What Practitioners Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine

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This episode features Natural Medicine Journal editorial board member and Covid-19 expert, Heather Zwickey, PhD. She answers our questions about mRNA technology, long-term immunity, and how to help enhance a patient's response to the vaccine. She also talks about Moderna's request to cut the dose in half and describes which patients may need to be careful regarding vaccine efficacy.

Cultivating Resilience in Clinical Practice During Times of Crisis

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During these challenging times, clinicians may lose sight of their own self-care and how they can cultivate their own resilience. Award-winning professor and psychologist Frederic Craigie, PhD, joins us to discuss the role of resilience and purpose for clinicians. He provides practical advice on how practitioners can enhance their own self-care plan while helping patients achieve their wellness goals.

Covid-19 Insights: New Research Connects SARS-CoV-2 to Mental Health Issues

by Natural Medicine Journal
New research published in the Lancet demonstrates a disturbing connection between psychiatric disorders and Covid-19. Research indicates that people with mental health disorders are at significant risk of developing Covid-19 and Covid-19 increases the risk of psychiatric disorder.

Optimal Immune Support During a Time of Crisis

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As we face one of the most challenging health crises in modern history, it's clear that we need an integrative approach to immune simulation. On this episode, Karolyn interviews 2 expert guests about how to optimize immune system function as cold and flu season converge with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Healthcare Perspectives

Top 10 Topics of 2020

by Natural Medicine Journal
As we all adjusted and adapted to a year like no other, health was at the forefront of everyone's minds. The integrative healthcare community stayed at the forefront of medical developments, and naturopathic physicians and other experts shared their knowledge to help us find footing in an ever-shifting landscape.

Community News

Natural Medicine Journal's Newest Editorial Board Members

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Natural Medicine Journal is proud to welcome 6 new members to our editorial board. Each of these professionals is an expert in his or her field and is committed to helping to maintain the editorial integrity of the journal.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Reinforcing the Immune System with Natural Health Supplements in the Era of Covid-19 and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

by Will Cheng, MD
Covid-19 has become a global pandemic affecting tens of millions of people worldwide and resulting in the death of well over 1 million people. While vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus are emerging, there remains an unmet need for safe, cost-effective, and readily available treatments. In the absence of direct evidence relating to Covid-19, the goal of this article is to review the key preclinical and clinical data that support immunomodulatory properties of natural health supplements.

Abstracts & Commentary

Does High-Dose Oral DHA Improve Dementia?

by Shiva Barton, ND, LAc
Supplementing with omega-3s in the short term (less than 6 months) may do little for preventing dementia, but the effects of long-term supplementation are still being researched.

Coenzyme Q10 in Sepsis Patients

by Corey B. Schuler, RN, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
Treating sepsis patients with ubiquinone along with standard care lowered some inflammation markers and in-hospital mortality rate.

Effects of Curcumin on PCOS Pathophysiology

by Megan Chmelik, ND
Insulin levels improved in PCOS patients supplementing with curcumin, but other metabolic parameters did not improve.