Abstracts & Commmentary
03-04-2020 A new pilot study suggests that frankincense, the sap from the Boswellia tree, may help alleviate cerebral edema in patients with brain tumors.
Physical Fitness Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer for Individuals with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
03-04-2020 A recent cross-sectional, double-blind study investigated the impact of physical fitness on the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
03-04-2020 Bovine colostrum may offer another tool in the fight against childhood infectious diarrhea.
02-16-2020 Which supplements may benefit, harm, or have no effect for chemotherapy patients? A recent study tackles this important question.
02-05-2020 Nutritional supplements may positively affect telomere length and aging, according to a recent intervention study.
02-05-2020 One more argument for encouraging movement: Exercising may lower the risk of depression even in those with a genetic risk for it.
02-05-2020 Although conventional belief is that you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to see health benefits from walking, a recent study found that a more modest 4,400 steps daily can substantially reduce mortality rates.
12-04-2019 In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, ground Nigella sativa seeds reduced the number of renal liths in the treatment group compared to the placebo group.
12-04-2019 Does injury to the heart release chemicals that make people feel depressed, or does depression release chemicals that promote heart injury? Or is it a two-way street?
12-04-2019 A recent study sought to determine whether eradication of H pylori or certain supplements would affect gastric cancer incidence or mortality over a period of just over 2 decades.
12-04-2019 This prospective, randomized clinical trial compared the tolerability and efficacy of diets designed to treat Crohn’s disease.
11-06-2019 A review of the research on the heart health reasons for eating breakfast—and the importance of timing it right.
11-06-2019 Drugs intended to treat depression symptoms in the elderly may have adverse psychological and non-psychological effects. Alternative naturopathic treatments may be beneficial in this population.
11-06-2019 Naturally sourced products helped test subjects eliminate harmful chemicals associated with cigarette smoking and induced changes in blood contents that suggest a protective effect on the kidneys and liver.
10-23-2019 Whole soy foods were associated with significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures in pre/perimenopausal survivors of breast cancer. This adds to evidence that dietary soy may reduce risks related to cancer.
10-23-2019 A pilot study demonstrates that administering doxycycline before surgery reduces cancer stem cells, building on a separate study showing that vitamin C and berberine optimize doxycycline’s anticancer effects. Could the combination benefit our patients?
10-23-2019 A recent study adds support to the the extensive positive data for the use of omega-3 supplementation during standard chemotherapy and clinical outcomes.
10-23-2019 The improvement of subjective cancer-related fatigue in cancer survivors by placebo may involve the dopamine system.
Esophageal Cancer: Treatment with Radiation, Oral Vitamin C, Chemotherapy and the Effects on Inflammatory Markers
10-23-2019 A recent study that considers the effects of vitamin C on inflammatory markers in patients undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer represents the type of real-world clinical scenario most naturopathic doctors see in their practices—a combination of conventional and naturopathic treatments.
10-02-2019 Double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows that a traditional Middle Eastern herb is as effective as ibuprofen in reducing menstrual pain.