Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (SBI) is a well-tolerated medical food researched to help optimize the gastrointestinal inflammatory response and improve balance in the gut microbiome. SBI is commonly recommended for people dealing with chronic gut lining irritation and its related issues—from nutrient malabsorption and bowel irregularities to increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) and its downstream … Continue reading Exploring Benefits of Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin
People take garlic supplements for various reasons. Chief among these is helping to fight colds and flu, helping to support healthy blood lipids and blood pressure, helping to manage blood glucose levels, and helping to promote healthy gastrointestinal microbial balance. Garlic also is known to help support healthy liver function, associated with improved metabolic and … Continue reading Garlic Benefits Include Liver Health
In recent years, anxiety disorders are estimated to affect between 10% and 30% of the general population. Pharmaceutical treatments are ubiquitous, their many unwanted side effects well known. Nutritional, nutraceutical and botanical support is also available to help promote natural stress reduction and healthy mood maintenance. One remedy used since ancient times to help nurture … Continue reading Magnolia Bark, CB Receptors & Relaxation
As immune health continues to be a topic of great interest—particularly when it comes to seniors—it is wise to recall the essential role vitamin and mineral repletion may play in the body's ability to fight disease. Sadly, despite widespread fortification of packaged foods and increased public awareness of healthy nutrition guidelines, research suggests that in … Continue reading A Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Supplement for Immune Health?
Around the world, seasonal flu shots—designed anew each year to target two or three influenza strains predicted to be prevalent during the following flu season—are widely recommended as a public health measure. Depending on the year, these vaccines are reported to be up to 60% effective against either contracting or developing serious complications from the … Continue reading Boosting Host Defense with Immunoglobulin-rich Colostrum
Zinc-L-carnosine is a unique, chelated nutraceutical made from two naturally occurring components: zinc, an essential trace element, and L-carnosine, a dipeptide composed of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. Among their numerous biochemical roles and activities, both zinc and L-carnosine alone exhibit potent antioxidant and wound healing properties. Studies suggest the chelated complex, zinc-L-carnosine, may … Continue reading Zinc Deficiency & Binge Eating Disorders: A Role for Zinc-L-Carnosine?
In a previous Moss Nutrition Digest (November 2019), we examined the relationship between homocysteine levels and bone health, reporting on a 2004 clinical study that found a 2 to 4 times increased risk of hip fracture in adults with the highest homocysteine levels compared to those with the lowest. In this issue, we take a … Continue reading Homocysteine Factors: Beyond Heart Health Part 2
Aging adults and seniors make up a significant portion of the US population. According to 2019 US Census figures, nearly one third (30%) of Americans are now age 55 or older. For this group, maintaining quality of life, functionality and independence for as long as possible is a primary goal. To this end, the critical … Continue reading Optimizing Protein Intake to Enhance Quality of Life in Seniors
The arrival of a new decade is often met with the hopeful spirit of renewal and change. This year, the new decade brought a worldwide pandemic and global lockdown from which we are only just beginning to emerge. To address this unprecedented health crisis of 2020, the functional medicine community has been working tirelessly to … Continue reading Balancing Stress in the Time of Corona: A Role For Adaptogenic Herbs
INTRODUCTION I would now like to continue my exploration of pharmaceutical interactions with common dietary and supplement constituents by finishing my review of the Nomani et al (1) paper, which explores interactions of pharmaceuticals with cola-containing drinks (CCDs). In part I of this series I reviewed the first portion of the paper that highlighted these … Continue reading A Thought on the Practice of Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition as We Enter a New Year and a New Decade: How Does the Massive Escalation of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Use Make Difficult Patients "Difficult" (Hint – It May Not Be What You Think) – Part II