April 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 4

Abstracts & Commentary

Thyroid Nodule Reduction with Spirulina, Curcumin, and Boswellia? Maybe.

by Mona Morstein, ND  Using a spirulina/curcumin/Boswellia extract for 3 months may reduce the size of benign thyroid nodules.

Exercise Training Reduces Mortality

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  About 35 minutes of moderate physical activity a day improves lifespan regardless of hours spent sitting. Even 11 minutes a day of moderate exercise reduces risk for premature death.

Effects of Gardening on Physical and Mental Health Among Older Adults During Covid-19 Lockdown

by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH  Spending more time gardening during the lockdown was associated with better self-reported physical, mental, and emotional health compared to those who did not garden.

Podcasts

The Clinical Applications of CoQ10: A Conversation with Researcher Barrie Tan, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal CoQ10 is a commonly used nutrient in clinical practice. In this interview, Barrie Tan, PhD, describes research showing how this important nutrient has been improved. He also talks about CoQ10's synergy with other nutrients and how to effectively use CoQ10 in clinical practice.

Covid-19 Insights: An Integrative Approach to Post Acute Covid-19 Syndrome

by Natural Medicine Journal As George Schatz, MD, helps create the Covid Clinic at Banner - University Medical Center and wraps up his Covid-19 long hauler research grant from the National Institutes of Health, he talks to us about an integrative and functional medicine approach to treating post-Covid symptoms.

Spirituality as a Healing Tool

by Natural Medicine Journal What role can spirituality play in healing? On this episode of the podcast, spirituality scholar Frederic Craigie, PhD, gives practitioners advice on how they can successfully meet the spiritual needs of their patients. He also talks about ways clinicians can become more spiritually grounded in their work.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Floatation Therapy for Specific Health Concerns

by Laura Witte, PhD, PA-C  Floatation therapy appears to be a safe, natural option for conditions such as pain, depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders that could potentially reduce medication requirements.