February 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 2

Abstracts & Commentary

Telomeres, Inflammation, and Dietary Supplements

by Ronald Hoffman, MD  Nutritional supplements may positively affect telomere length and aging, according to a recent intervention study.

Can Physical Activity Decrease the Risk of Depression?

by Ashok Bhandari, ND  One more argument for encouraging movement: Exercising may lower the risk of depression even in those with a genetic risk for it.

Even a Short Walk Helps Reduce Mortality Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Although conventional belief is that you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to see health benefits from walking, a recent study found that a more modest 4,400 steps daily can substantially reduce mortality rates.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

An Updated Review on Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopausal Women

by Timothy Schwaiger, ND  Menopause can be a challenge for women who suffer from unwanted symptoms including insomnia associated with night sweats and hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and chronic urinary problems. In addition, for those contemplating hormone replacement therapy (HRT) while evaluating its use and the potential for aggravating side effects and medical risks, the information available to the public can be confusing.

Podcasts

The Influence of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide on Healthy Aging

by Natural Medicine Journal Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a hot topic in antiaging medicine. In this interview, Christopher Shade, PhD, describes the key pathways that NAD uses to exert its health-promoting and antiaging functions in the body.

An Integrative Approach to Kidney Disease

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, kidney health expert Matthew Hand, DO, describes how an integrative approach can help improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with kidney disease and those who are at high risk.

Coronavirus, Cold, and Flu

by Natural Medicine Journal Immunologist and researcher Heather Zwickey, PhD, discusses the present coronavirus and how infectious diseases take hold. She also talks about how patients can reduce risk of coronavirus, as well as cold and flu.

Talking to Your Patients About Intermittent Fasting

by Natural Medicine Journal The research regarding intermittent fasting has grown significantly over the past five years. Why is that? In this interview, integrative medical expert Ronald Hoffman, MD, describes the health benefits and provides advice about why and how to talk to patients about this way of eating.