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The Omega-3 Question

To fish oil or not to fish oil, that is the omega-3 question... Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Supplementing with omega-3s is a common practice and often recommended for those at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inflammatory disorders. Indeed, research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids and their derivatives may be of benefit not only in CVD and inflammation, but in obesity, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus. [1] [2] [3]

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September 19, 2020

Glutathione

Glutathione - Inside and Out Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Glutathione (gamma-l-glutamyl-l-cysteinyl-glycine) is a tripeptide compound formed from three amino acids: glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine (the rate limiting AA). It maintains a significant role in antioxidant activity, redox balance, metabolic detoxification, and immune system regulation.

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September 17, 2020

Oxidative Stress & The Cholesterol Connection - part 5

Oxidative stress: Counteracted by cholesterol?! Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant Early research identifies cholesterol itself as an antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage. Oxidative damage can, in turn, deplete cholesterol and disrupt cell membrane function.[i]

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September 14, 2020

Oxidative Stress -& Cardiometabolic Disease - part 4

Oxidative stress and cardiometabolic disease Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Oxidative stress and inflammation are hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Not surprisingly, intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other sources of protective antioxidants tend to be insufficient in individuals suffering from these same preventable chronic diseases.

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September 10, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 2

Subscribe to Optimal on these popular channels                         Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 2 Cholesterol Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Welcome to episode 2 of "Optimal - The Podcast". In this episode of Optimal, we are going to talk about Cholesterol. Yes. That very basic building block of human biochemistry and physiology that everyone seems to have such strong opinions about.

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September 10, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 1

Subscribe to Optimal on these popular channels                         Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 1 Oxidative Stress Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Welcome to episode 1 of "Optimal - The Podcast". In today's episode we cover Oxidative Stress and a number of new and interesting biomarkers that have been added into the ODX Software application Here's a breakdown of what we covered and timing:

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August 19, 2020

Oxidative Stress & Specialized Markers - part 3

Oxidative stress: Specialized markers provide more clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Once blood chemistry biomarkers have been evaluated, more specific biomarkers associated with oxidative stress can be utilized. A comprehensive approach would include looking at the following [1]

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August 12, 2020

Oxidative Stress & Blood Biomarkers - part 2

Oxidative stress: Functional Blood Chemistry Clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Oxidative stress affects many different cells and tissues, contributing to a wide variety of diseases. The presence of underlying oxidative stress may be revealed in commonly available blood chemistry panels in which biomarker fluctuations may provide clues to the presence of this underlying “smoldering ember.”

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August 11, 2020

Oxidative Stress - part 1

Oxidative Stress: And you thought you were stressed! Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN This is part 1 of a series of articles we are posting on Oxidative Stress covering assessing oxidative stress, the importance of glutathione, antioxidants inside and out, the antioxidant effects of cholesterol, and more. Every single one of your 30 trillion cells is exposed to oxidative stress by the minute and they all need help counteracting it.

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August 10, 2020

Beyond PSA - Additional Biomarkers for Assessing Prostate Function

In my previous article on assessing prostate function I talked about the crucial role that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) plays in men’s health. However, PSA levels alone aren’t enough to diagnose prostate cancer, which is why I want to talk about other primary biomarkers for prostate cancer that we need to consider.

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August 3, 2020

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