Sponsored Podcasts

The Elemental Diet for SIBO and Other Gut Conditions

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
In this interview, digestive health expert Lela Altman, ND, LAc, discusses the elemental diet and its use in resting and repairing the gut. The diet is commonly used in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Crohn's disease, colitis, and food intolerances.

Abstracts & Commentary

Sulforaphane for Glucose Control in Diabetics

by Erica Joseph, ND, LAc
Using gene signature matching, investigators identify a novel “drug” to address overproduction of glucose in type 2 diabetes. One more reason to eat your broccoli.

Vitamin K2 (MK-7) Supplementation in Hemodialysis Patients

by John Neustadt, ND
Vitamin K deficiency puts patients at risk for vascular calcification, which increases their risk of a cardiovascular event. Can vitamin K supplementation help?

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Risk of Early Menopause

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Data gleaned from a large sample of women suggests dietary vitamin D and calcium protect ovaries from premature aging.

The Mediterranean Diet in Australia

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
We know that adherence to a Mediterranean diet benefits health, but the mixed results of a new study in Australians may leave us with more questions than answers.

Informed Prostate Cancer Patients Have Less Regret Following Treatment

by Matt Mumber, MD
A new study highlights the importance of informing men about the complexities and nuances associated with cancer treatment options. Patients who fully understand treatment side effects, quality of life issues, recurrence risk, healthy lifestyle practices, and other aspects of care have less regret in both the short-term and long-term.

Adding L-Citrulline Increases Plasma L-Arginine in Men

by Geovanni Espinosa, ND, LAc, CNS
Clinical trials have shown L-arginine supplementation has health benefits for men, including improved sports performance and erectile function. A new study suggests we can boost effects of supplementation by adding a second amino acid.

Betalain-rich Concentrate Improves Exercise Performance

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
A new double-blind, randomized trial yields expected results: beet juice improves athletic performance. But the proposed mechanism of action? Unexpected.

Book Reviews

SIBO Family Favorites and SIBO Summer Cookbook

by Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO
Deciding what to make for dinner is hard enough for those with no digestive issues, but for those with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) the decision is particularly stressful. A review of 2 cookbooks for SIBO sufferers offers healthy, delicious answers to the perennial question: What’s for dinner?

August 2017 Men's Health Special Issue

by Natural Medicine Journal

Interviews with Experts

Addressing Male Urinary Incontinence

by Natural Medicine Journal
One in four men over the age of 65 has urinary incontinence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this interview, men's health expert Ronald Morton, MD, FACS, describes how urinary incontinence is diagnosed and treated. He also provides detailed information about the key medical devices that are available to treat this condition.

Erectile Dysfunction's Clues About Cardiovascular Health

by Natural Medicine Journal
In over half of all cases of hospitalization for a cardiovascular event, the first symptom is the event itself. So anything we can do to get any early indicator that something is going wrong in the cardiovascular system can have a huge impact. Erectile dysfunction is one such early signal. According to cardiovascular health expert Daniel Chong, ND, identifying sexual dysfunction is essential for improving cardiovascular outcomes. 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Health Effects of Anger in Men

by Steve Rissman, PhD
A fascinating review article provides convincing evidence that anger negatively affects many aspects of men’s health in addition to its more well-recognized cardiovascular effects, making a case for the value of addressing anger issues in our male patients.