October 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 10

Abstracts & Commentary

Fish Oil May Protect Brain From Air Pollution Damage

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Exposure to fine particulate matter has been shown to shrink brain volume, but new research finds that omega-3 fatty acids may help combat that.

Vitamin C: Possible Beneficial Treatment for Critically Ill Ventilated Patients

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  A safe and simple intervention at the right dose could get patients off mechanical ventilation sooner

Coronavirus, Pregnancy, and Infant Brain Development

by Caitlin O'Connor, ND  The link between maternal choline intake during pregnancy and infant outcomes is a hot topic in prenatal nutrition. This article shows that higher levels of the essential nutrient during pregnancy may protect infants from the neurological effects of maternal viral infections. It contributes to a growing body of work suggesting that all providers working with pregnant women should assess choline intake.

Shifting the Gut Microbiome in People with Type 2 Diabetes

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, CDCES  Supplementing with Scutellaria baicalensis in conjunction with medication may shift the gut microbiota in a way that improves glycemic control.


Enhancing Female Fertility in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal Addressing female infertility often requires an integrative approach. In this interview, 2 integrative health experts share details about their integrative approach to improving egg quality and increasing the chances of pregnancy. 

Covid-19 Insights: Hypoxia, Long Haulers, and More

by Natural Medicine Journal On this episode, our guest is Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, FACP, who is currently the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Horwitz addresses several Covid-19 issues, including pathophysiology, hypoxia, and identifying the lingering effects of the virus in some patients.