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Oxygen Homeostasis
The Dysox Model of Diabetes and De-Diabetization Potential
by Majid Ali, MD
From the Archives: May 2007

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Coleus: A New Development in the Fight Against Metabolic Syndrome X
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA
From the Archives: May 2007

Chinese Medicine
Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS) and Chinese Medicine
abstracted and translated by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
Online publication only

Quantum Medicine Update
Diabetes and the Afferent Vagus
by Paul Yanick Jr., PhD
Online publication only

Chelation Corner
Chelating Iron in Conditions of Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis)
by E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD
Online publication only

Letter from the Publisher

Long-Term Consequences of Diabetes
by Dr. Chris D. Meletis
Understanding this condition, and its complications, is key to treatment. Encouragingly, certain nutrients and botanical medicines hold much promise as therapies for this disease.

Argument for a Vegetarian Diet – Part One
by Gary Null and Martin Feldman
Although vegetarianism has become more mainstream, the US still leads in consumption of meat. In the first of this three-part series, the authors take on popular misconceptions about protein.

Agave Nectar: The High-Fructose Health Food Fraud
by Rami Nagel
Marketed as a wholesome sweetener, agave syrup is actually a highly processed, refined product that may be worse for you than high-fructose corn syrup.

Salish Culture, Foods and Medicines: Indigenous Traditions and CAM for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Type 2
by Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, and Rudolph C Rÿser, PhD
Pacific Northwest native traditions offer a repertoire of medicinal foods and cultural practices that can help both indigenous and nonindigenous people in treating chronic disease.

A Scientific Review of the Oncogenic Effects Rice Bran Arabinoxylan Compound (RBAC)
by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN
Unlike many products claimed to affect cancer, this product was researched with the drug model. Such rigor is useful in determining which supplements can be truly helpful in treatment.

The Wellsprings of Healing: On the Doctor as Artist
by Vincent Di Stefano DO, ND, MHSc
Biomedicine has departed from its philosophical roots. For it to evolve, it must broaden its field of operation to include the needs of the soul.


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
It's Reasonable to Be Both Scientific and Spiritual
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

War on Cancer
Conventional German Oncologists Endorse Hyperthermia
Ralph Moss, PhD

New York Observer
Ordeal of Christine Maggiore Ends with Her Untimely Death
Marcus A. Cohen

John Weeks' Integrator Blog
Bhaswati Bhattacharya: Lessons from an Ayurvedic
Experience of Sustainable Integration
John Weeks

Anti-Aging Medicine
Medical Approach to Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Exercise is Medicine
Exercise and Metabolic Syndrome
Jade Teta, ND, and Keoni Teta, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
Preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Leafy Greens
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Healing with Homeopathy
A Woman With Severe Allergies and Anxiety
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Women's Health Update
Soy as a Prevention Strategy for Osteoporosis
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Can Dietary Changes Prolong Life?
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Amyloban 3399 Product Study for Cognitive Function Improvement

Chronic Caffeine Poisoning

Genes, DNA, Diet, Heredity, and Disease

In the News

Adulteration Suspected with Some 'Memory' Supplements

Potassium Loss from Blood Pressure Drugs May Explain
Higher Risk of Adult Diabetes

Vitamin Experts Condemn Harvard Study

Studies Refute Claim against Homeopathy


Tendon & Ligament Healing
by William Weintraub
review by Jule Klotter

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care
by Richard P. Brown, MD; Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD; andPhilip R. Muskin, MD
review by Irene Alleger

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



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