Tag: nutritional advances

Bioactive Peptides as Pharmacologic Agents for Metabolic Syndrome

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 27, 2017

By definition a bioactive compound is a compound that has an effect on a living organism or tissue/cell. One large category of bioactive compounds are bioactive peptides. Organic in nature, they are formed by amino acids which join together through covalent bonds (amide or peptide bonds). These bioactive peptides are encrypted in the structure of parent proteins and can be released in-vitro and in-vivo as active secondary metabolites through cleavage of the larger prepropeptides.. Once active, these peptides may act as regulatory compounds with hormone or drug like activity. They eventually modulate various physiological functions through binding interactions to specific receptors on target cells leading to inducement of the physiological response. Read more ...

Commentary on Alternative Therapies and Life Style Interventions for Obese Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / September 18, 2017

With obesity worldwide reaching pandemic levels (recent global research indicates over 2 billion individuals are either obese or overweight…one-third of the world population), it has pervaded countries with greatly different cultures and nutritional habits. Many different interventions have been offered and researched in the past ten years, with some intervention approaches being significantly better than others. As practitioners look for alternative therapies for patients who are obese with Type 2 Diabetes and view best practice approaches available, the current controversy using the traditional Metformin and GLP 1 Receptor Agonists (Byetta, Bydureon, Tanzaum, Trulicity and Victoza) has caused many practitioners to consider alternative therapies. Additionally, in the US alone, one-third of the 323 milllion population (2016) is classified as diabetic or pre-diabetic by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Read more ...

The Health Power of Raw Honey

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 6, 2017

Many individuals are unaware that raw honey is a powerhouse of health benefits. Everyone realizes it is a sweetener but how about honey’s enzyme-rich, vitamin and mineral containing, anti-microbial, antioxidant and antibiotic capabilities? Surprised? Read more ...

See Food Differently with Almased

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Using health-tasker Almased®, an all-natural powder blend for dieting and diabetes control, would appear to cause health-conscious users to view food differently. Perhaps an unexpected event…but true. Read more ...

Pharmacists May Be Best For Diet Supplement/Meal Replacement Education

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 9, 2014

Many Considerations Should Be Evaluated In today's health-conscious world, information is available from many sources. The internet offers unlimited information through key word searches and reveals information from worldwide locations. What may be the best source of accurate information regarding diet supplements/meal replacements for weight loss? Who remains the most trusted healthcare professional regarding medications and OTC supplements or remedies? Read more ...

Understanding the Value of Almased® on the Gut-Brain Connection

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Are you a "snacker"? You know, the 10AM, 2PM and 4PM need (cravings or lust?) for something to offset that hungry feeling. What controls that urge and the then-conscious decision to eat something...typically unhealthy? It's the gut-brain connection and result of lack of appetite control. Read more ...

Why “All Natural” Isn’t Always Natural

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Does Your Gut Like What You Eat? As interest in eating “healthy or organic” foods increases, many food and meal replacement producers are working to greatly reduce or avoid the use of genetically modified ingredients (GMO’s). Why avoid these types of ingredients? Read more ...