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Amino Acid Therapy for Autism: Quelling the Nervous System on Fire

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

A brighter future awaits autistic children, as clinicians learn how to apply the tools of neurotransmitter assessment, detoxification protocols, and nutritional therapies to this increasingly common problem.

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Teas, Tinctures, and Extracts: Understanding the Forms of Herbal Medicine

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

It’s not just what herbs you take but how you take them. The form in which an herb is taken has a big impact on its clinical effects. Teas, tinctures, decoctions, standardized extracts and pills containing the same herb may have somewhat different effects. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a physician and herbalist, defines the different forms of herbal therapy and their merits and faults.

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NCCAM Offers Fiscal Incentives to Draw Holistic Research Expertise

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 4, No. 2. , 2003

In the interest of drawing experienced medical researchers into the field of natural medicine research, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is offering a number of financial aids, including loan repayment programs and special stipends.

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In a Pitch to Change Its Unhealthy Image, McDonald’s Says, “See Ya” to Supersizing

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

Recently, the Big Yellow Clown said “Bye-bye” to his longstanding habit of “supersizing,” and “Hello” to a new series of adult “Go Active Happy Meals.” But a closer look at those supposedly healthy alternatives reveal some facts that are hard to swallow.

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Iodine Therapy Gains Favor for Thyroid Problems, Chronic Fatigue

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

Iodine, once a mainstay medical therapy that was largely abandoned after WWII, is experiencing something of a resurgence for treatment of thyroid problems, chronic fatigue, women’s health problems, and even diabetes.

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NDs Take Holistic Health Agenda to Washington, DC: Drs. Pizzorno, Snider Named to Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee

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

When Joseph Pizzorno, ND, and Pamela Snider, ND, were named to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, they went to Washington, DC with the hope of bringing the preventive philosophy of naturopathic medicine to the Medicare policy-making table.

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New Film Documents 30 Days on Mickey D’s Diet

By Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 1. , 2004

To investigate the health impact of fast food, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock subjected himself to 30-days on an all-McDonald’s diet. A team of three physicians tracked the physiologic changes that occurred. Spurlock gained 25 pounds, his cholesterol soared and his liver enzymes underwent shocking changes, all of which are well documented on film.

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Is It Time to Replace Hormone Replacement Therapy?

By Peggy Peck | Contributing Writer - Vol. 3, No. 3. , 2002

In the wake of the Women’s Health Initiative, which showed that PremPro increases risk of strokes, thromboembolism, and breast cancer, many menopausal women are avoiding or abandoning conventional hormone replacement and seeking natural alternatives.

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D-Ribose, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. , 2008

Of all the nutrients, herbs and drugs used to treat patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, D-ribose is the singlemost effective because it corrects the core metabolic problem underlying these syndromes. D-ribose supplementation can have a profoundly positive effect in CFS/FM patients, especially women.

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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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