Abstracts & Commentary

Effects of Gardening on Physical and Mental Health Among Older Adults During Covid-19 Lockdown

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Spending more time gardening during the lockdown was associated with better self-reported physical, mental, and emotional health compared to those who did not garden.

Thyroid Nodule Reduction with Spirulina, Curcumin, and Boswellia? Maybe.

by Mona Morstein, ND
Using a spirulina/curcumin/Boswellia extract for 3 months may reduce the size of benign thyroid nodules.

Exercise Training Reduces Mortality

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
About 35 minutes of moderate physical activity a day improves lifespan regardless of hours spent sitting. Even 11 minutes a day of moderate exercise reduces risk for premature death.

Podcasts

The Clinical Applications of CoQ10: A Conversation with Researcher Barrie Tan, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal
CoQ10 is a commonly used nutrient in clinical practice. In this interview, Barrie Tan, PhD, describes research showing how this important nutrient has been improved. He also talks about CoQ10's synergy with other nutrients and how to effectively use CoQ10 in clinical practice.

Covid-19 Insights: An Integrative Approach to Post Acute Covid-19 Syndrome

by Natural Medicine Journal
As George Schatz, MD, helps create the Covid Clinic at Banner - University Medical Center and wraps up his Covid-19 long hauler research grant from the National Institutes of Health, he talks to us about an integrative and functional medicine approach to treating post-Covid symptoms.

Managing Sleep, Stress, and Mood with a Physiology-First Approach

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, pioneering integrative health researcher, pathologist, immunologist, and biochemist Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, shares his physiology-first approach to tackling 3 common and often-interconnected issues: sleep, stress, and mood.

Addressing the Stress-Immune Connection in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
Enhancing immunity in some patients may require a comprehensive approach to stress management. In this interview, integrative health expert and Natural Medicine Journal editorial board member Ramneek Bhogal, DC, DABCI, provides clinical insights on how best to help patients deal with stress while enhancing immunity.

Covid-19 Insights: Talking to Your Patients About Covid-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Interactions

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, immunologist and Natural Medicine Journal Editorial Board Member Heather Zwickey, PhD, answers questions about antibody dependence enhancement, vaccines and mammograms, how the Johnson & Jonson vaccine is different, herd immunity, and more.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Floatation Therapy for Specific Health Concerns

by Laura Witte, PhD, PA-C
Floatation therapy appears to be a safe, natural option for conditions such as pain, depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders that could potentially reduce medication requirements.