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Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. In the United States, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing. The number of patients enrolled in the ESRD Medicare-funded program has increased from approximately 10,000 beneficiaries in 1973, to 86,354 in 1983, and to 615,899 as of December 31, 2011.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ayurveda and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Todd Born of Born Naturopathic Associates explores approaching autism spectrum disorder with Ayurveda and naturopathic methods.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the autism spectrum disorder includes autistic disorder (classic autism), Asperger syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (or atypical autism). Autism is a developmental disorder distinguished by deficits in communication, interaction, and cognition. By definition the onset is prior to age 3.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) states that in order for it to be diagnosed, certain criteria must be met, the details of which read more…

The Forgotten Therapeutic Applications of Castor Oil

This ancient remedy is explored by Dr Todd Born ND, in terms of its clinical application and the slowly expanding body of published data on its effects on human physiology and biology.

For many centuries folk lore medicine has recommended the use of castor oil, either orally or transdermally for a wide range of complaints.  Naturopaths and other practitioners continue to utilise its therapeutic potential for the management of the health of their clients and patients.

When confronted with the request for topical application by their health care provider many people will baulk and wonder why they should cover parts read more…

Nutritional Approaches for Integrative Oncology (Slideshow)

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Nutrition therapy is increasingly playing a bigger role in cancer prevention and treatment. The literature points to genetic causes of cancer at only 5-10%, while environmental influence is attributable to a dramatic 90-95% of all cancers. Diet alone accounts for up to 35% of all environmental influencers, which surprisingly exceeds tobacco (30%).

Topics in this slideshow:

  • Hallmarks of Carcinogenesis
  • Cancer Prevention and Diet
  • Fruits, Vegetables and Omega-3′s: The Anti-Cancer Toolbox
  • Nutrients and Cancer Cell Progression
  • Supporting Phase II Pathways as Chemoprevention
  • Chemopreventive and Oncostatic Agents, Obesity Related Cancers & More… read more…
  • Personalized Lifestyle Medicine (PART 1): Relevance for Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendations

    by Jeff Bland & Deanna M. Minch

    A Special Slideshow Presentation by

    Public health recommendations for lifestyle modification, including diet and physical activity, have been widely disseminated for the prevention and treatment of disease. These guidelines are intended for the overall population without significant consideration for the individual with respect to one’s genes and environment.

    Personalized lifestyle medicine is a newly developed term that refers to an approach to medicine in which an individual’s health metrics from point-of-care diagnostics are used to develop lifestyle medicine-oriented therapeutic strategies for improving individual health outcomes in managing chronic disease.

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