Abstracts & Commentary
Study finds probiotics may be a promising low- to no-risk intervention to achieve remission for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Observational study finds that a diet of seaweeds, vegetables, soy products, and mushrooms is associated with health benefits. Should we reconsider the one-size-fits-all Mediterranean diet?
Study finds N-acetylcysteine improves symptoms of schizophrenia, with an unexpected answer to the question: Is it more effective for early or longstanding illness?
Study finds “green” images have restorative benefits, adding to growing evidence base for the hypothesis that exposure to nature, independent of how it is encountered, can be beneficial for human health and well-being.
In this sponsored podcast integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes a comprehensive approach to identifying immune dysfunction long before illness sets in. He also provides advice regarding diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements. Jaffe explains why choice is far more significant than genetics and how to counsel patients about reducing immune burden.
In the 1980s national policies directed at lowering fat consumption emerged. One of the many reasons for recommending fat restriction was the apparent association between high dietary fat and breast cancer incidence—an association based on epidemiological and case control data. We now know that epidemiological studies and case controlled studies are poor predictors of how dietary patterns influence cancer risk. Furthermore, newer, prospective studies no longer support the association between dietary fat and breast cancer except in a small subset of cancers.
Natural Medicine Journal's publisher discusses the changes she has seen in integrative medicine over the past 24 years.