Abstracts & Commentary
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.
In this retrospective study of prison inmates with PTSD, a synthetic cannabinoid reduced chronic pain, insomnia, and nightmares, in addition to providing other benefits.
Patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis experience greater relief of symptoms from strength training than usual treatment—something every integrative practitioner should know.
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.
Can omega 3s help behavioral problems in children and adolescents? According to this study, the answer is yes—and the improvements are significant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this final article of a 3-part series, the authors provide information about continuing education opportunities that will enhance practitioners’ research literacy skills.
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.