by Natural Medicine Journal
In the first of 2 interviews, Dawna L. Jones, MD, FACOG, describes how she tests for food sensitivity in her clinical practice. She also discusses prevalence, symptomatology, and gives some advice on how to effectively diagnose food sensitivity issues. In the second interview, James White, chief executive officer of KBMO Diagnostics, describes how the FIT Test is different from other food sensitivity tests.
by Andy Z. X. Zhu, PhD
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with a widespread breakdown of glycosaminoglycans, which are normally attached to mucin and help to form a protective barrier separating bacteria from the intestinal epithelium. N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) is a naturally occurring amino sugar precursor for epithelial glycosaminoglycan synthesis. This pragmatic open-label clinical trial assessed the efficacy and safety of NAG and demonstrated that NAG could be an efficacious adjunctive treatment for IBD.
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
According to this small study, laughter therapy alleviated symptoms of radiation dermatitis in breast-cancer patients, but in statistically nonsignificant ways. Should practitioners encourage laughter as therapy before larger clinical trials are performed?
by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND
Surprising results of a European trial suggest a combination of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride offers better pain relief for knee osteoarthritis than celecoxib.