Author Archives: Mischa Grieder ND

The New Buzz: CRP, Statins and Inflammation

Last week I began to see articles showing up prominently all over the media describing a blood test CRP, or C-Reactive Protein.  It was touted as a new test that Doctors can use now to quite accurately and cheaply predict … Continue reading

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St. John’s Wort for Major Depression

The plant St. John’s wort has been traditionally used to treat depression.  The Chochrane Library this month has published a review that solidifies the evidence that St. John’s wort treats mild to moderate depression just as effectively than current antidepressants do, … Continue reading

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Journal of American Medical Association Sees Promise in Future of Probiotic

The second January issue of JAMA dedicates one page to the topic of probiotics and their emerging involvement in medicine. The author discusses a recently published animal study that shows how several probiotic strains prevent salmonella infection in the gastrointestinal … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Every few weeks or so we glance over yet another headline in the newspaper that describes how vitamin D plays an important role in human health. Scientists knew for a long time that vitamin D is needed for healthy bones. … Continue reading

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Two Cholesterol Drugs Show No Efficacy, Publication of Results Delayed

The New York Times reports that a clinical trial testing the efficacy of the cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia, not only has no effect on reducing heart attacks and strokes, but possibly speeds up the progression of atherosclerosis. The two … Continue reading

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