#431 -   June 2019

#431 - June 2019

 June 2019

by Jonathan Collin, MD

Vanilla - The Next Curcumin?

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Researchers are just beginning to look at vanillin, a compound found in the vanilla bean. To their surprise, it produces many of the same beneficial effects as curcumin.

Peter D’Adamo, ND

Jenna C. Henderson, ND
A naturopathic doctor who specializes in kidney health explains how to evaluate kidney function and how to use natural supplements to slow progression of chronic kidney disease.

Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH
Elevated T helper 17 cells (TH17), first identified in 2003, are a key signature of many autoimmune diseases. In the first part of a two part article, Dr. Hamilton explains the balance needed between the various types of T helper cells and T regulatory cells to avert autoimmune disease.

Bastyr University San Diego Clinic: Student Case Reports 

Craniosacral Therapy for Stress-Related Dysautonomia
Kim Love
edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

Anne Marie Fine, NMD
In this month’s cover story, Anne Marie Fine, NMD, focuses on the skin’s ability to absorb compounds, which is a primary means by which endocrine-disrupting and cancer-causing chemicals and metals, present in many personal care products, enter the body. “There is persuasive evidence”, she writes, “that even low-level toxic exposures cumulatively contribute to chronic diseases…”. Dr. Fine is a practicing naturopathic physician who focuses on environmental medicine.

Jonathan Wright, MD
Surgery is the conventional treatment for nasal polyps, but the polyps often return. After learning that Helicobactor pylori can be an underlying cause for nasal polyps and psoriasis, Dr. Wright suggested that a patient use a psoriasis treatment, and it successfully removed the polyps.

Intravenous Vitamin C Sensitizes Pancreatic Cancer to Radiation Therapy

Heather Wright, ND, FABNO
A summary of research at the University of Iowa indicates intravenous vitamin C, given with radiation and chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer, increased treatment effectiveness and decreased adverse effects.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Complex Illness: The Extracellular Matrix Connection

Michael McEvoy
This article looks at disruptions in the extracellular matrix and how it contributes to joint hypermobility syndrome and the many conditions and symptoms associated with it.

Ross Pelton, RPh, PdD, CCN
Health benefits of probiotic bacteria are the metabolites they produce. These metabolites are responsible for directing and regulating multiple functions in the human body. Simply taking probiotic supplements that contain high amounts of bacteria will not give the benefits we want.

Those Measles Outbreaks: Thoughts out of Season

Richard Moskowitz, MD
A long-time family doctor looks at the Measles outbreaks that are making headlines in the US, and the fallacious arguments for mandating vaccines.

Stem Cell Therapy as a New Paradigm in Osteoarthritis Treatment

Peter A. Fields, MD, DC
A combination of regenerative orthopedic therapies provides non-surgical repair of osteoarthritic joints.

In Memoriam

Walter Crinnion, ND

Harvey Bigelsen, MD



 Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary 

Alan R. Gaby, MD

Pathways to Healing

Major Delivery Organizations Implement Integrative Health
Elaine Zablocki

Curmudgeon's Corner 

Joking About Cancer
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Healing With Homeopathy

Travel Smart and Stay Healthy…Naturally!

Tori Hudson, ND


Alan Gaby, MD


Ninth Circuit affirms jury verdict in favor of Homeopathic Remedy for Flu-Like symptoms

Letters to the Editor

Re: Geomagnetism and Food Allergy

Dr Brent B. Mathieu

Book Reviews

by Julia Schopick with Don Schwartz, PhD
review by Burt Berkson, MD, MS, PhD