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Childhood Kidney Disease: A Comprehensive Approach Holds Promise

JENNA HENDERSON, ND One of the greatest challenges in clinical practice is treating resistant nephrotic syndrome in children. Protein in the urine is the defining feature of kidney inflammation and is often apparent clinically as visibly foamy urine. Nephrotic syndrome at any age tends to present with edema, fatigue, hypercholesterolemia, and mildly elevated blood pressure. With children, however, there is the additional problem of stunted growth […]

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Eating Disorders: Recognizing the Signs in Preteens & Teens

LISA GHENT, ND A lot has changed since I was a kid. The rapid development of technology has introduced smart phones, gaming systems, and tablets, all of which seem to be ubiquitous, and kids are getting hooked on electronics younger and younger. With smart phones has come social media. The fact is that we interact with the […]

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The ECS in Childhood Diseases

JAKE F. FELICE, ND, LMP  Mention of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) often brings to mind cannabis and its major constituent, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which binds the cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. These receptors are expressed mainly in neural tissue, where they lead to psychoactive effects, whereas CB2 receptors are expressed largely in immune cells and do not stimulate psychoactivity.1,2     A major limitation to the therapeutic effectiveness of THC-based […]

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Neuronal Hyperexcitability in PKD: Treatment Using Parenteral Therapy

2021 Student Scholarship – Second Place Case Study MATTHEW RENSHAW RUDDELL, ND LESLIE FULLER, ND Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) is the most common paroxysmal movement disorder and is characterized by episodes of involuntary movements that are thought to be triggered by voluntary movements of the body.1 PKD is an inherited disorder caused by a mutation in the PRoline-Rich Transmembrane Protein 2 gene (PRRT2).1 The PRRT2 mutation is a […]

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Microbiome Alterations 

SAMANTHA PRYOR, ND Since this is my first article submission to NDNR, I would like to take a moment to tell you a little about myself. As I write this, I am currently employed as the last resident of the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (UBSNM), which is also my alma mater. It saddens me deeply that the class of 2022 will […]

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Roberts’ Formula: A Natural Remedy for IBD & Gastric Ulcers

COLEEN MURPHY, ND, LAC  Roberts’ Formula is a traditional naturopathic remedy with a long history of use for common digestive disorders. This abstract examines the origins of Roberts’ Formula, and how naturopathic luminaries like Dr Bastyr used and adapted this gentle yet powerful formula.  Roberts’ Formula is a Western herbal preparation that blends multiple herbs for a synergistic […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy: Taking the Edge Off

CHRIS D. MELETIS, ND  Neuropathy is a painful condition characterized by numbness, prickling, burning, or other pain sensations, usually in the legs, feet, and hands. Two of the most common forms of neuropathy are diabetic peripheral neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is also the most common cause of autonomic neuropathy.1 Diabetic autonomic neuropathy is associated with […]

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Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis: A Case of US-Guided Single Needle Aspiration & Lavage

SERENA RUSSUM  TERRANCE MANNING II, ND, RMSK  A 44-year-old female presented via telemedicine with new-onset right shoulder pain. Her pain followed no obvious inciting event, and it had progressively worsened over 5 months. The pain began after she transitioned to working from home, increasing the amount of time she spent at her computer (8-10 hours per day). She described the pain as tight, sharp, and radiating from the shoulder into her neck and forearm. She […]

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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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Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia: Treatment Using the Hippocratic Philosophy

CHRIS D. MELETIS, ND  The philosophy of Hippocrates has been shown over the past 2400 years to not only have merit but also notable scientific veracity. Hippocrates advocated a natural approach to the treatment of diseases and emphasized the need for harmony between the individual and social and natural environments.1 His approach is especially relevant to mental disorders […]

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More Than the Sum of Our Parts: The Role of Unconscious Stress in Chronic Illness

ERIN HAYFORD, ND   The ultimate goal of any naturopathic medical practice is to identify and treat the cause of the illness rather than mitigate or suppress the expression – the symptoms – of disease. Through our holistic lens, we understand that inherent to our biology is a quest to establish, maintain, and restore health, and, therefore, that disease is the result of […]

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Defeating Depression: A Holistic Approach

CHRISTINA BJORNDAL, ND   SYDNEY SPEER  Now, more than ever, our society is being affected by continually rising rates of mental illness. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 15-44, affecting more than 16 million American adults, and results in more than 48 000 suicides per year.1,2  Effective treatment of depression requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses underlying causes and supports the whole […]

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The Cellular Control of Mitochondria

NODE SMITH, ND Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists needed to find out just how the necessary building blocks are imported into the complex biochemical apparatus of these cell areas. The TOM complex (translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane) is considered […]

How Our Brains Remodel Neural Networks

NODE SMITH, ND At this very moment, the billions of neurons in your brain are using their trillions of connections to enable you to read and comprehend this sentence. Now, by studying the neurons involved in the sense of smell, researchers from Kyushu University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences report a new mechanism behind the biomolecular […]

Anti-Cancer Metabolites from Microbiome

NODE SMITH, ND It is believed to be involved in the development of chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases, to trigger diabetes, to be responsible for obesity, even neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s could have their causes here — not to mention depressions and autistic disorders. We are talking about the microbiome — the […]

Irreversible ‘Tipping Point’ of Plastic Pollution

NODE SMITH, ND Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published in Science. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment […]

Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT)

NODE SMITH, ND A McMaster University team of researchers recently discovered how, exactly, the COVID-19 vaccines that use adenovirus vectors trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT. The findings will put scientists on the path of finding a way to better diagnose and treat VITT, possibly […]

Blue Light Exposure and Energy Metabolism

NODE SMITH, ND Extended exposure to light during nighttime can have negative consequences for human health. But now, researchers from Japan have identified a new type of light with reduced consequences for physiological changes during sleep. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from University of Tsukuba compared the effects of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), […]

Psychedelic Promotes Neuroconnections in Mental Illness

NODE SMITH, ND The psychedelic drug psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms, has been studied as a potential treatment for depression for years. But exactly how it works in the brain and how long beneficial results might last is still unclear. In a new study, Yale researchers show that a single dose […]

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Integrity is a Verb

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Integrity is a quality that everyone respects. It makes a fine word in corporate mission statements, and sometimes it’s meant earnestly. Integrity is vital for a medical education institution and for a health care profession. This month’s title sheds the spotlight on integrity in action, the word in deed. Grammatically speaking, integrity is a noun, although it can be […]

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Intangible Assets: Hidden Financial Strengths in Naturopathic Institutions

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  This month’s title may sound like a direct-to-video action film that one might find on the far right of a row in a Netflix scroll. However, intangible assets are an important notation in accounting, and the concept behind it means something for our colleges. Like a family with bills to pay, kids to […]

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A Scientific Education: Part 3

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  In my previous 2 articles, we examined how science and medicine have become intertwined as our contemporary forms of health care took shape. We also looked at how naturopathic medicine retooled its educational systems 50 years ago and emerged with a consistent system of physician-level training. There are challenges that the profession faces, as always, […]

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A Scientific Education: Part 2

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  No matter the obstacles they place, the truth of our medicine will win out.  (John Bastyr)1  If we take the phrase “modern world” to denote the advent of a society using technology at a higher level than ever seen, based on an explosion in the growth of pure and applied sciences, […]

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AllergoSan USA’s Omni-Biotic Stress Release Recognized as Nutraingredients USA Probiotic of the Year

PORT CHESTER, NY  AllergoSan USA’s Omni-Biotic Stress Release psychobiotic was recognized as Nutraingredients USA Probiotic of the Year. Focusing on true innovation, long-term market success and cutting-edge research, the NutraIngredients-USA Awards honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the nutrition and dietary supplements industry. Omni-Biotic Stress Release was […]

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ECS Nutraceuticals Group LLC Receives NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practice Certification

HAUPPAUGUE, NY – ECS Nutraceuticals Group LLC, the manufacturer of ECS Therapeutics® premier healthcare-exclusive hemp CBD brand and other private label brands, was recently added to NSF International’s NSF/ANSI 455-2 Dietary Supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification. Earning GMP certification from NSF International verifies that their manufacturing facility located in Hauppauge, New York has the […]

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ELISA/ACT® Biotechnologies Introduces COVID Vax LRA Panel

Test now available to identify delayed immune hypersensitivity to the components in COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. Sterling, VA – Over 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the US, however a sizeable percentage of Americans have not received one. While some have decided they will not be vaccinated, others are […]

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