Abstracts & Commentary

Treating Periodontal Disease Delays Alzheimer’s Disease

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
A recent study found that periodontal treatment carried out by a dentist specializing in gum disease was associated with a significant reduction in loss of brain matter.

Could Andrographolide From Andrographis paniculata Help With Multiple Sclerosis?

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, CDCES
Multiple sclerosis patients taking an andrographolide compound saw significant improvements in some outcome measures, but not all.

Magnesium vs Valproate for Migraines

by Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNO
Researchers found that magnesium not only enhances the effectiveness of sodium valproate but also enables a lower dose of the pharmaceutical to be used.

Coffee Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Among breast cancer survivors, higher coffee consumption after diagnosis was associated with better breast cancer and overall survival.

Fish Oil Supplementation Associated With Improved Testicular Function

by Maxwell Crispo, ND
In healthy, young men, taking fish oil was associated with greater semen volume, larger testis size, and improved reproductive hormone levels.

Podcasts

Targeted Ingredients to Improve Immunity in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
Keeping the immune system strong is a key goal for both patients and practitioners. In this interview, we talk to Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, about some targeted ingredients that have been shown to improve immunity.

An Introduction to the Traditional Healing Medicine of Curanderismo

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, professor Thomas Chavez, PhD, explains the philosophy, rituals, and culture of Curanderismo. Chavez, who teaches at the University of New Mexico, shines a light on this important traditional medicine that originates from Mexico and the southwestern United States.

Strategies to Make Treatment Adherence a Top Priority in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Recommending Functional Foods in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Medication-Induced Osteoporosis

by John Neustadt, ND
With 44% of men and 57% of women in the United States aged 65 years or more taking at least 5 medications, it is important for clinicians to know that several commonly prescribed medications cause osteoporosis and increase fracture risk. This review will help clinicians understand which common medications have adverse skeletal effects, their mechanisms of action, and how to mitigate the damage or change the medication.