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May 2006
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FDA Extends Comment Period on Bid to Ban Natural Hormones to May 4
Online publication only

Aldara: The Skin Cancer "Cure" That Can Kill
by Elaine Hollingsworth
Online publication only

Quality Problems Widespread Among Ginseng Products Sold in Japan
Online publication only

Letter to the Editor:
My Encounter with the "Bug"
Online publication only

Letter from Publisher

Portable Air Cleaners – To Buy or Not to Buy
by Jule Klotter
Contributing Editor Jule Klotter offers a straightforward look at the burgeoning use of air purifiers by allergy and asthma sufferers. In addition to examining a range of portable air cleaner mechanisms, the author provides valuable insights into when and why particular cleaners make a difference in indoor air quality.

A Nutritional Supplement Formula for Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans
by Howard Friel and Harvey Lederman, MD
The authors of this comprehensive overview of current prevention and treatment strategies for the H5N1 virus set forth a strong hypothesis, suggesting that a nutritionally based formula, taken prophylactically as well as throughout infection and recovery, presents a readily available and effective alternative treatment.

The Use of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) in the Management of Histamine-Mediated Allergic Responses
by Martin Powell, BSc, DipAc, Dip/CHM, MRCHM
The reishi mushroom has been valued for centuries for its healing properties. Recent studies have revealed that Ganoderma lucidum has anti-allergic, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-tumor, cardiotonic, and liver-protective properties that also make it a valuable treatment for allergy sufferers.

Prostate Gland Enlargement
by Martin Banschbach, PhD
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP) affects one in four men over the age of 50. Alternative treatments, some used well before the advent of modern day conventional medicine, present patients with options beyond surgery and pharmaceuticals. Diet and nutrient-based solutions, including herbals, have proven effective. The bottom line: as with most age-related conditions, education, prevention, and time-honored treatments can alleviate one condition and keep related, more dire, illnesses at bay.

High-Dose Vitamin B12 for At-Home Prevention and Reversal of Alzheimer's Disease
by Joseph Hattersley, MA
Common practices in Western life escalate the progressive decline of B12 into seriously low serum levels, a marker for many diseases, notably Alzheimer's. B12 therapy presents new hope for Alzheimer patients, by way of a safe, low-cost treatment that's showing remarkable results.

Nanotechnology's Latest Oncolytic Agent: Silver, Cancer, & Infection Associations
by John Apsley, DC, Kent Holtorf, MD, Eric Gordon, MD, Wayne Anderson, ND, and Rashid Buttar, DO
In a continuing series on oligodynamic silver hydrosol, the authors turn their attention to new discoveries by nanoscientists regarding the role of Ag+ in cancer treatments and offer an investigational protocol proposal of their own.


briefed by Jule Klotter
Added online June 2010

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Triclosan – A Controversial Antibacterial
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

The War on Cancer
Playing with Numbers
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy
Incredible Medicine
by Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW

Acupuncture & Moxibustion
The Acupuncture Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl Ac, Lic Ac, FNAAOM
Posted online May 2010

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for the Management of Asthma: Part 2
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA
Posted online May 2010

Therapeutic Nutrition
OPCs for Allergy Symptom Relief
by Gina Nick, PhD

Web Page Potpourri
Side Effects of Asthma and Allergy Medications
by Marjorie Roswell

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Dysox Model of Asthma and Clinical Outcome With Integrated Management Plan
by Majid Ali, MD

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics
Profile of Leonard Haimes, MD, ND
by Morton Walker, DPM

Medical Anthropology
Remote Sensing, Information Systems, and Allergies
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Allergies and Side Effects of Medications
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Pain Free 1-2-3!
Eliminating Allergies and Sensitivities Easily with NAET
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Women's Health Update
Black Cohosh
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Nutrients to Reduce Allergic Symptoms
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Strontium for Osteoporosis
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Pantothenic Acid and Allergy Relief

Natural Desensitization Treatment for Hay Fever

Amiodarone Revisited

Combining Fruits and Vegetables in the Same Meal

Calcium and Vitamin D Really Don't Reduce Fractures?
Take a Second Look

Autogenous Therapy for Allergies

In the News

Make the Most of the New Energy of Spring

MS Means "Meaningful and Special" at the Inn at Jackson

Chi Master Introduces a Breathing Exercise Beneficial and Safe for Asthma Sufferers

Preview of the May 2006 ACAM Meeting


The Quality of Life
by Janet Lembke
review by Jule Klotter

Limitless Mind
by Russell Targ
review by Irene Alleger

Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About
by Kevin Trudeau
review by Jon Buratti, ND


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