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Townsend Letter
February/March 2015
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Migraine Headache
by Life Extension
What are migraine headaches, and what causes them? Learn how to distinguish migraine from look-alike symptoms and how to manage this painful condition with lifestyle changes and other integrative interventions.

Best of Naturopathic Medicine: 2003-2013

Townsend Calendar

Best of Naturopathic Medicine 2015

The Manifestations and Triggers of Mental Breakdown, and Its Effective Treatment by Increasing Stress Resilience with Psychosocial Strategies, Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, and Orthomolecular Interventions
by Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc
This first-place-winning article reframes our approach to mental health by demonstrating the harmful impact of pathologizing normal emotional challenges. By shifting from fatalistic, medication-centered treatment to whole-system efforts to regain allostasis, patients are empowered to take charge of their recovery and have their civil rights (including the right to deny treatment) respected.

SIBO: Dysbiosis Has a New Name
by Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP, and Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM
The diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is widespread but doesn't actually explain the nature of the condition. The authors discuss one cause that accounts for the condition: small intestine bacterial overgrowth, and its prevention and treatment.

What Potentially Evil Molecule Is Actually Lurking In Your Dairy Products?
by Jim Cross, LAc, ND
Cow's milk has long been touted as an important, even necessary, component of a healthful diet in the US. Yet more and more, people are discovering lactose intolerance and sensitivities. Why is this – are some types of milk more digestible than others? It turns out that milk's benefits, as well as dangers, can be traced to the molecular level.

The Medicine of the Microbiome
by Mark Davis, ND
Some gastrointestinal disease has not seemed to respond to any attempted therapy – until the advent of FMT. Fecal microbiota transplantation, a procedure with a long history, is now relieving many patients of severe and chronic pain.

Dr. Graves, We Can Heal Your Disease: A Love Letter to Naturopathic Doctors
by Heather Herington, BSc (Biol), ND, DHANP
Naturopathic doctors have been warned to refer patients with Graves' disease to allopathic practitioners for treatment. Upon developing this condition, one ND went on a mission to heal herself, uncovering writings from Dr. Graves that shed light on possible alternative approaches to healing.

Solar Cycles and Moon Medicine
by Laura Repola, ND
In our postindustrial world, with constant artificial sources of light, indoor climate control, and unnatural time changes, our bodies' entrainment to natural cycles is chronically disturbed. This can have far-reaching health effects on everything from energy to fertility levels. Here are some strategies to come back into balance.

Evidence-Based Medicine
by Katie Carter, ND
Does EBM refer only to published results of research studies, or does it include the experiential expertise of health-care practitioners? How do patients and their needs fit into the picture, and how can practitioners make the most of all these factors to serve their patients best?

Naturopathic Medicine People of 2015 | Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
      Eric Yarnell, ND
      Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
      Gurdev Parmer, ND, FABNO
      Mark Davis, ND
      Ruth Adele, ND
      Dugald Seely, ND, FABNO

Naturopathic Colleges of 2015
      National University of Heath Sciences
      National College of Natural Medicine
      Bastyr University
      Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine


Pathways to Healing
Cleveland Clinic Opens Center for Functional Medicine
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

F.A.C.T. – Just the Facts
Are Metal Toxicity, Metabolic, and Genomic Tests Key to Improving Health?
Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)
Anti-Aging Medicine
The Harmony Between Naturopathic Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
Looking to Stay Healthy? 'Apply Here'
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Monthly Miracles
Nevada Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Association Fall Conference 2014: Part 1
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Old Problems with New Research and Clinical Favorites from the Recent Past
Tori Hudson, ND


The Illusion of the Asymptomatic Patient
Alan Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

In the News

Integrative Medicine Conference Covers Pain

Transforming Patient Care Takes Center Stage at 2014

Metagenics Lifestyle Medicine Summit

2014 ICIM Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Parks Trowbridge, MD, FACAM

Letters to the Editor

All Hormone Testing Methodologies Have Strengths and Weaknesses

Liposomal Vitamin C Worthy of Further Study


Book Review
The Microbiome Diet
by Raphael Kellman, MD
review by Katherine Duff





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