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Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease
by Allison Siebecker
Hippocrates said "Let your food be your medicine" and this loving discourse on the merits of Bone Broth, will warm you through and through. Bone Broth was once made in every kitchen, providing important macrominerals which nourish and calm.

Orthomolecular Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
by Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, FRSH
Angst is rampant in the world today and the Rx drugs have proven to be not only ineffective much of the time, but may be dangerous. Nutrients such as Niacinamide are very effective and safe.

An In-Office Evaluation of Four Dietary Supplements on Natural Killer Cell Activity
by James Belanger, ND, MT
This open-label trial using Modified arabinoxylane, Coreolus versicolor, Antigen-Infused Dialyzable Bovine Colostrum/Whey Extract, and active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), showed that AHCC increased NK cell activity by 249%, in cancer patients.

"Melatonin, Menstruation, and the Moon"
by Sari Cohen
The bond between women and the moon has been part of every culture, recognized by poets for millennia, and now the science behind the moon's cycle and the menstrual cycle is revealed.

An Epistemology of Naturopathic Medicine: Toward a Model of Clinical Investigation Culminating in Transformative Experience
by Richard M. Krebs
A philosophical essay on the real meaning of Naturopathy and a reminder of the practitioner's dynamic relationship with Nature.

Great Spirit Above, Hear My Prayer
by Lauren Russel

Effective Natural Therapy for Leaky Gut & Irritable Bowel Syndrome
by Morton Walker, DPM
Costs of treating digestive problems in the US are huge – and that's just for relieving symptoms. If you want more than just relief, try these six new products developed specifically
for gastrointestinal problems.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
Interview with Monica Miller
by Marcus A. Cohen

Pathways to Healing
Naturopathic Physician on Her Career Choice: "No Regrets"
by Elaine Zablocki

Healing with Homeopathy
When Homeopathy is the Best of Naturopathic Medicine
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

The War on Cancer
In God We Trust, All Others Show Data
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Solving the Echinacea Puzzle
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Web Page Potpourri
Links, Links, Links!
by Marjorie Roswell

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Chinese Medicine Update
Colds & Flu and the Science Behind ColdQuell
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Naturopathic Perspectives
The Naturopathic Approach to Adrenal Dysfunction
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND

Therapeutic Nutrition
Detoxification as a Primary Treatment Modality for Chronic Pain – Part II
by Gina Nick, PhD

Medical Anthropology
Searching for Home
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Quantum Medicine Update
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Oxygen Homeostasis
Prevention of the Iraq War-Associated Sickness
by Majid Ali, MD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Managing Repetitive Strain Injuries with Channel-based Acumoxa Therapy
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Best of Natural Herbal/Nutritional Pain Therapies
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

New Column
Ayurvedic Science Updates
by Dr. Virender Sodhi, MD, ND

Women's Health Update
Naturopathic Medicine and Women's Health: Sample Treatment Plans
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Dietary Influences on Learning
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Does High-Dose Vitamin E Kill People?
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Facilitating Dialogue Among Ourselves
by Kelly Green Jennings


Hugh D. Riordan, MD

In the News Reports Improvement in Quality of SAMe Supplements Used for Osteoarthritis and Depression

Attention Seniors: It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

The Great Leap Forward in Marketing Alternative Health
by Andrea H. Brockman, DDS

Letters to the Editor

School Children at Increased Aspartame Risk

Aspartame Risk

Reflections on Civil Inaction

Critique of Negative Vitamin E Study

Grapefruit Seed Extract Antibiotic Activity is Due to Preservative Compounds

Book Needed for Complementary Medicine and Neurology

Yurko Victory

Surviving an "Incurable" Brain Tumor

Good Health and Metabolic Balance


Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinic Design
by Robert A. Roush, PhD
review by Jule Klotter

Analog Medicine – A Science of Healing
by Ronald L. Hamm, DVM
review by Jule Klotter

Transcendental Meditation in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
edited by Charles N. Alexander, Kenneth G. Walton, David Orme-Johnson, Rachel S. Goodman & Nathaniel J. Pallone
review by Jule Klotter

Everyday Homeopathy for Animals
by Francis Hunter, MRCVS, VetFFHom
review by Irene Alleger

Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call
by Doris Rapp, MD
review by Irene Alleger


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