Tag Archives: nutraceutical

What’s the Difference between a Nutraceutical and a Dietary Supplement?

Are you aware that the vast majority of dietary supplements that are consumed lack evidence that they are beneficial for you? Since about one-half of Americans take at least one dietary supplement a day, you probably don’t want to hear this this unwelcomed news and have already rejected my position because you’ve concluded that I […]

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Westfield Doctor Asks, Should You Take Multivitamins?

This article was originally published in the Westfield Leader.  Recently, two clinical studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine made big time headlines. They reported that multivitamins had no beneficial effect on cognitive function and cardiovascular disease. Previously, in the same journal, there was a review article of 26 clinical studies on the effects of vitamins and minerals in various conditions the results of […]

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Exercise, Mental Stress, Risk of a Heart Attack and Carnitine: Special Note to Diabetics

Though discovered awhile back, few are aware that when the oxygen supply to your heart is dangerously low due to coronary artery blockage- the step before both a fatal and non-fatal heart attack – oftentimes you don’t know it! When I trained as a doctor we were taught that when the heart’s blood supply was […]

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Carnitine, Coronary Heart Disease-Myocardial Ischemia and Diabetes

Carnitine is a naturally occurring extremely safe substance found in most human cells. It is, by far, the most widely researched cardiac nutraceutical regarding how it protects the heart against a lack of oxygen which occurs before a non-fatal or fatal heart attack. Doctors refer to this lack of oxygen as myocardial ischemia. Here’s how […]

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Nutrition Stymied: The Nutraceutical Solution”

Professor Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D. Plenary Lecture September 9, 2014 XXV National Congress of the Italian Chemical Society – SCI – The University of Calabria To make the video full screen, play the video then click the icon on the bottom right of the YouTube player. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the coining […]

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Around the World in Three Days

Where to begin? My first stop was China and then on to South America, Korea, Switzerland, France and back to the USA all within a morning! So many cultures communicating in different languages about the promise of the multitude of food products and ingredients at last week’s Vitafoods Europe conference in Geneva. The audience for […]

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The Potential Nutraceutical Market

Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D., just finished speaking at the 2012 Vitafoods Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. In his speech he spoke about the potential for a nutraceutical market, and the state of the current traditional dietary supplement and food markets. Dr. DeFelice also wrote a paper on the same subject, take a look at it below. The picture […]

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Nutraceuticals Now Previews Presentation for Vitafoods Europe Conference

Nutraceuticals Now wrote a great piece about the upcoming Vitafoods Europe Conference. Check out the whole article here. Here is an excerpt that focuses on the presentation I will give on the Nutraceutical Research and Education Act. We obtained two FDA approvals under the Orphan Drug Act. The purpose of the successful Orphan Drug Act […]

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