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Michael Ozner, MD
A Cardiologist Devoted to Preventing Heart Disease
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Letter from the Publisher

Health and Anti-Aging Benefits of Aged Garlic Extract
by Carmia Borek, PhD
With the advent of odorless aged garlic extract (AGE), the highly effective antioxidant effect of garlic is now more easily gained, as are its resultant benefits: protection from cardiovascular disease, dementia, hypertension, elevated homocysteine, cancer, diabetes, anemia, fatigue, and drug toxicity.

The WiFi Blues
by Jeffry Fawcett, PhD
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and with it comes documented, but rarely explored, health risks. Author Jeffrey Fawcett raises the alarm and presents an important wake-up call to all of us immersed, willingly or not, in the digital age.

Chelation, Heavy Metals, Heart Disease, and Health: An Oral Detoxification Program: Part Two
by Garry Gordon, MD (H)
Synopsis by David Jay Brown

A synopsis of the final installment of Dr. Garry Gordon's two-part article was in print. Full text here online.

Bias, Research, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by Jule Klotter
Why aren't more articles on alternative medicine available to the public? And is it true that most CAM-related research results published in mainstream journals are negatively skewed? Townsend Letter Contributing Editor Jule Klotter tackles the vexing question of editorial bias in medical reporting, with a close look at three medical journals.

Applied Kinesiology: An Effective Complementary Treatment for Children with Down Syndrome
by Scott Cuthbert, DC
Neuromusculoskeletal disorders in children with Down syndrome result in developmental delays, but properly sensitive cranial treatments have been shown to alleviate cerebellar dysfunctions, opening the door to new capabilities. Dr. Scott Cuthbert offers here his experiences using Applied Kinesiology as an effective (and exciting) adjunct therapy for children with Down syndrome.

Osteocavitations of the Jaws
by Wesley Shankland, II, DDS, PhD
Cavitations – "cavities" within the jawbone – are responsible for chronic, undiagnosed facial pain and can lead to osteoneocrosis. In this fascinating article, Dr. Shankland calls attention to the causes of osteocavitations, the route to proper diagnosis, and possible treatments for all stages of cavitations.

Integrative Cardiac Revitalization: Bypass Surgery, Angioplasty, and Chelation; Benefits, Risks, and Limitations
by Parris M. Kidd, PhD
First published in Alternative Medicine Review and reprinted here with permission, this comprehensive survey of coronary artery disease treatments discusses not only primary palliative cardiac revitalization responses – bypass surgery, angioplasty, and drug therapies – but also presents integrative approaches, including EDTA chelation therapy, that address rescue from disease and restoration of circulatory health.


Healing with Homeopathy
The Qualities of the Rare Physician: Part 2
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP and Robert Ullman, ND, DHANP
Online publication only
Part 1 is also online. (June 2007)

Web Page Potpourri
Farm Bill
Marjorie Roswell

Jule Klotter

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Rose Marie Williams, MA

War on Cancer
Big Blow to Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Elaine Zablocki

Townsend's New York Observer
Marcus A. Cohen

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Therapeutic Nutrition
Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Pain Free 1-2-3!
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Kerry Bone, FNIMH

Chinese Medicine

Oxygen Homeostasis
Majid Ali, MD

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Melvyn Werbach, MD


Is Coenzyme Q10 an Effective Treatment for
Heart Failure? by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Analysis of Faulty Data Yields Inaccurate Results
Collective Response from the Members of A4M

Letters to the Editor

Shocking the Dragon

Vitamin C and Heart Disease

Chiropractic: Science, Not Religion

In the News

Norman Fritz Remembered

Natural Health Interests Voice Concern About Possible New Oversight by the Food and Drug Administration Health Claims

Beyond Talk Therapy: New Frontiers in Addiction Treatment Symposium

Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease in Early Postmenopause: The WHI Data Revisited

Healthy Eating and Exercise Still Difficult for Many Americans

Give Kids Their Smiles Back: Stop Fluoridation

A New Protocol for IBS Treatment


From the Heart:
A Woman's Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease

by Kathy Kastan, LCW, MAEd
review by Irene Alleger

Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health
by Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, and
Jeremy Z. Fields, PhD
review by Martin Zucker

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