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Cinnamon Induces Apoptosis in Cancer Cells

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Outside the kitchen, cinnamon stacks up as a powerful anti-cancer ingredient in a recent European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry paper. Research shows that the beloved culinary spice possesses multiple cancer-fighting properties, including an impressive ability to induce apoptosis.

Why the Mediterranean Diet is the Best Diet on the Planet

By Steven Masley, MD, Contributing Writer

Mediterranean countries have some of the longest life spans on the planet. Despite their high rates of tobacco use, and they have lower rates of heart disease, memory loss, cancer, and obesity. Physician-Author Steven Masley set out on a 7-month journey to discover how cuisine and culture converge to engender health across this diverse region. 

The Plantrician Will See You Now: Vegan Living Meets Clinical Practice

By Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

For a growing number of other doctors, plants--and specifically plant-based nutrition--hold the solution to preventing burnout and re-discovering professional satisfaction. The plant-based lifestyle is not just a hot consumer trend, it is a force thats transforming the lives of physicians nationwide.

What is 5G – And Does it Threaten Human Health?

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

The tech world is buzzing about 5G. Wireless companies promise that the soon-to-arrive ultramodern mobile networkwill transform our digital lives. But some medical professionals are shining light on the potential for serious health consequences resulting from the new technology. What exactly is 5G, and what risks does it present to human health?

Botanicals Can Ease the Silent Suffering of Incontinence

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Urinary incontinence is far more common than many people realize. Those affected often feel ashamed, and they hide their suffering. Further, the commonly prescribed drugs can cause adverse effects so unpleasant that patients choose to forego treatment. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Several botanical medicines, used in combination, can safely address urinary dysfunction without the concerning side effects.

Standard Process Fuels Athlete’s "Impossible" Antarctic Dream

By Erik Goldman, Editor

On December 9, endurance athlete Colin O’Brady set out with five other intrepid men from Punta Arenas, Chile in a rowboat. Their objective? To cross the Drake Passage—the 600 miles of frigid, treacherous water separating Cape Horn from Antarctica. Standard Process, one of the nation's leading nutraceutical companies, is fueling the expedition. 

How Google is Controlling the Flow of Healthcare Information

By Erik Goldman, Editor

Recent changes to Google’s search algorithms and advertising policies have radically reshaped the flow of online information about holistic medical alternatives. The moves raise profound questions about the social and economic roles of massive media conglomerates, and pit fundamental American principles against each other. 

Can Personalized Nutrition Save Healthcare?

By Robert Bonakdar, MD, Contributing Writer

Even though poor diet is the leading cause of death in the US, and kills more people than smoking, there are big disparities in the level of nutrition counselling offered during medical visits. The challenge for physicians is how best to connect available evidence to the individual needs of each patient. Fortunately, personalization tools like the DayTwo glycemic control algorithm are making it easier.