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December 2011
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Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Medicine Approach
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
The author, known for his integrative approach to treating fatigue and pain, shares his protocols for fibromyalgia, addressing disordered sleep, hormonal dysfunction, and nutrition. 

Treatment Study of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, based on the Glutathione Depletion–Methylation Cycle Block Hypothesis
by Neil Nathan, MD, and Richard A. Van Konynenburg, PhD
The authors tested this hypothesis, based on research in autism, through a treatment program involving the use of five supplements. The result was significant improvements in the levels of glutathione, metabolites in the methylation cycle, and folate vitamers in a group of CFS patients.

DHEA and Cortisol
by Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH
Both of these hormones are important players in the "hormonal symphony." This article details the functions of each, the effects of imbalanced levels, and approaches to treatment.

The Health-Boosting Properties of Super Foods
by Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD
Despite the increasingly high quality of supplements, there's no substitute for highly nutritious, powerhouse foods. This article presents the specific preventive and curative properties of 18 foods – long well regarded in native traditions – whose extraordinary properties are now validated by scientific research.

Fibromyalgia: Resolution of Pain by Reconditioning Immune Control and Musculoskeletal Systems
by Russell Jaffe
Fibromyalgia can be described as a condition of deconditioning. The author discusses important nutrients for integrative management and reports on a study whose results were encouraging that such an approach can deliver sustained remissions for most people suffering from this condition.

Children Herded Like Cattle into Maryland Courthouse for Forced Vaccinations
by Mike Adams
The desperation of organized medicine is becoming more apparent, says the author, noting that as more and more parents are becoming informed about the dangers of vaccinations and their link to autism, state health authorities are turning to "Gunpoint Medicine."

Déjà Vu at the FDA
by Jonathan Barnett
The author, a health-care freedom advocate with a long history of social-change activism, shares his experience with the FDA's restrictions on AIDS drugs – a position now reflected in the agency's latest restrictions on IV vitamin C.

Improvements in C-Reactive Protein, Lipid Profile, and Insulin Resistance from High Volume Liposuction: The Bariatric Surgery of the Future
by Sharon McQuillan, MD
Two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese. Since obesity is a multifactorial condition, its treatment must be multifactorial as well. The author, a specialist in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, discusses how tumescent syringe body sculpture can help shift the paradigm.

Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients: Part 4
by Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS
The final installment of this article discusses the history and potential of supplements developed by the late Mirko Beljanski, PhD, and the antineoplastons of Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, PhD. It concludes by addressing paradigms in health care and the effects of politics and economics on how health care is practiced today.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Climate Change and Its Unrecognized Impact on Our Health
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach to Fibromyalgia
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Monthly Miracles
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia: The Adrenal–Thyroid Connection
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Townsend's New York Observer
Phytochemicals and Ovarian Cancer
Marcus A. Cohen

Exercise is Medicine
Glycogen Loading for Weight Loss
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Integrative Medicine Perspective by Dr. Julie
'Why Do I Hurt All Over?'
Julie Chen, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
A Woman with a Seven-Year History of Anxiety
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
PerseCHEERance: Books by Gifted Healers
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Quantum Medicine Update
Effective Clinical Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Women's Health Update
Rhodiola Rosea: An Important Adaptogen
Tori Hudson, ND


JAMA Bashes Dietary Supplements (Again)
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Appreciating the Work of Dr. Thomas E. Levy and Others

Nutritional Considerations in Massage

In the News

Klaire Labs' Fifth Annual Probiotic Symposium Highlights Putting Probiotics into Practice

Open Letter to Integrative Medicine Friends and Colleagues

New Criteria Proposed For Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Suggest No Longer Focusing on Tender Points



Book Review
The HCG Diet Revolution
by Stephen Holt, MD
review by Dorothy Ledden


Book Review
8 Weeks to Women's Wellness
by Dr. Marianne Marchese
review by Katherine Duff


Book Review
Hospitals and Health
by Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD; Andrew Saul, PhD; and Steve Hickey, PhD
review by Irene Alleger



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