Posts Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic’

Show with Dr Annette Poizner (graphology and psychotherapy) and Paul Huljick (stress management) now Available.

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Annette Poizner_Print_13PaulHuljich_headshotInterviews for the show yesterday were with Dr Annette Poizner (left) and Paul Huljick. Dr Poizner is a practicing psychotherapist who uses graphology in her practice. She is author of Clinical Graphology: An Interpretive Manual for Mental Health Practitioners and many articles. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.AnnettePoizner.com

Paul Huljick is Chairman and Joint CEO and Co-Founder of Best Corporation, a pioneering organic food business. He authored Stress Pandemic and Betrayal of Love and Freedom. He has appeared on over 180 radio shows as well as television and magazine interviews. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.StressPandemic.com

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Vitamin D and Chronic Pain

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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A current study carried out at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota concluded that those with inadequate levels of vitamin D used higher amounts of pain medication. In the study researchers retrospectively studied 267 chronic pain patients who were admitted to the Pain Rehabilitation Center between February and December 2006.The vitamin D level of the subjects was measured at the time of admission and compared with other indicators such as the amount and duration of narcotic pain medication usage; self-reported levels of pain, emotional distress, physical functioning and health perception; and demographic data such as gender, age, diagnosis and body mass index. Results showed that patients with inadequate levels of vitamin D were taking much higher doses of pain medication that was nearly twice as much as those with adequate levels of vitamin D. In addition, this group self reported worst physical functioning, and worse overall health perception. The researchers concluded that further research should document the effects of correcting deficient levels among these individuals.

Vitamin K may Protect from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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Researchers from Mayo Clinic reported at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research that people who have a higher intake of vitamin K in their diet have a lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The study enrolled 603 newly diagnosed Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patients and 1007 matched cancer-free “controls.” They completed a food questionnaire about their usual intake of 120 food items two years prior to their cancer diagnosis (subjects) or at the time of their enrollment into the program (controls). They were also asked about supplements used and vitamin K was estimated from this data. Based upon the data, the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma was about 45% lower for participants who had vitamin K intakes in the top quartile (>108 ug/day) compared to subjects whose intake was in the bottom quartile (<39 ug/day). This association was consistent when accounting for age, gender, education, obesity, smoking history, alcohol use and intake of foods with high amounts of antioxidants. Although the association between dietary intake of vitamin K and development of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma was shown, the use of vitamin K supplements showed that increasing intake of vitamin K from supplements did protect against this type of cancer but there was a point beyond which there was no reduction in risk. They suggested that taking high does of supplements are unlikely to be helpful and that the protective effect observed may be due to vitamin K or to some other dietary or lifestyle factors beyond the scope of this study. However, these data add to the literature that supports a diet with lots of green leafy vegetables that prevent many cancers and other diseases.