Peer-Reviewed Articles

Editor In Chief
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), given orally or intravenously, affects many conditions in which oxidation and inflammation are involved. One of the conditions for which exogenous ALA has been most studied is diabetes. Understanding ALA’s structure and use as an exogenous agent that is more akin to a drug than a nutrient, with particular attention to diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, is the topic of this review.
ND
Menopause can be a challenge for women who suffer from unwanted symptoms including insomnia associated with night sweats and hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and chronic urinary problems. In addition, for those contemplating hormone replacement therapy (HRT) while evaluating its use and the potential for aggravating side effects and medical risks, the information available to the public can be confusing.
PhD
Significant changes were observed in as little as 2 weeks of dietary supplementation.
ND, FABNO
This peer-reviewed paper presents a comprehensive review of the latest evidence to support specific dietary recommendations for men with prostate cancer. Data suggests there is no one-size-fits-all solution; recommendations for prevention may differ from those for reducing risk of progression or recurrence, and there may even be inter-individual variation.
ND
A pilot study explores individualized naturopathic care and health-related quality of life in 2 demographically distinct clinic populations.
ND
Commonly known as Solomon’s lily, Arum palaestinum is an edible, flowering plant that has been used in Traditional Arabic Palestinian herbal medicine for millennia, both as food and as treatment for a wide variety of ailments. A literature review of both in vitro and in vivo studies sheds light on its potential as an anticancer treatment for modern times.
PhD
A retrospective analysis aims to create a profile of cancer patients who opt to receive acupuncture for treatment-related symptoms, to inform symptom assessment and shed light on acupuncture efficacy in this subpopulation.
DPM
An exploration of the complex metabolic pathways that connect thiamine deficiency to complications of diabetes.
ND, LAc, FABNO
Cancer and cancer treatments present special challenges that can affect sexuality and sexual desire. A review article thoughtfully addresses this overlooked aspect of patient care and provides practical suggestions for enhancing intimacy.
MD
The association of gut health to general health has been the focus of many medical approaches, including traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and naturopathic medicine. The discovery of the gut microbiome has led to new areas of research that focus on the possible biochemical mechanisms that can relate gut health to local disease as well as the health of distant organs. The relationship of the gut to the skin, referred to as the gut-skin axis, is one emerging area of research.