Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part V – Potassium Metabolism and Clinical Application of Potassium Supplements

INTRODUCTION Over the last few months I have devoted the Moss Nutrition Report to my cause of increasing awareness in the clinical nutrition community that, even with the new treatment vistas that have been opened to us through genomics, new generation functional medicine tests and supplements, and exciting dietary protocols such as intermittent fasting and … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part V – Potassium Metabolism and Clinical Application of Potassium Supplements

FDA Updates to Supplement Labels, Daily Values

Many of you may be aware that certain detailed information on supplement labels will be changing soon. In accordance with guidelines set out in the 2016 FDA publication “Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplements Facts Labels”, the upcoming changes will include new design and display requirements, major changes to the way that sugars … Continue reading FDA Updates to Supplement Labels, Daily Values

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part IV – Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Diet Induced Acidosis

INTRODUCTION As those of you who have been following this series since I began it in May of 2018, there was a somewhat lengthy period of time between part III and part IV, which I am writing now for the July 2019 Moss Nutrition Report.  Why did I take a break from this series for … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part IV – Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Diet Induced Acidosis

Ashwagandha: Support for Emotional & Stress Eating

Some people lose their appetites under stress. But for many others, the opposite is true—when feeling stressed, their instinct is to reach for something to eat. Indeed, chronic stress has been associated with unhealthy eating behaviors such as overeating, mindless snacking, emotional eating and compulsive eating in people throughout the developed world. While many factors … Continue reading Ashwagandha: Support for Emotional & Stress Eating

Acid/Alkaline Balance and Muscle/Protein Optimization – Is There a Relationship Between the Two?

In the previous five newsletters three have been about the health risk of low grade, chronic metabolic acidosis, primarily related to a low potassium/high acid-based diet and two have been about the importance of muscle and dietary protein optimization.  While, in these newsletters, I was writing about the subjects in isolation, is there, in fact, … Continue reading Acid/Alkaline Balance and Muscle/Protein Optimization – Is There a Relationship Between the Two?

Lipoic Acid: Universal Antioxidant Helps Boost Glutathione Levels

Most nutritional compounds which exhibit antioxidant properties are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. But sulfur-containing alpha-lipoic acid, the "universal antioxidant", is capable of producing its effects both in aqueous and lipophilic environments. Widely considered one of the most important conditionally essential nutrients, alpha-lipoic acid (also known as Lipoic Acid, ALA, or LA for short) is found … Continue reading Lipoic Acid: Universal Antioxidant Helps Boost Glutathione Levels

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Muscle/Dietary Protein Update Part – II

In part I of this series I presented a review of the fascinating paper by Argiles et al (1) that presented compelling information that loss of muscle mass during illness, both acute and chronic, is more than just a mechanical issue where the only concerns are movement and pain.  Rather loss of muscle mass is … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Muscle/Dietary Protein Update Part – II