by Natural Standard
Siberian ginseng is a small, woody shrub native to southeastern Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan. Although Eleutherococcus senticosus is not related to true ginseng (Panax ginseng), the name Siberian ginseng became popular because the two plants shared some similar properties.
by Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO
With the growing popularity of red yeast rice (RYR) as a lipid-lowering agent, it is important to ensure that this dietary supplement is safe and effective. The objective of this review was to provide current evidence-based guidance on the use of RYR. PubMed was searched for RYR studies published 2009–2011. The review confirmed that RYR is safe and efficacious for dyslipidemia and has other potential cardioprotective applications.
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
This study adds additional support to the idea that supplementation with Lactobacilli bacteria can improve immune function and protect individuals against respiratory and intestinal infection.
by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
As a clinician, one cannot help but wonder: If high homocysteine is corrected early in life, can we stall or even prevent the onset of PD altogether in susceptible patients? One would hope that such an extrapolation would hold true. Indeed, such presumptions are made routinely throughout preventative medicine. It is one of the privileges of practicing within a framework of nontoxic interventions.
by Matthew Baral, ND
To ascertain that children actually prefer a more diverse and colorful diet, compared to adults, could help to facilitate the adoption of more nutritionally diverse eating habits in children.