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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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Honoring the Spiritual Roots of Plant Medicine

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 1. , 2001

Herbal medicine can take many forms. Herbs can be used as simple “green pills” for symptom relief, but they can also serve as “teachers,” helping us re-connect our human lives to the life of Earth as a whole. Bill Mitchell, ND, one of the nation’s true medical visionaries, reminds us “The plants…figured out how Gaia could have a relationship with the Sun in a way that supports life.” He shares his views on the spiritual and practical aspects of plant medicine.

District of Columbia Passes Naturopathic Licensure Bill

By Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) in the nation’s capital can now practice legally as full-scale primary care doctors, thanks to recent passage of a licensure bill within the District. The DC bill follows closely on the heels of a major naturopathic licensure victory in the state of California.

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Obesity: WAT’s Up With That?

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. , 2006

White Adipose Tissue (WAT), the raw material of love handles, secretes a wide range of signaling substances that can radically change metabolism. Dr. Jay Udani reviews the new science emerging on this topic, and explains why it becomes progressively more difficult for obese people to lose weight, even when they try very hard.

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