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Eclampsia Prevention and Cure – and the Cover-Up That's Killing Tens of Thousands Each Year
by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Pregnant women are still getting ill, even dying, from toxemia. But back in the 1960s and 1970s, Dr. Tom Brewer virtually eliminated this disease among his patients. The NIH studied his work; however, it never published its findings, and this entirely unnecessary illness continues. Read excerpts from an interview with Dr. Brewer here, as well as a report on Dr. Wright's success with Dr. Brewer's methods.

Myomin, an Aromatase Reducer Supplement, for Women's Health
by Tsu-Tsair Chi, NMD, PhD
While many women's health issues are tied to hormones, synthetic HRT has been found problematic, and even bioidentical HRT is not without risk. But Myomin can be used with HRT to minimize its risks. Dr. Chi offers case reports and a discussion of this supplement's various applications in women's health, particularly conditions associated with hormone imbalance.

A Naturopathic Doctor's Treatment of Lyme Disease
In this excerpt from the book Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment, Dr. Nicola McFadzean discusses her protocol for treating the disease and coinfections. Her approach is multifaceted, broad-based, and holistic, addressing patients' healing on multiple levels, taking into account issues such as immune and hormone dysfunction, environmental toxicity, and psychoemotional factors.

A Case In Which a Combination of Natural Compounds Was Effective in Metastatic Breast Cancer
by Serge Jurasunas, ND, MD (Hom)
Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can have benefits in treating breast cancer. However, recurrence remains high, and breast cancer remains the number one killer in women. Patients who have been treated thus may also have an immunologic deficit. Dr. Jurasunas shows in this report how a synergic combination of natural compounds was beneficial for a case of advanced metastatic breast cancer in a 50-year-old patient, by increasing chemotherapy effectiveness, decreasing toxic side effects, and improving quality of life.

Drug-Free Solutions to Learning Disabilities
by Mary Budinger
In some US classrooms, almost all children are on some form of medication for ADHD and/or LD. But do they actually have a disease treatable with drugs? What kind of intervention can help them without severely affecting body chemistry or personality? We must look at the bigger picture: a holistic approach with emphasis on nutrition, along with other factors such as chelation, food sensitivities, environmental factors, ophthalmological causes, and brain training.

Study Finds Link Between GMOs and Current Health Care Crisis
Researchers have identified specific triggers (gluten sensitivities) associated with celiac disease: three proteins associated with GMO grain glutens. The Institute of BioAcoustic Biology, which often sees clients exhibiting gluten sensitivity, translated these three proteins into BioAcoustic biofrequency biomarkers. The results reveal just how thoroughly our health is being negatively influenced by these "engineered" grains.

Hansel and Gretel Had It Easy – No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
by Nancy Appleton, PhD, and G.N. Jacobs
If the witch's candy house had been made from today's processed sweeteners, the children of this fairytale might not have come to such a happy ending.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Research Studies Show Value of Ayurvedic Methods
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
A Visit to the Tijuana Clinics
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
Women Take Heart: An Anti-Aging Approach to Heart Disease
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Townsend's New York Observer
Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid): Effects on Women's Health
Marcus A. Cohen

Healing with Homeopathy
Treating Your Autism Spectrum Child with Homeopathy
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Environmental Medicine Update
Detoxification Strategies for Women's Health
Marianne Marchese, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
Weight … Don't Tell Me!
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Exercise is Medicine
Weight Training: The New Cardio?
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Women's Health Update
Stories of Importance in 2010
Tori Hudson, ND


Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

An Alternative to Thyroid Biopsy for Diagnosis of Nodule

Posthumous Thanks to Hoffer

Vitamin C Fights Off Serious Viral Infection

CFL Bulbs Are a Dangerous Experiment

Suspension Not Due to Patient Complaints

Case History of Man Who Presented with Melanoma to Left Thigh

In the News

Folic Acid Does Not Cause Cancer – So Who Made the Mistake?

Douglas Laboratories Obtains Exclusive Distribution Rights of Corvalen D-Ribose for Health-Care Practitioner Market



New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind
by Patrick Holford
review by Irene Alleger











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