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Improvement Of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease After Initiation Of A Low-Carbohydrate Diet: Five Brief Case Reports

William S. Yancy, Jr, MD, MHS, Dawn Provenzale, MD, MSPH, and Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS

Abstract
Heartburn (pyrosis) and gastroesophageal reflux symptoms are common complaints encoun- tered in outpatient medical clinics.1 It is esti- mated that up to 40% of adults in the United States have occasional heartburn (approximate- ly once a month) and up to 10% experience daily heartburn.2,3 In addition, these symptoms have a substantial effect on health-related quality of life (QOL); in some studies, QOL can be impaired as severely as with angina or heart failure.4 Medications used to treat these symptoms have been among the read more…

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Migraines And Mood Disorders: Nutritional And Dietary Intervention Based On Laboratory Testing

Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS; Stephanie Kaplan, ND; J. Alexander Bralley, PhD

Abstract
Current conventional treatments for migraine head- ache, depression, and mood disorders often fail to address the underlying cause(s) of these conditions and therefore usually require long-term medication without hope for cure or, in many cases, adequate symptom relief. Previous studies have shown that amino acids,1-7 neurotransmitters,6,8-16 and allergenic foods17-23 may be involved in the pathogenesis of depression and migraine headache. This case report examines plasma amino acids, urinary neurotransmitter catabolites, and serum food antibodies in a patient with chronic depression and migraine headache before and after nutritional and dietary read more…

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Melatonin for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Case Report

Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Abstract
The enterochromaffin cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract secrete 400 times as much melatonin as the pineal gland; therefore, it is not surprising that research is finding that this indole plays an important role in GI functioning. In animal studies, it protects against GI ulcerations, and randomized clinical trials suggest its efficacy in treating functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. Melatonin administration has been shown to protect against esophageal lesions in animals. Moreover, in a randomized, single-blind clinical trial of subjects with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the combination of melatonin with other natural supplements was read more…

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Chiropractic Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Case Report

Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM; Betsy B. Singh, PhD; Raheleh Khorsan, MA; Rocky Comberiati, DC; Melany Meier, DC; Susan Holm, MS, DC

Abstract
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), or craniomandibular disorders (CMD), is a collective term used to describe a group of cranio-oro-facial conditions that are differentiated as pain or noise in the mastication muscles or temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and limited mandibular function.1 TMD pain can simulate atypical facial pain (AFP) with characteristics of pain ranging from unilateral, bilateral, or migratory.2-6 More than 10 million people in the United States suffer from TMD.2,3 The average age of onset is between 18 read more…

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A Case of Hepatitis Associated With Long-Term Use of Cimicifuga Racemosa: A Case Report

Alfredo Vannacci, MD, PhD; Francesco Lapi, PharmD, PhD; Eugenia Gallo, MS; Michele Vietri, MS, PhD; Mario Toti, MD;
Francesca Menniti-Ippolito, MS, PhD; Roberto Raschetti, MD; Fabio Firenzuoli, MD; Alessandro Mugelli, MS, MD

Abstract
A survey of 107 patients continuously treated for more than 12 months with a Cimicifuga racemosa rhizome (black cohosh) herbal extract was recently conducted by Firenzuoli et al to verify its possible hepatotoxic effects.1 The paper concluded that, despite the alert released on July 2006 by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), C racemosa rhizome herbal extract should be considered read more…

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