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Skin Health, Eczema, and Preventative Strategies
by Chris D. Meletis, ND and Jason Barker, ND
Naturopaths and Homeopaths are taught that the skin reflects the overall health of the patient, and while treating the condition topically, will be looking for causative factors.

The Negative Health Effects of Chlorine
by Joseph G. Hattersley
The Feds have required chlorine treatment of much of America’s drinking water, which has replaced possible harm from waterborne diseases with a myriad of chemically­induced ill effects.

Autoimmune Disease and Women
Trace Elements, Inc. Newsletter
Women have a much higher incidence of autoimmune disorders and this article looks at recent research using hair tissue mineral analysis to reveal abnormal mineral patterns which were treated successfully with supplementation.

Follow-up Report on the Use of Inositol hexaniacinate for the Treatment of Achlorhydria: Is a Vitamin B-3 Dependency the Cause of This Patient's Gastrointestinal Symptoms?
by Jonathan E. Prousky ND, FRSH and Dugald Seely, BSc, ND (candidate) The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
A followup on this innovative treatment reports the clinical ups and downs leading to a diagnosis of a metabolic dependency on vitamin B-3 in this patient.

A Modern Scientific Perspective on Prof. Dr. Enderlein's Concept of Microbial Life Cycles
by Ronald Ullmann, Biochemist
In the early part of the 20th century, Prof. Enderlein published his scientific theory in The Life Cycle of Bacteria. Modern research can now confirm some of his work and refute other parts of his theory with new microscopy techniques.

Why Is Iridology So Misunderstood?
By Bill Caradonna, RPh, ND
The Research Director of the International Iridology Practitioners Association urges both critics and colleagues to update their information on this alternative practice and review new computer-based imaging.

Metabolic Balancing: The Key to Effective Weight Control
by Richard Cristdahl, OMD, LAc
Ever wonder how diet books can be so completely opposite in their recommendations? The proponents of metabolic balancing reconfirm Roger Williams' concept of biochemical individuality as the answer.

Lecture to General Session — American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
by Steven A. Smith, MD, FACP
The story of how this new oral treatment, combining Nickel and Bromide, came about and its efficacy in treating psoriasis.

Biological Testing & Detoxification of Illnesses in the Central & Enteral Nervous Systems
by Morton Walker, DPM
A new effective testing/detoxification protocol, developed by three doctors, is proving to eradicate neurotoxic compounds.

Immune Modulation: Maintain or Regain Good Health Through Our Own Immune Function
by Jesse A. Stoff, MD
Recent scientific developments in immunology have led to the use of modulators such as Bovine Colostrum/Whey Extract to significantly improve and maintain health.


Who Killed Alan Yurko: His Father or His Doctors?
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

When Herbal Medicine Turns Nasty by Jonathan Collin, MD


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary: Psychodermatology
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

The War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary: Phytotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Healing with Homeopathy: Dramatic Cure for Depression: A Case of Red-Tailed Hawk
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Chinese Medicine Update: The Chinese Medical Treatment of Psoriasis
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Medical Anthropology: The Anthropology of Hair Loss
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Office Experience Impacts Your Success: Credibility and Trust: Two Important Success Words
by Terra Wellington

Health Risks & Environmental Issues: "Frankenfish" Await FDA Approval
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Jump-Starting Your Body's Energy Furnaces
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Acupuncture & Osteoporosis
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl, Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods: How Vital Nutrients Function Together to Improve Health
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Women's Health Update: Women and Skin Conditions
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness:Treating Eczema with Nutrients
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Letters to the Editor

Foods That Cause Arthritis Pain

Finding Sources of Airborne Health Hazards in Buildings

Crohn's Disease Successfully Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr. F.R. Klenner's Protocol for MS

Re: The Nurses Study and "Estrogen” and "Progesterone”

NEJM Vitamin A Study Flawed

Hepatitis-C Treatment

Iodine-Supplementation Markedly Increases Urinary Excretion of Fluoride and Bromide

In the News

California Judge Approves Landmark Warning on Mercury Use in Dentistry

IUATLD Announces the Release of its Updated Website

Standard Process Obtains Organic Certification

Bee Pollen and Antioxidant Activity

FDA Allows Selenium/Cancer Health Claims

Bees Ease Patient's Burden


Food Politics, How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Dr. Marion Nestle
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

From Here to Longevity
by Mitra Ray, PhD with Patricia Cannon Childs
review by Jule Klotter

The Handbook of Rife Frequency Healing: Holistic Technology for Cancer and Other Diseases by Nina Silver, PhD
review by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Healing Fibroids: A Doctor's Guide to A Natural Cure
by Allan Warshowsky, MD and Elena Oumano, PhD
review by Irene Alleger

Detoxify or Die by Sherry Rogers, MD
review by Irene Alleger

Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable by Thomas Levy, MD, JD
review by Owen Fonorow

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


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