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CoQ10 and Statins: The Vitamin C Connection
by Owen R. Fonorow PhD, ND
Online publication only

Abstract: Biochemistry of Lyme Disease: Borrelia burgdorferi Spirochete/Cyst
by Prof. Robert W. Bradford and Henry W. Allen

An abstract of a longer article that examines the link between the toxin behind Lyme disease and many other diseases.
Full article: Online publication only

Promising Cure to URTI Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu (H5N1): Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? (Part I)
by Eric Gordon, MD and Ken Holtorf, MD
The intriguing virotoxic properties of oligodynamic silver hydrosol suggest a cure in the offing.

Fear Mongering of the Flu, Questionable Medical Treatment, and A Homeopathic Alternative
by Dana Ullman, MPH
Should we be afraid of a coming pandemic? While few guarantees exist that antiviral drugs or vaccines can meet the challenge, the homeopathic Oscillococcinum, a proven flu remedy, is a unheralded, yet effective, alternative.

The Clotting Epidemic
by James Privitera, MD
Understanding and identifying platelet aggregation (clotting) is key to avoiding many degenerative diseases and to preventing strokes. Using the darkfield microscope for clotting visualization is a reliable — and preferred — route to treatment.

A New and Potent Sun Vitamin Supplement
by Dr. Randy Wysong
An argument for vitamin D as a marker for healthy living. When we avoid the sun, we're not just suffering vitamin D depletion, we're breaking with nature and opening ourselves up to a host of potential illnesses.

L-Arginine Improves Vascular Endothelial Function, a Key Component of Cardiovascular Health
by Douglas MacKay, ND
L-arginine, the only naturally occurring substance that creates nitric oxide in the body, improves blood flow, blood pressure, and blood fluidity — and is essential for maintaining and restoring good vascular health.

Thirty Years of Progress in Cardiovascular Health
by Michael Gerber, MD, HMD, MD(H)
A comprehensive catalogue of non-toxic therapies for the prevention and reversal of heart disease compiled by a long-experienced practitioner.

Chelation Therapy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
by Martin Dayton, DO, MD, MD(h)
A primer on chelation therapy and a look at the revolutionary Trial to Access Chelation Therapy (TACT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study.
ALSO: Dayton is the author of The Case for Intravenous Chelation Therapy. (There's a link to the free download of the book at the bottom of the article.)

Heart Disease and Chelation Therapy: My View After 35 Years Of Research
by Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)
The "Father of Chelation" takes stock of the therapy's evolving history.

Symptoms Elimination for Prostate Disease
by Morton Walker, DPM
The development of Prostabel¨, a promising supplement for prostate cancer treatment, took place under fire and presents a dramatic story of perseverance and undeniable results.

Functional Lab Tests to Evaluate Immune Competencies in Chronic Illness and Chronic Infection: Part II
by Russ Jaffe, MD, PhD
Part II of a look at functional testing of the immune defense and repair system continues with a review of essential laboratory tests.

Coley's Toxins: A Cancer Treatment History
by Wayne Martin, BS, ChE
The recipe for Coley's Toxins, a cancer treatment suppressed for years, is revealed by a long-time
Townsend Letter contributor.


Healing with Homeopathy
A Family Affair: Treating the Whole Family with Homeopathy: Part One
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW, DHANP and Robert Ullman, ND, DHANP
Online publication only

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Pathways to Healing
National Education Dialogue Prepares for Integrated Healthcare Training
by Elaine Zablocki

briefed by Jule Klotter

The War on Cancer
Herceptin — or Deceptin?
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Therapeutic Nutrition
Nutraceuticals that Optimize the Stress Response and Protect Cardiovascular Health
by Gina Nick, PhD

Web Page Potpourri
Looking at the Heart
by Marjorie Roswell

Naturopathic Perspectives
Preventing Heart Disease: Exploring the Options
by Jason Barker, ND

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Dysox Model of Coronary Heart Disease and Clinical Outcome with an Integrative Protocol
by Majid Ali, MD

Townsend's New York Observer
Vitamin A & Avian Flu
by Marcus A. Cohen

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Acupuncture & Coronary Heart Disease
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic.Ac., FNAAOM

Medical Anthropology
Pacemakers and People: Ethnography and Medical Devices
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Makeup's Ugly Secrets
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Women's Health Update
Menopause Management: Selected Updates and Clinical Issues
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Minerals on Atherosclerosis: Part One
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


In Memoriam
Douglas Brodie, MD

Editorial: It's Time to Bring Tryptophan Back
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic Acid (DMPS)

Chelation Therapy: Remove the Metals and Bypass the Bypass


Antibiotic Resistance Kills

The Critical Role of Minerals in Inflammation

Correction Notice

In the News

Older Men with Parkinson's Disease at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures

New Study Offers Hope for Millions of Americans with Knee Osteoarthritis

Testing by Identifies Many Problems with Popular Supplements for Weight Loss, Slimming, and Blood Sugar Control

Research Provides More Evidence that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a Legitimate Medical Condition

D-Ribose Improves Ventilatory Efficiency and Myocardial Performance Index in Advanced Stage Heart Failure
Patients and Cardiac Index in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients

Raw Milk Policy Threatened in Florida

Fluoridation — A Numbers Game

Health Freedom Protection Act Introduced in Congress

Quackwatch Founder Stephen Barrett Loses Major Defamation Trial in Hometown


Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies
edited by Marilyn Barrett, PhD
review by Jule Klotter

Heal Your Heart with EECP

by Debra Braverman, MD
review by Katherine Duff

A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism: Homeopathic Care for Exceptional Kids
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW; Robert Ullman, ND; and Ian Luepker, ND
review by Patricia Kay, MA, HMC

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




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