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

Special Science issue “Diet and Health” from Roc Nutrition Investigator
 

Special Science issue “Diet and Health” from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The 16 Nov Science is a prize, Special Issue “Diet and Health”! I have to share a few bits:
pg 736-Reprogrammed cells could tackle brain damage – in mice they can turn astrocytes into neurons to repair stroke damage, perhaps Parkinsons and Alzheimers
pg 765 Current controversies (NUTRITION Questions we do not know the answers to!): 1. […] Read more »

Nov 2018 Nutrition long notes from Roc

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See index of postings here.
 
Living to 200 and beyond.  (TY WIN & I24 News) Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.
 
The daily aspirin study should be interpreted with caution! – In a 5 yr study of 20,000 over 65 in the US and […] Read more »

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 »

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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
Please […] Read more »

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 »

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