Abstracts & Commentary

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.
ND, LAc
A recent study looked at the effectiveness and safety of CBD in reducing emotional exhaustion and burnout in frontline healthcare professionals.
ND
Although health practitioners often discourage late-night eating, this small study found that eating meals later in the evening may better protect cardiorespiratory fitness in obese, heart-failure patients than eating meals earlier.
ND
This study showed that dietary flavanols are effective in eliminating post-stress weakening of endothelial function.
ND, FABNO
Juice from the Opuntia ficus-indica plant, which contains high levels of phytochemical compounds called betalains, can counteract the oxidative stress from a bout of maximal exercise.
DAOM, LAc
Patients receiving Chuna therapy reported significantly improved measures for all pain outcomes.
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A recent paper identifies the effect of Ramadan fasting on the gut microbiome and adds to the body of research supporting the health benefits of intermittent fasting.
DSc, RD, LD, CCN, CDE
A ketogenic diet, which consists of adequate protein and high fat, can dramatically increase the incidence of kidney stones.
ND
Cancer patients who received light therapy slept more than 2 hours longer and had 16% greater sleep efficiency than the control group.