#419   June 2018

#419 June 2018


June 2018


Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD


Coffee and Liver Disease 

by Steven Helschien, DC

Drinking high-quality coffee can be a boost to liver health, reducing damaging inflammation and lessening the risks of cirrhosis and liver cancer.


The Oxidative Dried Blood Test in the Assessment of Metabolic Dysfunction and Inflammatory Conditions

by Professor Serge Jurasunas

A simple test using one drop of blood and a microscope can help practitioners track patient response to treatment for inflammatory conditions and metabolic dysfunctions, including cancer.


by Keegan Sheridan, ND

Systemic inflammation begins in the digestive track with a decrease in microbial diversity and a shift to pro-inflammatory bacteria that disrupts the mucosal barrier. People with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and obesity-related conditions may benefit from select strains of probiotics.


by Anna Feagan | edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

by Dr. Jenna C. Henderson

While natural medicine can support kidney function and improve overall health, practitioners and patients must have a clear understanding of the kidneys and their response to natural therapies to prevent further damage.


by Dr. Bonnie Nedrow, ND

In this article, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is viewed as a manifestation of metabolic syndrome that responds to lifestyle interventions, including a Mediterranean-ketogenic diet and select nutrients.


Insulin – The Life-Span Hormone for Healthful Aging

by Majid Ali, MD

Insulin levels, not just glucose measures, need to be monitored since hyperinsulinism leads to metabolic overdrive. Insulin's growth factor roles perpetuate inflammatory and neoplastic processes.


"Liquid Biopsy" – What Is It and How Can It Be Applied? 

by Stephen E. Fry, MD

This new technology, using DNA sequencing, offers early cancer detection and non-invasive assessment of treatment effectiveness.


Sodium Selenite and Zinc Gluconate – A Cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma? 

by Alfred Zamm, MD

An anecdotal report from this board-certified dermatologist suggests that supplementation with selenium and zinc can defend against basal cell carcinoma.


by Scott Cuthbert, DC

Changes in muscle strength are characteristics of tension-type headaches. The article describes how manual muscle testing and applied kinesiology can identify and correct muscle dysfunctions that contribute to headache pain.


by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes


Part 2 of this three-part article examines the endocannabinoid system's role in stress, pain regulation, and inflammation, providing evidence-based rationale for the therapeutic use of cannabinoid-rich hemp oil.


A Naturopath's View of Homeopathy or Psychotherapy with Props

by Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND

A naturopathic doctor explains why he views highly diluted homeopathic medicines as placebos.


by Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH

Complex illness often needs step-by-step treatment, but knowing which treatment to start first can play a significant role in recovery time and lessen potential adverse reactions.




by Jule Klotter


Literature Review & Commentary

by Alan R. Gaby, MD


Functional Gastroenterology Bolus

Understanding Chronic Nausea and Gastroparesis

by Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP


Curmudgeon's Corner

Our Debt to Richard Nixon: Low Birth Weight and Air Pollution

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO


Healing with Homeopathy

Surviving Travel Stress with Homeopathy and Good Humor

by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW, and Robert Ullman, ND


Women's Health Update

by Tori Hudson, ND



Academia Still Has Eyes Wide Shut

by Alan Gaby, MD



Ather Ali...Our Friend

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO


Letters to the Editor

None this month...


In the News


Book Review

None this month