#415/416   February/March 2018

#415/416 February/March 2018


February/March 2018


Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD


New Mexico Integrative Practitioners Dodge a Bullet

by Richard Jaffe, Esq.

Attorney Richard Jaffe relates the twists and turns that caused the New Mexico Medical Board to end its proceedings against an integrative medical doctor who was being disciplined for selling natural remedies from her office.


Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference

by Ira L. Goodman, MD, FACS, ABIHM, FAARM

Mental illness involves more than the brain, and successful treatment requires more than psychotropic drugs. Integrative and functional medicine, presented at this conference, offer a different approach.


by Christopher Shade, PhD, and Carrie Decker, ND

Removing toxins from the body depends on the function of the gallbladder as well as liver and intestines. This article explains the physiology of detoxication and offers ways to promote effectiveness.


by Anthony Thomas, PhD

Imbalances in vaginal microbiota contribute to bacterial vaginosis, yeast overgrowth, preterm birth, and miscarriage. Four specific Lactobacillus strains offer protection against these conditions as well as urinary tract infections.


by Bonnie Nedrow, ND

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely contribute to the rising incidence of infertility. Testing for and reducing body burden of these chemicals before in vitro fertilization or conception supports mother and baby health.


by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes

A balanced gut microbiota and specific supplements improve the effectiveness and safety of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


by Corina Dunlap, ND, MS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a top cause of ovarian factor infertility. This article discusses two types of PCOS that do not fit the usual pattern along with treatment so that ovulation may be restored.


by Thierry Hertoghe, MD


Part 2 of this detailed article on cortisol deficiency focuses on integrative treatment and safety concerns.


A Dietitian's Experience Working in a Psychiatric Children's Hospital

by Kim Koepp Hovey, MS, RD, LD

A registered dietitian gives an insider's view on the ignored link between poor nutrition, nutrient-depleting pharmaceuticals, and mental illness.


Dangers in Household Products

by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM
Parabens and other chemicals found in common household products and cosmetics contribute to cancers and other illnesses.



Pathways to Healing

Breathe OUT for Well-Being

Elaine Zablocki


Jule Klotter


Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD


Curmudgeon's Corner

What Is Health Food?

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO


Monthly Miracles

Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels, EMF and Chronic Disease

Michael Gerber, MD, HMD


Cool Beans

Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease

Robin Rose, MD, RN, FNP


Women's Health Update

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things – Research Highlights from Recent Times

Tori Hudson, ND



FDA Approves Intravenous Vitamin C

by Alan Gaby, MD

(Click HERE to read the original article, from January 2018)


Letters to the Editor

  • Adrenal Fatigue Article

  • Metal Toxicity


In the News

Serge Jurasunas Honored for 50-Year Professional Career

  • Naturopathic physician and integrative cancer expert Serge Jurasunas receives an honorary degree for his work.


Book Reviews

  • Life After Diagnosis

by Steven Z. Pantilat, MD

review by Kathrine Duff


  • Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren
review by Jacob Schor, ND