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Cruciferous Indole at the Crossroad of Estrogen Metabolism

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer

One of the keys to preventing estrogen-related cancers is to establish a healthy balance between estrogen metabolites. Cruciferous vegetables and specifically an indole phytonutrient called Diindolylmethane found only in these plants, can help to a great extent.

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New SPES Formula Offers Promise for Liver Cancer

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 2. , 2001

A combination of herbs based on a traditional Chinese formula, is proving effective in inducing necrosis in various types of liver cancer cells.

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Holistic Medicine No Longer Left Out in the Code: AMA, Alternative Link Define Payment Codes

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

A national insurance coding system for holistic medicine is on the horizon, a critical first step in facilitating widespread insurance reimbursement for natural medicine. Alternative Link’s ABC Code set is being tested in clinics around the country as part of a federally sponsored pilot study. The AMA, which controls the codes for conventional medicine, is also looking into the coding question, and may publish a code set of its own.

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The Vascular Roots of Osteoarthritis

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 8, No. 1. , 2007

Osteoarthritis is the end result of the same disease process that leads to atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction, according to Dr. Phil Cheras, an Australian investigator whose research shows that the vessels supplying the joints in patients with osteoarthritis become blocked with blood clots and lipid droplets. The good news is that triterpene compounds derived from the African shea nut can reverse this process in many patients with this devastating disease.

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Bridges in Medicine: Making Holistic Medicine Work in the Real World

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

This innovative integrative health clinic, led by Jeffrey Sollins, MD, recently became the first such program in the country to become eligible for Medicare reimbursement. Bridges in Medicine’s success is rooted in a spirit of open-mindedness and collegiality among all of the participating healers, and it represents a model for the future of holistic health care.

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Bodegas Predict BMI in Inner City Youth

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 2. , 2006

Nutrition and lifestyle changes are difficult to accomplish in inner city neighborhoods like New York’s Spanish Harlem, where corner bodegas selling high fat, high sugar junk foods outnumber groceries with fresh produce by almost 20 to 1.

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Does Lactobacillus Prevent Post-Antibiotic Vaginal Yeast Infections?

By Tori Hudson, ND - Vol. 6, No. 3. , 2005

Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows that use of vaginal probiotics after antibiotic treatment does not reduce the rate of yeast (candida) infections. However, vaginal probiotics do have a role in preventing bacterial infections of the vagina.

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Helping Patients Take the Path Out of Cardiovascular Pathology

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 4, No. 2. , 2003

SALT LAKE CITY—When talking to your patients about heart disease, offer them the choice between a Path or a Pathology, and help them identify their own obstacles to a healthier lifestyle, said S. A. Decker Weiss, NMD, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefit Kids with Speech Apraxia

By Joyce A. Nettleton, DSc, RD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 3, No. 2. , 2002

Daily supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can improve verbal expression, motor coordination, language mastery, and other communication skills in children with speech apraxia, a neurological problem characterized by an inability to organize and produce meaningful speech.

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