Nutrition & Lifestyle

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.

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, fueled this "impossible" expedition. 

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.

Six Essentials for Optimal Wintertime Health

By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contrbuting Writer

With shorter days and colder weather, many people have trouble finding the motivation to stay healthy during the winter. The following tips can prepare people for what winter has in store for us, and more.

Timing is Everything in HRT for Menopause

By Sarah Falcone & Becky Wright, Contributing Writers

The current landscape for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a confusing one.

Pharmaceutical industry marketing, conflicting study data, variable medical opinions, and confusing social messages about gender and aging have left many modern women completely baffled about what to do when faced with the challenges of menopause.

Reckoning With the Deadly Impact of Junk Foods

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A pair of recent studies linking poor diets to an increased risk of death and other alarming consequences like blindness underscore the critical importance of quality nutrition education in health care.

Gut Microbiome Study Reveals New Forms of Hypertension & Depression

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A new study reveals previously unidentified connections between the intestinal microbiome and markers of cardiovascular and mental health. Researchers at the University of Florida discovered unique gut bacteria patterns in patients with high blood pressure, depression, and a combination of the two conditions.