Abstracts & Commentary

PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds that blueberries improve pain, stiffness, and gait but do not reduce biomarkers of inflammation in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
ND, LAc, FABNO
Randomized trial shows that tocotrienol, a member of the vitamin E family, works synergistically with bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody, to slow progression and extend survival in women with refractory ovarian cancer.
MD
Sophisticated inpatient trial and several other new studies confirm the harm of ultra-processed foods.
ND, FABNO
A comprehensive analysis of data from 2 large cohorts, followed for several decades, suggests that sugar-sweetened beverages are a grave public health risk.
PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds a brief, one-sentence assurance from a physician in response to a patients’ allergic reaction significantly reduces allergic symptoms.
ND
A study in both human volunteers and mice shows the benefit of autologous fecal transplant for reconstitution of the microbiome following antibiotic treatment. But what about probiotics?
ND, LAc, MPH
The mental health benefits of gardening have been recognized for centuries and confirmed by modern-day science, but a recent study is among the first to explore the mechanism of action using biomarker data.
ND, LAc
A placebo-controlled trial compares the effects of pomegranate juice, pomegranate juice with synbiotics, and a synbiotic-only beverage on insulin parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Is the addition of pomegranate juice worth the extra sugar and calories?
ND
A population cohort study from the United Kingdom finds a significant relationship between air quality and the occurrence of psychotic events during adolescence (between the ages of 12 and 18).
MD
Study comparing low-carbohydrate, moderate-carbohydrate, and high-carbohydrate diets identifies key mechanism regarding sustainable weight loss.