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Food as Healer, Food as Slayer

Op/ed by Mark Hyman, MD

Nowhere in medicine is there more controversy, superstition, confusion and religious fervor than there is surrounding the subject of food allergies and illness. Conventional allergists and immunologists generally limit interactions between food and the immune system to the Type 1 hypersensitivity, immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated response. Practitioners of integrative and complementary and alternative medicine have long recognized the limitations of this point of view yet have failed to produce a viable alternative clinical model with which to test and assess interventions based on complex dietary manipulations. read more…

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Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet

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Chronic Stress and Insulin resistance– related Indices of Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Part I: Neurophysiological Responses and Pathological Sequelae

Kim E. Innes, et al.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the industrialized world, and the prevalence is increasing rapidly among developing nations. The rising prevalence of CVD worldwide may be attributed in large part to specific atherogenic changes in insulin resistance, adiposity, lipid profiles, and other indices of insulin resistance syndrome (IRS), a cluster of metabolic and hemodynamic abnormalities that are strongly predictive of CVD. A growing body of research suggests that chronic psychosocial stress and related factors significantly contribute to the pathogenesis of IRS-related abnormalities, associated insulin-resistant states, and CVD, in read more…

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