October 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 101


What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Cancer-Related Dermatology

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  In this episode of the Natural Medicine Journal podcast, we interview naturopathic oncologist Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, about skin cancer in the integrative medicine setting. From preventing squamous cell carcinomas to recognizing melanoma, Birdsall details the essentials of cancer-related dermatology.

Three Botanicals in Cancer Care: An interview with researcher Ajay Goel, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, leading botanical researcher Ajay Goel, PhD, AGAF, describes 3 herbs that he has studied which show great promise in cancer care: curcumin, Boswellia, and French grape seed extract. Goel discusses the research associated with these botanicals, as well as any contraindications or safety issues.

Abstracts & Commentary

Soy Intake and Osteoporotic Fracture Risk in Women with a History of Breast Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Whole soy foods were associated with significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures in pre/perimenopausal survivors of breast cancer. This adds to evidence that dietary soy may reduce risks related to cancer.

Doxycycline Treatment in Early Breast Cancer

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A pilot study demonstrates that administering doxycycline before surgery reduces cancer stem cells, building on a separate study showing that vitamin C and berberine optimize doxycycline’s anticancer effects. Could the combination benefit our patients?

Esophageal Cancer: Treatment with Radiation, Oral Vitamin C, Chemotherapy and the Effects on Inflammatory Markers

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  A recent study that considers the effects of vitamin C on inflammatory markers in patients undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer represents the type of real-world clinical scenario most naturopathic doctors see in their practices—a combination of conventional and naturopathic treatments.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Breast Cancer

by Miranda LaBant, ND  A recent study adds support to the the extensive positive data for the use of omega-3 supplementation during standard chemotherapy and clinical outcomes.

Honest Placebo: Good Medicine for Cancer-Related Fatigue?

by Todd Robinson, ND  The improvement of subjective cancer-related fatigue in cancer survivors by placebo may involve the dopamine system.

Healthcare Perspectives

Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity

by Daniel Chong, ND  With increasing post-treatment cancer survival, integrative care physicians are able to help cancer patients shift from a focus on surviving to living well—but cardiovascular damage caused by cancer treatment can get in the way of optimal wellness.