December 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 12

Abstracts & Commentary

Nigella sativa Dissolves Small Renal Liths

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, ground Nigella sativa seeds reduced the number of renal liths in the treatment group compared to the placebo group.

Dying of a Broken Heart?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Does injury to the heart release chemicals that make people feel depressed, or does depression release chemicals that promote heart injury? Or is it a two-way street?

Helicobacter Pylori, Antioxidants, and Garlic in Gastric Cancer Prevention

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  A recent study sought to determine whether eradication of H pylori or certain supplements would affect gastric cancer incidence or mortality over a period of just over 2 decades.

Crohn’s Disease and Elemental Diet Study

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND  This prospective, randomized clinical trial compared the tolerability and efficacy of diets designed to treat Crohn’s disease.


Understanding the Clinical Use of a Specific Form of Colloidal Silver

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Robert MacCuspie, PhD, discusses the safety and efficacy of bioactive silver hydrosol, a special form of colloidal silver. MacCuspie also describes the various clinical applications, dosages, and how to best use this product in clinical practice.

Wearable Device Research from the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Esther M. Sternberg, MD, provides an overview of the research initiatives taking place at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She describes the center's 2-pronged approach to the use of wearable devices to track biomarkers in sweat and monitor the impact of built environments.

Dealing with Vision Issues After Brain Injury or Brain Surgery

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, integrative optometrist Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, CCH, discusses how vision can be impacted following a brain injury or brain surgery.