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Concussion Misinformation

MARK HEISIG, ND  A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as a concussion, is an injury that has received growing attention from both the media and the public over the past few years. While awareness of public health concerns, like the potential long-term consequences of repetitive head injuries, is generally a good thing, some of the […]

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Guru Sandesh Singh Khalsa, ND (10/21/1949 – 8/11/2021)

Guru Sandesh S. Khalsa, ND died unexpectedly on August 11, 2021 at his home in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  He was 71.  Dr Khalsa, known affectionately as “Dr K.,” was a respected naturopathic physician and a beloved member of the naturopathic medical community. He served for decades in many important and trusted roles, including teacher, mentor, college president, dean, administrator, and accreditor, and was a guiding […]

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Lost in the Woods: How to Engage Male Patients

JASON KINLEY, ND, VNMI  The question “How can I help you today?” is often answered with, “I don’t know; my wife made the appointment.” This is a common response within the medical community when a man is establishing care. It’s so common, in fact, that studies are done on why that is. Many assumptions are based on sexual health or testosterone and elaborated on in many […]

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Testosterone Replacement in Men: Current State of the Art

STEPHEN W. PARCELL, ND  It is not unusual for naturopathic doctors to encounter male patients with late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). This term, like “male menopause,” “andropause,” and “testicular hypofunction” refers to an abnormally low testosterone (T) level. When chronic, low T in men can contribute to low muscle mass and strength, decreased bone mineral density, and increased fat mass.1,2 Symptoms such as low libido, […]

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Central Serous Retinopathy: 1-Year Homeopathic Case Study

JARED C. PISTOIA, ND Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a self-limiting disease that typically presents with unilateral blurred vision and metamorphopsia (image distortion).1,2 Other symptoms can include dyschromatopsia (colors are distorted), micropsia (objects appear smaller), and dimness of vision.1-3 While the etiopathogenesis is poorly understood, symptoms are the result of fluid accumulation under the macular portion of the retina.1,2 CSC is […]

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Men In Groups: How Men Can Bring Out the Best In Each Other

STEVEN RISSMAN, ND Manhood is the defeat of childhood narcissism. (David Gilmore 1990)1  During the past few years, men’s behaviors have been called into question on an increasingly public scale. Issues surrounding the role of men in work, in relationships, and in society are forcing an inquiry into the conduct of men in general, and specifically into the ideals many men may hold around […]

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Screen Addiction Disorder: EEG-based Diagnostics & Trends in Therapeutics

STEVEN RONDEAU, ND, BCN (EEG) Since childhood, most of us have been told that watching too much television is not healthy and that excessive screen time in any form can have serious repercussions on our general health. In line with popular belief, epidemiological studies have indicated that excessive screen time is an important and independent risk factor for cardiometabolic disorders as well as adult morbidity and mortality.1 Also, there is evidence that the number of hours of viewing proportionally increases […]

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Hydrotherapy- Part 1

JAMES SENSENIG, ND LETITIA DICK-KRONENBERG, ND, VNMI   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 Emily Kane, […]

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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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Notes From The Field-July, 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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Naturopathic Disaster Medicine

JEN RIEGLE, ND  In 2017, my life was changed by a series of events that eventually led to the birth of a non-profit called Integrative Healers Action Network. After finishing medical school in 2016, I had just moved to Northern California and was settling into my new home and building a practice. When I woke […]

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Certain Types of Intermittent Fasting May be Beneficial for Gestational Diabetes

Edited By NODE SMITH, ND From University of South Australia- Weight loss after gestational diabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Yet finding the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off can be a challenge, especially for mothers with a new baby. Now, new research from the University of South […]

Skill Competency is Second in Importance to Friendliness in the Workplace

Edited By NODE SMITH, ND From Binghamton University- People who are friendly and trustworthy are more likely to be selected for teams than those who are known for just their skill competency and personal reputation, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. While people who are both trustworthy and competent […]

Amino Acid, Arginine, Could Enhance Radiation Therapy

Edited By NODE SMITH, ND From Weill Cornell Medicine- Treatment with arginine, one of the amino-acid building blocks of proteins, enhanced the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer patients with brain metastases, in a proof-of-concept, randomized clinical trial from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Angel H. Roffo Cancer Institute. The study, published in Science […]

Methods to Repair and Regenerate Myelin

Edited By NODE SMITH, ND From Max-Planck-Gesellschaft- The degradation and regeneration of myelin sheaths characterize neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis. Cholesterol is an indispensable component of myelin sheaths. The cholesterol for the regenerated myelin sheaths must therefore either be recycled from damaged myelin or produced again locally. In a recent study, scientists at the […]

Strategies to Help Alcoholics

NODE SMITH, ND A recent qualitative study has identified six strategies that recovering alcoholics use to negotiate social situations and remain sober, depending on how they feel about stigmas associated with drinking and alcoholism. “There is a stigma in the United States associated with not drinking socially,” says Lynsey Romo, corresponding author of the study […]

Is Technology Making Workplaces “Better?”

NODE SMITH, ND In the traditional narrative of the evolving 21st century workplace, technological substitution of human employees is treated as a serious concern. But technological complementarity — the use of automation and artificial intelligence to complement workers, rather than replace them — is viewed optimistically as a good thing, improving productivity and wages for […]

Reversing Alzheimer’s in Mice Using Common Prescriptions

NODE SMITH, ND Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in Western societies and it is estimated that 24 million people worldwide have this condition. ICREA researcher Dr. Patrick Aloy, head of the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology lab at IRB Barcelona, has headed a study that has managed to reverse the symptoms […]

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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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A Million Vacations: Increasing Resilience in Naturopathic Medical Students

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  You can only drive down Main Street so many times… And a million vacations is what you’ve got in mind. (Max Webster, a Canadian rock band)   Nobody ever said medical school would be easy, but I’ve observed that all first-year students face a fundamental challenge, or even feel overwhelmed, by naturopathic medical school. In 24 years of naturopathic education, from […]

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Ouroboros: The Cycle of Renewal in Medical Education

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  Life is full of cycles of birth, growth, senescence, and death, only to start anew. As we study biology in medical school, we learn about cell cycles, biochemical cycles, and feedback loops that grow, self-extinguish, and then start up again. Medicine, and medical education, has also operated in cycles over time. […]

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Two Junes: The Difference a Year Can Make

FRASER SMITH, MATD, ND  With the sun shining, the days getting long, and 2021 at its halfway-point at the time of this writing, it seems like a good moment to reflect on June 2020 versus June 2021. It’s been an unprecedented 12 months for naturopathic medical education and the profession. In a recent conference call for the Naturopathic Medicine Collaborative, where […]

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AllergoSan USA Sponsors Institute for Natural Medicine Residency Consortium

PORT CHESTER, NY August 16, 2021: AllergoSan USA, home of Omni-Biotic probioticbrands, today announced their sponsorship of the Institute for Natural Medicine ResidencyConsortium (IRC). In partnership with schools of naturopathic medicine and leadingnaturopathic clinics in the United States, the IRC provides a much needed and sustainablemodel for a more formal and uniform naturopathic residency experience. […]

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

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