Vitamin D and Pain

Identified etiological factors for Chronic Widespread pain are largely related to emotional and behavioral factors, but current management leads to modest improvement in symptoms. Vitamin D deficiency has been suggested as a new modifiable risk factor for CWP (chronic widespread pain). To examine the association between vitamin D status (measured by 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D)) and…

Treatment Options for Andropause

Andropause is a condition of hormonal imbalance, and may be related to declining levels of testosterone, elevated levels of estrogens, or a mixture of both. After proper diagnosis, including screening of testosterone and estrogen levels, therapy has been shown to be dramatically effective in relieving symptoms of andropause and restoring drive, health, potency and a…

Oil Up Your Weight Loss Goals

Higher blood levels of omega 3 (EPA/DHA) fish oil could be the missing link to your weight loss goals. Recent British Journal of Nutrition research findings discovered that overweight and obese people have blood levels that are lower than in healthy weight individuals. The clinical findings showed that increased omega-3 levels were associated with a…

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) *

TOWNSEND LETTER – JUNE 2009 by Chris D. Meletis, ND and Nieske Zabriskie, ND Fortunately, there are many clinical markers that can be used to quantify risk and to measure successful therapeutic intervention when applied in the patient model. The following discussion offers a select review of well-known and more obscure clinical indices along with…