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Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD

In Vitro Effectiveness of Samento and Banderol Herbal Extracts on the Different Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi
by Akshita Datar, Navroop Kaur, Seema Patel,
David F. Luecke, and Eva Sapi, PhD
Lyme Disease Research Group
University of New Haven

There is a need for a therapy that can eliminate not only the spirochetal but the several other morphologies of the Lyme bacterium. In this study, two preparations used in the Cowden protocol were tested, with promising results.

From the Archives July 2009
Guest Editorial
Why Lyme Treatments Fail (Part 1)
by James Schaller, MD
Posted online May 2010

Some Thoughts About Scientific Bias: Part 1
by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD
This preeminent alternative cancer doctor was initially thrilled to have his protocol be the subject of an NIH trial. Unfortunately, various factors led to the study's collapse. Dr. Gonzalez reflects on the elements involved – and how they may affect research on a broad scale.

Connecticut's Antitrust Action Against IDSA'S Lyme Guidelines: Medical Guideline Development Demands Scientific Procedures
by Hal Smith
While these guidelines are said to be voluntary, insurers often use them to deny coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy. The author gives the background and legal basis of the attorney general's challenge, and issues a call to action.

Excerpt from Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment:
13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies
by Steven Harris, MD
In Chapter 1 of this book, Dr. Harris shares his healing philosophy, descriptions of symptoms, and use of complementary treatments. He also gives his views on lifestyle, emotions, and outlook in the treatment of chronic Lyme.

Heal the Hormones to Heal From Lyme Disease
by Connie Strasheim
Clearing infections is only part of the solution. Of the many other components of healing, restoring hormonal balance is both often ignored and difficult to address. Here, the author of Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment compiles highlights from her book into a concise article representing the opinions of 13 health-care providers.

Lyme Disease: An American Problem or Worldwide Plague?
by Bryan Rosner
In this excerpt from his book, this well-known writer alerts us to the need to the false sense of security given by national borders, as we must understand the prevalence of this infection in order to face it effectively.

Saving Our Children: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Tick-Borne Diseases
by Scott Forsgren
After Dr. Ann Corson's son contracted Lyme, she devoted her practice to treatment of such illnesses. She shares her expertise on their evaluation and management, with a mission to help families who would otherwise lack this knowledge.


Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
Anti-Aging Medical Insights on the Immune System Link to Disease
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
Add Cysticercosis to Your Differential Diagnosis
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Pathways to Healing
Health-Care Reform Expands Our Choices
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
Do Fruit and Vegetables Prevent Cancer?
Ralph Moss, PhD

Townsend's New York Observer
Cancer Chemotherapy: Curtailing Its Use Politically
Marcus A. Cohen

Exercise is Medicine
New Perspectives on Lactate and Lactic Acid
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Stress, Chronic Infection, and the Immune System
Robert A. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, FACPM, ABHM

Healing with Homeopathy
Exploring the John of God Experience in Brazil
Robert Ullman, ND, and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND

Women's Health Update
New Clinical Options in Women's Health
Tori Hudson, ND


Demonizing the Insurance Companies While Giving the Drug Companies a Pass
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Why Lyme Treatments Fail Part 2: Additional Reasons
James Schaller, MD

Letters to the Editor

Perhaps Someone is Listening

Protocols That Everyone Should Know About

How Tart Cherries Relieve Arthritis and Gout Pain and Soothe Muscle Soreness

In the News

Obituary: Anna MacIntosh, PhD, ND

Doctors Say Reader's Digest Article About Vitamins is Wrong



The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease
by Nicola McFadzean, ND
review by Adrianne Harun


Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs
by Harvey Bigelsen, MD, with Lisa Haller
review by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD



What Really Causes Schizophrenia
by Harold D. Foster
review by Jule Klotter



Dr. Apple's Symptoms Encyclopedia
by Dr. Michael Apple and Dr. Jason Payne-James
review by Irene Alleger



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