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My Turn: A Doctor's Case of High Blood Pressure
by Arabinda Das, MD
An eclectic practitioner tries many non-drug approaches to treating his own hypertension before finding an effective solution.

Audit of the York Nutritional Laboratory Survey
Dept. of Health Studies, University of York
Commissioned by the British Allergy Foundation, this independent audit was done to ensure that the YNL tests and dietary advice was effective.

Interview with Elizabeth Baker
by Kathy Parslow, CCN
This well-known NW author of the UN books – The Uncook Book, The Unmedical Book and many others, shares her dietary philosophy for successfully overcoming Addison's disease and cancer.

Beyond Insulin Resistance and Syndrome X: The Oxidative-Dysoxygenative Insulin Dysfunction (ODID) Model - Part 1
by Majid Ali, MD
The ODID model offers a unifying concept for disparate biochemical, genetic, and clinical observations concerning hyperinsulinemia, rapid hyperglycemic-hypoglycemic shifts, insulin resistance, syndrome X and diabetes mellitus.

The Long-Neglected Theory of Cardiovascular & Heart Disease
by Owen R. Fonorow
Mainstream medicine has kept strangely silent about scientist Linus Pauling's work on vitamin C and heart disease. Could it have anything to do with the very profitable heart disease industry? Review the science again.

The Prudent Heart Diet and Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Why They Don't Prevent Heart Attacks
by Wayne Martin
Our longtime researcher has compiled the long sad story of trials that failed, and cardiologists who refused to look at the science – causing thousands of deaths from heart disease that could be prevented.

The Beard Centenary
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD
Scottish embryologist John Beard (1858-1924) published his seminal paper "Embryological Aspects and Etiology of Carcinoma” in The Lancet on June 21, 1902.

A Pilot Study Comparing AAACa and Calcium Citrate Supplementation in Menopausal US Women
by Susan E. Brown, PhD, CCN
Director, The Osteoporosis Education Project
This small study verifies the efficacy of a novel Japanese calcium source in reducing bone resorption more effectively than the calcium citrate preferred in the US.

An Appeal For Clean Air in the Workplace
by Harold Buttram, MD
A review of medical-legal issues for chemically sensitive employees, showing the lack of awareness of chemical exposures in the workplace.

Natural Approach to Migraine Headaches
by Dr. Farhang Khosh, Dr. Mehdi Khosh & Dr. Deena Beneda
Although many new prescription drugs are available for migraines, this condition continues to cause great suffering and even disability. Herbals and magnesium supplementation offer effective alternatives.

Cell Therapy Protein Analysis and Amino Acid Composition
by R.T. Clement, MD
Cell therapy is on the cutting-edge of science these days. A comparison of Thymus extracts however, shows a lack of standardization in these products.

The Clinical Benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine
by Robert Crayhon, MS
Many nutritional supplements are of benefit to the brain and Acetyl-L-Carnitine is one of the most extensively researched nutrients for its role in promoting brain health.

Standardized Hawthorn Extract WS 1442 – Herbal Approach to Congestive Heart Failure
by Donald J. Brown, ND
This standardized extract of hawthorn leaves and flowers has demonstrated, in clinical trials, improved cardiac function in early stage CHF.

Bio-Energetic Medicine is Sufficiently Mature to Be Incorporated into Standard Medical Practice
by Hartwig Schuldt, Dr. Med., Dipl.
One of the innovators of electro-acupuncture, along with Reinhold Voll, believes it is important to incorporate this non-invasive, diagnostic tool into mainstream practice now, for enormous cost savings, and more accurate treatment.

Medical Misconduct Reform in New York State – Patients Take On the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)
by Monica Miller
The Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine reports on the critical situation in New York state and FAIM's reform bill.

"The Shame of America” – Fact Sheet About Dr, Serafina Corsello and Her War With New York State Department of Health – OPMC
This CAM practitioner in New York State has been the target of the "Quackbuster” group which has personal contacts with members of the Board. A good example of the tactics of orthodox medicine which stands to lose millions to CAM.

Strange Brew: What's Really in Our Drinking Water, Bottled or Otherwise
by Lily G. Casura
An eye-opening look at one of our favorite new health kicks – bottled water. Tap water is regulated by the EPA, but bottled water is under FDA rules which allow misleading labeling.

Editorials. . .

Health Care Costs Out of Control Again
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

EDTA Intravenous Chelation Demonstrated Effective in Coronary Artery Disease by Electron Beam Tomography
by Jonathan Collin, MD


Shorts…briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Chinese Medicine Update: Frequently Occurring and/or Multifocal Premature Ventricular Beats & Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Health Risks & Environmental Issues: Heart Disease and Environment
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

The War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Medical Anthropology: Heart Disease, Obesity & Modernization
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods: Regulating Insulin Levels and Preventing Atherosclerosis
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary: Cardiovascular Activity of Garlic Powder Products
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Quantum Medicine Update: Selenoproteins, Stealth Infections, and Faulty Brain Proprioception in Cardiovascular Disease
by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics: RM-10: The Newest Breakthrough in Immune System Enhancement – Part 3
by Morton Walker, DPM

Healing with Homeopathy: The Evolution of a Longterm Case
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Ask the Herbalist: Can Herbal Medicine Help People with Anxiety, Panic & PTSD?
by Andrew Gaeddert

Women's Health Update: Obesity in Women
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness: Atherosclerosis and Vitamin E
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notice

Soy Controversy

Cocoa Butter Composition Requires Correction

Tribute to Dr. Keith W. Sehnert by his Daughter

Animal Products, Not total Dietary Fat, Implicated in Breast and Prostate Cancer Risk

History Repeats Itself

Medical Fees Compared to Take-Out Pizza

What if You Were on Trial and. . .

Jet Lag

Lysozyme Activity of Red vs. Green Grapes

Federation of State Medical Boards Regulation of CAM

Bakery Illustration on May TLfDP Cover

In the News

Dr. David Perlmutter Receives Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award

Earth Day Award

Apitherapist Uses Bee Venom to Treat Arthritis

US Congress Considers Bill to Ban Mercury Fillings!

Take a Hint from Those with Lactose Intolerance: Limit Problem Foods from Your Diet

Thousands Walking Towards Better Health Through the "Conchathons” Fitness Program

Dr. Julian M. Whitaker Petitions FDA to Include CoQ10 Use Recommendation in all Statin Drug Labeling

Physician Supply & Demand


Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis
by Volker Scheid
review by Bob Flaws

Yoga for the Young at Heart
by Susan Winter Ward
review by Irene Alleger

Gulf War Syndrome: Legacy of a Perfect War
by Alison Johnson
review by Katherine Duff

Life Without Bread
by Christian B. Allan, PhD & Wolfgang Lutz, MD
review by Stephen Byrnes, PhD, RNCP

Life at the Cell and Below-Cell Level
by Gilbert N. Ling, PhD
review by Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., BA, MA

Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing
by Larry Dossey, MD
review by Pat Johnson

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

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