12-01-2012 Data regarding omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and cardiovascular health is conflicting. Donald Jump, PhD, describes his analysis that was published this year in the Journal of Lipid Research (Volume 53). He also clears up some of confusion and describes conclusions that can be made regarding the existing scientific data involving omega-3 fatty acids.
09-01-2012 In October the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) will host its 9th international conference in Albuquerque, NM. SIO President, Kara Kelly, MD, describes the agenda and discusses her thoughts on what the future holds for the practice of integrative oncology. The SIO's mission is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
09-01-2012 Marianne Marchese, ND, author of 8 Weeks to Women's Wellness (Smart Publications, 2011), explains why environmental medicine has become a key to her practice. Marchese describes the types of conditions that may lend themselves to the use of environmental medicine, as well as the key tests she uses. She also provides an overview of the detoxification protocol she uses.
07-01-2012 This is an exciting time for naturopathic medicine, but David Macallan, ND, asks how the profession's message is being delivered to patients, legislators, other physician groups, and the media. A former broadcast journalist, Macallan describes the topic of the opening keynote address he will deliver at the upcoming AANP conference.
Discussing the Latest Research on Citicoline for Brain Function with Researcher Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
06-01-2012 Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, describes her past and recent research involving natural citicoline. She explains dosage, application, and future potential for this innovative nutrient used to enhance brain function. She also talks about a recent study in the Lancet demonstrating that citicoline had no benefit for ischemic stroke.
06-01-2012 Ajay Goel, PhD, describes his research regarding curcumin and cancer, as well as his recent study involving patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Given recent controversies in curcumin research, Goel also summarizes the scientific validity of this botanical from a much broader perspective.
04-01-2012 NMJ's Medical Editor, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, recently interviewed Valter Longo, PhD, Edna M. Jones professor in gerontology, professor in biological science, and director of the Longevity Institute, on his research in caloric restriction and fasting in cancer.
04-01-2012 Author of the newly released Nutritional Medicine textbook, Alan Gaby, MD, explains why he constantly reviews the scientific literature and shares his findings with practicing clinicians. Gaby talks about how to interpret medical research and shares information about his Nutritional Medicine Update tour.
Discussing the Value of Psychosocial Support for Cancer Patients with Medical Oncologist Robert Fisher, MD
02-01-2012 Chelated mineral expert, Max Motyka, discusses the benefits and clinical research associated with this form of nutritional mineral. Several chelated minerals are mentioned including iron, calcium, magnesium and others. Absorption and clinical relevance of these chelated minerals is explored.
02-01-2012 Putting political issues aside, some experts are questioning the quality and consistency of cannabis plants used for medicinal purposes.
01-01-2012 As dietary supplement use continues to rise, has our knowledge of drug-nutrient interactions and depletions kept pace? And why are patients still not telling their doctors about the dietary supplements they are taking? "Natural Medicine Journal" explores this topic with expert pharmacist, author, and publisher Dr. Catherine Ulbricht.
10-01-2011 Harvard researcher Eric Ding, PhD, provides an overview of his recent analysis of 21 studies involving cocoa that was presented recently at the American Heart Association Conference. He also discusses cocoa dosage, disease prevention, and cancer.
09-01-2011 NMJ's Senior Medical Editor Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, interviews Michael Murray, ND, at the 2011 AANP Convention in Phoenix, AZ, on the topic of gratitude and health.
07-01-2011 Michael Traub, ND, FABNO, speaks about his experience in doing research on homeopathics and natural agents. A clinician in private practice, Traub has forged relationships with companies and universities that have allowed him to publish his work in peer-reviewed journals. Clinicians are uniquely positioned to design research protocols based on clinical observations, and Traub gives inspiration and guidance for those interested in pursuing this often challenging path.
06-01-2011 Volatile blood sugar variations throughout the day can be linked to increased obesity. Researcher Dr. Michael Lyon describes how his Center uses continuous glucose monitoring to gauge the effectiveness of a special viscous fiber.