September 2013 Vol. 5 Issue 91

Abstracts & Commentary

Melatonin Treats H Pylori and Gastric Ulcers

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  The addition of melatonin to the standard treatment protocol for H pylori increases efficacy of H pylori elimination and accelerates DU healing. A 2-month therapy of omeprazole plus melatonin is more effective at normalizing markers of healing than treatment with omeprazole alone.

Fiber, Bacteria, and Colorectal Cancer

by Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO  In this observational cross-sectional trial matching patients with a diagnosis of advanced colorectal cancer to a healthy control group, the participants (N=5632) completed the food-frequency questionnaire and provided fecal samples. Participants with a high-fiber diet and more gut microbiota had diminished cancer-cell growth.

Book Reviews

Enteroimmunology: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease, by Charles Lewis, MD, MPH

by Teresa Silliman, ND  An incisive review of the book Enteroimmunology: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease, by Charles Lewis, MD, MPH.