February 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 2

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Arum palaestinum as a Food-Medicine

by Benton Bramwell, ND  Commonly known as Solomon’s lily, Arum palaestinum is an edible, flowering plant that has been used in Traditional Arabic Palestinian herbal medicine for millennia, both as food and as treatment for a wide variety of ailments. A literature review of both in vitro and in vivo studies sheds light on its potential as an anticancer treatment for modern times.

Abstracts & Commentary

Eating Organic Food Reduces Cancer Risk

by Katherine Carvlin, ND  In a large prospective study, participants who ate an organic diet had a reduced overall risk of cancer, with reductions in several specific cancer types. However, some of the findings conflict with results from a previous, larger study.

Curcumin for Cognitive Function in Aging Adults

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Since the 1990s we have suspected that curcumin protects against dementia, but results of actual trials have been mixed. Exciting results from a recent randomized trial using an enhanced form of curcumin give credence to what we suspected all along.

Probiotic Selection for Acute Pediatric Diarrhea

by Zach Kadro, ND  A comparison of 2 probiotic supplements in children with acute diarrhea reveals a clear favorite and supports the use of probiotics as adjunct treatment for diarrheal illness.

Sponsored Podcasts

Insomnia: An Integrative Approach

by Natural Medicine Journal The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. And yet, many of the commonly prescribed medications are not helping most patients. In this interview, John Neustadt, ND, explains why an integrative approach to treating insomnia provides a much more effective alternative to commonly used sleep medications.

Interviews with Experts

Nutrients to Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss

by Natural Medicine Journal Statistics indicate that hearing loss is on the rise. In this interview, board certified otolaryngologist Ford D. Albritton, IV, MD, FACS, describes the magnitude of the problem, as well as the research associated with key nutrients that can help reduce the risk of hearing loss.