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Drugs, Diseases and Dieatary Supplements

Drugs, Diseases and Dieatary Supplements There has been a change in medical treatment paradigms. Disenchantment with conventional medical approaches to disease prevention and treatment has led to a large consumer lobby to support the availability of natural medicines. The American public is very confused about the role of natural medicine in modern healthcare and there […]

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Fish Oil EC and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fish Oil EC and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Several ground breaking studies point to the therapeutic value of omega-3 fatty acids found in stabilized fish oil concentrates, especially in the promotion of cardiovascular health and combat against inflammation. The omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentanoic acid [EPA], has anti-inflammatory properties which were reviewed in an editorial by Dr. […]

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New and Obsolete Fish Oil Supplements

New and Obsolete Fish Oil Supplements Stephen Holt, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, NYCPM, Harlem, NY and Scientific Advisor to the Industry. The Power of Fish Oil: Omega-3 Series Essential Fatty Acids Several studies in peer-reviewed medical literature indicate that fish oil supplementation at oral dosages required to achieve significant health benefits is unacceptable to […]

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Fish Oil Benefits

The Benefits of Enteric Coated Over Liquid or Softgel Fish Oil – Enhanced absorption and dosage without side effects of regular fish oil capsules or liquids – Up to three times greater the absorption of regular fish oil gels or liquids – Better tolerance, improved compliance and cost effectiveness Enteric coating of fish oil capsules […]

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Fucose, Fucoxanthin, Fucoid and Fat

Fucose, Fucoxanthin, Fucoid and Fat Stephen Holt, MD Introduction The versatile, medicinal benefits of certain types of seaweed and their derivatives have been highlighted recently in the weight control arena. While the value of seaweed-derived fucoxanthin has attracted much attention as a thermogenic agent, seaweed contains several other functional components that could benefit an individual […]

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Enzymes: Part One

ENZYMES: PART I What are Enzymes?: A Review Enzymes are naturally occurring chemicals that accelerate or facilitate chemical reactions in the body. Enzymes are sometimes called catalysts, and they are a fundamental component of the chemistry of life. It is recognized that there are two broad types of enzymes that need to be defined. The […]

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Enzymes: Part Two

ENZYMES: PART II Enzymes and Immunity There are a host of immune disturbances where the body’s own defense mechanisms may attack body tissues (autoimmunity). This type of self-attack by the body’s own immune system is called autoimmune disease. In this circumstance, immune reactions occur in an uncontrolled manner that cause a variety of types of […]

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Haiti: Happless, Helpless and Hopeless?

HAITI: HAPPLESS, HELPLESS AND HOPELESS? Stephen Holt MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emerite), Scientific Advisor to Natural Clinician Note from the Editor: Our valued contributor to the Townsend Letter submitted his perceptions of the devastation that affected Haiti in the early parts of 2010. His observations were made during May 2010 where he predicted “an […]

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Holt on the HCG Diet Revolution Part 1

Holt on the HCG Diet Revolution Part 1 There is a major revival of interest in the short term use (3 or 6 weeks) of very low calorie diets (VLCD) for the induction of weight loss, especially in the obese individual ( BMI>30). This modern weight control revolution in Integrative Medicine involves a reactivation of […]

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Holt on the HCG Diet Revolution Part 2

Holt on the HCG Diet Revolution Part 2 The reason for the existence of so many weight loss diets may be taken as proof that few serve any useful purpose. Notions about “quick fixes” for weight control are fantasies, but there is an emerging science of weight control that focuses on the stubborn and persistent […]

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