October 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 10

Abstracts & Commentary

Eryngium caucasicum Improves Primary Dysmenorrhea

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  Double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows that a traditional Middle Eastern herb is as effective as ibuprofen in reducing menstrual pain.

Rotavirus Vaccination Lowers Diabetes Risk in Children

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Analysis of a national database in Australia shows a lower incidence of type 1 diabetes among children after the initiation of routine vaccination against rotavirus.

Cardiometabolic Benefits of Residential Green Space

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH  Exposure to natural environments may have beneficial effects on cardiometabolic health beyond those ascribable to greater physical activity and improved air quality.

The Antioxidant N-Acetyl-cysteine Improves Sperm Quality

by Megan Chmelik Daily supplementation with N-acetyl-cysteine for 3 months in men with abnormal sperm improved sperm quality and reduced markers of oxidative stress, which may contribute to male infertility.

Healthcare Perspectives

The Future of Naturopathic Medicine: To Divide or Unite?

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND  Two philosophies have emerged in the natural medicine community: those who adhere to the vitalistic roots of naturopathic medicine and those who embrace some aspects of modern conventional medicine. With the profession at a crossroads, a community-wide conversation has begun.

Sponsored Podcasts

Using Arum Palaestinum in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Benton Bramwell, ND, discusses the unique Mediterranean herb Arum palaestinum. Listeners will learn about the traditional use of this herb, as well as current research that helps illuminate its modern-day clinical applications including oncology specifically. Synergy, safety, and dosage will also be discussed.

Interviews with Experts

Here's How the Natural Products Industry Is Tackling Climate Change

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, we talk to the Climate Collaborative's director, Erin Callahan, about how the organization brings the natural products industry together with the shared goal of reversing climate change.