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.
Developing a global perspective that changes you. It is a humbling experience—almost spiritual—as you must learn to surrender, to sit back and listen to other opinions, other perspectives, and other ways of doing things.
Abstracts & Commentary
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.
Conventional treatments effectively improve symptoms of GERD. Is aloe vera a reasonable natural treatment option?
Do multivitamins decrease your patients’ risk for chronic disease? Will (or should) the answer to this question change your current recommendations?
“Eat an early dinner and a late breakfast.” Could this simple recommendation yield life-extending benefits for women with breast cancer?
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.