one of the original and most often prescribed dietary supplements to support healthy digestion. As a safe source of hydrochloric acid, betaine HCl is well known to help counter the effects of hypochlorhydria or insufficient stomach acid, a common condition generally associated with aging which also may exist in younger patients. … Continue reading Betaine HCL for Healthy Body Composition?

Exploring Benefits of Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin

Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (SBI) is a well-tolerated medical food researched to help optimize the gastrointestinal inflammatory response and improve balance in the gut microbiome. SBI is commonly recommended for people dealing with chronic gut lining irritation and its related issues—from nutrient malabsorption and bowel irregularities to increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) and its downstream … Continue reading Exploring Benefits of Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin

Garlic Benefits Include Liver Health

People take garlic supplements for various reasons. Chief among these is helping to fight colds and flu, helping to support healthy blood lipids and blood pressure, helping to manage blood glucose levels, and helping to promote healthy gastrointestinal microbial balance. Garlic also is known to help support healthy liver function, associated with improved metabolic and … Continue reading Garlic Benefits Include Liver Health

Magnolia Bark, CB Receptors & Relaxation

In recent years, anxiety disorders are estimated to affect between 10% and 30% of the general population. Pharmaceutical treatments are ubiquitous, their many unwanted side effects well known. Nutritional, nutraceutical and botanical support is also available to help promote natural stress reduction and healthy mood maintenance. One remedy used since ancient times to help nurture … Continue reading Magnolia Bark, CB Receptors & Relaxation