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Consider Saffron for Fibromyalgia: By Dr Tori Hudson
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Consider Saffron for Fibromyalgia: By Dr Tori Hudson

Fibromyalgia (FM) is considered a neurological disorder with chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pains. It can also be associated with mild to severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, hypersensitivities to light/sound/touch, digestive problems, headaches and cognitive difficulties. More women than men have FM. While we do not understand what causes fibromyalgia, it appears that it is...

Women’s Health Update: Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference: By Dr Tori Hudson, ND
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Women’s Health Update: Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference: By Dr Tori Hudson, ND

Practicing medicine in the current era is an infinite stream of research studies to keep up with, dealing with complex patients, seeing patients with complex and challenging medical issues, embracing patients with elusive conditions that have yet no diagnosis, and we haven’t even arrived at the economic obstacles of running a clinical practice. For those...

Updates on Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer: By Dr Michael Traub, ND, FABNO
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Updates on Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer: By Dr Michael Traub, ND, FABNO

Scientific study of medicinal mushrooms through the last five decades has proved its many beneficial outcomes in cancer and other diseases and has led to rapid development of manufacturing businesses dealing with commercial cultivation of mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms have been approved adjuncts to standard cancer treatments in Japan and China for more than 30 years...

Probiotic supplementation reduces bone loss in older women with low bone mineral density: By David Lescheid, ND, PhD
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Probiotic supplementation reduces bone loss in older women with low bone mineral density: By David Lescheid, ND, PhD

A system’s view of bone metabolism includes more than just input from hormones, minerals and the immune system but also input from the microbiome. Indeed, the links between bone health and the microbiota are so strong that a new research field named osteomicrobiologyi was recently initiated to help bridge gaps between bone physiology, gastroenterology, immunology, and...

Antidepressants-Apparently informed consent is not required?: By Dr Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND
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Antidepressants-Apparently informed consent is not required?: By Dr Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND

As an outpatient ND in Southern Ontario with a practice focused on mental health, I am frustrated? outraged? at the number of patients that present with a recent prescription for an antidepressant, yet having received no discussion of informed consent. Furthermore, they typically have been aggressively reassured that these medications are safe, relatively free from...

Managing Radiation Exposure: By Dr Neil McKinney, ND
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Managing Radiation Exposure: By Dr Neil McKinney, ND

We are all exposed to cosmic radiation, radioactive elements in the Earth below us, ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, radionuclides released from nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, and escapement from many nuclear facilities. We expose ourselves voluntarily to increased radiation when we fly in airplanes, use wifi and cellular phones (1), and when we...

Anti-microbial activity of Neem (Azadirachta indica): By Dr Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO
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Anti-microbial activity of Neem (Azadirachta indica): By Dr Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO

Published clinical research on Neem in humans is mostly focused on reduction of oral pathogens in gingivitis and periodontitis, and in the treatment of parasitic infections. Although Neem has become a popular adjunctive antimicrobial to employ in the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), there are no published clinical trials substantiating the efficacy in...

Dry Eye Syndrome in Women: By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND
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Dry Eye Syndrome in Women: By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

The prevalence of diagnosed dry eye is about 7% in the United States and has been reported to be as high as about 19% in patients older than age 75. The overall prevalence in one study observed 7.78% among females, 2.96% among males, and increased with age from 0.20% for ages 2-17 years, to 11.66%...

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