March 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 3

Abstracts & Commentary

Efficacy of a Natural Product for Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH  Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of conditions, but a plant-dipeptide combo supplement appears to improve saliva production and saliva pH.

Berberine and Glycemic Control

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, CDCES  A new randomized controlled trial finds that berberine may act as a gut microbiome modulator for improving gylcemic control, killing some gut microbes and enhancing others.

Effects of an Amino Acid Mixture on Exercise-Induced Cortisol Levels

by John Neustadt, ND  Increases in cortisol after an 80-minute biking exercise trial were blunted in people who supplemented with an amino acid mixture compared to placebo.

Weighted Blankets for Better Sleep

by Catherine Darley, ND  After use of a weighted blanket for about a year, 92% of insomnia sufferers in the study had at least a 50% improvement and 78% experienced remission of their insomnia.


Psychedelics in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal Neuroscientist and physician Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO, joins us to discuss the historical context and current application of psychedelics in clinical practice.

Managing Sleep, Stress, and Mood with a Physiology-First Approach

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, pioneering integrative health researcher, pathologist, immunologist, and biochemist Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, shares his physiology-first approach to tackling 3 common and often-interconnected issues: sleep, stress, and mood.

Covid-19 Insights: Talking to Your Patients About Covid-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Interactions

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, immunologist and Natural Medicine Journal Editorial Board Member Heather Zwickey, PhD, answers questions about antibody dependence enhancement, vaccines and mammograms, how the Johnson & Jonson vaccine is different, herd immunity, and more.