Sponsored Podcasts

How Postbiotic Metabolites Impact Health: Exploring New Frontiers of Probiotic Science with Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, describes the new science associated with postbiotic metabolites and their impact on health. Listeners will also discover what postbiotic metabolites are and why they are so important to the human microbiome.

Probiotics and Cancer Prevention: A Conversation with Ross Pelton, RRh, CCN

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this podcast episode, we speak with Ross Pelton, RRh, CCN, about the variety of mechanisms of action that probiotics have when it comes to reducing cancer risk. Pelton also talks about colon cancer, H. pylori, and probiotic safety and dosage. Finally, he describes how to support a healthy microbiome with a healthy lifestyle.

Abstracts & Commentary

Fennel for Postmenopausal Sexual Dysfunction

by Marianne Trevorrow, ND
A randomized controlled trial compared a phytoestrogen cream to placebo for treatment of postmenopausal sexual dysfunction. Both groups benefited, but why?

Probiotics May Not Be for Everyone

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Until very recently, the condition called D-lactic acidosis was considered rare among humans. Current research suggests it may be more common than we think–and the suspected culprit may surprise you.

Suicide Rates Rise as Temperatures Climb

by Christina Bjorndal, ND
Novel study correlates depressive tweets, suicide rates, and ambient temperatures in the United States and Mexico. Could climate change be affecting our mental health?

A Role for Protein Intake Before Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

by Marie Winters, ND, FABNO
Muscle wasting and loss of muscle strength are common in the posttransplant period. In an encouraging study, consumption of a whey-soy blend in addition to a nutritional diet had positive effects on serum protein levels, muscle mass, and muscle strength in posttransplant patients.

Fish Oil Supplementation in Adults With Hematological Malignancies

by Ellen McDonell, ND
In a recent controlled trial, 9 weeks of fish oil supplementation improved survival and reduced markers of inflammation in patients with blood cancers.

Does Complementary Medicine Increase Risk of Death for Cancer Patients?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The recent JAMA Oncology study on the risks of using complementary medicine after a cancer diagnosis provided sensational headlines—but did it provide any legitimate conclusions about the place of integrative medicine in cancer care?

Green Tea and Breast Density in At-Risk Postmenopausal Women

by Zach Kadro, ND
Certain women with high breast density who are at risk for breast cancer may benefit from daily consumption of green tea extract.

Intravenous Application of Mistletoe Extract

by Miranda LaBant, ND
Mistletoe extract is a widely used natural cancer therapy, typically as an adjunct to conventional therapy, but evidence suggests its benefits and safety vary according to route of administration. A phase I study set out to answer questions about the safety and tolerability of intravenously administered mistletoe.

Early to Supper and Late to Bed May Lower Cancer Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” According to a new study on circadian rhythms and cancer risk, early to supper may be better health advice (the study does not address wealth and wisdom).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Thiamine Deficiency and Diabetic Polyneuropathy

by Richard H. Mann, DPM
An exploration of the complex metabolic pathways that connect thiamine deficiency to complications of diabetes.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexuality During and After Cancer Treatment

by Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO
Cancer and cancer treatments present special challenges that can affect sexuality and sexual desire. A review article thoughtfully addresses this overlooked aspect of patient care and provides practical suggestions for enhancing intimacy.

Healthcare Perspectives

Highlights from the 2018 AIHM Conference

by Keegan Sheridan, ND
The annual Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine (AIHM) conference was a multiday, multispeaker event that encouraged and equipped practitioners to “embrace global healing traditions in order to promote the creation of health and delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, sustainable person-centered care.”

Oncology Special Issue 2018

by Natural Medicine Journal