October 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 10

Abstracts & Commentary

Kiwifruit, Psyllium, or Prunes: Which Works Better for Treating Chronic Constipation?

by Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND  Although all 3 relieved constipation, kiwifruit was better tolerated, though, in this study, its effects seemed to decline after 2 weeks.

Is Chocolate Good for You? It Might Depend on When You Eat It.

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A recent study finds benefits to consuming chocolate in the morning but reminds us our best guess when it comes to chocolate and health is still only a guess.

Selenium and CoQ10 Supplementation and Its Effect on D-Dimer

by Corey B. Schuler, RN, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC  Supplementing with ubiquinone and selenium yeast may lower cardiovascular risk in certain populations.


L-Theanine Research Update and Clinical Applications Review

by Natural Medicine Journal L-theanine is a powerful amino acid that has several important clinical applications. In this interview, Derek Timm, PhD, and Michael Lelah, PhD, discuss the latest research and clinical uses of a special form of L-theanine. They also cover contraindications, dosage, and other clinical information.

Treating Long Covid with Homeopathy

by Natural Medicine Journal Upward of 30% of people diagnosed with Covid-19 will develop the postacute syndrome referred to as long Covid. In this interview, listeners will find out more information about long Covid and also discover how homeopathy may be able to help these patients. Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH, from the University of Washington, and Elizabeth Rice, ND, from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine will describe their upcoming study and recruiting criteria for participants.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

A Review of the Use of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) in Clinical Practice

by Timothy Schwaiger, ND  With its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticarcinogenic properties, NAC can play a role in the treatment of respiratory, hepatological, neurological, and psychiatric conditions.