Nutritional Perspectives - Abstracts From The January 2003 Issue
   
Rationale for Nutritional Management of Osteoporosis
by George G. Junkin, D.C.

Abstract: TREATMENT OF THE OSTEOPOROTIC PATIENT WITH NUTRITION can be a challenge since there are so many nutrients and metabolic processes involved in the health of bone tissue. This article is first a summary of the various causative metabolic processes involved with osteoporosis. Next, the medical options with prescription drugs are examined. The final section will cover the basis for nutritional management of this condition.
   
Insulin/Cortisol Imbalances – The Place To Begin Nutritionally When Dealing With The Chronically Ill Patient – Part II
by Jeffrey Moss, D.D.S., C.N.S.

Abstract: IN PART I OF THIS SERIES I concluded with one of the more highly publicized relationships between dysinsulinism and disease, the connection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and insulin resistance, which has been classically referred to as “ Syndrome X.” However, I should note that, while volumes have been written during the last ten years or so on this relationship, if dysinsulinism were only significant in relation to CVD, I probably would not be writing this series. For, in reality, I feel that there is little more I can add to all that has already been stated. The main reason I am writing about insulin metabolism is that I am finding that chronically ill patients with obvious problems with insulin management are presenting with a whole
lot more than just signs and symptoms that relate to CVD. As you are probably well aware, they are presenting with a sometimes bewildering array of clinical findings ranging from fatigue to gout to constipation to reproductive disorders and everything in between. What I am trying to demonstrate to you in this series is that there are virtually no chronic ailments that you will typically encounter in your practices that will not be related to insulin/cortisol dysregulation in some way. Furthermore, in many instances, simple methodologies using diet and supplementation can not only have far reaching effects in correcting dysinsulinism/cortisol dysregulation but will, more often than not, have a significant positive impact on the primary symptomatic picture, no matter what it may be. Therefore, based on this premise, issues relating to insulin/cortisol
metabolism (I will be explaining in future segments the role of cortisol and stress in dysinsulinism) or metabolic syndrome X (MSX), the term I mentioned last issue, are foundational for almost all chronic illnesses. Finally, and maybe even more importantly, addressing these issues as your first course of action may very well transform a very complicated case into one that is
much easier to resolve.
   
Cellular Detoxification: The Chiropractic Perspective
by James Adair, D.C., Steven Corcoran, D.C., Allen M. Kratz, PharmD and Jack Taylor, M.S., D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Abstract: A TOXIN IS ANY AGENT THAT IS CAPABLE OF A DELETERIOUS RESPONSE in a biologic system which can contribute to premature aging.
   
Nutritional Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder
by Michael J. Swiller, D.C., M.S., C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N.

Abstract: DEFINITION—A clinical syndrome, usually noted in a child younger than 7, with many of the following: 1. Hyperactivity – Aggressiveness, temper tantrums, constant movement; 2. Impulsiveness–Destructiveness, rapid mood changes; 3. Short attention span–Inability to concentrate, neglected schoolwork; 4. Low tolerance to frustration–Nervousness, fears, nightmares, headaches; 5. Irritability–Abusiveness, stubbornness.