December 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 12

Podcasts

Understanding Science Denial from a Neurological Perspective

by Natural Medicine Journal Why do some shun science and cling to conspiracy? In this interview, behavioral neurologist Bruce Miller, MD, makes the connection between the brain and science denial.

Covid-19 Insights: New Research Connects SARS-CoV-2 to Mental Health Issues

by Natural Medicine Journal New research published in the Lancet demonstrates a disturbing connection between psychiatric disorders and Covid-19. Research indicates that people with mental health disorders are at significant risk of developing Covid-19 and Covid-19 increases the risk of psychiatric disorder.

Optimal Immune Support During a Time of Crisis

by Natural Medicine Journal As we face one of the most challenging health crises in modern history, it's clear that we need an integrative approach to immune simulation. On this episode, Karolyn interviews 2 expert guests about how to optimize immune system function as cold and flu season converge with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abstracts & Commentary

Effects of Curcumin on PCOS Pathophysiology

by Megan Chmelik, ND  Insulin levels improved in PCOS patients supplementing with curcumin, but other metabolic parameters did not improve.

Coenzyme Q10 in Sepsis Patients

by Corey B. Schuler, RN, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC  Treating sepsis patients with ubiquinone along with standard care lowered some inflammation markers and in-hospital mortality rate.

Does High-Dose Oral DHA Improve Dementia?

by Shiva Barton, ND, LAc  Supplementing with omega-3s in the short term (less than 6 months) may do little for preventing dementia, but the effects of long-term supplementation are still being researched.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Reinforcing the Immune System with Natural Health Supplements in the Era of Covid-19 and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

by Will Cheng, MD  Covid-19 has become a global pandemic affecting tens of millions of people worldwide and resulting in the death of well over 1 million people. While vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus are emerging, there remains an unmet need for safe, cost-effective, and readily available treatments. In the absence of direct evidence relating to Covid-19, the goal of this article is to review the key preclinical and clinical data that support immunomodulatory properties of natural health supplements.