New Data on Effects of Ketogenic Diet in Breast Cancer

This is an important new trial providing for the use of ketogenic diets in certain cancers, coauthored by our valued colleagues Dr. Thomas Seyfried and Miriam Kalamian. This randomized, controlled trial of 60 patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and planned chemotherapy found that those receiving the 12-week ketogenic diet intervention experienced a…

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Are Children Major COVID-19 Spreaders? Evidence is Mixed But Leans Against School Closures

It’s an understandable concern based on past experiences with other viral infections, such as influenza and measles, where children are known to be significant transmitters. However, according to several recent publications, infected children are less significant spreaders of COVID-19 and their own source of infection may more likey be symptomatic or pre-symptomatic adults. Adults who…

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BRCA Gene Mutations and Hypermethylation – The Flavonoid Potential

BRCA1/2 gene mutations, not included in direct-to-consumer genetic testing, are associated with higher rates of ovarian cancer (17-44%) and breast cancer (69-72%). A new study argues that routine testing for these gene vulnerabilities could prevent up to an estimated 2,666 cases of breast cancer per million women, and up to 449 ovarian cancer cases per…

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Diet Alters Period Pain and Duration

Diet has a strong influence on a woman’s cycle. In our clinic, we have successfully used dietary and lifestyle strategies to help individuals with painful, heavy, periods and other types of menstrual and hormonal concerns.

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No Further Trials Needed to Determine if Omega-3 Fats Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Death

This new meta-analysis indicates that ‘no further trials are needed to better evaluate the efficacy of PUFAs in preventing death related to CVD”. A total of 100,609 patients were analyzed. Reduction in mortality due to cardiovascular issues was statistically significant with a relative risk of 0.937, CI 0.88-0.98, P=0.018. Is it time to put this decades-long debate to bed? We think so.

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Blood Type and Risk for Severe COVID

This quote from The Scientist, in reference to the three preprint papers below: “They found that people with blood type A were at a higher risk for respiratory failure, while blood group O seemed to be protective. The odds for those with blood type A to be hospitalized with severe respiratory symptoms were nearly 1.5…

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Higher Serum Chemicals Linked with Celiac Disease

Having increased exposure to environmental chemicals, such as those found in pesticides, non-stick cookware, and fire retardants, is positively associated with increased incidence of Celiac Disease. Specifically, young individuals with high serum levels of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) are twice as likely to have developed Celiac Disease. When looking at females only, the risk is even greater…

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Diet is a Significant Underlying Driver of Acne

A new study of 24,452 participants published in JAMA Dermatology confirms what we see in clinic – that diet makes a huge difference in acne. In particular, foods that are high in a combination of fat and sugar, sugary drinks, and dairy products are associated with adult acne. Our success in treating acne comes from the review of all potential drivers of immune reactivity and inflammation that can be unique to each individual.

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