Shark Liver Oil

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN Nutraceutical-based medical care is the future of medicine, and I’m proud to be a part of it. Typically, patients come to see me after meeting several other physicians without satisfactory results. I put them on a programme of supplements, adjust their diet, and watch their lives change. At such times, I

Flaxseed: Go For It

Words: Dr Ryan N HARRISON What’s smaller than most prescription medication pills but powerful enough to relieve constipation, clear up digestive problems, banish joint pains, fight heart disease, help prevent cancer and heal inflammation? Why, that would be the seed of the Linum usitatissimum plant, much more commonly known as flaxseed. The origin of the

Phytonutrients For Menopause

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN Julie Thomas was a fifty-seven-year-old actress who visited my office to rid herself of postmenopausal symptoms. She’d suffered from premenstrual syndrome [PMS] throughout her life, and she was now experiencing crippling joint pains, stiffness, and alternating chills and hot flashes due to menopause. She also noticed swelling in her legs and

Reversing Vision Loss

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN Scientists and doctors alike will tell you that there is no real cure for AMD [age-related macular degeneration], an eye disease that can blur your central vision. Muriel Ganz knew nothing about medicine, but she can now tell you that while there’s no definitive cure for AMD, there’s at least a way to

Go For Omega-3

Words: Dr Ryan N HARRISON There’s been quite a buzz about omega-3s and EFAs, and for good reason: omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to provide an amazing array of health benefits, literally from head to toe. Hundreds of studies have already investigated and confirmed a host of ways that omega-3s positively affect health. As

The Tyrosine Factor

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN The evidence of stress-induced chemical cascades that Dr Hans Selye, PhD, known as the founding father of stress studies, proposed in 1936, hold up even today. He suggested that when we’re stressed, neurotransmitters caused a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus to produce a substance called corticotropin-releasing factor [CRF].

Glutamine For Gut Health

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN Glutamine is the most profuse and multipurpose amino acid in the body. The rate of glutamine consumption by immune cells, in health and illness, is similar to, or greater than, glucose. The amino acid’s immune system support mechanism is  closely connected to its ‘bustle’ in the intestines. It not helps to

Lutein For Eye Health

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN Eye problems are the most feared medical diagnosis. Macular degeneration, a process that obstructs vision by initially damaging fragile capillaries in the eye, is the leading cause of blindness among Americans over age 50. Approximately 25 million adults currently suffer from age-related macular degeneration [AMD]; up to 37 per cent of

PS: The Brain Nutrient

Words: Dr Richard FIRSHEIN It may seem incredible that you can safely boost mental clarity by consuming a little-known nutrient with a long-winded moniker. Phosphatidyl serine [PS] has rapidly been gaining notice and credibility over the past 30 years. More clinical trials have been run on PS than on any other nutrient targeting the brain.

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