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Dean Ornish: Unrelenting Healthcare Disruptor

Guest post courtesy of Glenn Sabin, FON Consulting


No one has been a greater force than Dr. Dean Ornish in proving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of ‘lifestyle over procedures’ for chronic disease. His seminal work, designing whole systems research models and documenting remarkable outcomes—for reversing heart disease and early stage prostate cancer—has been extraordinary.
Most impressive has been Ornish’s unwavering determination and skill over three decades to effectively translate scientific findings to practical clinical program models; thereby disrupting the healthcare status quo.

Dean-Ornish-300x277Tipping Point Reached—Finally

After almost two decades waiting in the wings, his scientifically proven program, Dr. Ornish’s read more…

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New Study: Calcium Supplementation Safe for Women’s Heart Health

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2014—A new study1 published in the July issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found no increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) or all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women supplementing with calcium and vitamin D. The study, “The Effects of Calcium Supplementation on Verified Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalization and Death in Postmenopausal Women: A Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” is the fifth study in the last couple of years to reaffirm calcium’s safety2, 3, 4, 5, which is consistent with the overall read more…

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Vitamin D and Heart Health

Article presented by Labrix Clinical Services, LLC

Our grandmothers understood the significance of vitamin D. At the turn of the 20th century, more
than 80% of children living in industrialized cities in North America and Europe developed rickets. In
response, many households turned to cod liver oil supplementation for the vitamin D they knew it
contained. We often hear of this former practice from our patients, who are surprised to learn that it
held a purpose beyond their perceived torment.

Fast forward one century later; vitamin D is the darling of nutritional investigation. A growing body of
evidence has identified  read more…

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PureHeart Probiotic: An Evidence-Based Probiotic for Heart Health*

The estimated 10-100 trillion bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract express an array of genes exceeding the human genome by a magnitude of 150.1,2 Collectively known as the microbiome, these genes endow bacteria with metabolic capabilities that influence nutrient absorption, energy balance, body composition, lipid and lipoprotein homeostasis, and other factors related to cardiometabolic health.*

A novel strain for heart health*

The confluence of the microbiome and cardiometabolic health has intrigued scientists for several decades. Over the past two years, several recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have investigated a unique strain of Lactobacillus reuteri known as NCIMB 30242. read more…

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