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FDA to Address Obesity Epidemic

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 5, No. 1. , 2004

The Food and Drug Administration has made the obesity crisis one of its top priorities, taking on the role of coordinating all of the Federal government’s efforts in reversing the alarming trends. However, many public health experts question whether FDA truly has the resources or experience to contend with a problem of this scale.

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Coping with the Challenge of Celiac Disease

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

Once thought to be relatively rare, celiac disease is actually very common, and physicians need to pay more attention to it. A naturopathic physician who has the condition herself offers insights on diagnosing, treating and living with this complex digestive disease.

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Common Herbs Provide Uncommon Relief for Menstrual Cramps, UTIs

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 5, No. 1. , 2004

Menstrual cramps, urinary tract infections and other common gynecological conditions can often be safely and effectively managed with readily available and inexpensive herbs including Black Haw, Dong Quai (Angelica), and Cranberry. Marcey Shapiro, MD, a clinical herbalist and primary care doctor, shares her years of experience.

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“Spot” Testing Iodine Levels

By Staff Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. , 2009

A couple of drops of Lugol’s solution on a patient’s wrist can tell you a lot about how “hungry” someone is for iodine. If the Lugol’s stain disappears within a few hours, the patient probably needs iodine supplements.

Inflammation, Autoimmune Reactions Underlie Many Common Thyroid Problems

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 7, No. 3. , 2006

Effective management of thyroid problems requires an approach that goes beyond simply manipulating thyroid hormones. Many thyroid problems are related to underlying inflammatory processes, environmental toxin exposure and dietary factors. A guide to assessing and treating thyroid disorders from a holistic viewpoint.

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NIDDK Will Test Milk Thistle in Hepatitis C: Patients Say, “Thistle Do It”

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 1, No. 2. , 2000

Silymarin, a mixture of compounds derived from Milk Thistle, is a popular herbal medicine for hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and other liver disorders. Clinical trials show that these compounds have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that can slow the progression of these diseases. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have begun a large-scale trial of silymarin in conjunction with conventional drugs for treatment of hepatitis C.

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SB 907 at a Glance

By Staff Writer - Vol. 4, No. 4. , 2003

A closer look at the historic law that grants Naturopathic Doctors the right to licensure and independent practice in the state of California.

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Avi, Tami & Rummy: The Strange Politics of the Bird Flu Epidemic

By Staff Writer - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

Stock prices are soaring for the drug companies that make and market Tamiflu, thanks to the Bird Flu scare, and prominent government officials particularly Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, are making big bucks as a result.

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Soy and Breast Cancer: Unravelling the Riddle

By Vic Hernandez, MPH | Contributing Writer - Vol. 5, No. 1. , 2004

Medical opinion about the effects of soy in preventing and helping to treat breast cancer has been highly variable over the years. The controversy may be in large part because most researchers fail to differentiate between fermented and unfermented soy. Fermented soy contains isoflavones that are beneficial in reducing cancer, and compounds within fermented soy stimulate immune responses that may be helpful in eliminating cancer cells.

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The Four Faces of Premenstrual Syndrome

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 4, No. 1. , 2003

“PMS” has become a catch-all category for a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms, some of which have nothing to do with the menstrual cycle, said Wendy Warner, MD, a holistic gynecologist. She has found that women with cyclic symptoms tend to fall into 4 distinct categories, each of which benefits from a somewhat different treatment approach.

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