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Townsend Letter
April 2015
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Oral Contraceptives and Female Sexual Dysfunction
Marianne Marchese, ND

Compounding Reform: Practical Implications and the Ripple Effect
by Allison Murphy
The Alliance for Natural Health worked extensively to mitigate the negative impacts of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act, but could not resolve all issues that affect doctors, patients, and compounding pharmacists. Learn about the remaining concerns and how you can take action.

The Impact of Diet and Nutrition on Ovulatory Infertility
by Aviva Romm, MD
Instead of spending excessive amounts of money on allopathic infertility treatments, some patients find relief through simple dietary adjustments guided by a naturopathic practitioner.

Integrative Treatment Considerations for Cancer–Treatment Related Cognitive Dysfunction

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Chemotherapy affects the brain in sometimes subtle but damaging ways. Here are some nutritional supplements and other strategies that can help.

What Is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?
by Barbara MacDonald, ND, LAc
In the last few years, pathologists have begun characterizing breast cancers by molecular subtype. This less common form does not have any FDA-approved single-target therapies, but complementary medicine is developing a type-specific approach.

PCOS: A Common Endocrine Disorder
by Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS
What is PCOS, and what factors contribute to its occurrence? Understanding this condition helps us know how to approach treatment options, discussed here.

Inositol for PCOS
by Megan Chmelik and Jacob Schor, ND
PCOS may have been around a lot longer than previously thought, possibly even as an adaptive genetic trait. This article further explores what outcomes women are experiencing from various therapies for this condition.

Dialogue: Nutrigenomics and Personalized Medicine:
Kristi Hughes, ND, and Yael Shapiro, PhD, RD

based on an interview with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
DNAlysis not only offers a highly personalized look into how specific genetic makeup affects one's health; the company will even interpret the results for you and your patients, offering suggestions about the best diets and exercise regimens to follow.

'Hidden' HCG Breakthrough May – for the First Time Ever – Totally Eliminate or Control Excruciating Endometriosis
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Ten years ago, a study was published with promising indications for those suffering with endometriosis. In addition to reporting on that study, this article discusses two other complementary treatments that together could bring immense relief from pain and other symptoms, as well as increased vitality.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach to Women's Health
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
Plant Nutrients Can Boost Metabolic Resolve
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

War on Cancer

Chaga Mushroom and Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Climbing a Volcano!
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, and Robert Ullman, ND

F.A.C.T. – Just the Facts
Pueraria Mirifica: Nature's Safe Alternative to Estrogen Therapy
Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)

Monthly Miracles
Nevada Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Association Fall Conference 2014: Part 2
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Sample Treatment Strategies in Women's Health
Tori Hudson, ND


Folic Acid Versus Methylfolate
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

Postcard from A4M Winter 2014 Congress

Vitamin E Intake Critical During 'the First 1000 Days'

No Deaths from Vitamins, Absolutely None

Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Dennis Goodman Joins Albion Laboratories' Scientific Advisory Board

Letters to the Editor

Elevated Estrogen Is Feared by the Medical Profession; However, the Medical Profession Does Not Measure Total Estrogen


Book Review
The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors
by Edward Bauman, MEd, PhD, and Helayne Waldman, MS, EdD
review by Katherine Duff





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