Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease: Cardioprotective Nutrients

Excerpted from the recent book contribution by Senior Fellow Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN investigating the use of bioactive food as a therapeutic intervention for treatment of cardiovascular disease, this chapter focuses on cardioprotective nutrients.
A range of foods and bioavailable supplements are now available that provide better outcomes and clinically significant leverage in managing the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. Targeted supplementation, in combination with individualized diet therapy, are included as are mental and physical exercises aimed at evoking healing responses in proportion to documented risk reductions.

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes: Diabetes as an Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

Excerpted from the recent book contribution by Senior Fellow Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN investigating the use of bioactive food as a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of diabetes, this chapter focuses on how diabetes can be an immune dysfunction.

Diabetes afflicts over 250 million people worldwide. Impaired glucose tolerance affects millions. This trend is projected to add an additional 220 millions before 2050. While diabetes kills too many and accounts for about half of disease care costs, it is a choice. Newly developed ultra-low glycemic balanced 200 calorie meals provide better options that can maintain healthier blood sugar levels for hours after consumption through higher fiber and nutrient dense ingredients.

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes: Phytonutrients in Diabetes Management

Excerpted from the recent book contribution by Senior Fellow Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN investigating the use of bioactive food as a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of diabetes, this chapter focuses on how phytonutrients can be effective in management of diabetes.
This chapter discusses various nutrients found beneficial in the clinical management of diabetes. Individual needs can now be determined through functional, predictive tests whose ranges are set to reflect maximum risk reduction or health gained. This approach requires a detailed review of patient history and current situation. Personalized predictive care of diabetics is described here. Over 90% of diabetes risk is avoidable or reversible when healthier life style choices are practiced.

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases: The Alkaline Way-Integrative Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Conditions

Excerpted from the recent book contribution by Senior Fellow Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN investigating the use of bioactive food as a therapeutic intervention for arthritis and related inflammatory diseases, this chapter focuses on the benefical aspects of the Alkaline Way in the integrated management of rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Decades of research on immune function have shown that healthy immune systems are tolerant, resilient, responsive, and competent. Conversely, unhealthy immune systems tend to be intolerant, restricted, indiscriminate, and imbalanced. Yet at present, despite our expanded knowledge of immune function, autoimmune (AI) disorders and chronic illness are becoming more and more prevalent. In the US, for example, more than half of all adults and a rapidly growing proportion of children experience some type of health condition that reflects immune compromise.

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Predictive Biomarker Tests: Use and Application for Evidence-based Care

Presentation by Senior Fellow Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN, investigating the role of Predictive Biomarker testing, their use and importance in practice, and the correlation of results towards long-term health.
This presentation provides a detailed overview of Predictive Biomarker Test objectives including how science philosophy influences what society observes and uses, how test interpretations can reference least risk or highest gain goal values rather than usual statistical ranges, and how test results can be translated into quality life years sacrificed/recoverable.

In addition to the above presentation, a special reference table for Predictive Biomarker Tests can be accessed by clicking here.

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Diabetes: Food and Nutrients in Primary Practice

Chapter excerpt from Ingrid Kohlstadt’s book “Food and Nutrients in Disease Management” by Senior Fellow Russell M. Jaffe, MD, Ph.D., CCN and Jayashree Mani, MS, CCN.

This chapter provides a contemporary overview of diabetes. Dietary patterns and nutrients that can improve glucose-insulin-energy function are emphasized. Strategic food choices and adequate essential nutrients improve outcomes in people with the continuum from metabolic syndrome to diabetes. Cellular metabolic homeostasis is disrupted long before diabetes becomes clinically apparent by elevated blood glucose or insulin. A direct consequence of these metabolic disturbances is free radical oxidative damage secondary to nutrient deficits detailed in this chapter.

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