Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO Up until now there have been no established therapies to treat damage to the small intestine from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This research review will examine the role of intestinal microbiota as a new and exciting potential therapeutic candidate. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.
Lisa Murray, RDN, LD Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a large evergreen tree endemic to the Indian subcontinent, which is prized for its medicinal value. Introduced to many areas in the tropics, the neem tree has been a mainstay in Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani medicine for thousands of years. Every part of the tree—its roots, bark, […]
Meredith Murray, ND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been documented in the literature for over 50 years, yet the focus on this condition seems to have increased considerably over the last 10 years. Many patients are looking towards SIBO as a name for their chronic, often dismissed functional digestive complaints and as a result, […]
Ever increasing toxin exposure has become the plague of our time. Chemicals and heavy metals are disrupting the endocrine system and can also act as neurotoxins, damaging the brain. From neurological conditions and fatigue to weight loss resistance and depression, we are seeing the direct impact of toxic exposure to our patients every day. The […]
By Paul Anderson, NMD Reference: Karimi G. et.al. “Silymarin”, a Promising Pharmacological Agent for Treatment of Diseases. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. Vol. 14, No. 4, July-Aug 2011, 308-317. Received: Oct 23, 2010; Accepted: May 5, 2011 Most integrative health practitioners know of the potential benefits of silymarin (Milk Thistle) in liver protection and […]
The mushroom extract AndoSan™ has been shown in clinical studies to have anti-tumor, anti-allergic and immune modulating effects — but can it also help improve symptoms, fatigue, and quality of life for patients with Crohn’s Disease? Dr. Lise Alschuler reviews the latest study on this powerful extract. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.
Originally Published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal Joseph Pizzorno, ND When I was a third-year naturopathic medical student in 1973, one of my professors (Bob Carroll, DC, ND) started the first class of the year with the provocative statement, “Death begins in the colon!” I was skeptical. Having just finished basic sciences, the textbooks […]
Alan Gaby, MD Author: Aglipay M, et al Reference: Effect of high-dose vs standard-dose wintertime vitamin D supplementation on viral upper respiratory tract infections in young healthy children. JAMA 2017;318:245-254. Design: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Participants: Seven hundred three healthy children (aged 1-5 years; mean, 2.7 years) in Toronto, Canada. Study Medication and Dosage: […]
By Paul Anderson, NMD Reference: Johnson SB, Park HS, Gross CP, Yu JB. Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival [Brief Communication]. J Natl Cancer Inst (2018) 110(1): djx145. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djx145 Design: Comparative Survival Record Review The “Headlines” generated by this one tiny paper are quite imposing, and in some […]
TAP Integrative Exclusive Content Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO Does supplementation with the organic compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) impact our microbiota? Join TAP Integrative expert Lisa Alschuler, ND as she reviews a study on the impact of EGCG supplementation on gut flora. Subscribe to this exclusive audio series on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.