November 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 11

Abstracts & Commentary

Probiotics for Dysbiosis in Parkinson Disease

by Heather Zwickey, PhD  Medications for Parkinson Disease may decrease butyrate-producing microbes and increase Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species, with ramifications for optimal probiotic supplements and diet.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reveals Inflammation Post Covid-19 Recovery

by Vivian A. Kominos, MD, FACC, ABOIM  In a study of 100 patients who had recovered from Covid-19, 60% had evidence of myocardial inflammation. Safe, known measures to decrease cardiac inflammation may be indicated.

Efficacy and Safety of a Botanical Hemp Extract Containing Cannabidiol

by Miles Sarill, MSc  HDL cholesterol levels significantly improved in those receiving a CBD supplement.

Some Carbohydrates Are Good for the Heart

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND  Improving the quality of your carbohydrates consumed can lead to weight loss, smaller waist circumference, and lowered blood pressure.


Addressing Heart Health for Black Women in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal A higher percentage of black women die of heart disease each year than women of any other race. Why is that? And even more importantly, what can integrative healthcare practitioners do about it?