Abstracts & Commmentary
10-04-2017 The evidence for a link between vitamin D deficiency and pediatric respiratory tract infections is murky. A recent randomized trial further muddies the waters.
10-04-2017 A randomized trial pits probiotics against placebo in pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Will probiotics improve outcomes in this vulnerable population?
10-04-2017 Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) benefits some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Could a genetic test help identify which IBS patients would benefit the most?
10-04-2017 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with a high-fat, high-calorie diet. Can a lifestyle change reverse the pathology?
09-06-2017 We know that adherence to a Mediterranean diet benefits health, but the mixed results of a new study in Australians may leave us with more questions than answers.
09-06-2017 Data gleaned from a large sample of women suggests dietary vitamin D and calcium protect ovaries from premature aging.
09-06-2017 Vitamin K deficiency puts patients at risk for vascular calcification, which increases their risk of a cardiovascular event. Can vitamin K supplementation help?
09-06-2017 Using gene signature matching, investigators identify a novel “drug” to address overproduction of glucose in type 2 diabetes. One more reason to eat your broccoli.
08-23-2017 A new study highlights the importance of informing men about the complexities and nuances associated with cancer treatment options. Patients who fully understand treatment side effects, quality of life issues, recurrence risk, healthy lifestyle practices, and other aspects of care have less regret in both the short-term and long-term.
08-23-2017 A new double-blind, randomized trial yields expected results: beet juice improves athletic performance. But the proposed mechanism of action? Unexpected.
08-02-2017 Clinical trials have shown L-arginine supplementation has health benefits for men, including improved sports performance and erectile function. A new study suggests we can boost effects of supplementation by adding a second amino acid.
08-02-2017 With mounting research suggesting benefits of fecal transplantation for children with autism, it’s important that practitioners have the knowledge to guide concerned parents.
08-02-2017 Placebo-controlled study shows a daily dose of probiotics significantly improves depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, and hints at potential mechanisms of action.
08-02-2017 Go-to nutrients for improving bone density include calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids. Should curcumin be added to that list?
08-02-2017 Good news: Anthocyanin supplements offer real, measurable benefits for cardiovascular health. But should we consider a more “whole”-istic approach?
07-05-2017 Studies continue to show a link between stress and prognosis in women with ovarian cancer. Understanding the clinical implications of the connection is essential. How can natural medicine help?
07-05-2017 Exposure to airborne environmental nanoparticles is associated with cardiovascular disease. A new study sheds light on exactly how inhaled nanoparticles contribute to vascular inflammation.
07-05-2017 Circadian rhythm disruption has negative effects on health and well-being. A novel, real-world study in human participants sheds light on natural solutions for rhythm modulation.
07-05-2017 Most clinicians recommend a low-purine diet for patients with gout. A recent prospective study adds to mounting evidence that uric acid is only part of a larger problem, which should change our dietary recommendations.
07-05-2017 Because vitamin D sufficiency has been associated with improved mortality risk in women with breast cancer, vitamin D repletion should be an important goal. Should we rethink our traditional approach to supplementation?