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Pediatrics Special Issue 2016

By Natural Medicine Journal

Abstracts & Commentary

Useable Green Spaces Can Affect Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life and BMI

By Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Most parents intuitively recognize that spending time outside is good for their children, but objective evidence of the value of green space for health may push both parents and practitioners to be more proactive in getting children outdoors.

Parental Sleep and Reported Sleep Quality of Children

By Erin Psota, ND
When a parent reports sleep problems in their child, healthcare providers often focus on the child’s issues, but sleep problems in children may be more of a family affair.

Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy and Infancy

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When in a child’s life is iron supplementation most critical? Hint: Iron deficiency during periods of rapid brain growth can impair development.

IBS and Probiotic Treatment in Pediatric Patients

By Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG significantly reduces pain severity after one week and significantly improves functional ability after two weeks in children 4 to 18 years old.

Does Homeopathy Prevent Flu?

By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
A recent study found homeopathy protects against flu and respiratory tract infections in kids. But are the results too good to be true?

An Effective, Natural Treatment for GERD: Aloe Vera Syrup

By Devin Wilson, ND
Conventional treatments effectively improve symptoms of GERD. Is aloe vera a reasonable natural treatment option?

Nightly Fasting Improves Breast Cancer Prognosis

By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
“Eat an early dinner and a late breakfast.” Could this simple recommendation yield life-extending benefits for women with breast cancer?

Food as Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease

By Daniel Chong, ND
Endothelial function may play a more important role than lipoproteins in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis—if dietary nitrate improves endothelial function, correcting nutrient deficiencies may be addressing the heart of the evolution of CVD.

Multivitamins and Chronic Disease Risk Reduction

By Douglas MacKay, ND
Do multivitamins decrease your patients’ risk for chronic disease? Will (or should) the answer to this question change your current recommendations?

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Asthma’s Perfect Storm

By Matthew Baral, ND
Asthma affects approximately 24 million Americans, and 6.3 million of those are under 18 years of age. The reliance on asthma medication as the only treatment for this widespread condition has had virtually no effect on asthma rates, which have continually increased since the 1980s. It is therefore imperative that the medical community at large start to commit to prevention as an equally important measure when considering asthma as a condition. A holistic perspective should take into account all the factors affecting asthma prevalence and expose the connections between them.

Do Genetics Affect How the Body Uses Fatty Acids?

By Kimberly Sanders, ND
The effects of dietary and supplemental omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are varied, and some of this variation may be explained by the genetics of fatty acid metabolism. In particular, the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) enzyme has genetic variation that may influence the rate at which omega-3 and omega-6 precursors are metabolized downstream into long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Interviews with Experts

Adulterated Ingredients and Products in the Natural Supplements Industry

By Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council, discusses the serious issue of adulteration in the natural products industry. Blumenthal also describes the Botanical Adulterants Program and how it is helping to educate people about this troubling topic.

Healthcare Perspectives

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition

By Natural Medicine Journal
Key takeaways and conference abstracts from this year’s annual AANP convention.

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