December 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 12

Abstracts & Commentary

Is Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream on the Horizon?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Could tinkering with ingredients in chocolate ice cream transform a vice into a virtue?

Residential Green Space and Allostatic Load

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH  A first-of-its-kind study analyzes biomarkers to assess the health effects of green space exposure. The findings have implications for healthcare practitioners, public health officials, urban developers, and anyone who wants to understand how their environmental surroundings, particularly the presence or absence of natural surroundings around their home, influence their health.

Optimism, Resilience, and Depression

by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc  A new study sheds light on the relationship between optimism, mental health, and physical health, suggesting the connections are not as simple as one might think.

Diet, Supplements, and Parkinson’s Disease

by Joshua Z. Goldenberg, ND  With few conventional treatment options, patients with Parkinson’s disease may turn to natural medicine. A new study evaluates the benefit of diet and supplements on disease progression.

The Role for Naturopathic Medicine in Hospital-Based Care

by Bob Bernhardt, LLM, PhD  Patients report high level of satisfaction following inpatient experience with naturopathic care combined with evidence-based academic medicine.


Highlighting the Special Needs of Cancer Survivors: A Conversation with Matt Mumber, MD

by Karolyn A. Gazella More than 15.5 million cancer survivors are currently living in the United States, with more than two-thirds alive five years after their diagnosis. And yet, most survivors report side effects long after treatment and many experience significant distress and fear of recurrence.