August 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 8

Abstracts & Commentary

Magnesium vs Valproate for Migraines

by Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNO  Researchers found that magnesium not only enhances the effectiveness of sodium valproate but also enables a lower dose of the pharmaceutical to be used.

Coffee Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Among breast cancer survivors, higher coffee consumption after diagnosis was associated with better breast cancer and overall survival.

Fish Oil Supplementation Associated With Improved Testicular Function

by Maxwell Crispo, ND  In healthy, young men, taking fish oil was associated with greater semen volume, larger testis size, and improved reproductive hormone levels.


An Introduction to the Fasting Mimicking Diet: A conversation with James Kelley, MD, and Deepa Verma, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this episode, 2 medical experts describe the different types of fasting, the physiology of fasting, the research associated with a special type of fast, and the clinical applications of the fasting mimicking diet.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Medication-Induced Osteoporosis

by John Neustadt, ND  With 44% of men and 57% of women in the United States aged 65 years or more taking at least 5 medications, it is important for clinicians to know that several commonly prescribed medications cause osteoporosis and increase fracture risk. This review will help clinicians understand which common medications have adverse skeletal effects, their mechanisms of action, and how to mitigate the damage or change the medication.