March 2015 Vol. 7 Issue 3

Abstracts & Commentary

High Isoflavone Intake May Increase Breast Cancer Growth

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Add another recent study on the effect of soy isoflavones on breast-cancer patients to the debate over whether soy intake is dangerous for this population. Here's an analysis of the study and guidance on how to talk about soy with patients as the debate rages on.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Reduces Atrial Fibrillation Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A recent study using data from the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) Trial found that people who consumed more extra virgin olive oil had fewer incidents of atrial fibrillation than those who consumed less.

Bisphenol A in Beverage Containers May Raise Blood Pressure

by Jessica Tran, ND  An alarming study out of Korea showed that even minimal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can significantly raise blood pressure in people who drink out of BPA-lined cans.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Atopic Dermatitis in Pediatric Patients

by Kristina Roberts, ND  Atopic dermatitis (AD) continues to increase in prevalence. In 30% to 40% of patients, this condition persists into adulthood. These statistics reflect poorly on the standard-of-care therapies that fail to address the root cause of AD and therefore cannot cure it. This overview describes treatment considerations that address the underlying cause, which is imperative to treatment success and patient satisfaction.

Healthcare Perspectives

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Continues to Grow

by Karolyn A. Gazella Read our report from this year’s conference of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), where 195 attendees and a variety of exhibitors enjoyed exceptional content, healthy cuisine, and comfortable camaraderie.

Interviews with Experts

Integrative Cardiology in Practice

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  In this interview, integrative cardiology expert Mark C. Houston, MD, offers insight into treating patients with hypertension, obesity, and coronary disease via the Mediterranean diet, supplementation, and holistic therapies.