December 2018 Vol. 10 Issue 12

Abstracts & Commentary

Benefits of Ecotherapy for Survivors of Domestic Violence

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH  Domestic violence can cause health problems that persist even after the threat of acute trauma has ended. Project CarryOn provides a nature-based holistic approach to promote mental, physical, and emotional health in survivors of domestic violence, that, according to a recent study, has measurable benefits.

Fish Oil for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

by Joshua Z. Goldenberg, ND  Since the early 1970s clinicians have recommended omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular health. Conclusions from a Cochrane Review challenge decades of nutrition advice.

Processed Foods Increase Risk of Cancer

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  We know that global consumption of processed foods is rising. A population-based study assessed potential health impacts of this dietary trend, specifically on cancer risk, with alarming results.

Healthcare Perspectives

Mechanisms of Disease Causation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

by Arthur Brawer, MD, PA  Evidence that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a slew of damaging metabolic disruptions has prompted new theories about its causation. Could an environmental toxin be the culprit?

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Oncology Acupuncture Program Assessment at Oregon Health and Science University

by Yiyi Chen, PhD  A retrospective analysis aims to create a profile of cancer patients who opt to receive acupuncture for treatment-related symptoms, to inform symptom assessment and shed light on acupuncture efficacy in this subpopulation.