November 2014 Vol. 6 Issue 11

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Natural Interventions for Posttreatment Cancer-related Fatigue

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO  Studies have consistently demonstrated that cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common debilitating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as the malignant process itself. Quality of life can be significantly and negatively impacted in cancer survivors who experience fatigue and other common symptoms, including sleep disturbance, pain, depression, and anxiety. Presently, pharmacological options are limited and are often associated with further side effects. An integrative approach that, in addition to optimizing lifestyle, employs specific natural agents can safely and effectively enhance energy levels after conventional cancer treatments.

Abstracts & Commentary

Flavonoid-rich Dark Chocolate Positively Impacts Stress Response

by Michael T. Murray, ND  In this placebo-controlled, single-blind study people who consumed dark chocolate had significantly decreased cortisol levels and epinephrine reactivity to psychosocial stress compared to placebo.

Malignant Brain Tumors Associated With Mobile and Cordless Phone Use

by Jennifer Brusewitz, ND  Will a recent study finding a significant association between mobile and cordless phone use and malignant brain tumors cause us to reconsider our addiction to wireless technology?

Can Curcumin Solve Depression?

by Ajay Goel, PhD  A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study suggests curcumin may be a safe, effective treatment for depression-related disorders.

Effect of Medical Cannabis Laws on Overdose Deaths

by Neil McKinney, ND  The results of a recent study suggest marijuana may be more of an "exit strategy" than a "gateway drug."

Healthcare Perspectives

Restorative Medicine Conference Deemed a Success

by Natural Medicine Journal A report from the 12th Annual Restorative Medicine Conference, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, sponsored by Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.