Abstracts & Commentary

ND, LAc, MPH
This field study demonstrates for the first time that altering real-world settings can change environmental microbiomes in ways that have measurable, impactful effects on human inflammatory status and immune system function.
ND, FABNO
A large, prospective study found that low frequency of laughter was significantly associated with all-cause mortality and CVD incidence in an older population.
FNP, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
Treating sepsis patients with ubiquinone along with standard care lowered some inflammation markers and in-hospital mortality rate.
ND
Insulin levels improved in PCOS patients supplementing with curcumin, but other metabolic parameters did not improve.
ND, LAc
Supplementing with omega-3s in the short term (less than 6 months) may do little for preventing dementia, but the effects of long-term supplementation are still being researched.
PhD
Medications for Parkinson Disease may decrease butyrate-producing microbes and increase Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species, with ramifications for optimal probiotic supplements and diet.
ND
Improving the quality of your carbohydrates consumed can lead to weight loss, smaller waist circumference, and lowered blood pressure.
MSc
HDL cholesterol levels significantly improved in those receiving a CBD supplement.
MD, FACC, ABOIM
In a study of 100 patients who had recovered from Covid-19, 60% had evidence of myocardial inflammation. Safe, known measures to decrease cardiac inflammation may be indicated.
DO
A meta-analysis of 28 studies, involving about 3,000 participants, finds that mindfulness-based interventions can reduce anxiety for up to 6 months after the intervention but not longer.