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…

Long Term Consequences of Diabetes*

Published in: Townsend Letter – May 2009 By Dr. Chris D. Meletis Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for numerous serious complications. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are an estimated 23.6 million people in the US, approximately 8% of the population, with diabetes, which is an increase by 13.5% from 2005. It…

HIS Change of Life

His Change of Life: Male Menopause and Healthy Aging with Testosterone (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) www.hischangeoflife.com Just like in the new book by doctors Chris Meletis, ND and Sara Wood, ND, this site is a source of cutting edge research and information about hormonal health for MEN. You’ve likely heard about the changing hormones in…

Identifying and Treating Lyme Disease*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., Nieske Zabriskie, N.D., and Robert Rountree, M.D. Lyme borreliosis is a tickborne infection caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and is the most prevalent  tickborne infectious disease in the United States. The spirochete  (spiral shaped bacterium) B. burgdorferi is transmitted to humans primarily by the black-legged tick or deer…

Natural Approaches to Treating Addiction*

Introduction  Addiction is a worldwide problem resulting in great economic, health, and social burdens. It is estimated that 4.7% of the global population ages 15–64, or 184 million people, consume illicit drugs annually. 1 Addiction to legal substances is also a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20.8% of all adults smoke cigarettes, totaling 45.3…

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder *

Published in: ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES • OCTOBER 2008 by: Chris D. Meletis, N.D., and Nieske Zabriskie, N.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurologic condition in children and comprises a range of behavioral problems, including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. In most children with ADHD, the cause is unknown, but is thought to…

Natural Approaches for Optimal Sleep*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., and Nieske Zabriskie, N.D. Adequate sleep is essential for healthy functioning of the 75 trillion cells that comprise the human body. Sleep disorders are a common complaint and can make a great impact on quality of life. Common sleep disorders include primary insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and sleep-disordered breathing. Other factors…

Supporting Gastrointestinal Health with Nutritional Therapy*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., and Nieske Zabriskie, N.D Digestive disorders are increasingly common and affect millions of Americans. There were 41.3 million office visits to physicians and 15.1 visits to the emergency rooms for digestivesystem symptoms in 2004, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent data. 1 Conditions include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); inflammatory bowel…

Fluoride

A Potent Toxin Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) Fluoride is a chemical compound of the element fluorine found naturally in food, water and air. Humans are also exposed to fluoride from municipal water supplies (when it’s added), dental treatments, coal burning, pesticides, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, bricks, tiles and ceramics, and…