Healthcare Perspectives

Integrative Approaches to Gastrointestinal Health

by Karolyn A. Gazella
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 60 to 70 million Americans have a digestive disease. In addition, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and about 24,000 people will be diagnosed with stomach cancer. Issues involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are diverse, common, disruptive, and sometimes deadly. That’s why we devoted an entire issue of the Natural Medicine Journal to this important topic.

A Wild and Precious Conference

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO, recounts the highlights from the 9th OncANP conference.

Covid-19 and Natural Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal
In these times of confusion and anxiety, we in the natural medicine community have the responsibility to help dispel myths and counter misinformation regarding the novel coronavirus and Covid-19.

Top 10 Topics of 2019

by Natural Medicine Journal
As we get ready for a new decade, let's pause and reflect on the content that had the biggest impact in 2019. Here are the 10 topics readers viewed most in the past year.

Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity

by Daniel Chong, ND
With increasing post-treatment cancer survival, integrative care physicians are able to help cancer patients shift from a focus on surviving to living well—but cardiovascular damage caused by cancer treatment can get in the way of optimal wellness.

The Future of Naturopathic Medicine: To Divide or Unite?

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND
Two philosophies have emerged in the natural medicine community: those who adhere to the vitalistic roots of naturopathic medicine and those who embrace some aspects of modern conventional medicine. With the profession at a crossroads, a community-wide conversation has begun.

Naturopathic Doctors Celebrate 100 Years of Licensure at the 2019 AANP Convention

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND
Aside from the usual excitement of reuniting and learning from colleagues, this year, participants had an even bigger reason to celebrate: 2019 marked 100 years of licensure for naturopathic doctors in the United States.

Climate Change and Food Quality

by Karolyn A. Gazella
Experts have long warned that climate change will have a negative impact on the quantity of food we can produce worldwide. But now research is showing us that climate change will have a profound and negative impact on food quality and nutrient content as well.

Proactively Preventing and Reversing Physician Burnout

by Karolyn A. Gazella
In the United States the demand for healthcare continues to rise, while the number of available doctors continues to fall. One consequence of this trend is physician burnout. Can an integrative approach help reduce burnout risk?

2019 Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference Highlights

by Karolyn A. Gazella
Conference attendees absorbed 3 days of thought-provoking content on integrative oncology, including talks on such diverse topics as laughter, Ayurveda, light exposure, and the ketogenic diet in cancer care.

Top 10 Articles of 2018

by Natural Medicine Journal
As we look forward to the year ahead, let's take a moment to reflect on the topics that made the greatest impact in 2018. Below, in order, are the most popular pieces to appear in Natural Medicine Journal last year.

Mechanisms of Disease Causation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

by Arthur Brawer, MD, PA
Evidence that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a slew of damaging metabolic disruptions has prompted new theories about its causation. Could an environmental toxin be the culprit?

Highlights from the 2018 AIHM Conference

by Keegan Sheridan, ND
The annual Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine (AIHM) conference was a multiday, multispeaker event that encouraged and equipped practitioners to “embrace global healing traditions in order to promote the creation of health and delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, sustainable person-centered care.”

Global Naturopathic Regulation

by Iva Lloyd, ND, RPP
A document issued by the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) addresses the regulation of naturopathic practice around the globe, providing details about standards of regulation in various countries and links to country-specific regulations and naturopathic organizations.

Highlights From the 2018 AANP Conference

by Keegan Sheridan, ND
If you missed the 2018 AANP conference—or if you were there and just want to revisit it—don't miss this concise yet informative overview of each day's content. 

Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Natural Healthcare Practice Website

by Deirdre Shevlin Bell
Optimizing your website is a daunting task—especially if writing about yourself takes you outside your comfort zone. But here's some good news: You can significantly improve the quality of your website without a major time or financial investment, and without needing to become an expert in yet one more thing.

2018 Integrative SIBO Conference Highlights

by Natural Medicine Journal
In April, the 2018 Integrative SIBO Conference was held at Le Meridien New Orleans Hotel. The 2-day event showcased expert presentations on a variety of topics related to small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Cutting-Edge Cancer Content From the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference

by Karolyn A. Gazella
More than 200 healthcare professionals attended this year’s Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) Conference that was held February 16-18 at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Arizona. A total of 16.5 continuing education credits, 4.5 of which were pharmacy, were available to attendees.

Top 10 Topics of 2017

by Natural Medicine Journal
As we welcome 2018, let's take a moment to look back at the topics that made the greatest impact in 2017. Here are the most popular pieces we published last year.

NMJ Oncology Publisher’s Message

by Karolyn A. Gazella
Whether we like it or not, caring for people diagnosed with cancer is no longer a burden that oncologists alone must carry. Because so many people are affected by cancer, their needs spill over into primary care, gynecology, urology, internal medicine and yes, integrative medicine. No matter what your specialty or practice emphasis, chances are very high that you’ve seen people diagnosed with cancer in your clinic. And that’s why, year after year, we tackle this tough topic with a special issue specifically designed with integrative medicine in mind.