Abstracts & Commentary

PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Once reserved for nobility alone, chocolate is now consumed worldwide. Growing evidence, including a new randomized clinical trial, suggests chocolate may benefit the cardiovascular system.
ND
Metformin, along with other factors such as celiac disease, may contribute to vitamin B12 deficiency in diabetics.
ND, FABNO
Exposure to fine particulates is associated with lower bone mass, adding to the arguments in favor of air filters.
ND, LAc, FABNO
Cutting down on certain poorly absorbed sugars in your diet may relieve gastrointestinal distress.
ND, FABNO
Supplementing with vitamin D was associated with increased beneficial bacteria and decreased pathogenic bacteria in a recent study.
Editor In Chief
A combination of natural agents long used by natural-medicine practitioners gets some evidence-based validation in a new intervention study.
ND
Spore-based probiotics may offer an appealing alternative to pricey rifaximin and onerous diets in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
MD
Which probiotic strains work best for different subtypes of IBS and at what dose? A recent meta-analysis offers some answers.
ND
To supplement with B complex or not to supplement? A new study raises tricky questions.
ND
After 3 months on a ketogenic diet, women with PCOS lost more than 20 pounds on average, a new study reports.