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Letter from the Publisher

Prof. Robert W. Bradford, D.Sc., N.M.D.

FDA's New Attack on Supplements
Darrell Rodgers

Excerpt from Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How
Based on an interview with Juergen Winkler, MD, this excerpt from Chapter 5 contains important parts of Winkler's protocol, including insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) and treatment of hormone, immune system, and brain chemistry imbalances.

Sir Isaac Newton – You Lost the War On Cancer:
News from the 9th Annual International IPT/IPTLD Conference

by Mary Budinger
The demand for integrative oncology keeps growing, as both patients and doctors grow impatient with the failure of the conventional Newtonian approach to curing cancer. Best Answer for Cancer Foundation, a leader in the field, saw quadruple the attendance from last year at its annual conference focused on insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) and the hybrid targeted approach, IPTLD (IPT targeted low dose).

Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients: Part 1
by Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS
This article focuses on dietary changes and nutritional supplements to help clinicians educate cancer patients so that they may better deal with their illness. This installment begins with an overview of the current paradigm's shortcomings, and summarizes basic lifestyle strategies and the role of supplements.

Vegetarianism – Part 2: Nutritional Aspects of a Vegetarian Diet
by Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD
The authors continue their comprehensive look at this dietary regimen, with an examination of its nutritional aspects, including advantages and disadvantages, and particular attention paid to macrobiotics.

Breast Cancer: Prevention, Detection Targeting Molecular Markers
by Dr. Serge Jurasunas
Despite progress in oncology, survival rates for patients with metastatic breast cancer continue to remain poor, and recurrence is still too high. These depend upon the disease stage, but a new avenue for diagnosing cancer, focusing on the P53 apoptotic pathway and P53 mutation, seems to correlate with breast cancer recurrence, as shown in this article.

Cancer and Medical Politics
by Reagan Houston, MS, PE
The vitamin C therapies of Cameron and Hoffer are safe, tested, and effective. But drug companies do not want competition from cheap vitamin C, and have persuaded state medical boards to penalize doctors who use it for cancer treatment. But patients don't face these restrictions. Guided by personal experience, the author offers strategies on how to approach one's doctor as to vitamin therapy.

Drugless Prescriptions for Inflammation
by Martin Gallagher, MD, DC
A chronic imbalance in favor of pro-inflammatory pathways appears to tip the scale toward the development of disease. Fortunately, there are many natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties that may counteract these effects. Dr. Gallagher describes five such products and how he uses them in his practice.

The US Cancer Program and Specific Types of Cancer, 1975–2007: A Failure – Part 1
by Anthony D. Apostolides, PhD, and Ipatia K. Apostolides, BA
In a follow-up to their analysis of the NCI's approach to cancer, the authors apply the same framework to 24 specific types. This installment covers 10 cancers, from bladder cancer to kidney cancer. The statistics show a failing NCI program in the prevention and treatment of the majority of these diseases.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Cardio Crusaders Offer New Tools for Cardiac Health
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
CAM and the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
One-Third of All Cancers Is Preventable
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Monthly Miracles
Burns: Reversing the Ischemic Damage and Angiogenesis
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Jule Klotter

Integrative Medicine Perspective by Dr. Julie
'I Have Cancer … Now What?'
Julie Chen, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
The 3-D Diet History
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Townsend's New York Observer
Interview with Lorraine Johnson, California Lyme Disease Association
Marcus A. Cohen

Exercise is Medicine
The Metabolic Effect
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Acute Dental Pain
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Environmental Medicine Update
Breast Cancer and Bisphenol A
Marianne Marchese, ND

Women's Health Update
Breast Cancer Research
Tori Hudson, ND


Insurance Coverage of CAM Therapies
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Help for a Special Friend of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Andrew Weil and the Coffee Enema

Adieu to Professor Hollis

In the News

Klaire Labs' Fifth Annual Symposium to Focus on Putting Probiotics into Practice

Bland Receives Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

BYOB: Top Six On-the-Go Snacks for Battling Illness

BIT's 4th Annual Congress and Exposition of Molecular Diagnostics

Red Yeast Rice Supplements Weaker Now Than in 2008



Book Announcement
Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment
by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, and Erik Peper, PhD


Book Review
The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer and One Man Alone
both by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD
review by Owen R. Fonorow


Book Review
The Whole-Body Workbook for Cancer
by Dan Kenner, PhD, LAC
review by Katherine Duff



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