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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD
New Mexico Integrative Practitioners Dodge a Bullet
by Richard Jaffe, Esq.
Attorney Richard Jaffe relates the twists and turns that caused the New Mexico Medical Board to end its proceedings against an integrative medical doctor who was being disciplined for selling natural remedies from her office.
International College of Integrative Medicine Conference
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference
by Ira L. Goodman, MD, FACS, ABIHM, FAARM
Mental illness involves more than the brain, and successful treatment requires more than psychotropic drugs. Integrative and functional medicine, presented at this conference, offer a different approach.
A Push-Catch System That Enables Effective Detoxification
by Christopher Shade, PhD, and Carrie Decker, ND
Removing toxins from the body depends on the function of the gallbladder as well as liver and intestines. This article explains the physiology of detoxication and offers ways to promote effectiveness.
The Vaginal Microbiota and Influence of Select Probiotic Lactobacilli Strains
by Anthony Thomas, PhD
Imbalances in vaginal microbiota contribute to bacterial vaginosis, yeast overgrowth, preterm birth, and miscarriage. Four specific Lactobacillus strains offer protection against these conditions as well as urinary tract infections.
Female Infertility – Endocrine Disruptors Stealing Our Future
by Bonnie Nedrow, ND
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely contribute to the rising incidence of infertility. Testing for and reducing body burden of these chemicals before in vitro fertilization or conception supports mother and baby health.
Supporting Healthy Estrogen Metabolism During Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes
A balanced gut microbiota and specific supplements improve the effectiveness and safety of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
PCOS Variants in the Management of Infertility: Low-Androgen, Lean-Type and Post-Contraceptive Amenorrhea
by Corina Dunlap, ND, MS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a top cause of ovarian factor infertility. This article discusses two types of PCOS that do not fit the usual pattern along with treatment so that ovulation may be restored.
Cortisol Deficiency: Frequent, Life-Impairing, and How to Give Patients Their Lives Back by Correcting It, Part 2
by Thierry Hertoghe, MD
Part 2 of this detailed article on cortisol deficiency focuses on integrative treatment and safety concerns.
A Dietitian's Experience Working in a Psychiatric Children's Hospital
by Kim Koepp Hovey, MS, RD, LD
A registered dietitian gives an insider's view on the ignored link between poor nutrition, nutrient-depleting pharmaceuticals, and mental illness.
Dangers in Household Products
by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM
Parabens and other chemicals found in common household products and cosmetics contribute to cancers and other illnesses.
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Pathways to Healing
Breathe OUT for Well-Being
Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD
What Is Health Food?
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels, EMF and Chronic Disease
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD
Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease
Robin Rose, MD, RN, FNP
Women's Health Update
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things – Research Highlights from Recent Times
Tori Hudson, ND
FDA Approves Intravenous Vitamin C
Alan Gaby, MD
Letters to the Editor
Adrenal Fatigue Article
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Serge Jurasunas Honored for 50-Year Professional Career
Naturopathic physician and integrative cancer expert Serge Jurasunas receives an honorary degree for his work.
Life After Diagnosis
by Steven Z. Pantilat, MD
review by Kathrine Duff
by Hope Jahren
review by Jacob Schor, ND
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