Nutrition-focused medical practitioners have advised men with prostate cancer to take supplemental zinc for so long that few can still remember where this practice originated. Several papers now suggest zinc may actually be ill advised for these patients to take.
Zinc levels in the prostate gland are higher than in any other soft tissue of the body, so it was easy to assume that zinc is important for prostate function and health. On top of this, zinc levels in healthy prostate tissue are almost 7 times as high as in prostate cancer tissue.1 Several cell culture studies...Read more
While we might wish to say that naturopathic medicine is evidence based, we must admit that some of our thoughts regarding patient treatment rely more on best guesses based on relatively scant evidence. We often find ourselves extrapolating from faint data points hoping to find a useful path forward. Here’s a recent example:
Just before Christmas, in December 2016, a paper by Bouchard et al, a group of researchers from Quebec, Canada, was published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology that caught our attention. These researchers reported that radiation of...
With all the digital channels to choose from, LinkedIn is by far the most noteworthy for integrative healthcare practitioners. It provides an outlet for sharing, learning, and connecting with others in our industry. LinkedIn’s mission is ‘to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful’, and really, who doesn’t want that?
Putting that idealistic vision of productivity and success aside, we’ve outlined the top 3 reasons you should be on LinkedIn, and how it can help you and your practice thrive...Read more
Welcome to the brand new blog column published by the Natural Medicine Journal. I must say, I’ve never been a fan of the term “blog” but it has become a part of our nomenclature. Everybody who’s anybody is blogging these days so we thought we would join the fun.
Actually, this new feature is a great way for us to showcase ideas and concepts from the thought-leaders in our community. It’s an ideal way to publish fresh content more frequently and keep our Journal timely and more relevant than ever before. Our new blog column will get more voices and perspectives involved in the...Read more