#429 -   April 2019

#429 - April 2019

April 2019

Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD

Concerning Dr. Whitaker, Functional Medicine, and Related Issues 

By Savely Yurkovsky, MD© 
The founder of Field Control Therapy® (FCT®) comments on the shortcomings of functional medicine.

Donald Brown, ND, a leading authority in the US on safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, looks at probiotic supplementation in breastfeeding mothers and their babies as a way to prevent atopic dermatitis and reduce symptoms in at-risk children.

Improving the body's detoxification and elimination pathways and alleviating stress can reduce allergy symptoms and improve overall health.

This overview of several common lung disorders considers the interplay of environmental factors, the gut microbiota, and gastroesophageal reflux; and it provides suggestions for supportive supplementation.

Why Food Allergy Occurs – An Electronic Mystery Story

By Alfred V. Zamm, MD 
When patients reported that their food-related allergic symptoms mysteriously appeared and disappeared, this dermatologist tracked down an unexpected explanation.

Diet, lifestyle, and supplementation support eye health and can prevent, slow, and even reverse the growth of cataracts.

Bastyr University San Diego Clinic: Student Case Reports
A Case of Depression and Anxiety 

By Katharine Chang, edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH
Addressing nutrient deficiencies and situational stress relieved a patient's depression and anxiety.

Adrenal Fatigue: Myth or Metaphor? 

By Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND 
"Adrenal fatigue" may simply be another name for clinical burnout and may respond to naturopathic treatments that help the body deal with stress.

Chinese Botanical Medicine:

Wikipedia Claims It Is Fake, We Are Certain It Is Real.

By Richard Gale and Gary Null 
Despite Chinese botanical medicine's long history of use and volumes of recent scientific study, Wikipedia and "Skeptic" sites continue to disparage its effectiveness and safety, showing their pro-pharmaceutical bias.

Many factors contributed to avoidable complications that prolonged the author's recovery from outpatient laparoscopic double-hernia repair surgery. He offers patients strategies for reducing unnecessary risks and improving outcomes.

Monsanto Wants to Disguise Its Genetically Engineered Foods as "Biofortified" But NHF Is Standing in Its Way … 

By Scott C. Tips 
A delegate from National Health Federation (NHF) describes Monsanto's attempt to define its GMO crops as ‘biofortified.'

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, “Effortless" Fat Loss,

and Pantothenic Acid

By Owen Fonorow 
With today's sedentary lifestyle, non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) levels have greatly decreased. High doses of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) appear to increase the body's ability to burn fat.



By Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary 

By Alan R. Gaby, MD

Functional Gastroenterology Bolus 

The Sterolbiome – The Essential, But Overlooked Enterohepatic Endocrine System
By Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Healing with Homeopathy 

Eczema from Birth: Why Homeopathy Is the Best Solution
By Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Curmudgeon's Corner 


The New Migraine Drugs: Expensive and Less Effective Than Nutritional Therapy

By Alan Gaby, MD


Lynne Shinto, ND, Becomes Full Professor at OHS

Book Review

Bioregulatory Medicine 

by Dickson Thom, James Paul Maffitt Odell, Jeoffrey Drobot, Frank Pleus, and Jess Higgins Kelley
review by Heather Tallman Ruhm, MD

What's Making Our Children Sick?

by Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD
review by Katherine Duff


Book Notice

Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics (2nd edition)

edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt and Kenneth Cintron