Peer-Reviewed Articles

ND
Improving gut health may improve brain health.
PhD, MBA, RN, CCRN
In the search for symptom relief, many patients turn to cannabis, with mixed results.
ND, MA, R.PGST
A look at the stages of asleep and how to assess sleep quality.
A strong association appears to exist between serum 25(OH)D levels and both the severity and duration of Covid-19 symptoms. This study is one of the first to report an association with duration.
ND
Although ulcerative colitis affects 1 million to 3 million Americans, few reliable pharmaceutical treatments exist. Use of indigo naturalis, when monitored for safety, offers an effective option.
ND
An analysis of 20 papers suggests that nature-based educational programs increase children’s intellectual development, academic motivation, psychological well-being, affective and social development, and physical activity levels.
ND, MA, R.PGST
With its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticarcinogenic properties, NAC can play a role in the treatment of respiratory, hepatological, neurological, and psychiatric conditions.
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.
ND, MPH
Given the lower risk of adverse effects and the high reported tolerability, topical cannabidiol treatments for chronic pain may represent an underutilized therapy.