Healthcare Perspectives

Mechanisms of Disease Causation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

by Arthur Brawer, MD, PA
12-05-2018 
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
11-07-2018 
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
08-01-2018 
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
08-01-2018 
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
06-06-2018 
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
06-06-2018 
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
03-07-2018 
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
01-03-2018 
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
11-15-2017 
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.

Highlights from the 2017 AANP Conference

by Sarah Bedell Cook, ND
07-19-2017 
The 2017 annual conference for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) was held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, July 12-15. Approximately 600 attendees, vendor representatives, and speakers convened for 4 days of learning, networking, and reconnecting with friends and colleagues. More than 50 educational sessions allowed naturopathic doctors to earn as many as 22.75 continuing education credits.

Women in Balance Symposium

by Natural Medicine Journal
06-07-2017 
The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) recently hosted a conference to address hard-to-treat medical conditions that affect women. Experts presented on conditions ranging from infertility to endometriosis. They provided education, insights, and recommendations for practice.

Takeaways from the 2017 Integrative SIBO Conference

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-17-2017 
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by an increase in the number and/or the presence of atypical microbiota in the small intestine. The 2017 Integrative SIBO Conference focused on the mechanisms underlying the condition and its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and associations with other conditions. These summaries of the conference presentations will benefit both those who attended the conference and those who missed it.

Caring for Women With Integrative Medicine

by Karolyn A. Gazella
04-19-2017 
According to the US Department of Labor, women make 80 percent of all healthcare decisions in this country. They choose family health plans, schedule and execute doctor appointments, and manage the health of the entire family. But who is taking care of the health needs of women?

2017 OncANP Conference Abstracts

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-01-2017 
Top experts in the field of naturopathic oncology presented at the OncANP conference in Tempe Arizona, February 17-19, 2017. Check out the abstracts from their sessions.

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2016

by Natural Medicine Journal
01-04-2017 
From food/drug interactions and fat intake's effects on breast cancer risk to forest therapy and a fresh take on the free radical theory of aging, this year's NMJ contributors expanded our understanding of natural medicine in diverse and important ways. Take a look at our annual retrospective of the most popular articles we published in 2016, and let us know if you have a favorite that didn't make the list.

Integrative Health Insights: A Call to Action, Join the Global Movement

by Tabatha Parker, ND
09-07-2016 
Developing a global perspective that changes you. It is a humbling experience—almost spiritual—as you must learn to surrender, to sit back and listen to other opinions, other perspectives, and other ways of doing things.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition

by Natural Medicine Journal
09-07-2016 
Key takeaways and conference abstracts from this year’s annual AANP convention.

Integrative Health Insights: A Publisher’s Perspective

by Karolyn A. Gazella
05-04-2016 
Natural Medicine Journal's publisher discusses the changes she has seen in integrative medicine over the past 24 years.

Modern Industrial Foods and Their Effects on the Human Body

by Harry Hong, PhD, LAc
04-06-2016 
The majority of American farmland today is dominated by industrial agriculture featuring chemically intensive food production in large single-crop farms and animal production facilities. Modern food processing has grown into a large industry with revenue of hundreds of billions of dollars. The effects of industrial agriculture and the food processing industry on the environment and public health have raised concerns over the decades. This Healthcare Perspectives article reviews recent publications on modern interventions commonly used in the food industry, including genetic engineering, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and food additives, as well as their possible detrimental effects on the human body.

Integrative Health Insights: A Discussion with Rachel Fischer, MD, MPH

by Natural Medicine Journal
04-06-2016 
Rachel Fischer, MD, MPH, is a physician and faculty member in the college of graduate and professional studies at the University of Western States (UWS). Her research interests have gravitated toward preventive medicine and optimal health and performance. She is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is currently pursuing certification by the Institute of Functional Medicine.