November 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 11

Abstracts & Commentary

Melatonin for Heart Attack Recovery

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Melatonin as a natural intervention to speed recovery after a heart attack is appealing. Although a recent study is not encouraging, other evidence supports its potential.

Clinical Efficacy of Topical Indigo naturalis in Psoriasis

by Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO  Placebo-controlled trial not only supports efficacy of topical Indigo as natural therapy for psoriasis, but also elucidates its mechanism of action.

Bread and the Microbiome: A Personal Matter

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND  A randomized trial compares glycemic responses to industrially made white bread with responses to traditionally made whole grain sourdough and underscores the importance of genetic diversity in the gut microbiome.

Could Quercetin Help Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

by Megan Chmelik, ND  Insulin resistance is a feature of polycystic ovary disease (PCOS), and adiponectin increases insulin sensitivity. A new study finds quercetin increases adiponectin levels. Could quercetin have clinical benefit for women with PCOS?

High-Fat vs High-Carbohydrate Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

by Teri Jackson, ND  Cholesterol and fat have long been considered enemies of cardiovascular health. Have carbohydrates been wolves in sheep’s clothing?


Optimal Detoxification, a Comprehensive, Foundational Approach: Video Interview with Christopher Shade, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Christopher Shade, PhD, discusses the many factors that can block effective detoxification and how clinicians can address these issues.