Abstracts & Commentary

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.
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.