Help for Those Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Flatiron Functional Medicine often receives calls asking if Dr. Jill treats Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease for Inflammatory Bowel Disease…. and the answer is emphatically “YES!” What is the difference between these conditions? There is a lot of confusion concerning Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two forms…

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New Study Links Trans Fats to Depression

January 28, 2011 — Consumption of trans-unsaturated fatty acids (TFAs or trans-fats) has been linked to a significantly increased risk for depression. On the other hand, olive oil, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) appear to have a protective effect and lower depression risk, new research suggests. Spanish investigators from the University…

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Calming colic in babies … probiotics to the rescue

New evidence suggests to calm colic, try Lactobacillus reuteri. Ever see that baby shirt that says, “If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping?” It’s creator probably had a colicky child. But new parents have a new colic-calming ally: Lactobacillus reuteri. Italian researchers treated 50 cranky, colicky infants with this probiotic bacterium (108 colony-forming units in 5 drops…

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Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attack-HEPA Filter May Help

January 21, 2010 — Particulate air pollution increases the risk for myocardial infarction, and lowering indoor particulate air pollution levels by using ordinary high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration improves 2 markers of cardiovascular risk: microvascular endothelial function and systemic inflammation. Ryan W. Allen, PhD, and colleagues from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada,…

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Long-Term Pesticide Exposure Linked to Cognitive Decline

December 29, 2010 — Individuals exposed to pesticides on the job are more likely than their unexposed peers to experience a decline in cognitive function as they grow older, new research shows. “The mild impairment we observed raises the question of…possible evolution towards neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias,” write Isabelle Baldi,…

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New study: High Protein Diet Best Way to Maintain Weight Loss

November 26, 2010 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — A new study looking at ways of maintaining weight loss in subjects who’ve successfully shed pounds through a restricted-calorie diet has found that a higher-protein, lower glycemic index (GI) diet was significantly better than other diets either lower in protein, or with a higher glycemic index, or both [1].…

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