Alternative Medicine

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CAM use on the rise among women: Survey

By Stephen Daniells

The use of complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and teas is increasing, with 89% of Hispanic women and and 81% of non-Hispanic white women reporting that they use the products, says a new survey.

From left to right: Colleen McQuarrie, Chair, Board of Governors, CCNM; Dr. Michael Smith, Honorary Degree Recipient; Bob Bernhardt, PhD, President & CEO, CCNM.

Dr Michael Smith honored by Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

By Stephen Daniells

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine has recognized the significant contributions of Michael Smith, B.Pharm., ND to the advancement of naturopathic medicine and natural health product regulation in Canada and around the world with an honorary...

Schisandra berries drying in India.  Photo courtesy Chris Kilham.

Special edition: Cognitive Health

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

By Hank Schultz

Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too, if you are willing to look, experts said.

New partnerships part of shift in UNPA's overall strategy

New partnerships part of shift in UNPA's overall strategy

By Hank Schultz

The United Natural Products Alliance has announced memorandums of understanding with seven organizations and associations as part of a move to transform itself into more of an organization bringing together thought leaders across the spectrum of the natural...

AHPA suggests changes for Canadian TCM monograph

AHPA suggests changes for Canadian TCM monograph

By Hank Schultz

The American Herbal Products Association has suggested changes to a Canadian government draft monograph on Tradition Chinese Medicine and recommends a more thorough process to review the document, the group said recently.

Dr Low Dog: Focus on the evidence

Dispatches from the UNPA 20th anniversary celebration, Salt Lake City

Is it time to move beyond conventional ‘vs’ natural medicine?

By Elaine Watson

While many doctors remain suspicious of ‘natural’ medicine, a growing number now accept that there are compelling alternatives to leading drugs that are supported by just as much scientific evidence, without the nasty side effects, says one leading player...

CSPI calls for St John’s Wort warning labels

CSPI calls for St John’s Wort warning labels

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing St John’s wort should carry warning labels because of potential interactions with drugs and OTC products, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

AHPA honors herbal champions

AHPA honors herbal champions

The American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) annual AHPA Awards has honored Nature’s Way’s Gordon Walker, Health Canada’s Dr. Philip Waddington, and Sabinsa for positive and substantive contributions to herbal products.

AHPA opposes FDA's CAM guidance

AHPA opposes FDA's CAM guidance

By Clarisse Douaud

In a case that furthers the polemic surrounding regulatory
structure of the dietary industry, the American Herbal Products
Association (AHPA) has issued comments to the US Food & Drug
Administration (FDA) urging the agency to...

Doctors' note sparks UK CAM row

Doctors' note sparks UK CAM row

By Jess Halliday

A letter sent by senior doctors in the UK to health care trusts
urging that NHS funds are spent only on evidence-based medicines
has sparked furious debate about the role of complementary and
alternative medicines (CAM) in the modern...

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