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What Food Choices Are a Matter of Life and Death?
by Bill Misner, PhD

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Exercise is Medicine
L-Arginine Potentiates Fat Loss
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, CSCS
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Cell Phone Towers: The 3 a.m. Alarm Clock
by Conrad LeBeau
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Letter from the Publisher

Chelation Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease: A Dozen Issues Worth Considering
by L. Terry Chappell, MD
While conventional treatment for cardiovascular disease is clearly less effective than it should be, EDTA chelation therapy has been shown to be safe, and patients usually feel significantly better after treatment. The evidence for effectiveness, however, is not yet conclusive with the double-blind statistical standard. This article examines key issues in the controversy among those who embrace the treatment and those who reject it, offering guidance to all concerned with effective prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Arterial Scurvy: A Unified Theory of the Etiology, Prevention, and Reversal of Coronary Atherosclerosis
by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
Dr. Levy offers a primer on the development of atherosclerosis – and submits that the most significant contributor is arterial scurvy. He argues that the weakened extracellular matrix of the artery's intimal lining is the site for toxin entry and oxidative stress, which renders a profound abnormality in protecting the artery from pathologic and irreversible changes. Thus it is inadequate tissue levels of vitamin C, not excess abnormal cholesterol components, that cause this damage.

Earthing Update – Outstanding Benefits … with a Few Caveats
by Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, with Martin Zucker
A year ago, health writer Martin Zucker introduced Townsend Letter readers to the concept of Earthing. Now coauthor Dr. Sinatra offers new information, reflections on the positive role that Earthing can play in clinical medicine, and guidance for specific conditions.

Unique Combination of Beetroot and Hawthorn Berry
Promotes Nitric Oxide Production and Reduces Triglycerides in Humans

by Janet Zand and Nathan S. Bryan
The authors have focused on the research suggesting that nitric oxide (NO) is essential for normal functioning of the artery endothelium. But restoring NO to the coronary artery has been limited in the use of nitrate drugs. Zand and Bryan have hypothesized that certain foods may be effective in raising nitric oxide and thus modifying cardiovascular risk factors; here they present the results of their double-blind, placebo-controlled study, offering a promising approach to restoring NO homeostasis.

OxyPower: Herbal Supplement for Mitochondrial Efficiency and Cardiovascular Health
by Tsu-Tsair Chi, NMD, PhD
Cells can normally to defend themselves against oxidative stress and resulting mitochondrial damage, but sometimes supplementation is needed. With the many studies behind its different functions, OxyPower proves to be a wide-ranging supplement, with applications in cardiovascular disease, energy, mitochondrial health, and DNA protection and repair.

Multicenter Study of Psychosomatic Energetics
by Reimar Banis, MD, ND
Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE) was developed by Dr. Banis as a result of his naturopathic work with thousands of patients. As with all newer therapeutic methods, the question arises as to how successful it is in daily practice. The therapeutic success of PSE was evaluated in a multicentric clinical study spanning four years with 1002 patients from 11 clinical practices. The achieved outcomes are impressive – even more so when considering that PSE practices often treat difficult cases.

Townsend Calendar


by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
One in Four Americans Dies of Heart Disease
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

War on Cancer
A Visit to IAT Clinic
by Ralph Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Personal Experience is a Great Convincer
by Elaine Zablocki

Optimizing Metabolism
RetrieveSM: Extend the Life of Your Memory – Part 1
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Healing with Homeopathy
An Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Rabid Rage
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Townsend's New York Observer
Updates on Preclinical Studies on Natural Anti-Cancer Agents
by Marcus A. Cohen

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND


Another Unwarranted Attack on 'Alternative Medicine'
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

T3 for Clinical Hypothyroidism

Treating Myasthenia Gravis with Castor Oil Packs and
Choline Supplement

In the News

Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Disease

Alternative Medicine Makes the
New England Journal of Medicine



Just an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
by Dr. James L. D'Adamo
review by Irene Alleger











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