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Linking Heart Disease in People with Diabetes Using Gene Mapping

From American Heart Association A risk score based on a gene map predicted the likelihood of high blood pressure leading to heart problems or stroke in people with Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published today in the American Heart Association’s peer-reviewed journal Hypertension. This tool may be especially useful in guiding treatment for […]

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Exploring Electrical Synapses in the Brain

From Max-Planck-Gesellschaft They are part of the brain of almost every animal species, yet they remain usually invisible even under the electron microscope. “Electrical synapses are like the dark matter of the brain,” says Alexander Borst, director at the MPI for Biological Intelligence, in foundation (i.f). Now a team from his department has taken a […]

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Nature Cure Clinical Pearls – Notes From the Field: February 2022

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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Tolle Totum – Emotional Trauma: Shifting the Focus of Treatment

SHARUM SHARIF, ND  Emotionally traumatized people are stuck in survival mode, constantly fighting off unseen enemies, which leaves no room for nurturing, caring, or love in their lives. They are often unable to connect and feel intimate with others, and they are consequently unable to develop deep and meaningful relationships, even if they have a […]

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Philosophy Meets Science – Mental Health in a Pandemic: Tending to Peace of Mind in Unprecedented Times

CHRIS D. MELETIS, ND  Over the last 2 years, we have experienced the burden of living in the COVID era. There is no psychological preparation for such an event. There is constant uncertainty. There is also fear, sensationalized media, employment changes, and isolation. We hear stressful sayings such as “the new normal” and “loss of […]

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Tolle Totum – Anxiety and Depression: The Gut-Brain Connection

NICOLE CAIN, ND, MA  MICHELLE MADDUX, ND  Anxiety and depression are not new issues for human beings. However, their prevalence has been increasing at shocking rates over the past few years. Preliminary data estimates that depression rates have tripled since early 2020,1 and as of 2021, over 280 million people in the world deal with […]

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Vis Medicatrix Naturae – Insomnia: Approaching Common Patterns From a TCM Perspective

JOYCE KNIEFF, ND, EAMP, RH(AHG)  Sleep problems have long been a common complaint. Global studies estimate that it has historically affected from 10-30% of the general population.1 Recently, global uncertainty has increased and this prevalence is estimated to be as high as 40% of the general and healthcare populations.2 Studies have also shown that insomnia […]

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Tolle Totum – Endorphins & Attention to Beauty: Powerful Medicine to Shift Physiology Along With Perspective 

AMY CHADWICK, ND Adaptability is essential for survival. But responding to stressors, or more importantly, thriving mentally, emotionally, and physically, is not simply a reflexive action of constricted default modes. Adaptability, as we tend to discuss it in clinical practice, is a complex set of physiologic processes guiding initiation, calibration, action, and recovery that support […]

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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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Notes from the Field: August, 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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Women’s Health Masterclass

Finding The Sweet Spot In Clinical Decision Making With guest panelists: Dr Tori Hudson |  Dr Lise AlschulerDr Jaclyn Chasse | Dr Jodie Peacock The Women’s Health Masterclass Join Us For This Live Digital Event North America’s leading practitioners in Women’s Health come together to share insight into best practices around clinical decision-making. What You Can Expect […]

Understanding the “Chocolate Tree”

From University of Würzburg Cacao has long been a sought-after raw material for the world’s food industry. At first glance, it therefore seems surprising that biology knows little about the pollination of the cacao tree — although it is precisely this process that is the basis for fruit set and ultimately for the yield. At […]

Screening for Colorectal Cancer Earlier than 50 May be a Good Idea

From Massachusetts General Hospital Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in women before the age of 50 can significantly reduce the risk of CRC compared to those who have no endoscopic screening or decide to initiate testing at age 50, according to a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). These findings, published in JAMA Oncology, […]

Naturopathic Perspective – Spagyric Herbal Extracts: Exploring the Energetics and Vitality of Plant Medicine

IAN SPOHN, ND  Throughout human history, many methods for utilizing the healing properties of plants have evolved. Herbal medicine extraction has gone from the simplicity of chewing herbs (either for topical or internal use) to the specific mathematics tincture extracts that target specific compounds. Each method of making herbal medicine has its relevant advantages and […]

Education – Spongetivity: The Importance of Staying Curious

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  The other day, I was speaking with colleague named Rich. He appreciates portmanteau words just as much as I do. These are terms such as “frankenfood” or “brunch.” While Rich and I were speaking, he tossed out a new expression that resonated with me as a naturopathic medical teacher. The term […]

Tolle Totum – Emotional Trauma: Shifting the Focus of Treatment

SHARUM SHARIF, ND  Emotionally traumatized people are stuck in survival mode, constantly fighting off unseen enemies, which leaves no room for nurturing, caring, or love in their lives. They are often unable to connect and feel intimate with others, and they are consequently unable to develop deep and meaningful relationships, even if they have a […]

The Vital Conversation – Nutrition and Self-Healing: Part 1

JAMES SENSENIG, ND  CHARLEY CROPLEY, ND This column is transcribed from a weekly live conversation produced by the Naturopathic Medical Institute (NMI). The goal of NMI is to preserve and promote the principles of naturopathic philosophy through clinical application, in your offices and in your communities, every day. This lightly edited transcript (by Judith Boice, […]

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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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ChromaDex External Research Program (CERP™) Celebrates Over 250 Research Agreements With 235+ Researchers Around the World

ChromaDex’s research and development program reaches over 250 material transfer agreements (MTAs) on Niagen® and other ingredients, marking a milestone in NAD+ research LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC) today celebrates over 250 material transfer agreements (MTAs) through the ChromaDex External Research Program (CERP™), featuring ChromaDex’s flagship ingredient Niagen®(patented nicotinamide riboside, or NR) and other proprietary ingredients. […]

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Ortho Molecular Products announces support for naturopathic residency consortium

BARRINGTON, IL (April 8, 2022) — Ortho Molecular Products is proud to announce a partnership with Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) and its Residency Consortium, a premier, sustainable residency model for top naturopathic doctor (ND) graduates. The goal is to create a residency cohort model that will close the gap between medical doctor (MD) and ND post-graduate […]

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Fullscript Adds Thorne HealthTech to Comprehensive Product Offering

Increasing nutritional supplement portfolio aims to help individuals achieve lifelong wellness  PHOENIX (April 12, 2022) — Fullscript, the leading care delivery platform for integrative medicine, announced today that it has expanded its offerings to include Thorne HealthTech, Inc. (“Thorne HealthTech” or “Thorne”) (NASDAQ: THRN), a leader in developing innovative solutions for a personalized approach to […]

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