August 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 8


Resolving Inhalant Allergies: a Conversation with Dr. Todd Born

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, naturopathic physician Todd Born, ND, CNS, describes his approach to treating inhalant allergies. Born explains the intimate relationship between the immune system and allergies and how physicians can support immunity in this patient population.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

by Natural Medicine Journal The FDA recently held a meeting to discuss ways to decrease the frequency and patterns associated with opioid misuse and abuse. In this interview, pain management expert, Beth Darnall, PhD, talks about the crisis of opioid addiction and how to create safe, effective non-opioid pain management strategies.

Abstracts & Commentary

Probiotics Improve Depression in IBS Sufferers

by Joshua Z. Goldenberg, ND  Placebo-controlled study shows a daily dose of probiotics significantly improves depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, and hints at potential mechanisms of action.

Curcumin and Bone Density

by Alan Miller, ND  Go-to nutrients for improving bone density include calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids. Should curcumin be added to that list?

Anthocyanins for Cardiovascular Health

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Good news: Anthocyanin supplements offer real, measurable benefits for cardiovascular health. But should we consider a more “whole”-istic approach?

Autism Symptoms Alleviated with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

by Mark Davis, ND  With mounting research suggesting benefits of fecal transplantation for children with autism, it’s important that practitioners have the knowledge to guide concerned parents.

Healthcare Perspectives

Highlights from the 2017 AANP Conference

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND  The 2017 annual conference for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) was held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, July 12-15. Approximately 600 attendees, vendor representatives, and speakers convened for 4 days of learning, networking, and reconnecting with friends and colleagues. More than 50 educational sessions allowed naturopathic doctors to earn as many as 22.75 continuing education credits.