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Prognostic Role of Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio in Cancer

By Jen Green, ND, FABNO
This systematic review and meta-analysis combination explores the prognostic role of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in cancer diagnosis, demonstrating NLR to be an accurate, cost-effective, and reliable biomarker for oncologists.

Cannabinoids and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
In this retrospective study of prison inmates with PTSD, a synthetic cannabinoid reduced chronic pain, insomnia, and nightmares, in addition to providing other benefits.

Strength-training Regimen Effective at Treating Plantar Fasciitis

By Brian Perry, ND
Patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis experience greater relief of symptoms from strength training than usual treatment—something every integrative practitioner should know.

Sulforaphane Shows Promise in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Matthew Baral, ND
In a recent study, a derivative of broccoli sprouts demonstrated improvement in behavior and alleviation of symptoms in teen and adult participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), offering practitioners the hope of a natural therapy with no side effects to treat patients with ASD.

Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids the Answer to Behavioral Problems in Kids?

By Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Can omega 3s help behavioral problems in children and adolescents? According to this study, the answer is yes—and the improvements are significant.

Maternal Bisphenol A and Miscarriage Risk

By Setareh Tais, ND
Previous animal studies have shown BPA exposure can increase miscarriage risk. This study studied 115 pregnant women who sought treatment for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. Those whose serum BPA levels were highest had an 83% higher risk of experiencing a first trimester miscarriage those with the lowest levels.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Natural Interventions for Posttreatment Cancer-related Fatigue

By Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, and Karolyn A. Gazella
Studies have consistently demonstrated that cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common debilitating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as the malignant process itself. Quality of life can be significantly and negatively impacted in cancer survivors who experience fatigue and other common symptoms, including sleep disturbance, pain, depression, and anxiety. Presently, pharmacological options are limited and are often associated with further side effects. An integrative approach that, in addition to optimizing lifestyle, employs specific natural agents can safely and effectively enhance energy levels after conventional cancer treatments.

Inositol and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By Megan Chmelik, and Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
This review highlights inositol, specifically in the forms of myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol, in order to provide up-to-date information that can be applied to a clinical setting for the naturopathic treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Natural Antimicrobial Compounds in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome

By John Deaton, PhD, Hilton Dawson, Theodore Hersh, MD, AGAF, MACG, Caitlin Meyer, and Allison Healey
The purpose of this trial was to determine if a combination of naturally occurring antimicrobials can allow reduction and suppression of the invading microorganisms under physiological conditions, so when the combination is given to a patient before eating, the nutrients will be broken down and used by the body, the body will have time to heal, and the probiotics will establish control over the pathogenic bacteria.

Healthcare Perspectives

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities for Enhancing Research Literacy Skills

By Angela Senders, ND, MCR, Andrew Erlandsen, ND, and Heather Zwickey, PhD
In this final article of a 3-part series, the authors provide information about continuing education opportunities that will enhance practitioners’ research literacy skills.

Sponsored Podcasts

A Closer Look at the Nutritive Value of Hemp Hearts With Ashley Koff, RD

By Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, registered dietician Ashley Koff, RD, compares and contrasts hemp hearts to other plant sources of protein and essential fatty acids. She also describes the therapeutic potential of hemp hearts and explains why they may be the preferred recommendation for many patients.

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