Nutritional Perspectives

Nutritional Perspectives is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers and review articles across the full range of nutritional science. The focus of all manuscripts submitted to the journal should be to increase knowledge in nutritional science relevant to human nutrition. Nutritional Perspectives welcomes manuscripts that report studies in nutritional epidemiology, nutritional requirements, metabolic studies, body composition, energetics, appetite and obesity. Manuscripts that address interactions of nutrition with endocrinology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience and physiology and that report outcomes relevant to health, behavior and well-being are also within scope for Nutritional Perspectives.


Periodic Fever Syndrome: A Case Study of Biofilm-Mediated Fever and Successful Treatment with Fibrinolytic Enzymes and Natural Antimicrobials

Periodic Fever Syndrome (PFS) is highlighted by a fever with or without additional symptoms. The underlying cause is suspected to be hereditary in nature from a genetic mutation. An underlying cause that is not commonly considered or diagnosed is a biofilm-related infection. A biofilm’s natural cycle of growth-release-repeat provides an episodic flow of microorganism into the body to cause a fever and the asymptomatic periods in-between typical in a PFS patient. The microorganisms being released can be bacterial, viral, fungal or a combination which triggers the periodic fevers while the biofilm acts as barrier hiding the infection from detection and drug therapies. A treatment protocol using fibrinolytic enzymes and a broad-spectrum antimicrobial may be an effective treatment for PFS not associated with a genetic mutation.

Steven Zodkoy, DC, CNS, DCBCN, DACBN

Causes and Consequences of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Iodine is a necessary part of the human diet that can lead to diseases both at levels that are inadequate or in excess. The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones; thus, many adverse effects of inadequate iodine intake result in thyroid-related disease. Since thyroid hormones are vital for many body functions, abnormal production negatively impacts numerous organs. Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and cancer are the most common effects of abnormal iodine levels. Brain development is also commonly affected, particularly during fetal, neonatal, and child development. Environmental and dietary factors impact iodine status, including soil iodine content, pesticide usage, and whether salt iodization is common. This article discusses the sources and serious consequences of iodine deficiency disorders, the benefits of iodine intake, and the adverse effects of excess iodine consumption.

Edward F. Group

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined With Potassium Deficiency – Part II – Origins and Impact of Metabolic Acidosis

“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.” Ernest Dimnet, French priest, lecturer and author (1866-1954)

Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN


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