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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

Chronic Kidney Disease notes
 

Chronic Kidney Disease notes

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These are notes I gathered in response to a reader’s request for information about Chronic Kidney Disease.
It is mostly taken from the Mayo Clinic website.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to all 5 stages of kidney damage, from very mild damage in Stage 1 to complete kidney failure in Stage 5.
A person with stage 3 chronic […] Read more »

AREDS vitamin supplement

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If you are an older adult (age 30+) or have a history of macular degeneration in your family, this supplement is worth discussing with your doctor. I take one daily, as it is safe and has great likely benefits, plus providing my morning dose of vitamin C, and giving enough vitamin E to make vaccinations […] Read more »

July Sept Advances in Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Highlights from Advances in Nutrition, July and Sept issues
Older adults need more vitamin E (consider AREDS). We review the evidence that was considered in establishing the current requirements for vitamin E and highlight data that should be considered in determining the vitamin E requirements in older adults, particularly focusing on the evidence suggesting a benefit […] Read more »

Consumer Report notes on Natural Cures from Roc Nutritional Investigator

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$1.3 billion spent on homeopathic medicines in 2017, but they do not work beyond placebo effect.
Americans spent $42 billion in 2017 on dietary supplements.
29% of Americans using alternative medicines did so on a doctor’s advice.
Cancer patients on alternative therapies were twice as likely to die.
Berries act as anti-inflammatories. Meditation, Tai chi, and yoga all help […] Read more »

Roc’s Reading Notes

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Pages indexed here contain notes on articles I think may be of particular interest to many people. The articles come mostly from Science, Advances in Nutrition, Scientific […] Read more »

Oct Nutrition short notes from Roc

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Happy Halloween. In addition to lots of notes this month, I just took a 3 week vacation, after celebrating my 70th birthday with a reunion of my children and 7 grandkids. I am so glad to still be young. So much news to stay healthier:
Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Notes of Reynaud’s Disease
Longer notes with links to articles
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Long notes Oct, 2018

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Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Notes of Reynaud’s Disease
“Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health” 2010 has been viewed 13,356 times.
I have recently discussed with many people that I am tracking my memory, quantitatively over time, as many my age are fearful of memory loss, and having a quantitative record is helpful.  Here is the test I take […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia

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Sorry this is not better organized. But I figure if you have fibromyalgia, it is worth reading and discussing with your physician.  (One person who did had their doctor recommend medical marijuana for pain!)
PRIMARY RESULT: Consider trying hyperbaric oxygen for pain relief.
Hyperbaric oxygen gives 100% pain relief – half of the 48 patients who completed […] Read more »

Raynaud’s disease

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Here is a review of information about Raynaud’s disease done in October, 2018.

Raynaud’s disease – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Oct 31, 2017 – Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply […] Read more »

Sept Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Happy Labor Day. Here are notes on readings and 2 conferences I read this month. Recall the pace of medical discovery is increasing exponentially, so there are a lot of discoveries I feel are important to mention, as the 1,000 readers of this newsletter are of all ages.
NPR Science Friday 9/7/18 – Osteocalcin, produced to […] Read more »

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