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July 2004
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The Role of Probiotics in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, & Detoxification of the Bowel
by Mark A. Brudnak, PhD, ND
The role of the gastrointestinal flora is crucial in these diseases of the intestinal tract. Probiotics can be very effective in turning off inflammation and detoxifying the bowel.

Successful Management of Complicated High-Risk Obese Patients Using a Comprehensive Program Including a Soy-Based Medical Food: Case Reports
by Scott Rigden, MD and Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD
These five case reports show the successful progress of patients with a variety of obesity-related medical problems, using calorie restriction, a soy-based medical food, regular physical exercise, psycho-social support, adequate water intake, and some appetite suppressant medications.

New Ideas About the Cause, Spread and Therapy of Lyme Disease
by Dr. James Howenstine
Lyme Disease is now thought to be the fastest growing infectious disease in the world. How much do you really know about this spirochete-caused illness? The complexities of diagnosis and treatment are clarified in this riveting article.

by Thomas Dorman, MD
Colonic irrigation is one of the oldest methods of healing and is still in use in many parts of the world. Americans would benefit greatly from this detoxifying technique, especially those with chronic bowel problems such as IBS.

Medical Journalist Report
What Makes Lyme Disease Tick & How Samento Eliminates It

by Morton Walker, DPM with Randall Walker
Another examination of Lyme Disease reports on a new effective treatment — TOA-free Cat's Claw (Una de Gato).

Immunology, Nutrition and the Athlete — Part II
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND
Because the immunosuppression in athletes is stress-induced, many of these factors can be applied in much the same way to other "immune deficiencies." Diet and supplements to offset depressed immune function are covered in this second article.

The Environmental Origins of TSEs: The Ferrimagneto-prion Theory
by Mark Purdey
The conventional consensus that transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) is caused by a "hyperinfectious" agent, is rejected by this livestock farmer/researcher in favor of abnormal mineral imbalances combined with sonic shocks from the environment.

The Unseen Epidemic: The Linked Syndromes of Achlorhydria & Atrophic Gastritis
by Dr. Nigel Plummer
Digestion may be more important to our health than any other bodily process. By correcting this basic problem, many so-called "complex" patients may be helped.

Anti-Aging Medicine at Eleven Years: Reflections and Projections As a New Era Begins
by Dr. Robert Goldman & Dr. Ronald Klatz
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a rapidly growing specialty that aims to "slow down" the aging process.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
News from the Cancer War

by Marcus A. Cohen

Pathways to Healing
Comprehensive Group Support Leads to Pain Relief

by Elaine Zablocki

The War on Cancer
A Friendly Skeptic Looks at Escozul

by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy
Podophyllum: A Nearly Routine Medicine for Traveler's Diarrhea

by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Chinese Medicine Update
The Latest Research on IBS from China

by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
A Bowel Flora Protocol for Dysbiosis Management

by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA
and Angela Hywood ND, Dip Herb, MNHAA

Therapeutic Nutrition
Breast Cancer, Toxic Exposure and Detoxification

by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Medical Anthropology
The Chemical Anthropology of Antimicrobial Plants

by Tim Batchelder, BA

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Eliminating Spastic Colon by Treating Hidden Bowel Infections

by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Web Page Potpourri
Raw Food Cuisine — Part 2

by Marjorie Roswell

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
The Acupuncture Treatment of IBS

by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Quantum Medicine Update
New Discoveries in the Successful Treatment of Chlamydia, Parasites and Biofilms

by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
More on "Inerts"

by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Women's Health Update
Environmental Influences on Women's Health

by Marianne Marchese, ND, Guest Author

Nutritional Influences on Illness
A Nutritional Approach to Treating IBS

by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


A New Epidemic of Vitamin D Deficiency
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

In the News Shares Insights from 2 Years of Testing Supplements for Athletic Banned Substances

AAHP Protects Industry Interests

Medicare Drug Discounts Offers No Savings for Savvy Consumers According to

Destination Anti-Aging

Government Trivializes the Dispute Against the Vitamins Directive

Letters to the Editor

The Potential Hazard of Aspartame Absorption from Within the Mouth

The Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of Candida Overgrowth

Irradiated Food in School Lunches

An Appreciation of George Goodheart, DC, Originator of Applied Kinesiology

Shingles and Anemia

More on the Soy Debate

Hold on to that Hernia

Outcomes from the Kadile Case

Acupuncture is Effective for IBS

Carbohydrates and Your Health


Eating Alive II
by Jonn Matsen, ND
review by Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., MA and Perry A. Chapdelaine, Jr., MD, MSPH

Essential Ayurveda — what it is & what it can do for you
by Shubhra Krishan
Ayurveda and Marma Therapy
by Dr. David Frawley, Dr. Subhash Ranade & Dr. Avinash Lele
reviews by Irene Alleger

Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It
by David Brownstein, MD
review by David Goldstein, MD

Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 1
by Ivan A. Ross, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Eat Fat, Look Thin
by Bruce Fife, ND

Healthier Food for Busy People
by Jane Hersey
reviews by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Restoring Your Digestive Health
by Jordan S. Rubin, NMD & Joseph Brasco, MD
review by Jule Klotter

Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology
Ethan Russo, MD, Melanie Dreher, PhD & Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, Editors
review by Irene Alleger

The Probiotic Solution
by Dr. Mark A. Brudnak
review by Jule Klotter

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



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