November 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 11

Abstracts & Commentary

Suicide Rates Rise as Temperatures Climb

by Christina Bjorndal, ND  Novel study correlates depressive tweets, suicide rates, and ambient temperatures in the United States and Mexico. Could climate change be affecting our mental health?

Probiotics May Not Be for Everyone

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Until very recently, the condition called D-lactic acidosis was considered rare among humans. Current research suggests it may be more common than we think–and the suspected culprit may surprise you.

Fennel for Postmenopausal Sexual Dysfunction

by Marianne Trevorrow, ND  A randomized controlled trial compared a phytoestrogen cream to placebo for treatment of postmenopausal sexual dysfunction. Both groups benefited, but why?

Healthcare Perspectives

Highlights from the 2018 AIHM Conference

by Keegan Sheridan, ND  The annual Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine (AIHM) conference was a multiday, multispeaker event that encouraged and equipped practitioners to “embrace global healing traditions in order to promote the creation of health and delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, sustainable person-centered care.”

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Thiamine Deficiency and Diabetic Polyneuropathy

by Richard H. Mann, DPM  An exploration of the complex metabolic pathways that connect thiamine deficiency to complications of diabetes.