Abstracts & Commentary

Vitamin D and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND
By modifying the immune response and decreasing antibodies, vitamin D may help in the treatment of autoimmune thyroid disease.

Tuberculosis Mortality Impacted by Residential Tree Density

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
For TB patients, the greener the neighborhood, the lower the mortality risk. This inverse relationship may hold true for other respiratory conditions as well.

Ergothioneine and Citrus Metabolites Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Lorinda Sorensen, ND, LAc
A recent population-based, prospective study looked at plasma metabolites, including ergothioneine, to identify a link between health-conscious food patterns and reduced cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality.

Vitamin D Levels Associated with Covid-19 Infection Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Higher vitamin D status correlates with a lower number of Covid-19 cases and a lower number of deaths from the disease.

Podcasts

Practical Information about Evaluating Dietary Supplement Quality

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, clinician and dietary supplement expert Alex Keller, ND, CISSN, provides practical information about how healthcare practitioners can effectively evaluate the quality of the dietary supplements they recommend. Keller also gives some advice about how to effectively communicate with patients when it comes to dietary supplement quality.

Covid-19 Insights: Antibody Response, Asymptomatic Spread, Airborne Transmission, and the Naturopathic Registry

by Natural Medicine Journal
Immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, tackles some tough questions about recent developments surrounding the science of Covid-19.