April 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 4

Abstracts & Commentary

Air Pollution Reduces Birth Weight

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Retrospective study in London adds to mounting evidence that infants born to women exposed to air pollution have an increased risk of low birth weight.

How Avocados Can Improve Cognitive Health

by Julianne Forbes, ND  Avocados are rich in lutein, a carotenoid associated with cognitive function. A randomized trial pits avocado-eating participants against a control group to explore cognitive benefits.

Effects of Exercise on Memory

by Miranda LaBant, ND  We know that exercise alone improves cognitive health, but would its effects be amplified if combined with cognitive training? An intervention study in young adults is one of few human studies that have attempted to answer this question.


Mediterranean Diet: Efficacy, Compliance, and More: An Interview with Nutritionist Jolie Root

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, nutrition expert Jolie Root describes the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and how practitioners can enhance compliance with their patients. Listeners will learn how to effectively utilize this diet in clinical practice.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

The Uses of Low-Dose Naltrexone in Clinical Practice

by Timothy Schwaiger, ND  Naltrexone is known as a treatment for opioid addiction, but studies suggest naltrexone taken in lower doses may yield benefits for other health issues. This review article discusses potential applications of low-dose naltrexone and presents mechanisms of action that could explain its beneficial effects.

Book Reviews

Herbal Formulations for Health Professionals

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Our editor-in-chief reviews the first volume of a book written by a highly esteemed former professor. The book's holistic, individualized, and practical content make it a handy reference; readers will be eager to move on to the second volume.