Most Doctors Still Don’t Discuss PSA Screening

A new survey in 2017 of 217,053 American men found that fully 70% were not told about the advantages and disadvantages before undergoing PSA screening for prostate cancer.  As most patients know, effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful...

Common Medications Affect PSA

Several classes of common medications lower serum total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels according to a 2010 publication by Chang, et al. Statins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and thiazide diuretics, among the most commonly used drugs in the...

IgA Nephropathy and Naturopathic Medicine

IgA nephropathy is a condition that is considered to be of unknown cause (“idiopathic” in medical terminology) that causes kidney damage. Over time, this condition can get worse and the kidneys can suffer varying degrees of damage (though some people get better even...

Transgenic Herbal Medicine: Coming Soon? Already Here?

More and more reports are appearing the scientific literature about genetic engineering of medicinal plants, though most of what makes the news is about genetically-modified food plants. In the interest of full disclosure, included below is a listing of herbs reported...
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Medella Optimal Health has changed its name to Nutima Integrative Medicine.