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…

Natural Approaches to Controlling Inflammatory Disease*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., and Jason Barker, N.D. Inflammation is simply a physiologic response process generated by the body in response to injury, infection, or irritation. In acute stages, the inflammatory process is vital to the healing process; however, chronic inflammation can increase disease-associated morbidity. New insights into the chronic inflammatory process now provide evidence that…

Natural Relief for Inflammation of Sprains, Strains, and Arthritis*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D. Natural medicine can provide dramatic relief for patients who suffer from the aches and pains associated with sports-related injuries, other minor traumas, and chronic inflammatory conditions. The natural bounty of potential treatments runs the gamut from Lyprinol (a stabilized green-lipped mussel extract) (Tyler Encapsulations, Gresham, Oregon) to bromelain (a popular proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple plants). Regardless of how…