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Alternative Treatments for "Hyperactive Airways”
by David Eisenhauer
An overview of the many types of asthma, the lack of effectiveness of medications, and herbals and nutritional supplements which can safely alleviate asthma symptoms.

Two Cases of Asthma
by Artemis Celt, ND
(formerly Linda Showler, ND)
An Eclectic practitioner shares her unique approach to treating asthma, utilizing homeopathy and Applied Kinesiology to treat "layers” or causal levels.

Aspartame-Induced Dyspnea and Pulmonary Hypertension
by H.J. Roberts, MD, FCCP, FACP
An expert on aspartame products reviews new evidence of severe dyspnea and a recent death from primary pulmonary hypertension, attributed to use of aspartame products.

New Applications in Identifying Platelet Markers of Chronic Illnesses
by Stephen Linsteadt, ND
A fascinating report on new science using Enderlein's theory of pleomorphism and his use of a mycoplasma-based therapy, to develop important new Platelet Markers for serious illness.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
by Farhang Khosh, ND and Deena Beneda, ND
A good look at the side effects of Ritalin should caution parents to try safer alternatives first, such as assessing food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, and using herbals.

The Fluoride Controversy Continues
An Update (Part 2)

by Gary Null, PhD and Martin Feldman, MD
In the second in this series on fluoridation, noted health journalist Gary Null's literature search turns up dozens of studies showing fluoride's association with severe health problems such as skeletal fluorosis, bone fractures, and even cancer.

New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) Are Its Policies & Performance Becoming a Political Liability? (Summary of Articles)
by Marcus A. Cohen
Our New York observer has summarized the previously published seven articles in this series on Medical Boards for easy access and review.

Portrait of a Healing Muse: Eileen Hadidian
by Lily G. Casura
A new kind of health care giver – a professional musician turned healer – takes her harp to hospices and hospitals. Her group "Healing Muses” includes 2 other harpists and offers many programs in the San Francisco Bay area.

Letter from the Publisher

William Crook, MD Remembered by Alan R. Gaby, MD


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Andrographis for Colds and Sinus Infection
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Chinese Medicine Update
Psychogenic Cough & Asthma and Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Web Page Potpourri by Marjorie Roswell

Medical Anthropology — High Altitude Adaptation, Coca Use and Health in the Andes
by Tim Batchelder, BA

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy — The Case of a Challenging Adolescent with Failing Grades
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

New Column Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Quantum Medicine Update
The Quantum Repatterning Technique™: Assessing Immunological Unresponsiveness in Prolonged Viral Illness
by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
An Apple a Day Keeps…Lung Cancer at Bay?
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

New Column Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Warm Needle Method in the Treatment of Post-Cervical-Cancer Bladder Numbness after Radical Surgery
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl, Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Women's Health Update — Yeast VulvoVaginitis
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Food Sensitivities as a Cause of Bronchial Asthma
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Editorial: Wisconsin State Medical Board Imposes Harsh Sanctions Against Chelation Physician
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notices

Eat Right for Your School

Eat Right for Your Social Security Number

Nanobacteria Do Exist and Actively Participate in the Calcification of Arterial Plaque

A Response to Dr. Kajander's Letter

Calcium Supplementation Detrimental to Long-Term Survival

Waiting to Get Thirsty is to Die Prematurely and Very Painfully

Wheat Sprayed with Pesticides in Most Breads and Prepared Foods

FDA Reconsiders Safety and Effectiveness of Dental Amalgam

Caffeine-Generated TMJ and Bruxism

Help Free Alan Yurko

Magnetic Spa Therapy

When Being Anemic and Eating Blue Corn May Prevent Cancer

Why Medicare Has Not Developed a Basic Means for Detoxification

Urgent Appeal from an Orthomolecular Psychiatric Survivor: Vitamin Access threatened Globally

William Crook, MD & Candidiasis

In the News

New Recommendations to Prevent High Blood Pressure Issued

Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Common Cold: Study

New Information for People with Tourette Syndrome

ICIM Update by Arline Brecher

American Association of Oriental Medicine Goes to Washington

Doctors Launch Healthy Eating Campaign in America's Least Healthy States

News and Views Hot Off the Wire by Arline Brecher


Infection Protection: How to Fight the Germs That Make You Sick
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, Robert Goldman, MD, DO, PhD with Catherine Cebula
review by Irene Alleger

Useful Insights for Diagnosis, Treatment and Public Health
by H.J. Roberts, MD
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Sinus Survival
by Robert S. Ivker, DO
review by Irene Alleger

A Matter of Dignity Changing the World of the Disabled
by Andrew Potok
review by Pat Johnson

The Whole Family Guide to Natural Asthma Relief
by C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD with Vladimir Badmaev, MD
review by Jule Klotter

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


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