Addressing Heart Health for Black Women in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
A higher percentage of black women die of heart disease each year than women of any other race. Why is that? And even more importantly, what can integrative healthcare practitioners do about it?

An Innovative Approach to Integrative Oncology: A Conversation with Integrative Oncologist Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc

by Natural Medicine Journal
On this episode, integrative clinician and researcher Isaac Eliaz, MD, shares some of the more progressive methods he uses with people who have cancer.

How is the Covid-19 Pandemic Impacting Cancer Care?

by Natural Medicine Journal
Among the tragedies of the Covid-19 pandemic is how it is affecting people at risk of cancer and those being treated for cancer. In this episode, Natural Medicine Journal Publisher Karolyn Gazella and Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, discuss how the pandemic has negatively impacted cancer care and what integrative healthcare practitioners can do to help.

Covid-19 Insights: Hypoxia, Long Haulers, and More

by Natural Medicine Journal
On this episode, our guest is Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, FACP, who is currently the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Horwitz addresses several Covid-19 issues, including pathophysiology, hypoxia, and identifying the lingering effects of the virus in some patients.

Abstracts & Commentary

Some Carbohydrates Are Good for the Heart

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND
Improving the quality of your carbohydrates consumed can lead to weight loss, smaller waist circumference, and lowered blood pressure.

Efficacy and Safety of a Botanical Hemp Extract Containing Cannabidiol

by Miles Sarill, MSc
HDL cholesterol levels significantly improved in those receiving a CBD supplement.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reveals Inflammation Post Covid-19 Recovery

by Vivian A. Kominos, MD, FACC, ABOIM
In a study of 100 patients who had recovered from Covid-19, 60% had evidence of myocardial inflammation. Safe, known measures to decrease cardiac inflammation may be indicated.

Probiotics for Dysbiosis in Parkinson Disease

by Heather Zwickey, PhD
Medications for Parkinson Disease may decrease butyrate-producing microbes and increase Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species, with ramifications for optimal probiotic supplements and diet.

Ketogenic Diet and Breast Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
Adoption of a ketogenic diet may help women with breast cancer reduce fat mass, a risk factor for recurrence.

Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
This large study looks at the relationship between IGF-1 levels, body mass index, and recurrence and mortality in HER2+ breast cancer patients, with surprising results.

Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Do They Decrease Anxiety in Cancer Patients?

by Poorvi Shah, DO
A meta-analysis of 28 studies, involving about 3,000 participants, finds that mindfulness-based interventions can reduce anxiety for up to 6 months after the intervention but not longer.

Chemical Hair Treatments May Pose Highest Cancer Risk to Black Women

by Maxwell Crispo, ND
Use of permanent hair dye was associated with a 45% increase in breast cancer risk in Black women compared to a 7% increase in White women. In contrast, hair straightener use was associated with an 18% increased risk for all participants.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Antiangiogenic Phytochemicals Best Poised for Clinical Trial Testing

by Athanasios Psihogios, ND
Green tea, curcumin, resveratrol, and ginsenosides have some of the most robust evidence for inhibiting malignant angiogenesis in a clinically meaningful way.

Oncology Special Issue 2020

by Natural Medicine Journal