November 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 11

Abstracts & Commentary

Higher Frequency of Adverse Events in Older Patients on Antidepressant Drugs

by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc  Drugs intended to treat depression symptoms in the elderly may have adverse psychological and non-psychological effects. Alternative naturopathic treatments may be beneficial in this population.

Aloe Polysaccharide and Propolis as Potential Chemopreventive Agents in Smokers

by Eleonora Naydis, ND, LAc, FABNO  Naturally sourced products helped test subjects eliminate harmful chemicals associated with cigarette smoking and induced changes in blood contents that suggest a protective effect on the kidneys and liver.

Skipping Breakfast Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease and Death

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A review of the research on the heart health reasons for eating breakfast—and the importance of timing it right.

Sponsored Podcasts

An Update on the Clinical Applications of Cannabidiol

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Michael Lewis, MD, FACPM, FACN, provides listeners with an overview and update on the clinical applications of cannabidiol (CBD). In addition to discussing recent research, Lewis describes mechanisms of action, safety, and dosage of CBD in clinical practice.

A Fresh Look at Choline: New Insights and Implications for Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Jonathan Bortz, MD, highlights new and emerging science on the health benefits of choline. Bortz delves more deeply into the role of choline in cognition across the lifespan. He addresses the unique role that choline plays in lipid metabolism and liver health. Listeners will learn about the physiological implications of choline inadequacies and how clinicians can help close the gap for their patients.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Beneficial Effects of a Sulfur-Containing Supplement on Hair and Nail Condition

by Neelam Muizzuddin, PhD  Significant changes were observed in as little as 2 weeks of dietary supplementation.

Interviews with Experts

Addressing the Primary Care Provider Shortage

by Natural Medicine Journal In early 2019 the Association of American Medical Colleges released its findings from the fifth annual study on physician supply and demand. They predict a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 with more than half coming from primary care. In this interview, Michelle Simon, PhD, ND, president and CEO of the Institute for Natural Medicine, discusses a potential solution that is gaining traction.