Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, our editor-in-chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, speaks with Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO, about breast cancer disparities in African American women.

Integrative Interventions that Inhibit Cancer Stem Cell Activity: A Conversation with Holly Lucille, ND, RN

by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, integrative medical expert Holly Lucille, ND, RN, describes why it’s important to look at cancer stem cell activity when creating an integrative cancer treatment plan. She discusses scientific literature that looks at whether natural interventions can help stop cancer formation and growth and inhibit cancer stem cell activity.

L-Theanine Research Update and Clinical Applications Review

by Natural Medicine Journal
L-theanine is a powerful amino acid that has several important clinical applications. In this interview, Derek Timm, PhD, and Michael Lelah, PhD, discuss the latest research and clinical uses of a special form of L-theanine. They also cover contraindications, dosage, and other clinical information.

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.

Abstracts & Commentary

Zinc Chloride Mouthwash Limits Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis and Weight Loss

by Michael Walker, ND, FABNO
An intervention with zinc chloride mouth rinse dramatically improved the incidence and severity of oral mucositis.

Precisely Timed Light May Reduce Chemotherapy-Related Sleep Disruption and Fatigue

by Catherine Darley, ND
Cancer patients who received light therapy slept more than 2 hours longer and had 16% greater sleep efficiency than the control group.

Can Supplementation With Vitamin D Affect PD-L1 Expression in Gastrointestinal Cancers?

by Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNO
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk of total death in GI cancer patients, partly by enhancing anticancer immunity.

Antibiotics Show Benefit in Pancreatic Cancer

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Some pancreatic cancer patients receiving gemcitabine treatment had improved progression-free survival when taking antibiotics.

Coffee and Tea Consumption and the Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

by Lindsay Adrian, ND, FABNO
Data from nearly 80,000 women in the Women’s Health Initiative suggest that there is no difference in breast cancer incidence regardless of intake of regular or decaffeinated coffee or tea.

Is Chocolate Good for You? It Might Depend on When You Eat It.

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
A recent study finds benefits to consuming chocolate in the morning but reminds us our best guess when it comes to chocolate and health is still only a guess.

Kiwifruit, Psyllium, or Prunes: Which Works Better for Treating Chronic Constipation?

by Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND
Although all 3 relieved constipation, kiwifruit was better tolerated, though, in this study, its effects seemed to decline after 2 weeks.

Selenium and CoQ10 Supplementation and Its Effect on D-Dimer

by Corey B. Schuler, RN, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
Supplementing with ubiquinone and selenium yeast may lower cardiovascular risk in certain populations.

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.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

A Review of the Use of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) in Clinical Practice

by Timothy Schwaiger, ND
With its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticarcinogenic properties, NAC can play a role in the treatment of respiratory, hepatological, neurological, and psychiatric conditions.