An Innovative Approach to Integrative Oncology: A Conversation with Integrative Oncologist Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc

by Natural Medicine Journal
On this episode, integrative clinician and researcher Isaac Eliaz, MD, shares some of the more progressive methods he uses with people who have cancer.

How is the Covid-19 Pandemic Impacting Cancer Care?

by Natural Medicine Journal
Among the tragedies of the Covid-19 pandemic is how it is affecting people at risk of cancer and those being treated for cancer. In this episode, Natural Medicine Journal Publisher Karolyn Gazella and Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, discuss how the pandemic has negatively impacted cancer care and what integrative healthcare practitioners can do to help.

Covid-19 Insights: Hypoxia, Long Haulers, and More

by Natural Medicine Journal
On this episode, our guest is Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, FACP, who is currently the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Horwitz addresses several Covid-19 issues, including pathophysiology, hypoxia, and identifying the lingering effects of the virus in some patients.

Enhancing Female Fertility in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
Addressing female infertility often requires an integrative approach. In this interview, 2 integrative health experts share details about their integrative approach to improving egg quality and increasing the chances of pregnancy. 

An Integrative Approach to Protecting and Enhancing Immunity

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, Russell Jaffe, MD, shares his immune-boosting protocol that can enhance immunity and help patients achieve better overall wellness. In addition to discussing diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements, Jaffe shares information about an innovative lymphocyte response assay that is now available.

Oncology Special Issue 2020

by Natural Medicine Journal

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Antiangiogenic Phytochemicals Best Poised for Clinical Trial Testing

by Athanasios Psihogios, ND
Green tea, curcumin, resveratrol, and ginsenosides have some of the most robust evidence for inhibiting malignant angiogenesis in a clinically meaningful way.

Abstracts & Commentary

Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Do They Decrease Anxiety in Cancer Patients?

by Poorvi Shah, DO
A meta-analysis of 28 studies, involving about 3,000 participants, finds that mindfulness-based interventions can reduce anxiety for up to 6 months after the intervention but not longer.

Ketogenic Diet and Breast Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
Adoption of a ketogenic diet may help women with breast cancer reduce fat mass, a risk factor for recurrence.

Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
This large study looks at the relationship between IGF-1 levels, body mass index, and recurrence and mortality in HER2+ breast cancer patients, with surprising results.

Chemical Hair Treatments May Pose Highest Cancer Risk to Black Women

by Maxwell Crispo, ND
Use of permanent hair dye was associated with a 45% increase in breast cancer risk in Black women compared to a 7% increase in White women. In contrast, hair straightener use was associated with an 18% increased risk for all participants.

Coronavirus, Pregnancy, and Infant Brain Development

by Caitlin O'Connor, ND
The link between maternal choline intake during pregnancy and infant outcomes is a hot topic in prenatal nutrition. This article shows that higher levels of the essential nutrient during pregnancy may protect infants from the neurological effects of maternal viral infections. It contributes to a growing body of work suggesting that all providers working with pregnant women should assess choline intake.

Shifting the Gut Microbiome in People with Type 2 Diabetes

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, LD, CDE
Supplementing with Scutellaria baicalensis in conjunction with medication may shift the gut microbiota in a way that improves glycemic control.

Fish Oil May Protect Brain From Air Pollution Damage

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Exposure to fine particulate matter has been shown to shrink brain volume, but new research finds that omega-3 fatty acids may help combat that.

Vitamin C: Possible Beneficial Treatment for Critically Ill Ventilated Patients

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
A safe and simple intervention at the right dose could get patients off mechanical ventilation sooner