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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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Rethinking Menopause: Individualization Is Key to Hormone Replacement Choices

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 3, No. 3. , 2002

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to managing menopausal symptoms. The extent of symptoms and the ideal treatment strategy depends very much on an individual woman’s endocrine patterns. Women’s health experts including Tori Hudson, ND, and Marie Annette Brown, PhD, offer insights on individualizing treatment.

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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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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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Do Progesterone Creams Improve Bone Density?

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 3, No. 3. , 2002

The role of natural progesterone creams for prevention of osteoporosis in menopausal women is highly controversial. While many practitioners report that their patients do show increases in bone mineral density following extended use of progesterone creams, the only controlled trial on this topic found no significant difference.

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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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Facing the Shadow Side of Statins: Petition Urges FDA to Mandate CoQ10 Recommendation on Statin Labels

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 3, No. 3. , 2002

Statins are very effective at reducing LDL and total cholesterol, but they also deplete coenzyme Q10, a naturally occurring substance that is essential for normal muscle and heart function. Citing evidence that a major statin manufacturer knew the risks in the early ’90s but took no action, Dr. Julian Whitaker sent a petition to the FDA to put a black box warning on all statin labels stating the dangers of CoQ10 depletion.

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Supersizing Sickness: Food Industry Economics Drive Obesity Epidemic

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 5, No. 1. , 2004

The food and beverage industry spends on the order of $30 billion each year on advertising for processed convenience foods, far outstripping public health funds allocated for obesity prevention. For the most part, their message is “Eat more.” According to author Marion Nestle, medicine must reckon with the realities of food industry economics in order to have any impact on the obesity problem.