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New Therapeutic Strategies for Multiple Sclerosis
by Diane Bilodeau, PhD
A promising new treatment for MS involves inhibiting the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), as well as providing factors for regeneration of myelin.

Multiple Sclerosis: Approaches For A Complex Disease
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris D. Meletis, ND
Although a few key factors have been implicated in MS, there is still no clear causation. However there is evidence that a naturopathic approach utilizing diet, supplements and lifestyle changes can ameliorate symptoms.

Multiple Sclerosis – Functional Approaches
by David Perlmutter, MD
A leader in the field of neurological disorders and the author of, provides a comprehensive overview of this intractable disease, and reports new research implicating Chlamydia pneumoniae as a causal agent.

Multiple Sclerosis – Disease of Mystery
by Robert W. Bradford, DSc and Henry W. Allen
Scientific research suggests that there may be a similarity between antigenic groups found on certain viruses and antigens found on myelin, the nerve insulation involved in MS.

The Reduction of Candida albicans "Yeast" Overgrowth Using Fungal Defense & Primal Defense with Lifestyle Modifications – A 23 Patient Pilot Study
by Paul A. Goldberg, MPH, DC, DACBN
Yeast overgrowth is associated with many health problems. Both of the supplements used contain Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSOs), which improve the gastrointestinal environment, and combined with dietary modifications, improved the patients' health.

Shingles East and West: A Case Conference with the Doctor as Patient
by Brother/Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, NMD
This refreshing account of a practitioner's long bout with shingles, includes a variety of therapies which were changed with the changing symptoms, and should be helpful to anyone suffering from this miserable ailment.

Integrative Orthopedics and Pain Management – Part 1
by David Musnick, MD
In Part 1 of a two-part series, the wide range of problems that can be caused by scars is discussed. Neural Therapy injections can be used to normalize the interference field caused by scars.

Vaccination: An Analysis of the Health Risks – Part II
by Gary Null, PhD and Martin Feldman, MD
In the second of this series on vaccination risks and benefits, the effects of the four major vaccines are discussed, and the "buried" statistics are brought to light.

Unsuspected Adrenal-Immune Disturbances in Pets May Explain Vaccination Failures & Adverse Reactions in Humans
by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM
A consistent pattern of endocrine – immune imbalances in pets led this veterinarian to develop a blood test to measure key hormonal and antibody levels that can predict the risk and efficacy of vaccinations.

DNA Destabilization as a Major Source of Metabolic Pathology
by Morton Walker, DPM with Randall Walker
The molecular biochemist Mirko Beljanski’s research on DNA led to his development of the Oncotest to identify the carcinogenicity of many substances. What different kinds of cancer have in common is damaged DNA from destabilization of their double helix strands.

Nutritional Immune Modulation Therapies for CFIDS – Part III
Lecture by Michael Rosenbaum, MD, presented at The Physician Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
The major nutrients that affect immune response include zinc, vitamin A, antioxidants, Chlorella, Thymic Protein A, and a mushroom combination, AHCC, among others.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Irradiated Food Controversy
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Medical Anthropology
The Cultural Basis of Neurological Disorders
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
The Impact of Quality Issues on the Safety of Herbal Products
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Chinese Medicine Update
Multiple Sclerosis & Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Whole Food Nutrition and Neurodegenerative Disorders
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Ask the Herbalist
"Treating Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease"
by Andrew Gaeddert

Web Page Potpourri
Lyme Disease
by Marjorie Roswell

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Treating Adrenal Insufficiency Naturally
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
How Do You Know if Homeopathy is For You?
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Acupuncture for Meniere's Disease
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Women’s Health Update
Frequently Asked Questions; What Women Want to Know
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Essential Fatty Acids in Multiple Sclerosis
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


The Painter's Wife
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notice

Mycotoxins: Etiology for Multiple Sclerosis

Differential Diagnosis of Von Recklinghausen Disease

A Simple Treatment for Flu

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Highly Effective Approach Using Manipulative Treatment

Prayer Appears to Benefit Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines, Adjuvants and Potential Toxicity

Comprehensive Search Engine

Dysfunction of Iron Utilization

In the News

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy

Metagenics Contribution to Naturopathy Recognized


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Autoimmune Disorders
by Stephen B. Edelson, MD and Deborah Mitchell
review by Katherine Duff

Medicinal Mushrooms: Ancient Remedies for Modern Ailments
by Georges M. Halpern, MD, PhD and Andrew H. Miller
review by Irene Alleger

Low-Fat Lies, High-Fat Frauds, and the Healthiest Diet in the World
by Kevin Vigilante, MD and Mary Flynn, PhD
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Seeds of Deception
by Jeffrey Smith
review by Katherine Duff

Homeopathic Family Medicine (ebook)
by Dana Ullman, MPH
review by Jule Klotter


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