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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.

Mood and the Microbiome: Exploring the Science and Practice of Microbe Manipulation and the Mind

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this podcast, we take a guided journey with noted professor and neuroscientist, Jane Foster, PhD, as she explains how animal models have elucidated the complexities of the gut-brain axis and role of gut microbes in mood and mental wellbeing. From a sound scientific footing, we join practicing psychiatrist, Scot Bay, MD, as he shares his experience with the integration of a mood-targeted probiotic blend in challenging cases and complex therapeutic interventions.

Abstracts & Commentary

Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

by Megan Chmelik
Prior research has shown that anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is elevated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. A fascinating study discovers that AMH levels remain elevated during pregnancy and provides evidence of effects on fetal development.

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).

Nanocurcumin and Riluzole for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds that nanocurcumin is safe and may improve outcomes in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), especially in those with bulbar ALS.

Fructose Consumption Linked to Asthma

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The Framingham Heart Study has collected data from thousands of participants since its inception in 1948, generating a vast amount of data. A recent study used data from a subset of participants to analyze associations between fructose-containing drinks and incidence of asthma. The results give practitioners even more reason to discourage consumption of beverages such as soda and apple juice.

Greening Vacant Lots as a Cost-Effective Mental Health Intervention in Underserved Populations

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Turning empty urban lots into green spaces appears to improve nearby residents’ psychological wellbeing, according to a recent study. The depression-alleviating effects are even greater among those below the poverty line.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Herbal ABC’s The Foundation of Herbal Medicine

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND
Sharol Tilgner’s latest book on herbal medicine is a well-written, concise guide to the practice of herbal medicine using a novel organ system–based approach.

Microbiome Special Issue 2018

by Natural Medicine Journal