July 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 7

Abstracts & Commentary

Low-Carbohydrate Diet as Treatment for Type I Diabetes in Children

by Mona Morstein, ND  Impressive results from a survey conducted via a social media site for people with type 1 diabetes who follow a very low carbohydrate diet (VLCD). Can a VLCD achieve better glycemic control than conventional care?

Elevated Biotin Intake May Interfere with Laboratory Assays

by Alexander Schauss, PhD, FACN  In 2017 the US Food and Drug Administration issued a report that laboratory results from patients on high doses of biotin could be misleading due to biotin’s interaction with the assay process. A recent study set out to determine the effects of varied doses of biotin on several of the most vulnerable tests.

Egg Consumption May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  For decades we believed eggs were not heart-healthy, then we discovered they may not be so bad. Is it possible eggs could actually do our hearts good?

Topical Milk Thistle for Capecitabine-Induced Hand-Foot Syndrome

by Kirsten West, ND, LAc, FABNO  Capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a potentially treatment-limiting complication of chemotherapy. Could topical milk thistle (silymarin) mitigate capecitabine’s toxicity?


Exploring Helminthic Therapy

by Natural Medicine Journal Helminthic therapy is an experimental therapy used to treat autoimmune conditions and other immune system illnesses. In this interview, Sidney Baker, MD, explains what this therapy is and describes pros and cons, clinical applications and how he has used this therapy in his practice.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

by Eric Marsden, ND  A new publication by two naturopathic oncology experts provides quality, comprehensive information on integrative cancer therapies. Directed to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, it reveals the possibilities and potential benefits of incorporating holistic therapies into cancer care plans.