Upcoming Lecture by Dr. Allan Sosin

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Effective Non-drug Alternatives for Chronic Health Conditions Billions of dollars are spent each year on pharmaceutical medications in the US – many incorrectly or unnecessarily proscribed. Patients are routinely prescribed 6, or even 10 drugs to combat their symptoms, and then wonder why they do not feel good. Often, they are not told about the… Read more »

Gum Disease – The Silent Killer

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The mouth is the gateway to the body because all cellular function and major systems begin with fuel that is processed in the mouth.  Poor nutrition and body health starts with a poor environment in the mouth – the proverbial “Garbage in, Garbage out”.  Interestingly enough, the mouth is the last place to receive nutrition… Read more »

Why did Sweden Ban Mercury, Should We Finally Listen?

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The Government today decided to introduce a blanket ban on mercury. The ban means that the use of dental amalgam in fillings will cease and that it will no longer be permitted to place products containing mercury on the Swedish market. “Sweden is now leading the way in removing and protecting the environment from mercury,… Read more »

Want Strong Bones? Eat More Greens!

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A new study funded in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that an alkalising diet may be an important key to reducing bone breakdown, or “turnover,” while aging. The study comes on the heels of several ARS-reported studies suggesting that consuming more-than-recommended amounts of calcium may not be the main answer to protecting… Read more »

Does Vitamin A Increase Fracture Risk?

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In 2002, Harvard researchers published a report that seemed to indicate that long-term supplementation of pre-formed vitamin A (retinol, not beta-carotene) increases risk for osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women (CLICK HERE for article). This data seemed to confirm some previous observations in animal studies, although there have since been other epidemiological studies which showed… Read more »

More nutritional fun facts

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Dementia and Vitamin D A new large-scale senior population study has found that a lack of vitamin D in the elderly could be linked to cognitive impairment. The study prompted researchers to suggest vitamin D supplementation as a possible means of reducing the risk of dementia. The findings from the researchers revealed that compared to… Read more »

Fun facts…

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Studies of living brain tissue may lead to the development of new stroke therapies Dr. Sergei Kirov, a neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies, is using slices of living human brain tissue to identify potential new therapies for stroke patients. As he notes, a stroke “takes away” the… Read more »

Health facts…

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B12 for Brain Health In a recent review of the literature, adequate levels of vitamin B12 may still not be enough to fend off the potential of age related cognitive decline. It is suggested that higher levels of B12 may be more efficacious in avoiding this common effect of B12 deficiency. B12 is also important… Read more »

Dr. Sosin Contributes to New Medical Textbook

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Dr. Allan Sosin recently contributed a chapter to the book “Food and Nutrients in Disease Management.” Edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt, this text aims to effectively bring food back into the clinical arena and help physicians put food and nutrients back on the prescription pad. Dr. Sosin’s chapter on chronic kidney disease reflects his many years… Read more »