Category: Research & Education

Research & Education
Pulled Muscles
What are pulled muscles, how do I prevent it, and when injured how do I treat it? One of the most common injuries in sports is a “pulled muscle” or “strained muscle” - usually occurring where muscle crosses two joints (e.g. hamstrings, which cross both hip and knee). Pulled muscles
MEND, 2 days ago
Research & Education
Nutritional Supplement Consumption – A Consumer Survey
In a survey of 500 people we set out to learn more about current nutritional supplement consumption habits. It's clear that people not only understand their nutrition falls short, but would also be significantly more interested in formulations backed by clinical trials. Hospital studies have shown that as many as
MEND, 3 weeks ago
Research & Education
Why your Daily Skin-Care Routine Needs to Include Nutrition
Did you know your skin is the largest organ of the human body? Your skin plays a critical role in preventing infection. When your skin gets dry or irritated, it can crack or break out, weakening this key defense system. Many of us have a daily skin care routine to
MEND, 2 months ago
Research & Education
Surgery Delays and a Focus on Prehabilitation
MEND recently surveyed 100 patients with upcoming surgeries to learn about their experiences, and how they have managed delays due to COVID-19 - for example a focus on prehabilitation and optimizing themselves for their upcoming surgeries. To read more about the clinical value of prehabilitation, read our article on the subject,
MEND, 2 months ago
Research & Education
Clinical Value of Prehabilitation
Clinical Value of Prehabilitation: A look at the science & evidence By MEND Science Board Member, Sheraz Syed, PT, Cert MDT Prehabilitation is defined as a process of improving the health status and functional capability of a patient prior to surgery in order to improve post-surgical outcomes. With an aging
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
All about Vitamin C
Vitamin C - How Much Do I Need For Immune Benefit & Can Megadoses Help? I was at the drugstore last week to pick up a few household items and I received a text message from my friend “could you buy me some vitamin C, I forgot to get some.”
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
The Incredible Human Immune System
What is it, and what is it protecting us from? The human immune system is one of the most miraculous and remarkable systems in the natural world. It is your body’s primary defense mechanism against foreign invaders, or pathogens. Your immune system is made up of a variety of cells
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
COVID-19 Treatments Under Development
Helping you to navigate the science landscape. Most people are now hunkered down with their families, isolating as much as possible and while ravenously reading and watching the news for some sign of hope and progress against COVID-19. While there are many difficult days ahead, the good news is that
MEND, 4 months ago
Research & Education
Wellness Magazine: The Next Decade – Regenerating Your Health
The new decade just begun, which means we've aged another 10 years. As we age, our bones weaken, joints become stiffer, and muscle breaks down. However, it does not mean that there is nothing we can do to preserve our youth, mobility, strength, and suppleness. This new editorial on regenerative
MEND, 6 months ago
Research & Education
Clinical Paper on The Importance of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dermatology
A new article published by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology shows the importance of the role of medical nutrition therapy in dermatology. Recent research shows that there are compellingly strong relationships between diet and disease severity and the occurrence of dermatological conditions. This paper provides a clear overview of recent
MEND, 6 months ago
Research & Education
Physical Therapy & Clinical Nutrition
Clinically Necessary, Good For Patients & Good For Business Article Summary APTA advocates for PTs to incorporate nutritional screening and providing advice is in scope of practice. There is established clinical evidence with growing new research and new nutritional solutions specifically designed for rehabilitation that will enhance patient outcomes --
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
Muscle Atrophy and Weakness After Joint Replacement Surgery
What you need to know, and how you can prevent it. Joint Replacements are one of the most common surgeries performed. There are roughly 7 million people living with a joint replacement in the United States today, and as the population grows older and new technologies make the procedures safer
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
Key Nutrients for Bone Health
Many nutrients are involved in building and maintaining bone. Among the most well researched nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, protein and boron. Researchers continue to uncover how these nutrients work together to influence bone health throughout different life stages. Childhood and young adulthood are key times when the human body
MEND, 8 months ago
Research & Education
General Nutrition & Targeted Nutrition
By MEND Founder, Eziah Syed Dual purpose roles in clinical nutrition I started MEND after experiencing a stress fracture in my foot that was slow to heal. As an active person dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I was desperate to return to normal life so I began to contemplate
MEND, 8 months ago
Research & Education
Optimizing Your Nutrition Status for A Successful Surgery
The prospect of surgery can seem daunting to anyone, but the good news is that you can perform simple steps before surgery to set yourself up for a better surgical outcome. One aspect of health that can have a major impact on postsurgical complications is nutrition status.  More specifically, getting
MEND, 8 months ago
Research & Education
Hydration: When You Should Pay Attention
  Why is hydration important during surgery? Water makes up about sixty percent of human body weight. Maintaining this balance through proper hydration is an important part of health. The body needs adequate hydration in order to maintain the right temperature, eliminate waste, protect joints, and cushion tissues.  According to
MEND, 8 months ago
Research & Education
Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement, by MEND Partner Dr. Eric Grossman
Contributed by MEND partner Dr. Eric Grossman, of Rothman Institute Manhattan N.Y. A truly exceptional surgeon who goes above and beyond every step of the way to give his patients the absolute best in care. In this short blog post, he explains how robots help to increase precision in surgery.
MEND, 9 months ago
Research & Education
How Iron Helps You Stay Active and Healthy
Iron deficiency is the largest nutritional deficiency globally[1]. In the U.S it affects between 1-5% of men, depending on age, and as much as 11% of premenopausal women[2]. Athletes, particularly endurance athletes, are also more prone to this deficiency. To get an idea of why this is, let’s look at
MEND, 9 months ago
Research & Education
How Your Diet Can Impact Inflammation and Healing
Controlling the level of inflammation in your body is the key to improving and shortening your recovery. There is a reason you constantly hear about inflammation; it is involved in so much of what happens in our bodies. Inflammation is often portrayed as harmful and as a sign of bad
MEND, 10 months ago
Research & Education
Turmeric: An Ancient Remedy Proven by Modern Research
Modern medicine is turning to ancient remedies to treat more and more conditions. These ancient remedies mostly include natural, herbal products. As natural products, they are often cheaper and easier to access than pharmaceutical drugs. Additionally, they offer a lower risk of side effects.  However, natural remedies do need to
MEND, 10 months ago

April 23 3PM CT – MEND CEO & Founder Eziah Syed will feature in the Agrifood Conversations webinar by iSelect Fund, The Van Trump Report & The Yield Lab, on “The Healing Power of Clinical Nutrition and Medical Foods”. You can register for the webinar here: https://www.iselectfund.com/agtech/webinars/agrifood-conversations/

MEND is very excited to work with Dr. Andrew Wickline, the #1 ranked total joint surgeon by volume in New York State. He has incorporated MEND’s joint replacement product into patient care. Read more: https://mend.me/welcome-dr-wickline/

BetterPT published an interesting article on the critical role for clinical nutrition in healing. MEND is the only product recommended in the article to support a whole body health approach. Read the article here: https://www.betterpt.com/post/help-injuries-heal-faster-by-taking-a-whole-body-health-approach

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