October 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 10


Accurately Identifying and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A conversation with IBS expert Christine Frissora, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, gastroenterologist and leading irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) expert Christine Frissora, MD, describes how to effectively diagnose and treat this common disorder. Frissora also discusses the conditions that need to be ruled out when IBS is suspected.

Abstracts & Commentary

Genomics, the Mind, and the Gut

by Joshua Z. Goldenberg, ND  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) benefits some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Could a genetic test help identify which IBS patients would benefit the most?

Prevention of Pediatric Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

by Monique Aucoin, ND  The evidence for a link between vitamin D deficiency and pediatric respiratory tract infections is murky. A recent randomized trial further muddies the waters.

The Mediterranean Diet in Fatty Liver Disease

by Asia Muhammad, ND  Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with a high-fat, high-calorie diet. Can a lifestyle change reverse the pathology?

Probiotic Supplementation in Gestational Diabetes

by Jaclyn Chasse, ND  A randomized trial pits probiotics against placebo in pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Will probiotics improve outcomes in this vulnerable population?

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Current Controversy: Does Adrenal Fatigue Exist?

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND  What’s in a name? Controversy over “adrenal fatigue” diagnosis may have more to do with terminology than physiology.