May 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 51

Abstracts & Commentary

Improved Natural Killer Cell Function with Seaweed Extract

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  This nutrient-dense food may increase the activity of natural killer cells, modulating the immune system.

Cancer Immunotherapy Dependent on Gut Biome

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Modifying patients’ microbiome for a healthy gut, through fecal microbiota transplant, diet, or other interventions, may improve patient response to cancer immunotherapy.

Propolis for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

by Bert Mathieson, ND, RD, CDCES  When patients with an upper respiratory tract infection used a propolis spray, packed with antimicrobial and immune-enhancing properties, their symptoms disappeared 2 days earlier than in the placebo group.

Probiotics and Their Immunological Impact on Liver Cirrhosis

by Ramneek Bhogal, DC, DABCI  Restoration of gut health appears to regulate inflammation, leading to improved hepatic health and immune function.

Going Beyond the Hype of Hydrogen Water

by Dana G. Cohen, MD  Hydrogen water has been shown to benefit a range of conditions, including cancer, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and hepatis B, along with improving mood.

Podcasts

Covid-19 Insights: Ivermectin, Vaccine Shedding, Variants, and Herd Immunity

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, tackles the topic of the off-label use of Ivermectin. She also discusses vaccine shedding, variants, and herd immunity.

Strengthening Viral Immunity: An Interview With Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, gives clinicians advice on how to strengthen the body’s viral immune response. He discusses immune system assessment, targeted nutrients, and some lifestyle factors to focus on.

Environmental Factors that Affect the Microbiome

by Natural Medicine Journal In this episode of the podcast, we discuss pesticides, herbicides, and petroleum chemicals and the impacts they can have on the 100 trillion-plus microorganisms that reside in the human gut.

Healthcare Perspectives

An Integrative Approach to Enhancing Immunity

by Karolyn A. Gazella This special issue of the Natural Medicine Journal explores a variety of topics related to immune function—an important and timely theme that is top of mind for most integrative health professionals these days.