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Selected Recent Papers and Chapters Relevant to Integrative Medicine

Prebiotic Potential of Culinary Spices Used to Support Digestion and Bioabsorption

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019

Psychosocial Effects of a Holistic Ayurvedic Approach to Well-being in Health and Wellness Courses
Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2019 

Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2019 

Clinical Investigations, 2018 

16S rRNA Gene Profiling and Genome Reconstruction Reveal Community Metabolic Interactions and Prebiotic Potential of Medicinal Herbs used in Neurodegenerative Disease and as Nootropics
PLOS One, 2019

Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Massage Therapists: An Exploratory Study
Health, 2018

Future directions in meditation research: Recommendations for expanding the field of contemplative science
PLOS One, 2018

The Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Bodyworkers' Pain and Overall Quality of Life: A Randomized Trail
Explore, 2018

Guided Imagery Improves Mood, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: An xploratory Efficacy Trial of Healing Light Guided Imagery
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, 2018

Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Depression in Adults with Heart Failure
Psychoneuroimmunology, 2018

Non-trauma-focused Meditation versus Exposure Therapy in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial
The Lancet, 2018

Effect of Meditation on Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress in the Workplace: A Randomized Controlled Study
The Permanente Journal, 2018

Prebiotic Potential of Herbal Medicines Used in Digestive Health and Disease
The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 2018

Relationships among classifications of ayurvedic medicine diagnostics for imbalances (vikruti) and western measures of psychological states: An exploratory study
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2018

Effects of Turmeric and Curcumin Dietary Supplementation on Human Gut Microbiota: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, 2018

Inpatients’ Preferences, Beliefs, and Stated Willingness to Pay for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 2017

Excretion of the Herbicide Glyphosate in Older Adults Between 1993 and 2016
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2017

Advancing Research on Traditional Whole Systems Medicine Approaches
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2017

Effects of Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, a Multicomponent Breath-Based Yogic Practice (Yoga Pranayama), on Perceived Stress and General Well-Being
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2017

Change in Sense of Nondual Awareness and Spiritual Awakening in Response to a Multidimensional Well-Being Program
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2017

Yoga and Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing

Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat,
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2017

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Integrative Medicine
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017

Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study,   Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2017

The embodied mind: A review on functional genomic and neurological correlates of mind-body therapies
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 2016

The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative and Well-Being
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2016

Identification of Altered Metabolomic Profiles Following a Panchakarma-based Ayurvedic Intervention in Healthy Subjects: The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI)
Scientific Reports, 2016

Hospitalized Patients’ Preferences, Beliefs, and Stated Willingness to Pay for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2016

Multiplexing and Beyond in Biobehavioral Research
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016

An Overview of Yoga Research for Health and Well-Being
Yoga & Physical Therapy, 2015

A pilot randomized study of a gratitude journaling intervention on HRV and inflammatory biomarkers in Stage B heart failure patients
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthier Heart
Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2015

The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients
Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2015

Biology of Positive Psychiatry
Positive Psychiatry: A Clinical Handbook, DV. Jeste and BW Palmer (Eds), 2015

Depressive symptoms and spiritual wellbeing in heart failure patients
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015

Design and rationale of a comparative effectiveness trial evaluating transcendental meditation against established therapies for PTSD
Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2014

Yoga and Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness and Spirituality: Diverse Disciplinary, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives, Michael Stoltzfuy (Ed), Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2013

A pilot study exploring the effects of a 12-week t'ai chi intervention on somatic symptoms of depression in patients with heart failure
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2012

Effects of yoga interventions on fatigue in cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Explore, 2013

Trait mindfulness is associated with blood pressure and interleukin-6: exploring interactions among subscales of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire to better understand relationships between mindfulness and health
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015

Systems modeling in integrative oncology
Integrative Oncology, 2012

Biofield therapies and psychoneuroimmunology
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2010

Complementary medicine for fatigue and cortisol variability in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
Cancer, 2012

Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2010

Biophoton detection and low-intensity light therapy: a potential clinical partnership
PhotoMedicine and Laser Therapy, 2010

Selected Media Coverage

New Study Links Roundup Weed Killer to Liver Damage, UPI NEWS

Roundup Now Linked to Liver Disease, American Legal News

Glyphosate Residues Higher in People with Chronic Liver Disease, Biosafety Information Centre

Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage, WebMD

UCSD Study Finds Link Between Roundup Herbicide and Liver DiseaseKUSI News

Local Researchers Document Possible Link Between Fast-food Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes, Del Mar Times

Meditation Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Psychology Today

Transcendental Meditation May Offer PTSD Relief for Veterans, Integrative Practitioner

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel, Science News

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD, Tech Times

We May Be Consuming More Glyphosate Than Ever Before, Consumer Reports

A Weed Killer Is Increasingly Showing Up in People's Bodies, Time

Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response, Environmental Health News

Medical Journals: Monsanto Glyphosate in Pee, Bad for Health, NRDC

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto, New York Times

Glyphosate levels skyrocket in older Americans,San Diego Union Tribune

JAMA Report: Exposure to GMO-Associated Glyphosate, a Likely Carcinogen, up 500 Percent, Huffington Post

Exposure to Glyphosphate on the Rise in the U.SMedPage Today

Gratitude helps the hearts of people at risk, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Study: Gratitude is a healthy attitude, American Heart Association

Spirituality Helps Patients With Heart Failure Fare Better, Everyday Health

Six-day clinical trial finds integrative medicine program alters blood serum, Science Daily

Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too, National Public Radio

Be thankful: Science says gratitude is good for your health, The Today Show

Science of Gratitude Radio Special,Public Radio International

Why gratitude could be good for your health, Maclean's

A Hidden Solution to America's Health-Care Crisis, Huffington Post

A Grateful Heart is a Healthier Heart, American Psychological Association

What science says about the health benefits of yoga, Dailyo

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart, US News and World Report

Gratitude Makes Your Heart Happy: The Body Lowers Inflammation Markers, Science World Report

Feeling grateful may improve health for heart failure patients, Reuters News

Gratitude Boosts Heart Health: Study, NewsMax Health

A Heart-Healthy Diet Of Gratitude: Focusing On Positive Aspects Of Life Improves Well-Being,Medical Daily

Could Saying 'Thank You' Help Protect Against Heart Disease?Huffington Post

Feeling Gratitude is Heart Healthy, Linkedin