December 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 12


Protecting Physicians Against Burnout

by Natural Medicine Journal Clinician distress and physician burnout is at an all-time high, but what can be done about it? A team at Weill Cornell Medicine is making an effort to create an effective, reproducible solution. In this interview, Karolyn Gazella talks with lead author Klaus Kjaer, MD, about the model they implemented in 2019 and the outcomes of their project using that model.

Blood Sugar Stabilization: Addressing Prediabetes in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal Addressing prediabetes in clinical practice is absolutely critical. In this interview, Robert Graham, MD, FACP, who is board-certified in both internal and integrative medicine, discusses his approach to identifying, reversing, and treating prediabetes.

Epigenetics and Cellular Aging

by Natural Medicine Journal Antiaging advocates contend that the aging process can be slowed down, but how well has this been proven? In this interview, Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, discusses how epigenetics is involved in cellular aging, details of the protocol used in the study, and where we are headed in the future.

Targeted Nutrients and Herbs to Enhance Brain Health: A Conversation With NMJ Editor Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, integrative health expert Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, explains some of the key mechanisms associated with the development of age-related brain dysfunction and dementia. She also describes specific nutrients and herbs that can help protect and enhance brain function along with diet and lifestyle advice.

Abstracts & Commentary

Cactus Juice Speeds Exercise Recovery in Women

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Juice from the Opuntia ficus-indica plant, which contains high levels of phytochemical compounds called betalains, can counteract the oxidative stress from a bout of maximal exercise.

IBS-Related Pain and Oral Food Tolerance

by Adam Rinde, ND  Common food antigens, such as dairy, soy, wheat, and gluten, cause more of a reaction in IBS patients than in healthy volunteers, suggesting that such superantigens may be involved as a driver in IBS.

Could a Late-Night Meal Be Helpful for Obese Patients With Heart Disease?

by Maxwell Crispo, ND  Although health practitioners often discourage late-night eating, this small study found that eating meals later in the evening may better protect cardiorespiratory fitness in obese, heart-failure patients than eating meals earlier.

CBD for Healthcare Worker Burnout?

by Eric Dorninger, ND, LAc  A recent study looked at the effectiveness and safety of CBD in reducing emotional exhaustion and burnout in frontline healthcare professionals.

Flavanol's Effects on Vascular Function During Acute Stress

by Princess Burnett, ND  This study showed that dietary flavanols are effective in eliminating post-stress weakening of endothelial function.