Abstracts & Commentary

ND, FABNO
Visceral fat is associated with poorer outcomes in nonmetastatic colon cancer and with increased expression of proinflammatory pathways.
ND
Sarcopenia patients can improve their muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle performance through resistance training.
PhD, ND, R HOM, CCH, DHANP
In both low and high doses, the polyphenol resveratrol significantly lessened severity of Gulf War Illness and the pain associated with it.
ND, FABNO
Loss of a child significantly increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
ND, LAc
A new study on melatonin, a natural product that has a variety of uses for improving survival and quality of life in a variety of cancer types, further validates the clinical use of melatonin when dosed at 20 mg at nighttime.
DDs, Fellow Integrative Medicine
Ginger, aloe vera, and saline significantly improved symptoms in xerostomia patients.
Echinacea extract may be an effective prophylactic treatment for respiratory tract infections in children and may help to decrease antibiotic usage.
ND, FABNO
Too little niacin, as well as too much, may be linked to hypertension, creating a need to find the precise, optimal “Goldilocks” daily dose.
FNP, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
Latent magnesium deficiency may be linked to migraine with aura.
ND
Common food antigens, such as dairy, soy, wheat, and gluten, cause more of a reaction in IBS patients than in healthy volunteers, suggesting that such superantigens may be involved as a driver in IBS.