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Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients' June 2002
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Deciding Whether To Pursue an Alternative Cancer Therapy by Linda L. Isaacs, MD
An associate of Nicholas Gonzalez explains a very important and often overlooked process — how cancer patients make the decision to use alternative therapies.

What Can We Do About Pain?
by Lois Berry (excerpted from her book Cancer Saved My Life)
This breast cancer survivor has some surprising things to say about managing pain. She also shares the knowledge she gained about things like stress, forgiveness, and spiritual renewal.

Probiotics and Cancer
by Mark A. Brudnak, PhD, ND
(from the forthcoming book The Probiotic Solution)
The role of probiotics in preventing "bad” bacteria from mutations that may lead to cancer.

Pseudotumor cerebri Due to Aspartame Disease
by H.J. Roberts, MD, FACP
A primary researcher on aspartame now documents six women diagnosed with benign intracranial hypertension, whose symptoms resolved after abstaining from aspartame products.

Naturopathic Approach to Hypertension
by Dr. Farhang Khosh, CMO, and Dr. Mehdi Khosh
Hypertensive patients quickly learn the lack of effectiveness and unpleasant side effects from high blood pressure drugs. Here is a well-researched examination of the many effective alternative therapies available.

Overcoming Oncologists' Objections: Safe & Effective Non-Drug Support for Prostate and Breast Cancers
by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN
Oncologists are notorious for refusing adjuvant nutritional support. These supplement ingredients have been proven in published research to be beneficial in cancer treatments and do not interfere with conventional therapy.

Radiation Nullifies the Pauling Cure
by Owen R. Fonorow
The recently proposed use of radiation to treat restenosis has one of our correspondents fighting mad — not just because radiation causes cancer, but just as important, it makes Pauling's therapy (a proven cure) useless in the treatment of heart disease.

The Nearest Thing to A Perfect Food — Part 2
by Joseph C. Hattersley, MA
The reaffirmation of the egg continues with the latest research on the nutritional benefits as well as the importance of "clean and organic” food and healthy ways to cook it.

Angiogenesis and P-glycoprotein: Their Roles in Cancer
by Alain Thibodeau, PhD and Diane Bilodeau, PhD
New research is producing supplementation to inhibit the proliferation of endothelial cells (angiogenesis) and to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents where they have been resistant.

The Skinny on Fats & Breast Cancer
by Stephen Byrnes, PhD, RNCP
There has been a lot of confusion about fats in our diet and how fat consumption might relate to breast cancer. The most important fact is that all fats are not the same.

Other Faces of Holism: Interview with Stefani Quane, Holistic Attorney — Part II
by Lily G. Casura
What does a holistic law practice look like? Some of the practical applications are explained, such as celebrating the preparation of a Will as a midlife ritual.


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Chinese Medicine Update Chinese Medicine & Bone Marrow Suppression
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Breast and Prostate Cancer: A Look at the Environment
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Medical Anthropology The Anthropology of Breast Cancer
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Women's Health Update
Breast Cancer: Considerations to Assist the Practitioner in Clinical Recommendations
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods — The Capsicum Fruit
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Healing with Homeopathy
The Homeopathic Treatment of Mastitis
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Infectious Disease
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Dietary Fat and Cancer
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics
RM-10: The Newest Breakthrough in Immune System Enhancement Part 2
by Morton Walker, DPM

Editorial: A Drug in Search of a Disease
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Shark Cartilage Okay for Hypertensives?

Research Flawed on Vitamin C Causing DNA Damage

Lab to Test Omega 3/6 Levels

Critique of the Calgary PATCH Study Using EDTA Chelation to Treat Heart Disease

On Theophylline and Evening Primrose Oil in the Treatment of Cancer

The Need for Objective Testing in Your Complementary Medicine Practice

Selenium as a Protectant

Use of Flower Essences as Possible Resistance Enhancing Agents vs Infectious Conditions

In the News

US Book Details Benefits of Natural Medicine in Japan

New Technology Replaces Tooth Brushing and Flossing

Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia and CFS

Phytoestrogens and Thyroid Cancer Risk

Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals Files Claims Against FDA for $1.3 Billion

Clinical Phase II Study on Japanese Botanical Formula

Alternative Cancer Treatment

Internet Libel Suit is Tossed Out

Fluoridation and Cancer

Tai Sophia Institute Announces Changes in Botanical Healing Program


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer
by John R. Lee, MD, David Zava, PhD and Virginia Hopkins
review by Irene Alleger

Human Trials: Scientists, Investors, and Patients in the Quest for a Cure
by Susan Quinn
review by Katherine Duff

Called to Heal
by Susan Schuster Campbell
review by Jule Klotter

When Healing Becomes a Crime
by Ken Ausubel
review by Andrew L. Rubman, ND

The Healing Power of Movement
by Lisa Hoffman, MA with Alison Freeland
review by Jule Klotter

Fateful Harvest: The True Story of A Small Town, A Global Industry, and A Toxic Secret
by Duff Wilson
review by Steve Rochlitz, PhD

Why Stomach Acid is Good For You
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD and Lane Lenard, PhD

Experiments & Observations on the Gastric Juice & the Physiology of Digestion
by William Beaumont, MD

The Oxford Companion to the Body
edited by Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett
reviews by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Living Proof
by Michael Gearin-Tosh
review by Irene Alleger

Planting the Future Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

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

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