April 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 4

Abstracts & Commentary

Fish Oil and Bleeding Risk: Time to Face Facts

by Chianyi Liu, ND  Practitioners often recommend that patients stop taking fish oil before surgery because of concerns that omega-3 fatty acids increase bleeding risk. A large, multinational, placebo-controlled study suggests such concerns may not be warranted.

ALCAT Testing for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Sales of gluten-free products have skyrocketed in recent years, as many consumers who do not have celiac disease attribute their gastrointestinal symptoms to the wheat protein. Could a laboratory test predict gluten insensitivity in this population?

Air Pollution Impacts Cognitive Performance

by Julianne Forbes, ND  A survey-based study of a large population in China finds air pollution is associated with declining performance on verbal and mathematical tests, with variations in effects related to both age and gender.

Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer's Disease

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Research shows lack of sleep disrupts glymphatic clearance of β-amyloid, revealing a potential association between sleep disturbance and neurodegenerative disorders of the brain.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Demographic and Outcome Trends in Naturopathic Teaching Clinics

by Kimberly Sanders, ND  A pilot study explores individualized naturopathic care and health-related quality of life in 2 demographically distinct clinic populations.

Sponsored Podcasts

Rethinking Bone Health: A Physiology Before Pharmacology Approach to Healthy Bones

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