October 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 10

Abstracts & Commentary

Early to Supper and Late to Bed May Lower Cancer Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” According to a new study on circadian rhythms and cancer risk, early to supper may be better health advice (the study does not address wealth and wisdom).

Expectations and Placebo Effect in Allergic Rhinitis

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  Study finds that placebo can improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, while positive expectations can have beneficial effects on subjective well-being.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

by Megan Chmelik, ND  Prior research has shown that anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is elevated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. A fascinating study discovers that AMH levels remain elevated during pregnancy and provides evidence of effects on fetal development.

Natural Eggshell Membrane Improves Post-Exercise Pain and Stiffness

by Ashok Bhandari, ND  In a recent clinical trial eggshell membrane (ESM) significantly improved exercise-related joint pain and stiffness, supporting reports that ESM has chondroprotective effects and underscoring its clinical potential for patients with inflammatory joint disease.


Mood and the Microbiome: Exploring the Science and Practice of Microbe Manipulation and the Mind

by Natural Medicine Journal In this podcast, we take a guided journey with noted professor and neuroscientist, Jane Foster, PhD, as she explains how animal models have elucidated the complexities of the gut-brain axis and role of gut microbes in mood and mental wellbeing. From a sound scientific footing, we join practicing psychiatrist, Scot Bay, MD, as he shares his experience with the integration of a mood-targeted probiotic blend in challenging cases and complex therapeutic interventions.