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June 2007
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Fish, Mercury, and Personalized Medicine
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN
A smart and concise look at a present-day dilemma – how to minimize exposure to toxins, detoxify, and still eat foods high in necessary nutrients – that also includes a "Consumer's Guide to Selecting Safe Fish"

Turn on Your Child's Smart Genes
by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN
Dr. David Perlmutter addresses the age-old question of nature vs. nurture and offers powerful evidence that certain nutritional supplements along with specific lifestyle choices can "turn on the smart genes" in our children.

Study Report: Effects of Combined Treatment with Haelan 951 and Doxorubicin on the Breast Cancer Cell Line BT474
by Doris Bachg, MD, PhD and Uwe Haselhorst, MD
In this comprehensive study report, the combination of Haelan 951, a concentrated soy protein beverage, and doxorubicin (adriamycin), an anthracycline and chemotherapeutic drug, is examined for its efficacy in altering gene expression in the breast cancer cell line BT474.

Long-Lasting Remediation of Migraine Headaches Using the Neural Kinesiology Technique of Klinghart and Williams: An Outcome Study
by Jonathan E. Walker, MD
Dr. Jonathan Walker presents a discussion of a successful alternative treatment for migraine headaches – Neural Kinesiology – which has resulted in long-term remission for many patients. The technique, first developed by Drs. Dietrich Klinghart and Luisa Williams, uses electromagnetic reflexes as a diagnostic tool and encompasses a wide variety of treatment options, chief among them, procaine injections.

How Dental Materials Create Medical Diseases
by Hal Huggins, DDS
In his examination of dentistry's link to the causes of autoimmune disease, the author reveals shocking and frequently overlooked connections and suggests that, instead of bombarding the body with drugs, treatment for mercury toxicity should center on eliminating the reaction that creates the disease and restoring the damaged immune system.

Chronic Mercury Poisoning and Mercury Detoxification
by Tom McGuire, DDS
Dr. Tom McGuire, a leading expert on dental wellness, takes a close look at chronic mercury poisoning caused by amalgam fillings and makes a strong case for implementing a mercury detoxification program.

Assessment of Toxic Metal Body Burden: Ammunition, Hot Topics, and Food for Thought
by David W. Quig, PhD
David Quig, PhD, of Doctor's Data, turns his attention to the difficulty of assessing toxic metal body burden, reviews the current "best approach" of post-chelation urinalysis, and considers ways to enhance that method's usefulness.

Chelation, Heavy Metals, Heart Disease, and Health: An Oral Detoxification Program That Is Now Essential for Optimal Health and Longevity
by Garry F. Gordon MD, DO, MD (H)
In Part One of a two-part article, Dr. Garry Gordon discusses his recognition that, given environmental and dietary toxins, an on-going detoxification protocol is now a must for everyone. And, therefore, thirty-five years after he first introduced the three-hour IV Chelation treatment, Dr. Gordon now presents a new treatment approach, his Oral Detoxification Protocol (ODP), designed for powerful, long-term, and necessary detoxification.
Part Two is online publication only. (July 2007)

Multiple Sclerosis & Heavy Metals (A Case History)
by Byron S. Braid, MD, PhD
This case history documents the dramatic improvement experienced by a patient suffering from Multiple Sclerosis after she was treated for heavy metal poisoning. The use of the Biological Terrrain Management (BTM) testing system proves to be both flexible and defining, allowing a highly individualized and effective treatment.

EDTA Suppositories for the Removal of Systemically Toxic and Cytotoxic Heavy Metals
by Ronald E. Partain, Sr., RPh, CCN; Richard Drucker, BS, MS, ND, PhD; and Joe Fawcett, DC, CCSP
The authors survey the deleterious effect of inorganic metals and minerals on health and consider chelation options, specifically EDTA suppositories, a form of chelation that rivals IV and oral forms in effectiveness and ease of use.

The Secrets of Oral Chelation
by Michele Payne-Salomon
A series of testimonials from both practitioners and patients attests to the benefits derived from oral chelation formulas.

Guided Digital Medicine, Lyme Disease, and Petri Dish Mentality
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Dr. Savely Yurkovsky questions the allopathic medical model – the "petri dish mentality" – that underlies many Lyme therapies and, instead – with his four-stage protocol – turns his attention to the immunocompromised state that fosters Lyme disease.


Healing with Homeopathy:
The Qualities of the Rare Physician: Part 1
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP and Robert Ullman, ND, DHANP

Online publication only
Part 2 is also online (July 2007)

Acupuncture & Moxibustion:
A Review of Recent Animal Studies of Acupuncture Efficacy in China
abstracted & translated by Honora Lee Wolfe, LAc, FNAAOM (USA)

Online publication only

Pain Free 1-2-3
The Safety of Bioidentical Hormones — the Data vs. the Hype
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Online publication only

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Dry Cleaning Risks/Safer Alternatives
Rose Marie Williams, MA

Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
Op-Ed in The New York Times
Ralph Moss, PhD

Townsend's New York Observer
Marcus A. Cohen

Pathways to Healing
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Web Page Potpourri
Marjorie Roswell

Therapeutic Nutrition
Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Chelation Corner
E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Kerry Bone, FNIMH

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Melvyn Werbach, MD


Do Antioxidants Kill People?

Letters to the Editor

Questioning Water Fluoridation

Kudos for Paul Yanick

A Confusion of Sources

In the News

Mercury Contamination of Fish Warrants Worldwide Public Warning

Nordic Naturals Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Environmental Protection Issues

Compounding Legislation – It Hurts Everyone


The Toxic Clouds of 9/11: A Looming Health Disaster
Produced/Directed by Alison Johnson
review by Katherine Duff

Healing Multiple Sclerosis
by Ann Boroch
review by Irene Alleger

Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body
by Tom McGuire, DDS
review by Paul Rubin, DDS

Explaining "Unexplained Illnesses" Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome, and Others
by Martin Pall, PhD, BA
review by Katherine Duff


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