September 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 9

Abstracts & Commentary

Sulforaphane for Glucose Control in Diabetics

by Erica Joseph, ND, LAc  Using gene signature matching, investigators identify a novel “drug” to address overproduction of glucose in type 2 diabetes. One more reason to eat your broccoli.

Vitamin K2 (MK-7) Supplementation in Hemodialysis Patients

by John Neustadt, ND  Vitamin K deficiency puts patients at risk for vascular calcification, which increases their risk of a cardiovascular event. Can vitamin K supplementation help?

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Risk of Early Menopause

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO  Data gleaned from a large sample of women suggests dietary vitamin D and calcium protect ovaries from premature aging.

The Mediterranean Diet in Australia

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  We know that adherence to a Mediterranean diet benefits health, but the mixed results of a new study in Australians may leave us with more questions than answers.


The Elemental Diet for SIBO and Other Gut Conditions

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  In this interview, digestive health expert Lela Altman, ND, LAc, discusses the elemental diet and its use in resting and repairing the gut. The diet is commonly used in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Crohn's disease, colitis, and food intolerances.

Book Reviews

SIBO Family Favorites and SIBO Summer Cookbook

by Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO  Deciding what to make for dinner is hard enough for those with no digestive issues, but for those with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) the decision is particularly stressful. A review of 2 cookbooks for SIBO sufferers offers healthy, delicious answers to the perennial question: What’s for dinner?