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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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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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Botanicals, Nutrients and Chemotherapy: Oncologists’ Fears May Be Unfounded

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

Most conventionally trained cancer specialists believe herbs and nutritional supplements will interfere with chemotherapy, but new studies are showing that selenium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and black cohosh can actually reduce chemo side-effects and may improve outcomes.

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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.

ASU & Pycnogenol Join Glucosamine on Frontline of Natural Arthritis Therapies

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 10, No. 2. , 2009

Pycnogenol, an extract of French Maritime Pine bark, and Avocado-Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU), compounds extracted from soy and avocado oils, work as well or better than available anti-arthritic medications. They also have fewer side effects and cost less.

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CV Risk Reduction Requires Much More than Statins

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief

ANAHEIM, CA—Statins will only go so far in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular events, said H. Robert Superko, MD, at Nutracon, an annual conference on advances in nutraceutical product development.

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