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April 2007
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Three Years of HCl Therapy
as recorded in The Medical World
Foreword by Henry Pleasants, Jr., AB, MD, FaCP

Hydrochloric Acid Therapy has had a long and compelling history of success in strengthening the immune system. The history of HCl therapy is introduced and examined in this article.
Online publication only. 50 pages; 516KB .pdf.

Unwinding the Immune-Challenged
by D. Tobin Watkinson
Online publication only

An Overview of the LIA Think Tank (Lyme Induced Autism)
by Tami Duncan and John Kucera, MD, with contributions from Jeff Wulfman, MD
Online publication only

Realities of Antibiotics for Lyme Disease
by Dr. David A. Jernigan
Online publication only

The Potential for Controlling Microbial Diseases (Including Lyme)
by Prof. Robert W. Bradford and Henry W. Allen
Online publication only

Guided Digital Medicine™, Lyme Disease, and Petri Dish Mentality
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Online publication only.

Web Page Potpourri
Lyme Disease
by Marjorie Roswell
(Reprinted online from November 2003)

Special Report: Chronic Lyme Disease Research Center Established at Columbia University
by Marcus A. Cohen
Townsend Letter columnist Cohen brings welcome news to those suffering from chronic Lyme: the creation of a dedicated Lyme Disease Research Center.

Lyme Disease and Autism
by Kathy Blanco with Geoffrey Radoff, MD, MD (H)
The link between autism and the causative agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is becoming clearer and forcing sharp questions about the provenance of both disease states and possible therapeutic considerations.

Naturopathic Perspective on the Assessment and Treatment of Lyme-Associated Autism
by Nicola McFadzean, ND
With more evidence emerging of a connection between Lyme disease and autism, testing and treatment remain challenging and controversial; however, naturopathic approaches – including strengthening immune support – should be foremost in any treatment strategy.

The Marshall Protocol for Lyme Disease and Other Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Part One: Overview and Implementation

by J.C. Waterhouse, PhD
Originally developed by Trevor Marshall, PhD, for the treatment of sarcoidosis, the Marshall Protocol takes a three-step approach that includes limiting exposure to Vitamin D and using "pulsed" doses of antibiotics to target Borrelia burgdorferi and other bacterial species. In Part One of a two-part article, Dr. J.C. Waterhouse introduces the protocol in a detailed review of its genesis and usage.

Diagnosis and Therapy of Chronic Systemic Co-infections in Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Infectious Diseases
by Garth L. Nicolson, PhD
Although Lyme disease is launched by exposure to a specific spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, chronic Lyme sufferers are often battling other bacterial and viral and fungal co-infections as well, and treatment must address those co-reactors to achieve success.

The Effectiveness of Samento, Cumanda, Burbur, and Dr. Lee Cowden's Protocol in the Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
by Suzanne Arthur
The use of herbal antimicrobials provides a welcome and necessary alternative to long-term antibiotics in the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. Author Suzanne Arthur interviewed doctors and patients for this overview, which also includes a detailed description of Dr. Lee Cowden's protocol.

In Vivo-Induced Antigen Technology: The Most Sensitive Method of Detection for Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
by Aristo Vojdani, PhD, CLS; Bernard T. Raxlen, MD;
Shirley Scott, MD

Cross-reactions and cross-infections complicate the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. A new testing procedure using in vivo-induced antigen technology brings a much greater sensitivity to identifying Lyme and associated antigens.

Herbs with Anti-Lyme Potential
by James Duke, PhD
A light-hearted but highly useful guide to herbs that may address chronic Lyme.

Comparison of Specificity and Sensitivity of IGeneX Lyme Western Blots Using IGeneX Criteria and CDC Criteria for a Positive Western Blot
by Jyotsna S. Shah, Iris Du Cruz, Danuta Wronska, Steven Harris, and Nick S. Harris
New testing criteria are enabling more accurate diagnoses for Lyme and other bacterial co-infections – the first and possibly the most crucial step toward treatment and recovery.

Hypothesis of the Biofield Control System
by Savely Savva
A fascinating theory challenges conventional understanding of the human organism by suggesting the existence of an "operative control system," which oversees four fundamental programs: development, maintenance, reproduction, and death.

Lyme Toxins: The Primary Cause of Your Symptoms!
by Dr. David Jernigan
Detoxification is both the key to alleviating the symptoms of Lyme disease and beginning restoration and healing. Dr. Jernigan takes a close look at Lyme toxins, specifically the stunning effects of Lyme-induced ammonia.

The Puzzle of Autism-Spectrum Disorders
by Kurt N. Woeller, DO
To many, it's clear that the multi-faceted health issues underlying autism, like those behind chronic Lyme, demand a comprehensive biomedical approach. Author Kurt Woeller lays out one therapeutic plan and opens the door to other biomedical solutions.


Letter from the Publisher

Web Page Potpourri
Best of the Web, Part 2
by Marjorie Roswell
Online publication only

briefed by Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
by Elaine Zablocki

Townsend's New York Observer
by Marcus A. Cohen

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Therapeutic Nutrition
by Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Ac & CH

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH

War on Cancer
by Ralph Moss

Healing with Homeopathy
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman, NDs

Pain Free 1-2-3!
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Quantum Medicine Update
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Women's Health Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
by Melvyn Werbach, MD

In Memoriam

William (Bill) Mitchell Jr., ND

Bernard Rimland, PhD


"I'm Taking Coumadin, May I Eat Vegetables? Is It OK to Switch to Nattokinase?"
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Searching for Answers to the Autism Epidemic
by Kathy Blanco

Letters to the Editor

Dowsing and Homeopathic Remedies

In Praise of Four Women Against Cancer

Chiropractic from a Parent's Point of View

In the News

International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Convened

Lyme Disease a Hot Topic at the 2006 Rife Conference

Physicians' Think Tank on the Link Between Lyme Disease and Autism

National University of Health Sciences Adds Naturopathic Medicine Program

Call for Action: Responding to Raid on Canadian Raw Milk Dairy

World Apitherapy Day Celebrates Health Benefits of Bee Products

Europe Sharply Divided Over Vitamin Supplements

Probiotic Supplements Grow in Popularity, But Viable Bacteria Missing in Many

Lyme Disease Researchers Announce Audio Interview Series with Lyme Experts


Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders
edited by Gregory J. Murrey, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Healing the Luminous Body
with Alberto Villoldo, PhD
review by Jule Klotter

The Detox Miracle Sourcebook
by Robert Morse, ND
review by Irene Alleger

The Guide to Healthy Eating
by David Brownstein, MD and Sheryl Shenefelt, CN
review by David M. Goldstein, MD

. . . the regular features, commentary and opinions we can count on each month from our distinguished columnists.



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