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Leaders Who are “Engaging” May Help Team Effectiveness

From PLOS A new analysis suggests that a particular leadership style dubbed “engaging leadership” can boost employees’ engagement and enhance team effectiveness within the workplace. Greta Mazzetti of the University of Bologna, Italy, and Wilmar Schaufeli of Utrecht University in the Netherlands present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on June 29, 2022. […]

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Cannabis Addiction More Likely in Adolescents, but Not Mental Health Issues

From University College London Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health problems related to the drug, finds a new study led by UCL and King’s College London researchers. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, […]

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Perhaps Only 20% Have Good Heart Health

From American Heart Association About 80% of people in the U.S. have low to moderate cardiovascular health based on the American Heart Association’s new Life’s Essential 8™ checklist according to a new study published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal. Life’s Essential 8™, also published today in Circulation, details the Association’s updated guidance […]

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Genetic Connections to Childhood Fatty Liver Disease

From University of California – San Diego In a pair of overlapping studies, a diverse team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have deepened investigations into the genetic origins of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, describing multiple gene variants (including some previously unknown) that contribute […]

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 Arsenic in Well Water Could Contribute to Low Birth Weight

From University of Illinois Chicago In the largest epidemiologic study of arsenic and birth outcomes to date, researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago and collaborating institutions estimated arsenic levels in U.S. private well water sources by county and compared estimates to documented birth outcomes. They found an association between estimated groundwater arsenic concentration and […]

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How Does Mindfulness Meditation Help Pain?

From University of California – San Diego For centuries, people have been using mindfulness meditation to try to relieve their pain, but neuroscientists have only recently been able to test if and how this actually works. In the latest of these efforts, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine measured the effects […]

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Study Says Your Friends Like it When You Reach Out to Them

From American Psychological Association People consistently underestimate how much others in their social circle might appreciate an unexpected phone call, text or email just to say hello, and the more surprising the connection, the greater the appreciation, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “People are fundamentally social beings and enjoy connecting with […]

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Eyesight May Worsen Dementia Risk

From Taylor & Francis Group Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 participants. The results of the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Aging and Mental Health, highlight a need for further research to examine the […]

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Why I Love Cannabis Topicals: Clinical Pearls for Topical Cannabis Use

JAKE F. FELICE, ND, LMP  The purpose of this article is to describe one clinician’s experience with medical cannabis.    Why Cannabis Topicals?  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and opiates represent the mainstay of pharmacological treatment for pain. Their use is increasing over time1–3 and they are associated with very significant morbidity and mortality.4–7 Viable alternatives to opiates and NSAIDS are desperately needed. Medical cannabis […]

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Notes from the Field: November, 2020

JARED L. ZEFF, ND, VNMI, LAC  The following is not an article prepared for a medical journal. Not every statement of fact is cited or referenced. This is a commentary on the medicine, a running set of observations about practice in the field. It’s not meant to be a peer-reviewed presentation; rather, these are notes […]

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Notes from the Field: October, 2020

JARED L. ZEFF, ND, VNMI, LAC  The following is not an article prepared for a medical journal. Not every statement of fact is cited or referenced. This is a commentary on the medicine, a running set of observations about practice in the field. It’s not meant to be a peer-reviewed presentation; rather, these are notes […]

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Notes from the Field: September, 2020

JARED L. ZEFF, ND, VNMI, LAC  The following is not an article prepared for a medical journal. Not every statement of fact is cited or referenced. This is a commentary on the medicine, a running set of observations about practice in the field. It’s not meant to be a peer-reviewed presentation; rather, these are notes […]

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GRAMINEX®, L.L.C. Completes Clinical Trial with Graminex® Flower

Pollen Extract Focusing on Women’s Urinary Incontinence with Positive Results. Deshler, Ohio. August 1, 2022 – Graminex®, L.L.C. is pleased to announce it has completed a clinical study with Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract for women’s urinary incontinence and urinary health with positive results. This study was conducted as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, study to investigate […]

NEW “Essential 8” Heart Metric Includes Sleep 

From American Heart Association Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. Life’s Essential 8™ cardiovascular health score replaces Life’s Simple 7™, according to a new Presidential Advisory, Life’s Essential 8 — Updating and Enhancing the American Heart Association’s Construct on Cardiovascular Health, published today in Circulation, the Association’s […]

Could Being ‘Over-Confident’ be Detrimental to Health?

From University of Vienna Older people who overestimate their health go to the doctor less often. This can have serious consequences for their health, for example, when illnesses are detected too late. By contrast, people who think they are sicker than they actually are visit the doctor more often. This is what a new study […]

Why I Became a Naturopathic Doctor

Jenna Henderson, N.D. Like most naturopathic doctors, I was drawn to alternatives when I reached the limits of mainstream medicine.  In my situation it was extreme, I was already in kidney failure when I enrolled in naturopathic college.  By that time, I had seen the worst of mainstream medicine.  Medical errors and negligence had nearly […]

Why I Became a Naturopathic Doctor

Katie Strobe, N.D. Night after night, I would stare blankly at my medical school application personal essay. I kept reflecting on my life story and  I wanted to become an allopathic doctor, and something just didn’t click. I was stuck. After endless contemplation, it finally hit me. There’s no way I could write this essay […]

Exposure to Novel Information Could Promote Interest in Learning

From Ohio State University Long before they enter a classroom, people learn to identify commonplace objects like a “dog” and a “chair” just by encountering them in everyday life, with no intent to learn about what they are. A new study is one of the first to provide experimental evidence that people learn from incidental […]

Can We Slow Aging in Patients? Autophagy, Mitophagy, Genetics & Epigenetics 

CHRIS D. MELETIS, ND  Aging – or more specifically, how to slow it down – is a topic that has fascinated scientists, doctors, and the general population for thousands of years. Yet despite our advancements in medicine and science, we still don’t know for sure about healthy aging or precisely what it takes to tip […]

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Going Public: Will There Ever Be a Naturopathic Medical Program at a Public University? 

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  The network of naturopathic programs in North America has grown and changed over the years. One thing they have all had in common is that they are, or were, within a private, post-secondary educational institution. That has worked out pretty well. Our profession has developed excellence in education specifically geared towards […]

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Accreditation Nation

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Naturopathic medical education is a recognized higher-education enterprise that meets the same standards as first-professional doctorate (MD, DO, DC, OD, etc) training. This is true of naturopathic training in both the United States and Canada. We can stand by and stand on our “ND” credential and be proud of it. Those […]

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Mind, Body… and Something: How to Teach Spirituality in a Naturopathic Curriculum?

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Spirituality has many definitions. But whether it has a common definition or not, many of us in the profession believe the spiritual dimension of a person is an important aspect of health. The vast human experience with this aspect of our nature, as well as the many ways in which it has been described, make it somewhat challenging to present in […]

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What Do Students Need? Findings from the AANMC’s 2020 Survey

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Naturopathic medical school – an accredited first-professional program that prepares a student for entry into a profession – has a pretty clear mandate. Accreditation agencies at the regional/provincial or programmatic level (the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education) set the tone for what a program should strive for. Entry-to-practice examinations, such as the […]

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Integrations: our newest product category for connecting (even more) dots between science and symptoms

NeuroScience has always focused on addressing the science behind symptoms. This remains our approach to healthcare because we believe everything is connected. A single symptom doesn’t have a single resolution, and bodily systems like the nervous or immune systems work together in an integrated effort to restore balance. It is normal for every body to experience occasional […]

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Fullscript joins athenahealth Marketplace Program to further healthcare accessibility for practitioners

New platform integration designed to maximize clinical efficiency and improve patient outcomes PHOENIX – July 26, 2022 – Today, Fullscript, the leading care delivery platform for integrative medicine, announced it has partnered with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application is available to athenahealth’s growing […]

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PERQUE LLC introduces PERQUE DigestivAide™ Herbal Bitters.

ASHBURN, VA – PERQUE LLC announces the launch of PERQUE DigestivAide Herbal Bitters, a novel combination of angelica, burdock, dandelion, fennel, ginger, and yellow dock bitters to be taken before meals to stimulate appetite and promote healthy digestion. The herbs specifically aid in stimulating secretion of gastric juices, hormones, and enzymes like cholecystokinin (CCK), ghrelin, and […]

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The NDNR Physician’s Choice Awards are bestowed upon companies that embrace naturopathic medicine and support naturopathic physicians, their practices and patients. Characteristics of a nominee should include, but are not limited to: quality products, superior customer service, community outreach, and social/environmental impact.

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