April 2013 Vol. 5 Issue 4

Abstracts & Commentary

Variables Predicting Spinal Surgery After Injury

by Jay Wilson, DC  As pressure to rein in escalating healthcare costs mounts, so does scrutiny of costly, aggressive treatment paradigms.

Calcium and Cardiovascular Risk: The Devil is in the Details

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Clinicians should counsel patients on a more judicious total calcium intake that ensures adequacy of calcium without excess.

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Convincing a man who has been diagnosed and treated for high-risk prostate cancer to take aspirin may increase his chance of surviving for 10 years by a factor of nearly 5.

Chronic Stress and Ovarian Cancer Progression

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO  Prolonged and extensive activation of sympathetic catecholamines in association with HPA activation does not bode well for people with established cancer.

Select Lactobacilli Species vs Antibiotics in Preventing Urinary Tract Infection

by Tori Hudson, ND  Antibacterial medications are the mainstay of the conventional medical approach, but the use of longer-term antibiotic prophylaxis is associated with drug resistance and some adverse effects in many women.


Clinical Applications of Citicoline for Brain Health

by Natural Medicine Journal Dr. Danielle Citrolo describes mechanisms of action, clinical research, interactions, and future applications for citicoline. She also explains how practitioners may consider using this therapeutic nutrient in clinical practice.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Antihypertensive Effect of a Celery Extract in Mild to Moderate Hypertensive Patients

by Doddabele Madhavi, PhD  Celery extract has been shown in animal studies to help prevent stroke, improve blood flow, and act to protect the brain and enhance energy production.