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Townsend Letter
May 2015
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The Antimicrobial Activity of Selected Silver Products: Retracted
by Rowen R, Harper D, Robison R


Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

α-Cyclodextrin and Metabolic Disorders
by Stephen F. Olmstead, MD
Although the standard prescription of diet and exercise for managing these disorders sounds simple, it is easier said than done. Additional interventions are needed, such as increased intake of viscous soluble dietary fiber such as α-cyclodextrin, now available as a supplement.

Rauwolfia in the Treatment of Hypertension
by Douglas Lobay, Bsc, ND
This herb has been used in India for centuries to treat a variety of conditions. In this article, an experienced practitioner provides an outline for using it.

Omega-3s' Therapeutic Impact on Eye Care
by John W. Lahr, OD, FAAO
Not only is the dietary ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids important, so is the form and dosage. Read about how these and many other factors influence eye health and management of both anterior and posterior segment conditions.

Complete Diabetes Care Now that We Have TACT
by L. Terry Chappell, MD; T. Rae Neal, MSN, CNP; and Natallie Paphanchith, MSN, ACNP-BC
For decades, chelation therapy has been ridiculed by “quack busters.” New evidence from a major study helps legitimize this helpful treatment as part of a comprehensive integrative approach to diabetes.

Managing Cardiovascular Diseases:
Ramblings of a Maniacal Frenetic: Pragmatic Reflections on Helping Patients Understand Their Illnesses and Treatments

by John Parks Trowbridge, MD, FACAM
This thorough article provides an overview of the types of CVD and effective ways to treat it, starting with going back to the basic, but often overlooked, questions.

Can Endurance Sports Really Cause Harm?
The Lipopolysaccharides of Endotoxemia and Their Effect on the Heart

by Gary Huber, DO, AOBEM
While there are many benefits to aerobic exercise, intense levels of activity have their risks as well. If you or your patients participate in marathons or triathlons, here are some suggestions to minimize those risks.

Comprehensive Cardio Lab Work:
An Interview with Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, and Christina Cowger

by Nancy Faass
For decades, lab work in the case of heart conditions was difficult to access. Now these tests are more accessible than ever and can show results fast – helping motivate patients to stay on track.

Placental Fluorosis: Fluoride and Preeclampsia
by John D. MacArthur
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication with no known cause. Is there an important connection to the prenatal ingestion of fluoride?

Neural Prolotherapy: An Effective Pain Therapy
by Jeff Harris, ND
This therapy, simple and beatuiful, is easily the most important advance in pain treatment and diagnosis in a long time. With training, the practitioner quickly learns the most effective ways to treat any pain condition.

FCT Documented Case of an Apparently Reversed Heart Disease in a Junk-Food Addict with Obesity Diabetes, Thanks to Cause-Based Approach to Chronic Diseases
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
In this impressive case study, a patient fends off illness for years, even decades, through bioresonance testing and treatment, even while maintaining a unhealthful diet.

Roman Horror-Day: Organic Standards Take a Beating at Codex
by Scott C. Tips, JD
Sadly, consumers of "organic"-labeled produce will need to be ever more vigilant, as the definition of this term continues to be eroded by governments and other institutions.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
Cancer and Its Strange Metabolism
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
A Classic Public Health Study Important for Today's Clinicians
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach for Blood Pressure Management
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Women's Health Update
Hormone Therapy and Blueberries and Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women
Tori Hudson, ND


Vitamin B12: Which Routes of Administration and Which Forms Are Best?
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

'Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine' 2015

UWS and the Institute for Functional Medicine Sign Global Agreement

OncANP 2015

Letters to the Editor

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