June 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 6

Abstracts & Commentary

Coffee Decreases Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Research is making it increasingly clear that coffee does not increase breast cancer risk and may offer protection against breast cancer in certain subgroups. A recent study found that the protective effects occurred with both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee—meaning the credit must go to compounds other than caffeine.

Caffeine, Genotyping, and Athletic Performance

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  A recent study compared caffeine to placebo in elite male athletes and finds caffeine’s effects on athletic performance vary by CYP1A2 genotype, which influences caffeine metabolism.

Small Particulates Associated with Lower Respiratory Infections

by Julianne Forbes, ND  A large-scale, 17-year observational study in Utah shows short-term elevations in airborne fine particulate matter are associated with increased incidence of acute lower respiratory tract infections in children and adults.

High–Saturated Fat Diet Increases Endotoxemia

by Judy Fulop, ND, FABNO  Study shows that a diet high in saturated fat leads to a rise in lipopolysaccharide, an endotoxin that may contribute to a number of inflammatory conditions.

Healthcare Perspectives

Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Natural Healthcare Practice Website

by Deirdre Shevlin Bell Optimizing your website is a daunting task—especially if writing about yourself takes you outside your comfort zone. But here's some good news: You can significantly improve the quality of your website without a major time or financial investment, and without needing to become an expert in yet one more thing.

2018 Integrative SIBO Conference Highlights

by Natural Medicine Journal In April, the 2018 Integrative SIBO Conference was held at Le Meridien New Orleans Hotel. The 2-day event showcased expert presentations on a variety of topics related to small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Interviews with Experts

A Closer Look at the AICR’s New Expert Report on Cancer Prevention

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview Nigel Brockton, PhD, describes the most recent expert report produced by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The AICR is a highly-respected non-profit organization leading the charge against cancer globally. This latest report provides a blueprint that practitioners and patients can use to help reduce cancer risk.