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New Tosh and Old Adjectives: When Terminology Obfuscates

Education David J. Schleich, PhD Before the widely touted term, “integrative” (clever label), there was “complementary and alternative [CAM]” (opportunistic tosh). Integrates what with what? Complements what? Alternative to what? Sometimes, though, in that often opportunistic musical chairs of terminology, there were helpful terms, such as “biopsychosocial” or “psychoneuroimmunology,” created to depict aspects of medicine […]

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A Woman Champion: Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols, Hydrotherapist

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE I felt then that I would lay myself on the altar, and be burned with fire, if woman could be saved from the darkness of ignorance, and the untold horrors of her diseases. – Mary Nichols, 1851, p.29   The effects of water cure in acute disease have […]

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Cannabis & the ECS: How Cannabinoids are Changing Health Care

Student Scholarship Honorable Mention Lee-Anne francois-dornbusch, ND Fraser Smith, matd, ND Pain is a challenging clinical syndrome that naturopathic physicians are well equipped to address. Society is realizing the shortcomings of conventional medicine’s pharmacologic methods to address a variety of problems. Unfortunately, conventional medicine is not conquering these ailments but is creating new ones. Well-intentioned […]

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Practicing Rational Medicine

Naturopathic Perspective Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO A patient with a rare cancer came to see me recently and left me pondering an interesting phenomenon. This patient has worked as a police detective for decades, an occupation that entails the careful collection and evaluation of evidence. Yet he surprised me by bringing in a shopping bag […]

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Ulcers & Upper: GI Issues Conversations with Seniors

Naturopathic Perspective Andrew L. Rubman, ND I graduated from NCNM (now NUNM) in 1982. Taking leave of my senses, I abandoned my plans to open an integrative practice with one of my TCM instructors in Portland, OR, and instead went to New York City after accepting Robert Atkins’ offer to serve as a staff physician […]

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WNF – Global Naturopathic Regulation

Naturopathic News Iva Lloyd, ND, RPP Naturopathy is practiced in every world region, spanning over 80 countries. Regulation of the naturopathic profession currently exists Africa, Asia (India), Europe, Latin America, and in jurisdictions in North America. To be a full member of the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF), associations must support and be working toward regulation. […]

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The Simple Life – Part 2

Similar Thought Joseph Kellerstein, DC, ND In my previous NDNR article, published in the June 2018 issue, I described the case of Alfred, a 50-ish-year-old man. He had complained of angry outbursts that would always follow a welling-up of energy in his stomach. He also complained of hip pain that was worse walking on level […]

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Modern Nature Cure: Using Your Own Cells to Heal Osteoarthritis

Orthopedics Dylan W. Krueger, NMD Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 30.8 million Americans.1 This number continues to grow as Baby Boomers age and retire.1 The condition, which is also known as degenerative joint disease, consists of a progressive deterioration of cartilage in the joint, causing pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.1 […]

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Naturopathic Treatment of Acute Disease: 3 Case Studies

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Deborah Frances, RN, ND Chris Chlebowski, DC, ND Valeria Breiten, RD, ND, CCH In the present era of ever-increasing toxicity of and resistance to pharmaceutical antimicrobials, healthcare practitioners that are schooled in therapeutics aligned with nature hold a unique and vital role in the treatment of acute diseases. The following cases demonstrate […]

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Gut Dysbiosis: An Underlying Cause of Obesity

Tolle Causam Alison Chen, ND The obesity epidemic has long been recognized as a fight against excessive calorie consumption and a sedentary lifestyle. Despite these well-known contributors, obesity rates continue to rise. In the United States, obesity prevalence for adults 18 years and older has risen steadily, from 19.4% in 1997 to 31.4% in 2017.1 […]

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CBD Use in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study & Perspective

Docere Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa L (Cannabis spp, or Cannabis), a plant more well known colloquially as marijuana or hemp.1 With retail sales of hemp-derived CBD products reaching $170 million in the United States in 2016, and a projected compounded annual growth […]

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Melanoma & Aspirin

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO Naturopathic Perspective Our patients often have strong beliefs about medicine, particularly natural medicine and the advantages it provides over standard medical practices. Most of the time this is a good thing. This is why they come to us as patients. They pay our rent, so to speak. They aren’t the pragmatic […]

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Red Light Therapy: How It Can Benefit Your Anti-Aging Regimen

Jannine Krause, ND, EAMP Naturopathic Perspective The quest to slow down the aging process is a daunting one, with a plethora of options that seem to be ever-changing, like the “flavor of the month” at a local ice cream shop. In a little over a decade of practice as a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I […]

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Castor Oil & Age-Related Cataract – A Case for the Therapeutic Order

Mary Fu, BA, MA Jennifer Brusewitz, ND Student Scholarship – Honorable Mention Case Study The Therapeutic Order describes the foundational philosophical principles of naturopathic medicine and serves as a guiding force in its modern practice (Figure 1).1 The following case illustrates the use of topical castor oil, within the context of the Therapeutic Order, for […]

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Adult Onset Acne: Case Study & Clinical Perspective

Briana Cain, NMD Tolle Causam Late-onset adult acne is a condition that seems to be presenting in many naturopathic medical practices at a growing rate. I see roughly 2 new cases of late-onset acne every month, with the majority of these cases being females over the age of 25. Each case comes with its own […]

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing: An Under-recognized Cause of Chronic Disease – Part 2

David Nortman, ND Docere Part 1 of this article covered the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of obstructive sleep-apnea syndrome (OSAS). Below, we continue with a description of the sleep study and an overview of treatment methods. Laboratory Diagnosis The primary tool for studying all sleep disorders is the Level 1 sleep study, or polysomnography (PSG), during which […]

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Homeopathic Injection Therapy – Treatment of Chronic Pain, Depression, and Fatigue

Donese Worden, NMD Naturopathic Perspective Homeopathic medicines have a long history of clinical use for the treatment of chronic pain and depression. They may be used alone or integrated with other therapeutic modalities, including conventional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and naturopathic medicine. Homeopathic medications are available over the counter (OTC) and by prescription (Rx), and […]

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Insomnia: Circadian Rhythms & The Gut Microbiome

Yasaman Tasalloti, ND Docere With about 60 million Americans affected each year by insomnia and an estimated 8.5 million taking sleep medications, there is clearly a need for a slightly different therapeutic approach to this health concern. As the incidence of chronic conditions increases, the gut microbiome is becoming the center stage in terms of […]

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing: An Under-recognized Cause of Chronic Disease – Part 1

David Nortman, ND Docere We spend 1/4 to 1/3 of our time sleeping (or trying to), yet most medical care is focused on our waking hours. Sound sleep heals and restores the organism on all levels. Poor sleep, on the other hand, may cause, maintain, or exacerbate any chronic complaint. Optimal health is therefore critically […]

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What Begets Suicide?

Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc, MA Naturopathic Perspective The first several minutes of the 2006 documentary, The Bridge,1 features what appears to be a rather idyllic day in San Francisco. The sky is blue and the Golden Gate Bridge is filled with sightseers and commuters. Among them is a man wearing a burgundy hat, green […]

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Study on the Rapid Rise of Gender Dysphoria

Node Smith, ND Gender dysphoria is defined as a conflict between the gender with which an individual identifies and that which has been observed or assigned to them by their biological sex. The experience of gender dysphoria causes great emotional distress, as these individuals attempt to navigate a non-dualistic experience of gender within a culture […]

Losing Sleep Could be Risk Factor for Weight Gain

Node Smith, ND Sleep is generally known to be a prime regulator of metabolic processes, and lack of sleep has a multitude of negative effects on the body, both mentally and physically. A recent study looked at how a single night of sleep loss has a tissue-specific impact on certain genes that code for metabolism […]

ADHD Drug May Have Psychotic Side Effects

Node Smith, ND A recent study reviewed existing evidence associating various psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations as well as problems with concentration and anxiety with methylphenidate, a common drug used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).1 Methylphenidate is more commonly known as Ritalin. Around 5% of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from […]

Expectations of Checking Emails at Home Affects Health of Family as well as Workers

Node Smith, ND Technology has created an increasing precedent in many organizations that employees be available to respond to emails, and other communications, even when not actually at work. A recent study has highlighted that this expectation, regardless of any actual work being done, is detrimental to employees and their families.1 This communicative flexibility may […]

Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury Using Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Reprinted from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Acute kidney injury, an often-fatal condition without a specific treatment, affects up to 10 percent of all hospitalized adults in the United States and 30-40 percent in low-income countries. The condition causes a build-up of waste products in the blood and an imbalance of fluids throughout the body. […]

New Pain Program Shows Promise in Weaning Patients off Opioids

Reprinted from University Health Network A unique pain program is helping complex surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively, while offering alternative ways to cope with their pain and improve how they function. Study following 251 surgical patients at risk of developing chronic pain or persistent opioid use A study following 251 surgical patients […]

Monsanto Loses Big Court Case on Roundup Causing Cancer

Node Smith, ND Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct,” Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos announced during recent court battle. Agricultural giant, Monsanto, recently lost a historical court battle Agricultural giant, Monsanto, has recently lost a historical court battle against individual, Dewayne Johnson. The court decided that Monsanto’s product, […]

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Branding Your Clinic Makes Sense

Todd Bosteder Practice Building When I started my first marketing agency, one of my core mantras was, “Branding is for billionaires.” I would tell my clients that they ought to bypass branding opportunities in favor of direct-response, transactional marketing tactics. The concept was sound: If the tactic or advertisement we were considering didn’t drive patients […]

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Search Engine Optimization: 5 Essential Steps to Improve Local SEO for Your Practice

Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc, LAc Practice Building What is SEO? And why is it so important when it comes to promoting your naturopathic practice? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Most people create their website while lacking knowledge of SEO, especially if they create the website without any professional help. The main reason for creating […]

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Working with Genes: Integrating Genetic Health Reports into Clinical Practice

Tom Ballard, ND Practice Building Medicine has entered the “genome era.”1 Genetic reports are already helping practitioners and patients identify and treat chronic health conditions.2,3 “Recent developments in genomic sequencing technologies offer the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases…”4 The goal of this article is to help practitioners select a genetic […]

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Direct Care: The Membership-Based Practice

Mark Swanson, ND Practice Building/The Expert Report Practice Made Perfect Direct Care is transforming private medical practices across the country. Think of it as healthcare revisited, a refresh button on the doctor-patient relationship and the way healthcare is delivered. Its advocates say that it makes healthcare simpler, more affordable and everyone a lot happier. The […]

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“MINERAL POWER” Educational Program Developed for Children and Available Nationwide through Shape Up Us

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2018 – Through the support of Jigsaw Health, Shape Up Us has introduced a new MINERAL POWER curriculum with an emphasis on Magnesium as part of the Hip Hop Healthy Program for Children™. The Hip Hop Healthy Program for Children focuses on the “Whole Child” and features eight modules in the […]

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MagSRT™ Magnesium Supplement from Jigsaw Health Receives ConsumerLab.com Quality Certification

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 16, 2018 – ConsumerLab.com has evaluated MagSRT™ from Jigsaw Health and found that it meets or exceeds test standards to receive ConsumerLab.com quality certification. ConsumerLab.com staff spent several months evaluating 47 magnesium supplements for Magnesium levels claimed on the label, disintegration time and heavy metal content. “We’re happy to meet the […]

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Metagenics Awarded USP GMP Audit Certificate

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Metagenics, Inc., a health sciences company, announced today that it was awarded the USP Quality Systems GMP Audited Certificate by USP for its Gig Harbor, Washington, manufacturing facilities. USP is a scientific, nonprofit, standards-setting organization that advances global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, […]

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