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By Bob Bernhardt, LLM, PhD

Part I presented compelling data on both the efficacy and the economic savings of naturopathic approaches to reducing cardiovascular risk and chronic back pain. Two more studies are discussed below, followed by data on patient behavior, which indicates significant cost savings for those who seek naturopathic care.

The two other studies did not have companion economic analyses, but they did show significant health improvements. Adjunctive naturopathic care for...

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By Tori Hudson, ND

Current physical activity guidelines recommend moderate intensity exercise for 30 minutes most days of the week for a total of 150 minutes/week, or vigorous exercise for 75 minutes per week, spread out over at least 3 sessions per week. In a report published in January 2017, researchers evaluated more than 63,000 men and women over age 40, inquiring about their moderate to vigorous physical activity.1 The research participants were classified into four groups:

  1. individuals who did no moderate or vigorous physical activity
  2. those who met the guidelines of 150...
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