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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor of the uterus and their incidence increases over the reproductive years until menopause.  Uterine fibroid tissue is made up of smooth muscle cells in the myometrium and are hormonally dependent on estrogen and progesterone and because of this, are the most symptomatic in the years prior to […]

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The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the preventive effects of oral pine bark extract (Trademarked product: Pycnogenol®) 150 mg/daily in individuals with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI). Both men and women, the study subjects had to have had at least three symptomatic UTIs in the previous year, two episodes […]

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One of my mainstay nutraceuticals for general anxiety disorder is L-theanine, even though the research is not consistent or considerable.  My clinical experience is what mostly guides my consistent recommendations for it. Theanine is a non-protein amino acid that was first isolated from green tea and is chemically similar in structure to glutamic acid.  L-theanine […]

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Ukraine: Food for Thought

I’m thinking I’m like many of you, in that Ukraine and the Ukrainian people are very much on my mind.  Just one very small way I might raise awareness about Ukraine, is to talk about their traditional diet.  Ukraine is often referred to as the breadbasket of Europe and wheat and grain are central to […]

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There are 490 documented positive pregnancy outcomes after use of ginger root during pregnancy registered with the European Medicines Agency (EMA).  Data indicates that no malformation or fetal toxicity was associated with the use of ginger root during pregnancy.  But, because they require a minimum of 1,000 cases to determine safety, the EMA still advises […]

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Dysmenorrhea, also called menstrual cramps is one of the most common problems in menstruating women.  There are two types of dysmenorrhea: Primary and secondary.  Primary dysmenorrhea includes lower abdominal/uterus/pelvic pain during the menses and in the absence of any known pelvic pathology. On the other hand, secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by a disorder in the […]

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common skin infections.  Many individuals do not know they have the virus, because they have never had an eruption. In fact, about 80% of the U.S. population has asymptomatic HSV. Herpes simplex viruses are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and […]

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Turmeric and its main bioactive component, curcumin has previously reported benefits in liver injury and cirrhosis.  The current randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of curcumin supplementation on health-related quality of life in patients with liver cirrhosis. The study included 70 patients, ages 20-70 from a gastroenterology outpatient clinic in Iran.  The patients had […]

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