August 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 8

Abstracts & Commentary

Vitamin D Levels Associated with Covid-19 Infection Risk

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Higher vitamin D status correlates with a lower number of Covid-19 cases and a lower number of deaths from the disease.

Tuberculosis Mortality Impacted by Residential Tree Density

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH  For TB patients, the greener the neighborhood, the lower the mortality risk. This inverse relationship may hold true for other respiratory conditions as well.

Vitamin D and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND  By modifying the immune response and decreasing antibodies, vitamin D may help in the treatment of autoimmune thyroid disease.

Ergothioneine and Citrus Metabolites Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Lorinda Sorensen, ND, LAc  A recent population-based, prospective study looked at plasma metabolites, including ergothioneine, to identify a link between health-conscious food patterns and reduced cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality.

Podcasts

Practical Information about Evaluating Dietary Supplement Quality

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, clinician and dietary supplement expert Alex Keller, ND, CISSN, provides practical information about how healthcare practitioners can effectively evaluate the quality of the dietary supplements they recommend. Keller also gives some advice about how to effectively communicate with patients when it comes to dietary supplement quality.

Blood Type and Covid-19 Outcomes

by Natural Medicine Journal Blood type expert Peter D'Adamo, ND, talks with Natural Medicine Journal about possible links between blood type and Covid-19 outcomes.