October 2014 Vol. 6 Issue 10

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Natural Antimicrobial Compounds in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome

by John Deaton, PhD  The purpose of this trial was to determine if a combination of naturally occurring antimicrobials can allow reduction and suppression of the invading microorganisms under physiological conditions, so when the combination is given to a patient before eating, the nutrients will be broken down and used by the body, the body will have time to heal, and the probiotics will establish control over the pathogenic bacteria.

Abstracts & Commentary

Carbohydrates and Breast Cancer Recurrence

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Does reducing carbohydrate intake reduce breast cancer recurrence? This nested, case control study sought to find out. It looked at the associations between insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) expression of the primary tumor, postdiagnosis changes in carbohydrate intake, and breast cancer recurrence in 265 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors.

Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids the Answer to Behavioral Problems in Kids?

by Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND  Can omega 3s help behavioral problems in children and adolescents? According to this study, the answer is yes—and the improvements are significant.

Impact of Running vs Walking on Breast Cancer Survival

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Breast cancer patients have long been advised to take up brisk walking to improve outcomes, but this analysis found that runners have significantly reduced mortality over walkers, with runners’ risk for breast cancer mortality decreasing more than 40%.

Maternal Bisphenol A and Miscarriage Risk

by Setareh Tais, ND  Previous animal studies have shown BPA exposure can increase miscarriage risk. This study studied 115 pregnant women who sought treatment for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. Those whose serum BPA levels were highest had an 83% higher risk of experiencing a first trimester miscarriage those with the lowest levels.


Exploring the Link Between Inflammation, Heart Disease, and Depression With Cardiology Expert, Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

by Natural Medicine Journal Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is recognized as a leading expert in the area of naturopathic cardiology. In this interview, he describes how inflammation can negatively affect not only cardiovascular health, but neurological health as well. He provides some foundational advice regarding lab tests and dietary supplements that he uses in his clinical practice.