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May 2010
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Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?
by Martin Zucker
The rediscovery of this time-honored connection turns out to be an effective and economical way to combat many common ailments. Zucker, author of a book on this topic, provides a concise discussion of the key points.

A Patient Asks About Chelation Therapy
by Terry Chappell, MD
In accessible language, an integrative physician explains to a woman with ischemic heart disease how chelation appears to make vulnerable plaque much less likely to cause heart attacks and strokes, and help avoid serious side effects from drugs and surgery.

Cardiovascular Chelation
by John Parks Trowbridge, MD
Dr. Trowbridge, a chelation specialist, makes a strong case for treating CVD with intravenous EDTA. He reviews the literature and presents counterarguments to contemporary naysayers, while reminds us of the important role of reducing toxic metals in the body.

Sleep Apnea – The Chameleon Disease
by Dr. Chris D. Meletis and Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez
Although this condition increases both morbidity and mortality, it is often still underdiagnosed. This article describes the various forms of apnea, including complications, and offers naturopathic treatment options.

The International Salt Secret That Could Save Your Heart – and Your Life
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Deaths from strokes and CVD have plummeted in a European country, due to the simple substitution of this widespread ingredient. While US public health authorities have not yet followed suit, this article reveals the source for you to incorporate this option into your own lifestyle. 

Metabolic Cardiology: The 'Awesome Foursome' – Protecting Healthy Hearts, Restoring Ailing Hearts
by Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FAAC, FACN
While there are no ATP pills, you can give the body the next best thing: the raw materials to make ATP. An alternative cardiologist, Dr. Sinatra explains how to supplementing with this quartet of nutrients helps boost ATP production and thus prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Breakthrough in Clinical Cardiology: In-Office Assessment with Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and Digital Pulse Analysis (DPA)
by Brian Scott Peskin, BSEE, with Robert Jay Rowen, MD
This article presents cutting-edge information on an noninvasive, easy-to-use, and economical method of assessing patients' cardiovascular physiologic status that is backed by more than 25 years of advanced research in medical physics.

Chelation and Cardiovascular Disease
by Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)
Drawing on 35-plus years of researching chelation, Dr. Gordon routinely and safely advises patients against all invasive procedures, including angiograms, stents, and bypass surgery. Here he gives an overview of his protocol and provides resources to enhance one's practice.

Reversal of a Case of Advanced Coronary Artery Disease with Unstable Angina Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Cellular Exercise
by Martin Milner, ND
Looking beyond chelation therapy, the author discusses treatment with this device for a patient who has end stage disease and, declares the results a breakthrough in the field.

Is Milk Associated with Obesity?
by Bill Misner, PhD
The author reviews studies comparing the nutrient profiles of cow milk with human milk – and the effects of both products on growing children.

What Is a Doctor to Do When There Are No Safe Pain Drugs?
by Larry Lytle, DDS, PhD, and Şerafettin Özdoğan, MD
With both over-the-counter and prescription remedies proving dangerous, osteoarthritis sufferers have fewer options for relief. One successful alternative is laser treatment; this article reports on a study showing that a protocol involving therapeutic lasers substantially relieved symptoms.


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Caring for Our Parents
Elaine Zablocki  

War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Medical Approach to Stroke
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Oxygen Homeostasis
Oxygen, Insulin Toxicity, Inflammation, and the Clinical Benefits of Chelation: Part 1
Majid Ali, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathic Treatment of Mastitis
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Exercise is Medicine
Exercise and Endothelial Dysfunction
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Optimizing Metabolism
Lead Leads Prevention Opportunities
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Women's Health Update
Two Important Interventions for Women and Cardiovascular Disease
Tori Hudson, ND


Caviar Among the Ruins
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial: Gretchen DuBeau

Letters to the Editor

Functional Medicine with a Twist

Biofilms and Their Treatment

In the News

NCNM Dean Named President of Council on Naturopathic Medical Education

Integrative Medicine Journal Debuts Print Edition

'Less is More' with the Innovation of Avemar Fermented
Wheat Germ Extract

Research Published by Standard Process Inc. Scientists About the Effects of Dietary Intervention on Cholesterol Levels

Fish Oil Becomes Most Popular Dietary Supplement in Survey

Vitamin D and Schizophrenia



The Darwin Trilogy
by Majid Ali, MD
review by Katherine Duff

Detox with Oral Chelation
by David Jay Brown and Garry Gordon, MD

Fat Flush for Life
by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS
review by Adrianne Harun





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