Naturopathic Perspective

Naturopathic Support for Breast Cancer Patients

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 4, No. 2. , 2003

For several years, columnist Michael Traub, ND, has been working collaboratively with MDs in the care of women with breast cancer. He describes the naturopathic principles for cancer care and discusses the dynamics of interdisciplinary practice.

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Holistic Strategies for Managing Asthma

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 4, No. 1. , 2003

Conventional treatment of asthma relies on corticosteroids, Beta-2 agonists, and antibiotics, all of which can have considerable long-term side effects. Naturopathic medicine focuses on identifying and eliminating infectious and allergenic triggers of asthma, and in using various nutrients and herbs to down-regulate the chronic inflammation that characterizes the disease.

Reconsidering Supplement-Pharmaceutical Interactions

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 3, No. 3. , 2002

Not all interactions between dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals are negative. In fact, there are many cases in which a nutrient or herb can improve the effect of a drug or reduce drug side effects. Michael Traub, ND, explores some of these beneficial interactions.

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Why the Natural Products Industry Needs the FDA

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 9, No. 4. , 2008

The natural products industry has done a poor job of regulating itself thus far, making it difficult for many doctors who are committed to natural medicine to know which products they can trust. An overhaul of the regulatory system is long overdue.

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Healing Words: Communicating Effectively With Your Patients

By Lee Lipsenthal, MD, ABHM | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. , 2006

A physician’s words and manner of communicating can be of great help or great harm to patients. Lee Lipsenthal, MD, looks at communication styles that help activate a patient’s own innate healing abilities.

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