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May 2004
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Survey: New Jersey Access to Dietary Supplements
by Monica Miller

The Gastro-Test: A Simple In-Office Test for the Determination of Gastric pH & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
by Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, FRSH
Gastrointestinal problems are endemic in the US. An easy-to-use office test can evaluate patients quickly and efficiently.

SSRIs: Are They as Safe as Promised? Part 2
by Gary Null, PhD and Martin Feldman, MD
The number of serious side effects of these anti-depressants include neurological damage — even psychosis and suicide. There are withdrawal symptoms too, yet studies have shown that SSRIs did not differ significantly from placebo in studies of depression.

Vitamin D: Its Role in Autoimmune Disease & Hypertension
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Some of the conditions that Vitamin D helps to prevent include osteoporosis, prostate and breast cancer, all of which have increased dramatically, due to vitamin D insufficiency. Blocking all UV rays with sunscreens turns out to be a bad idea.

The Inflammatory Process and Asthma
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND
A new theory is postulated suggesting that asthmatic inflammation is a result of Th2-induced mechanisms resulting from an imbalance between Th1 and Th2 cells.

Airborne Particle Disease & A Novel Intra-Nasal Particle-Trapping Technology
by Bill Sardi
Polluted air kills 60,000 Americans each year, according to the Harvard University School of Public Health. A new approach may be more effective than room air purification, using a device placed within the nasal passages.

Human BioAcoustics & Sound Health, Inc.
by Jule Klotter
An innovative program has been developed using voice spectral analysis as a diagnostic tool. Listening to an individualized set of sound frequencies has also proven to promote healing.

The Genomeceutical Effects of Probiotics & Their Potential Role in Quenching Autoimmune Disease and Disorders of Inflammation
by Mark A. Brudnak, PhD, ND & Llori M. Valenzuela, MS, RD
Probotics actively inhibit the pro-inflammatory response by inhibiting the secretion of IL-8, making them effective in the management of intestinal disease, as well as modulating host immune responses.

Establishing Physiological Harmony from the Regenerative Chaos of Infratonic Therapy
by Morton Walker, DPM with Randall Walker
The infratonic energy of this Therapeutic Massager produces a low-level frequency which is proving to reduce inflammation and promote healing in a variety of injuries.


CHRF News File
from CHRF News File #64


briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
EPA to Label Toxic Sludge as Organic Compost
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Chinese Medicine Update
Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus & Chinese Herbal Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Interview with Dr. David Minzel
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Townsend’s New York Observer
Lyme Disease: The ABCs
by Marcus A. Cohen

Healing with Homeopathy
A Rare Homeopathic Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Web Page Potpourri
Blogs & Wikis
by Marjorie Roswell

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Inflammatory Conditions Can be Treated Effectively with Full Body and Auricular Acupuncture
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Pathways to Healing
Spiritual Care Supports Patients and Providers
by Elaine Zablocki

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for Autoimmune Disease: A Focus on Multiple Sclerosis
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Quantum Medicine Update
Nutritional & Flexoelectric Breakthroughs for the Relief of Prolonged Inflammation
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD and Monte Elgarten, MD

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Using Natural Hormones to Treat Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone Deficiency
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Medical Anthropology
Anthropology and Information Immunity
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Women’s Health Update
Research News
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Effects of Vitamins and Minerals on Inflammation
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Dietary Factors in Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Carbohydrates and Your Health
by Irene Alleger, Editor

In the News

Adelle Davis: 100 Years Later

Drug Labeling Seminar Provides Industry Updates

Measure Would Exempt Alternative Medical Providers from Licensing Requirements Survey Finds Most Consumers Highly Satisfied with Supplements

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notice


Cannabis Sativa

Unreliability of Hair Analysis

Magnesium & Malic Acid in Fibromyalgia

Dr. Gaby's Reply

Protect Healthcare Freedom

Skin-care: Safer Creams

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Aspartame-Induced Arrhythmias and Sudden Death

Clinical Effectiveness of Ginger Preparations


Immune Restoration Handbook
by Mark Konlee
review by Jule Klotter

Seeds of Deception
by Jeffrey M. Smith
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing that Works
by Andrew Saul, PhD
review by Irene Alleger

Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing
by Ken "Bear Hawk" Cohen
review by Laurance Johnston, PhD, MBA

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



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