May 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 5

Abstracts & Commentary

B Vitamins and Bone Fracture Risk

by John Neustadt, ND  To supplement with B complex or not to supplement? A new study raises tricky questions.

Measles Infection or Measles Vaccine?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Natural infection by measles—but not the measles vaccine—may compromise the immune system for many years.

Ketogenic Diet for PCOS

by Megan Chmelik After 3 months on a ketogenic diet, women with PCOS lost more than 20 pounds on average, a new study reports.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Highlighting Alpha Lipoic Acid in Diabetes

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), given orally or intravenously, affects many conditions in which oxidation and inflammation are involved. One of the conditions for which exogenous ALA has been most studied is diabetes. Understanding ALA’s structure and use as an exogenous agent that is more akin to a drug than a nutrient, with particular attention to diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, is the topic of this review.

Podcasts

Using Hintonia latiflora in Clinical Practice for High Blood Sugar: A conversation with Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, integrative physician and best-selling author Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, discusses his approach to preventing and treating diabetes. Teitelbaum goes into detail about the botanical intervention, Hintonia latiflora, that he uses in clinical practice for prediabetes and diabetes.

Covid-19 Insights: Pet/Animal Transmission, Male Mortality, and More About Antibody Testing

by Natural Medicine Journal On this episode immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, tackles tough questions about antibody testing concerns, why more men die than women, and what the risk is regarding animal transmission.