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January 2011
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Therapeutic Nutrition
Telomeres and Telomerase As Natural Therapeutic Targets
by Stephen Holt, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus); Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC

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Biometabolic Analysis
by John A. Allocca, DSc, PhD
Online publication only

Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Symposium Highlights Immune Function: Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Enzymes

Bioregulatory Medicine: New Medical Paradigm
by Tatyana Bosh, MD
With her colleague, Dr. Bosh developed a system that integrates CAM into a unified biomedic health-care system, aiming to restore disrupted self-regulatory mechanisms. This unique approach aims to fully match the health challenges posed by contemporary civilization: stress, pollution, and toxicity.

How Can You Evaluate Prostate Cancer Risk When Prescribing Testosterone?
In men, healthy aging may entail testosterone support or replacement, relieving many common complaints. Yet given possible risks, the decision may not always be clear. This article explores some of nuances of the issue, offering a positive direction.

Fluoridation: Medicating our Water (Part 3)
by Gary Null, PhD
After giving further details on the effects of fluoride, Dr. Null concludes his series with a forceful argument on behalf of public and planetary health.
Overview of Organic Acid Testing
by Dr. William Shaw
Organic acidemias are disorders that disrupt normal metabolism of amino acids. Dr. Shaw discusses in detail the analysis that can detect factors in psychiatric disorders, mitochondrial disease and dysfunction, and exposure to toxic chemicals from the environment.

Diagnostic Dilemmas in Lyme Disease
by Stephen Dalton, DO
Borrelia burgdorferi is not only controversial to treat but difficult to test for, with methods such as  ELISA proving inconsistent in their specificity. But the author finds hope in a technique said to be the future of diagnostic testing for Lyme: the polymerase chain reaction.

Hypersensitivity Reactions and Methods of Detection
by David Marc, BSc, and Kelly Olson, PhD
Untreated hypersensitivities can contribute to myriad conditions, yet they aren't often considered in treatment regimens. By determining the existence of these reactions, patients can learn which antigens to avoid, ultimately decreasing the likelihood of developing chronic diseases and increasing quality of life.

DNA Microbiota Analysis in a 29-Year-Old Female with Pancolitis
by Kara N. Fitzgerald, ND; Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS; and Kathleen Janel, ND
This case study shows successful treatment of UC with a multifactorial, integrative approach. The dramatic improvement strongly suggests that this approach might have great benefit for any inflammatory bowel case.

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Shorts (Full version online only)
Jule Klotter

Therapeutic Nutrition
Telomeres and Telomerase As Natural Therapeutic Targets
by Stephen Holt, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus); Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC

Online publication only

Pathways to Healing
Integrative Consortium Hosts Historic Conference
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
Diagnosing Cranial Nerve Impairment: The Scent of Successful Weight Loss
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Medical Approach to Women's Health
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

War on Cancer|
Ralph Moss, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy
Successful Homeopathic Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Exercise is Medicine
The New Science of Building Muscle
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Environmental Medicine Update
Marianne Marchese, ND

Women's Health Update
Pretreatment Evaluation of Perimenopause and Menopause: An Apparently Controversial Opinion
Tori Hudson, ND


Do Calcium Supplements Cause Cardiovascular Disease?
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Article on Fluorescent Light

Discussion of Women's Health Study 'Imprecise'

In the News

Goodheart Collection Opens at Palmer College Library

Raw Milk Consumers Win Round One; Judge Refuses to Dismiss Challenge to the FDA's Interstate Ban on Raw Milk



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