Abstracts & Commentary
Observational study sheds light on the mechanisms driving Alzheimer’s disease progression. Can a relatively simple intervention help slow cognitive decline?
In this placebo-controlled study, elderberry extract reduced symptoms and duration of common colds related to air travel, but the quality of the study raises some concerns.
Double-blind, randomized controlled study, finds vitamin D is associated with changes in cell-mediated immunity—and that serum vitamin D levels increase significantly after 2 months of supplementation.
Study shows that gradually introducing egg protein in baked form can effectively desensitize egg-allergic children.
In this podcast, naturopathic physician Todd Born addresses key issues associated with the effective integrative treatment of food sensitivities and intolerances.
Interviews with Experts
In this interview with Natural Medicine Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Heather Zwickey, PhD, explains how immune processes can influence brain health—including in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and depressive disorders. She discusses nutrition, supplements, and the complicated ways gut health and immunity interact with cognitive function.
A healthy and intact immune response requires coordination between skin, mucosal barriers, and both the innate and adaptive aspects of immune response. With an overarching mandate of protection, the blueprints of individual immune surveillance systems are inherited through family history and fashioned through interactions with the environment, including lifestyle choices and chemical exposures. The goal of this article is to provide an overview of the immune response and opportunities for assessment, treatment, and management from an integrative medical perspective.