Naturopathic Perspective

Regenerative Injection Therapy: An Effective, Underused Option for Musculoskeletal Injuries

By Michael Traub, ND, FABNO - Vol. 11, No. 2. Summer, 2010

Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), also known as prolotherapy, is an effective, low-cost treatment for treating musculoskeletal problems, and to truly repair overuse injuries. Yet it remains sadly underutilized in the US.



Naturopathic Medicine, Prescribing Rights & The Hard Road to a Better Health Care System

By Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 1. Spring, 2010
Last year, Hawaii naturopaths won a major victory when the state legislature expanded their independent prescribing authority. No sooner had the ink dried then the Hawaii Medical Assocation, with blessings from the AMA, sought to repeal the new law. The opposition is troubling given the dire shortage of primary care MDs in Hawaii and many other states.

Naturopathic Doctor vs. H1N1 Virus

By Michael Traub, ND, FABNO - Vol. 10, No. 4. Winter, 2009

What happens when a naturopathic doctor & his girlfriend get the H1N1 flu? A whole lot of coughing, sneezing, fevering and bed rest, that’s what. Swine flu is  nasty, says Dr. Michael Traub, but for most people it’s not likely to be life-threatening.

Healing Words: Communicating Effectively With Your Patients

By Lee Lipsenthal, MD, ABHM | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. Winter, 2006

A physician's words and manner of communicating can be of great help or great harm to patients. Lee Lipsenthal, MD, looks at communication styles that help activate a patient's own innate healing abilities.

Why the Natural Products Industry Needs the FDA

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

The natural products industry has done a poor job of regulating itself thus far, making it difficult for many doctors who are committed to natural medicine to know which products they can trust. An overhaul of the regulatory system is long overdue.

Reconsidering Supplement-Pharmaceutical Interactions

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 3, No. 3. October, 2002

Not all interactions between dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals are negative. In fact, there are many cases in which a nutrient or herb can improve the effect of a drug or reduce drug side effects. Michael Traub, ND, explores some of these beneficial interactions.

Holistic Strategies for Managing Asthma

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 4, No. 1. January, 2003

Conventional treatment of asthma relies on corticosteroids, Beta-2 agonists, and antibiotics, all of which can have considerable long-term side effects. Naturopathic medicine focuses on identifying and eliminating infectious and allergenic triggers of asthma, and in using various nutrients and herbs to down-regulate the chronic inflammation that characterizes the disease.

Naturopathic Support for Breast Cancer Patients

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 4, No. 2. April, 2003

For several years, columnist Michael Traub, ND, has been working collaboratively with MDs in the care of women with breast cancer. He describes the naturopathic principles for cancer care and discusses the dynamics of interdisciplinary practice.

Congressional CAM Caucus Holds Inaugural Meeting

By Michael Traub, ND - Vol. 4, No. 3. July, 2003

The Congressional Caucus on CAM provided holistic health care professionals and their public supporters with an unprecedented opportunity to educate Congress people and their staff, about what natural medicine has to offer.