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December 2006
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Chemical Exposures at the World Trade Center: Use of the Hubbard Sauna Detoxification Regimen to Improve the Health Status of New York City Rescue Workers Exposed to Toxicants
by Marie A. Cecchini, MS; David E. Root, MD, MPH; Jeremie R. Rachunow, MD; and Phyllis M. Gelb, MD
A timely and remarkably simple protocol for detoxification, the Hubbard Sauna Regimen restores quality of life to rescue workers exposed to high levels of toxins during natural catastrophes, terrorist attacks, and war-related incidents.
Article original printed in the April 2006 Townsend Letter.
Online publication December 2006.

Preventative Homeopathy
by Steven Brynoff, ND
Homeopathy is not generally known as a preventative treatment. However, research and history illustrate that constitutional remedies not only provide a strong line of defense without introducing the dangers inherent in vaccines; homeopathics also can address the adverse side effects of those vaccinations.

Three Years of HCl Therapy (Part 1)
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. In this foreword to a compilation of articles and case reports (continued in a four-part series on, the history of HCl therapy is introduced and examined.
Originally published by W. Roy Huntsman, Philadelphia, PA

Full version online publication only

Examination of Immune Response Modifiers
by Jesse A. Stoff, MD
What substance best controls immune system responses? The author presents test examples that demonstrate that refined lacteal complex (RLC) creates a high level of immune system support.

Hoodia Gordonii: Separating Science from Speculation
by Stephen Holt, MD and Thomas Taylor, MD
Part II delves into the disputes surrounding the emergence and development of the Hoodia species as a dietary supplement, covering FDA confusion, clinical observations, and in-depth product analyses of a remarkably promising appetite suppressant that may be "one of the most important ethnobotanical discoveries of the twentieth century."

A Magic Bullet at Last!
by Anthony di Fabio
An alkaline systemic state is both fundamental to good health and frequently difficult to achieve. Dr. William H. Philpott's pioneering work with static magnets may present a real example of that illusive, much ballyhooed "breakthrough" – a "magic bullet" that moves patients from an acid-hypoxia to alkaline-hyperoxia systemic state.


Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD

briefed by Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
by Marcus A. Cohen

War on Cancer
by Ralph Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Steven Sles: Facing the Big Questions
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Therapeutic Nutrition
by Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Acupuncture & Moxibusion
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl Ac, LicAC, FNAAOM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Black Cohosh and Liver Injury
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Web Page Potpourri
Health Impacts of Air Pollution
by Marjorie Roswell

Medical Anthropology
by Tim Batchelder

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

Oxygen Homeostasis
by Majid Ali, MD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert Anderson, MD

Women's Health Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Skinned by the American Academy of Dermatology
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

A Warning on Vitamin D Dosage Recommendation

Clinical Trials for the Coley Vaccine

New Explanation for the Cause of Atherosclerosis: The Acidity Theory

Intravenous Vitamin C for Respiratory Viral Infections

Preventing Mold Growth in the Workplace or the Home

Defending Aspartame

In the News

ICAK-USA Awards Goodheart Scholarship

Dr. Channing Bolick Receives Miracle Award

Institute for Functional Medicine is "Accredited with Commendation"

Nutraceutical Corporation Appeals 10th Circuit Ephedra Decision

Hot Peppers May Relieve Katrina Cough

Toxic Mercury Taints Tuna in Chicago Sushi Restaurants

New Reports Show a Return of Asbestos Concerns for Mechanics

Medical Doctor Uses Emotional Freedom Techniques to Thwart a Common Cold

New Research: Maximizing Flu Immunity


Stop America's #1 Killer
by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
review by Owen R. Fonorow

Coping with Diabetes
Book Briefs
reviews by Beatrice Trum Hunter

A Special Education
by Dana Buchman
review by Katherine Duff

Acupuncture Imaging
by Mark D. Seem, PhD, Dipl. Ac.
review by Jule Klotter

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