August 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 8

Abstracts & Commentary

Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate and Facial Dysmorphology in Trisomy 21

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  Study finds that low-dose epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) improves facial dysmorphology associated with trisomy-21 in mouse genetic models and human subjects.

Do Cruciferous Vegetables Contribute to Endometriosis?

by Lorinda Sorensen, ND, LAc  A prospective dietary study of a large cohort of women seeks to determine the influence of fruit and vegetable consumption on risk of endometriosis. One explanation of the surprising findings supports the role of gut inflammation in the genesis of endometriosis.

Vitamins Might Help After Heart Attacks

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A subgroup analysis of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) suggests a high-dose oral multivitamin (OMV) may provide protection from cardiovascular events for some, but not all, post-MI patients.

Healthcare Perspectives

Global Naturopathic Regulation

by Iva Lloyd, ND, RPP  A document issued by the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) addresses the regulation of naturopathic practice around the globe, providing details about standards of regulation in various countries and links to country-specific regulations and naturopathic organizations.

Highlights From the 2018 AANP Conference

by Keegan Sheridan, ND  If you missed the 2018 AANP conference—or if you were there and just want to revisit it—don't miss this concise yet informative overview of each day's content. 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Testosterone Deficiency Diagnosis and Replacement Therapy

by Timothy Schwaiger, ND  The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for men has risen dramatically in recent years. This comprehensive review article covers many aspects of TRT, including testosterone metabolism, indications for TRT, diagnostic testing with a decision-to-treat algorithm, contraindications, and risks vs benefits of treatment.