September 2013 Vol. 5 Issue 91

Abstracts & Commentary

Fiber, Bacteria, and Colorectal Cancer

by Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO  In this observational cross-sectional trial matching patients with a diagnosis of advanced colorectal cancer to a healthy control group, the participants (N=5632) completed the food-frequency questionnaire and provided fecal samples. Participants with a high-fiber diet and more gut microbiota had diminished cancer-cell growth.

Melatonin Treats H Pylori and Gastric Ulcers

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  The addition of melatonin to the standard treatment protocol for H pylori increases efficacy of H pylori elimination and accelerates DU healing. A 2-month therapy of omeprazole plus melatonin is more effective at normalizing markers of healing than treatment with omeprazole alone.

Book Reviews

Enteroimmunology: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease, by Charles Lewis, MD, MPH

by Teresa Silliman, ND  An incisive review of the book Enteroimmunology: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease, by Charles Lewis, MD, MPH.