Abstracts & Commentary

ND, FABNO
Does injury to the heart release chemicals that make people feel depressed, or does depression release chemicals that promote heart injury? Or is it a two-way street?
ND
This prospective, randomized clinical trial compared the tolerability and efficacy of diets designed to treat Crohn’s disease.
ND, LAc, FABNO
Naturally sourced products helped test subjects eliminate harmful chemicals associated with cigarette smoking and induced changes in blood contents that suggest a protective effect on the kidneys and liver.
ND, LAc
Drugs intended to treat depression symptoms in the elderly may have adverse psychological and non-psychological effects. Alternative naturopathic treatments may be beneficial in this population.
ND, FABNO
A review of the research on the heart health reasons for eating breakfast—and the importance of timing it right.
ND, FABNO
A pilot study demonstrates that administering doxycycline before surgery reduces cancer stem cells, building on a separate study showing that vitamin C and berberine optimize doxycycline’s anticancer effects. Could the combination benefit our patients?
PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
A recent study that considers the effects of vitamin C on inflammatory markers in patients undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer represents the type of real-world clinical scenario most naturopathic doctors see in their practices—a combination of conventional and naturopathic treatments.
ND
A recent study adds support to the the extensive positive data for the use of omega-3 supplementation during standard chemotherapy and clinical outcomes.
Editor In Chief
Whole soy foods were associated with significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures in pre/perimenopausal survivors of breast cancer. This adds to evidence that dietary soy may reduce risks related to cancer.
ND
The improvement of subjective cancer-related fatigue in cancer survivors by placebo may involve the dopamine system.