Strategies to Make Treatment Adherence a Top Priority in Clinical Practice

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Low treatment adherence negatively impacts patient outcomes and limits the effective treatment of chronic conditions in clinical practice. In this interview, Alex Keller, ND, describes the key findings of a recent paper he coauthored with his colleagues.

Loving-Kindness Meditation as a Healing Tool

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In this interview, Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM, explains why and how loving-kindness meditation, and meditation in general, can help with PTSD and other conditions.

Environmental Factors that Affect the Microbiome

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In this episode of the podcast, we discuss pesticides, herbicides, and petroleum chemicals and the impacts they can have on the 100 trillion-plus microorganisms that reside in the human gut.

Covid-19 Insights: Ivermectin, Vaccine Shedding, Variants, and Herd Immunity

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In this interview, immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, tackles the topic of the off-label use of Ivermectin. She also discusses vaccine shedding, variants, and herd immunity.

Recommending Functional Foods in Clinical Practice

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The functional food category has grown considerably over the past few years. In this interview, research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan describes how clinicians can utilize targeted functional foods in clinical practice. As a leading probiotic researcher, Krishnan focuses much of his attention on how functional foods can positively influence gut health.

Abstracts & Commentary

Melatonin May Improve Survival in Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients After Surgical Resection

by Erica Joseph, ND, LAc
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer (excluding skin cancer) in both men and women. Supplementing treatment regimens with melatonin, especially in late-stage patients, has the potential to improve survival rates.

Can a Turmeric Extract Relieve Arthritic Pain as Well as Acetaminophen?

by Princess Burnett, ND
Turmeric improved pain, function, and stiffness better than acetaminophen in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Exercise-Induced Improvements on Cognitive Measures of Generalization

by Maxwell Crispo, ND
Participation in a dance aerobics class resulted in a significant increase in the brain’s network flexibility and fewer errors on cognitive generalization tasks.

Propolis for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, CDCES
When patients with an upper respiratory tract infection used a propolis spray, packed with antimicrobial and immune-enhancing properties, their symptoms disappeared 2 days earlier than in the placebo group.

Improved Natural Killer Cell Function with Seaweed Extract

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
This nutrient-dense food may increase the activity of natural killer cells, modulating the immune system.

Cancer Immunotherapy Dependent on Gut Biome

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Modifying patients’ microbiome for a healthy gut, through fecal microbiota transplant, diet, or other interventions, may improve patient response to cancer immunotherapy.

Probiotics and Their Immunological Impact on Liver Cirrhosis

by Ramneek Bhogal, DC, DABCI
Restoration of gut health appears to regulate inflammation, leading to improved hepatic health and immune function.

Going Beyond the Hype of Hydrogen Water

by Dana G. Cohen, MD
Hydrogen water has been shown to benefit a range of conditions, including cancer, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and hepatis B, along with improving mood.

(R)-Alpha Lipoic Acid: Weight Loss with Benefits?

by Daniel Chong, ND
Although supplementation with lipoic acid did not decrease triglycerides, it did lower weight, body mass index, and inflammation in overweight and obese adults.

Are Low-Carb Diets in Diabetics Worth the Effort?

by Princess Burnett, ND
Type 2 diabetics following a low-carbohydrate diet showed improved glycemic control, but the long-term effectiveness requires further investigation.

Endocrine Disruptors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents

by Sara Gottfried, MD, FACOG
A study involving the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site found a modest association between adolescent exposure to endocrine disruptors, particularly phthalates, and a greater risk of ADHD.

Zingiber officinale: Beneficial Effects on Cholesterol and Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Ginger may help lower fasting glucose and total cholesterol in those with type 2 diabetes.

Immune Health Special Issue 2021

by Natural Medicine Journal

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Making Sense of Osteoporosis Testing

by John Neustadt, ND
A review of the diagnostic and screening technologies and common laboratory tests for predicting, treating, and monitoring osteoporosis and fractures.