Alternative Medicine Update

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Although small studies show potential efficacy of medical marijuana in treatment of specific conditions, insufficient evidence exists for clinicians to recommend or prescribe to patients.

Lactobacillus acidophilus may effectively treat gastric infections, autoimmune conditions

Lactobacillus acidophilus may effectively treat gastric infections, autoimmune conditions

Often included in probiotic products, L acidophilus has been studied for its possible impact on a multitude of human ailments.

Coconut oil may improve lipid profiles, reduce abdominal adiposity

Coconut oil may improve lipid profiles, reduce abdominal adiposity

Virgin coconut oil may be beneficial for lipid levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Taurine: a supplement for cellular physiology

Taurine: a supplement for cellular physiology

A derivative of cysteine, taurine plays multiple roles in the body, including stabilizing membranes, signaling calcium, and regulating cardiac and skeletal muscle function.

Managing benign prostatic hypertrophy with pumpkin seeds

Managing benign prostatic hypertrophy with pumpkin seeds

The most common medical use for pumpkin seeds is managing benign prostatic hypertrophy.

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