Abstracts & Commmentary
03-07-2018 When adverse effects of treatment are presented to patients it can foster negative expectations (nocebo effect). A randomized controlled trial shows timely words matter.
02-07-2018 A large prospective study finds good news and bad news. The good news: exercise helps us live longer. The bad news? Women may need to work harder to reap the benefits.
02-07-2018 Lifestyle modification alone appears to improve some aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome. A recent study suggests that a treatment plan that includes both lifestyle changes and select herbal supplements may achieve even greater improvement in some patients.
02-07-2018 Comprehensive study of older adults in the United States raises a question: Do the current US air quality standards need revision?
02-07-2018 Owning a dog may improve our health in many ways, from prompting us to exercise more to providing companionship to ward off depression and isolation. Could dog ownership increase longevity and lower risk of cardiovascular disease?
02-07-2018 Mental health benefits of nature may be achieved in part from actual structural changes in stress-related areas of the brain.
12-06-2017 Could tinkering with ingredients in chocolate ice cream transform a vice into a virtue?
12-06-2017 A new study sheds light on the relationship between optimism, mental health, and physical health, suggesting the connections are not as simple as one might think.
12-06-2017 A first-of-its-kind study analyzes biomarkers to assess the health effects of green space exposure. The findings have implications for healthcare practitioners, public health officials, urban developers, and anyone who wants to understand how their environmental surroundings, particularly the presence or absence of natural surroundings around their home, influence their health.
12-06-2017 Patients report high level of satisfaction following inpatient experience with naturopathic care combined with evidence-based academic medicine.
12-06-2017 With few conventional treatment options, patients with Parkinson’s disease may turn to natural medicine. A new study evaluates the benefit of diet and supplements on disease progression.
11-15-2017 A small prospective study finds a combination of alpha lipoic acid, Boswellia serrata, methylsulfonylmethane, and bromelain improves symptoms in patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
11-15-2017 Study finds that B vitamins are associated with lung cancer, but only some B vitamins, in some men, in some smokers.
11-15-2017 A randomized, controlled trial tests the effects of green tea, resveratrol, broccoli sprouts, and turmeric in men with prostate cancer. Results were unimpressive but the study is not without merit.
11-15-2017 Can Coriolus versicolor extract help patients with advanced liver cancers? Results from a randomized controlled trial are not robust, but may lay groundwork for future studies.
11-01-2017 Placebo-controlled trial not only supports efficacy of topical Indigo as natural therapy for psoriasis, but also elucidates its mechanism of action.
11-01-2017 A randomized trial compares glycemic responses to industrially made white bread with responses to traditionally made whole grain sourdough and underscores the importance of genetic diversity in the gut microbiome.
11-01-2017 Cholesterol and fat have long been considered enemies of cardiovascular health. Have carbohydrates been wolves in sheep’s clothing?
11-01-2017 Melatonin as a natural intervention to speed recovery after a heart attack is appealing. Although a recent study is not encouraging, other evidence supports its potential.
11-01-2017 Insulin resistance is a feature of polycystic ovary disease (PCOS), and adiponectin increases insulin sensitivity. A new study finds quercetin increases adiponectin levels. Could quercetin have clinical benefit for women with PCOS?