Abstracts & Commentary
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.
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.
When in a child’s life is iron supplementation most critical? Hint: Iron deficiency during periods of rapid brain growth can impair development.
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.
A recent study found homeopathy protects against flu and respiratory tract infections in kids. But are the results too good to be true?
Conventional treatments effectively improve symptoms of GERD. Is aloe vera a reasonable natural treatment option?
“Eat an early dinner and a late breakfast.” Could this simple recommendation yield life-extending benefits for women with breast cancer?
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.
Do multivitamins decrease your patients’ risk for chronic disease? Will (or should) the answer to this question change your current recommendations?
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.
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
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.
Key takeaways and conference abstracts from this year’s annual AANP convention.