Dr. Jacob Schor

Blog written by Jacob Schor naturopathic doctor usually reviewing recent publications on naturopathic oncology and occasional random musings on other topics of a varied nature.

Laughter and heart disease

Laughter and cardiovascular disease: a question of association vs. causation Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO October 17, 2020 As naturopathic doctors we rely heavily on epidemiological research to steer patients toward health promoting lifestyle choices.  Epidemiology is the study of the distribution... Continue Reading →

IGF and HER-2+ breast cancer

Fasting, IGF-1 and HER-2 breast cancer. Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO September 2020 Many of us have advocated that cancer patients practice caloric restriction to lower IGF-1.  We now need to question the premise upon which we based these suggestions and may... Continue Reading →

Ruby’s big break!

Stepping Back August 9, 2020 At least one good thing can be said about this Covid business, it does help put things into perspective in an existential sort of way.    As of August 1, Dr Schor has officially retired from his... Continue Reading →

Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

July 11, 2020 Levels of fine particulates have been relatively high in Denver over the past few days, reaching a maximum of 57 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3). PM 2.5 levels for the past 48 hours in Denver Although... Continue Reading →

2020 Vocabulary: Unprecedented Retractions

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO June 5, 2020 We’re going to have to add another new word to our vocabulary list for 2020.  By now we all know what “unprecedented” means.  It’s likely to be the word of the year.  Most of us also... Continue Reading →

Barking up the wrong tree….

Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and Zithromax May 26, 2020 Periodically, we scour PubMed for newly published studies that are of interest to the naturopathic profession.  Some of these studies will then be reviewed in the Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ). As the matter topmost... Continue Reading →

Basketmaking and neurasthenia

Basket weaving 101-c May 2, 2020 A few years back, during a period of extended convalescence, I began building a canoe.  Hesitant to invest money into a project I wasn’t sure to finish I initially scrounged construction materials from neighborhood alleys,... Continue Reading →

Vitamin D and Covid-19

May 15, 2020 Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO We’ve finally got our hands on a published paper on vitamin D and Covid-19 to reference and so open up a discussion on the topic.  Until now the articles being quoted on vitamin D... Continue Reading →

Falsehood Flies

April 11, 2020 Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a... Continue Reading →

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