September 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 9

Abstracts & Commentary

Prebiotic Relieves Constipation and Alters Microbiota

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Along with improving gastrointestinal regularity, soluble fiber may also reduce systemic inflammation by purging the body of bacterial endotoxins.

Ashwagandha May Calm Generalized Anxiety Disorder

by Wendy Wells, NMD  New research supports the use of ashwagandha to treat anxiety, sleep issues, and stress-related conditions such as high cortisol levels and muscle tension.

Association of Longitudinal Patterns of Habitual Sleep Duration With Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality

by John Neustadt, ND  People who sleep between 7 and 8 hours per night are at the lowest risk for first-time cardiovascular events, as well as all-cause mortality, according to a new study.

New Links Between Air Pollution, CVD, and Mortality

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A new study finding a link between particulates, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality is especially relevant now, as we observe the effects of decreased air pollution amid Covid shutdowns.


An Integrative Approach to Protecting and Enhancing Immunity

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Russell Jaffe, MD, shares his immune-boosting protocol that can enhance immunity and help patients achieve better overall wellness. In addition to discussing diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements, Jaffe shares information about an innovative lymphocyte response assay that is now available.