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Exploring the Role of Probiotics and Brain Health: A Conversation with Ross Pelton, RPh

by Natural Medicine Journal
Research is confirming that there is a direct link between the gut and the brain. In this interview, probiotics expert Ross Pelton, RPh, will describe the research associated with probiotics and brain health. The focus of the interview is on cognition and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and how probiotics may help patients with brain issues.

Insomnia: An Integrative Approach

by Natural Medicine Journal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. And yet, many of the commonly prescribed medications are not helping most patients. In this interview, John Neustadt, ND, explains why an integrative approach to treating insomnia provides a much more effective alternative to commonly used sleep medications.

Abstracts & Commentary

Early-life Alcohol Consumption and High-Grade Prostate Cancer

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds a positive association between heavier alcohol exposure from the ages of 15 to 49 and the diagnosis of high-grade prostate cancer at time of biopsy.

Probiotics for Bipolar Disorder Mania

by Lachlan Crawford, ND
Randomized controlled trial finds bipolar patients on probiotics have fewer rehospitalizations compared to those on placebo.

Breakfast Improves Cardiometabolic Health Measures in Men with Prediabetes

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
In 2017, the American Heart Association established that not skipping breakfast is associated with better health and even lower cardiovascular risk. The results of a controlled feeding trial involving prediabetic men corroborate—eating earlier in the day improved several measures of cardiometabolic health.

Intravenous Vitamin C and Radio Sensitization in Pancreatic Cancer

by Heather Wright, ND, FABNO
A combination of in vitro and in vivo studies, including a phase I clinical trial, supports the addition of intravenous vitamin C to a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Residential Green Space and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
The beneficial effects of green space on cardiovascular disease have been recognized for years, but a new study is one of the first to use biomarkers to elucidate a mechanism of action.

Probiotic Selection for Acute Pediatric Diarrhea

by Zach Kadro, ND
A comparison of 2 probiotic supplements in children with acute diarrhea reveals a clear favorite and supports the use of probiotics as adjunct treatment for diarrheal illness.

Curcumin for Cognitive Function in Aging Adults

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Since the 1990s we have suspected that curcumin protects against dementia, but results of actual trials have been mixed. Exciting results from a recent randomized trial using an enhanced form of curcumin give credence to what we suspected all along.

Eating Organic Food Reduces Cancer Risk

by Katherine Carvlin, ND
In a large prospective study, participants who ate an organic diet had a reduced overall risk of cancer, with reductions in several specific cancer types. However, some of the findings conflict with results from a previous, larger study.

Healthcare Perspectives

2019 Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference Highlights

by Karolyn A. Gazella
Conference attendees absorbed 3 days of thought-provoking content on integrative oncology, including talks on such diverse topics as laughter, Ayurveda, light exposure, and the ketogenic diet in cancer care.

Interviews with Experts

Nutrients to Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss

by Natural Medicine Journal
Statistics indicate that hearing loss is on the rise. In this interview, board certified otolaryngologist Ford D. Albritton, IV, MD, FACS, describes the magnitude of the problem, as well as the research associated with key nutrients that can help reduce the risk of hearing loss.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Arum palaestinum as a Food-Medicine

by Benton Bramwell, ND
Commonly known as Solomon’s lily, Arum palaestinum is an edible, flowering plant that has been used in Traditional Arabic Palestinian herbal medicine for millennia, both as food and as treatment for a wide variety of ailments. A literature review of both in vitro and in vivo studies sheds light on its potential as an anticancer treatment for modern times.