NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series

Feb 27, 2019 — PORTLAND, Oregon —National University of Natural Medicine and its NUNM Press today announce the completion of The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words, a 12-volume anthology that presents original writings from the early literature of the founders of the naturopathic profession. The scholarly and painstaking efforts of Dr. Sussanna Czeranko, a naturopathic physician and Rare …

The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

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Feb 26, 2019 — With so many fad diets out there, and some with very little science to back them up, it can be difficult to discern what is right for you. Join NUNM’s nutrition program, as we take a look at popular weight loss diets and break down the science of what is happening in your body if …

Intermittent Fasting: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

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With so many fad diets out there, and some with very little science to back them up, it can be difficult to discern what is right for you. Join NUNM’s nutrition program, as we take a look at popular weight loss diets and break down the science of what is happening in your body if …

Why I Chose ND & Acupuncture School Instead of MD School

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Kelly Jennings, ND, MSOM (’07) recounts why she chose to become a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist instead of going to medical school.  Naturopathic doctors are my tribe. I almost didn’t choose my tribe out of fear. In 1999, while working as a clinical research associate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, I applied …

Black Cohosh to Support Reproductive Health

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Feb 25, 2019 — NUNM students have many opportunities to explore topics, research and areas of practice that interest them. From broad elective choices to research study participation and self study, our students choose the doctor they want to become. Lauren Sutton, naturopathic doctoral student, shares her research and perspectives on supporting reproductive health with black cohosh. Actea racemosa …

Helfgott Institute’s Research Papers in JACM

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Feb 21, 2019 — There’s a reason NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is the best in the country. They’re knocking it out of the park! The latest issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM), the leading peer-reviewed journal for scienfitic research in integrative medicine, highlights advances in naturopathic medicine research. The JACM includes not one, but three …

PCOS: A Medical Mystery

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Feb 19, 2019 — One in ten women in their childbearing years may suffer from a hormonal disorder called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and may not even know it. A total of five million women have PCOS worldwide. What exactly is this disease? If it is affecting so many women, why is there a severe lack of knowledge about it?

How Seed Cycling Supports Women Hormonal Health

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Feb 14, 2019 — The human body is truly a wonderful apparatus, full of promise and complexity. Females are understood to be unique in their experience of a monthly menses. The menstrual cycle itself is a carefully constructed dance played out monthly in the female bodied with the goal of releasing a single egg or mature oocyte. With intricate hormonal interplay, a single egg is chosen from thousands of possibilities to be released for potential fertilization. This elaborate interplay of hormones is susceptible to disturbances and it is estimated that more than 20% of women experience irregular cycles.

The Importance of Circadian Rhythms in Women’s Health

Feb 12, 2019 — Circadian rhythms refer to the array of biological rhythms within the human body and almost all organisms studied on earth that cycle on a near 24 hour clock. These rhythms are generated by a core of biological clocks present in nearly every cell of the human body and regulated by a ‘master clock’ in the brain. This master circadian clock is comprised of a group of neurons called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) located in the hypothalamus, which helps our body coordinate function based on the time of day...

Addressing Chronic Inflammation

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Feb 11, 2019 — Chronic inflammatory diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide. Stroke, chronic respiratory disease, heart disorder, cancer, obesity, and diabetes all have roots in chronic inflammation. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that diseases associated with chronic inflammation will increase continuously over the next thirty years.