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Vitamin K2: Optimal Levels Essential for the Prevention of Age-Associated Chronic Disease

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Vitamin K2: Optimal Levels Essential for the Prevention of Age-Associated Chronic Disease

Sufficiency of vitamin K, as K2 specifically, is gaining recognition as a requirement for long term health in many more areas of human physiology

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L-Citrulline: Restoring Erectile Function (Viagra Doesn’t)

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

L-citrulline corrects the cause of ED, PDE5-inhibitors do not. Learn more now...

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: Selecting the Right Hormone Test(s) for Your Male Patient

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

For the male patient, hormones can be assayed using saliva, blood (serum), and urine. Which of the three hormone test methods, or which combination of tests, you will wish to utilize will depend upon what information you require in a given …read more

Ensure Effective Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: Select the Right Hormone Test for Your Patient

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Part I: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Saliva, Serum and Urine Tests Treating the sequelae of the age- and stress-related decline in adult hormones with bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT) can restore more youthful hormone levels and significantly alleviate symptoms associated with …read more

Glucosamine sulphate, but not glucosamine hydrochloride, effective against osteoarthritis

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Clarification is in order for the widely publicized findings of a recent BMJ article entitled: Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: network meta-analysis. The headline of the September 13, 2010, press release …read more

Calcium Supplements Increase Risk of MI—The “One Variable” Emperor is Naked

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

A meta-analysis published in the July 29, 2010 issue of the British Medical Journal deserves special mention for exemplifying—to the point that one wonders if the subtext is to point out the idiocy of our current research paradigm—the shortcomings of the …read more

Resveratrol, Niacin, Nicotinamide Riboside: Key Players in Activating Sirtuins to Mimic Calorie Restriction & Extend Lifespan, Part II

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

In just the last 30 years, molecular biologists have discovered genes with the potential to extend longevity: SIR2 in yeast and its mammalian equivalent, SIRT1. In animal models, SIRT1, via the enzymes it encodes, has been shown to have healthspan extending …read more

Resveratrol, Niacin, Nicotinamide Riboside: Key Players in Activating Sirtuins to Mimic Calorie Restriction & Extend Lifespan, Part I

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

In just the last 30 years, molecular biologists have discovered genes with the potential to extend longevity: SIR2 in yeast and its mammalian equivalent, SIRT1. In animal models, SIRT1, via the enzymes it encodes, has been shown to have healthspan extending …read more

Getting off the Alzheimer’s Disease Interstate: Part II

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

A clear association has been well documented in the peer-reviewed medical literature between lifestyle habits—diet, intake of specific micronutrients, and exercise--and the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease . This review summarizes key, clinically relevant, findings.

Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis - Siblings in a Dysfunctional Family: Part I

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is the transmembrane protein that, if cleaved by the enzyme beta-secretase, produces amyloid beta (the histopathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease [AD]). If acted upon by the enzyme alpha-secretase, however, APP cleavage produces neuroprotective compounds. What determines which …read more

Erectile Dysfunction as an Adverse Drug Reaction

by Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

ED remains a greatly under-reported adverse drug reaction (ADR) because male patients often are not forthcoming about, and doctors usually do not raise the issue of, sexual function. Research presented at the Second Princeton Consensus Conference on Sexual Dysfunction and Cardiac …read more

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Lara Pizzorno is a member of the American Medical Writers Association with 25+ years of experience writing for physicians and the public, Lara is Editor for Longevity Medicine Review as well as Senior Medical Editor for SaluGenecists, Inc. Read more...

Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT

John Morgenthaler has been active in the field of nutritional medicine since 1986. Today, John travels the world looking for breakthrough nutraceuticals and anti-aging therapies.  He also continues to publish cutting-edge nutrition and medical science books and periodicals. Read more...

John Morgenthaler, Publisher

John Morgenthaler, Publisher