Increased Vitamin K Consumption May Slow Progression of Insulin Resistance and Lower Diabetes Risk

Over the past decade, increasing amounts of research are tying higher vitamin K intakes to lower risks of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related cardiovascular diseases. Mainstream recommendations coming out of the Institute of Medicine for vitamin K claim … Continue reading

Vitamin K2 Deficiency May Have Role in Neurological Diseases Including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis

While reading up on vitamin K2 recently, I’ve noticed a number of connections that have me wondering if one of the culprits behind several widely occurring neurological diseases might be a relative scarcity of this vitamin in many people’s diets. … Continue reading

How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

If you have paid the least bit of attention to health care coverage in the past few years, you probably have noticed the growing number of studies citing that insufficient levels of vitamin D contribute to elevated disease risk from … Continue reading

Sjögren’s Syndrome Patients and Others With Dry Mouth May Benefit from Oral Probiotics

While I was writing about a difficult autoimmune illness called Sjogren’s syndrome, it occurred to me that one the products I use regularly for my own health might be very helpful to people with this illness. One of the chief … Continue reading

Sjögren’s Syndrome Patients May Suffer Symptoms Similar to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis

Recently I have been reviewing chronic fatigue and pain symptoms for somebody I know. Most of the symptoms sound a lot like those of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, but this person also has chronic dry eyes with blurry vision … Continue reading

Lowering CT Heart Scan Calcium Score and Heart Attack Risk Via Diet and Supplement Changes

One of the notable developments in the past decade of cardiovascular medicine has been the increasing use of a CT scan of the heart to determine calcification in the cardiovascular system. The relative level of calcification is quantified as a … Continue reading

Curcumin and the MAO Inhibitor “Cheese Effect” from Tyramine Triggered Hypertension

Curcumin is a widely consumed component of the spice tumeric, commonly used in India and other parts of Asia. One of its important properties is functioning as MAO-A (Monoamine oxidase A) inhibitor that may help with certain neurotransmitter imbalance conditions … Continue reading

Carbohydrate Binge Eating and Weight Gain May Indicate Tryptophan and Serotonin Deficiencies

During the holiday season, you may have found yourself eating more cookies, cakes, breads, and other delicious baked goods than usual. You wouldn’t be the only one. But if polishing off a box of cereal solo, eating half a quart … Continue reading

Supplements That Can Aid Warfarin Users By Reducing Abnormal Clotting and Bleeding Risks

In my previous article Widely Used Anticoagulation Drug Warfarin (Coumadin) More Dangerous Than Commonly Thought, I discussed some coagulation disorders in which the widely prescribed drug warfarin (Coumadin) is used and how it has some very bad long-term side effects. … Continue reading

Widely Used Anticoagulation Drug Warfarin (Coumadin) More Dangerous Than Commonly Thought

Warfarin is an anticoagulation medicine that is one of the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. It is sold under a variety of brand names, the best known of them being Coumadin in the US. Warfarin is used widely … Continue reading