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November 2006
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Vulvodynia: Diagnosis and Treatment
by Tori Hudson, ND
Online reprint from an earlier issue (166).

Codex Chairman Seeks to Thwart Natural Solutions Foundation Pro Health Codex Initiative
Online publication only

World Food Standard Setting Body Fails to Give Diet Its Due
Online publication only

Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance – An Emerging Theory of Disease?
by Claudia S. Miller
Department of Family Practice, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Reprinted (online only) from the January 2001 issue of the Townsend Letter (Issue 210).

Chronic Pelvic Pain Part I: Prevalence, Etiology, Diagnosis
by Tori Hudson, ND, LAc
In Part I of a two-part article, our regular Women's Health columnist, Tori Hudson, addresses "one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges in women's health" – chronic pelvic pain. In addition to a comprehensive look at the causes of chronic pelvic pain, Dr. Hudson offers guidelines for diagnosis, including a specific checklist for taking medical history.

Evaluation of Coriolus versicolor Supplementation in LSIL HPV Patients
by Dr. J. Silva Couto
The treatment of cervical lesions has generally been confined to surgical interventions. In this recent talk before the Royal College of Physicians (London), Dr. J. Silva Couto presents a groundbreaking study on the use of Coriolus versicolor as an immunostimulant used to induce resistance against the HPV virus.

Exercise is Medicine: The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of High Intensity Exercise
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS
Increasingly, the connection between exercise and the healing-stimulating qualities of inflammation – particularly the role of interleukin-6 – is becoming clearer, as is the effect of exercise on high-profile diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, themselves all causally linked to inflammation. The practice of short, intense bouts of exercise holds great therapeutic promise in the treatment of inflammatory illnesses.

Energetic Healing as a Means of Improving Women's Health
by Dr. Ulrike Banis
The effects of disordered energy on the autonomic nervous system are often overlooked by healthcare providers. The REBA test device provides another pathway to the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological conditions, one that acknowledges "the energetic perspective."

Questions and Answers About Vitamin D Supplementation
by John Cannell, MD
The author of the Vitamin D Newsletter addresses key questions surrounding Vitamin D supplementation, including queries on dosage and the need for blood tests.

The Cause, Prevention, and Treatment of Early Childhood Tooth Decay
by Rami Nagel
Early childhood tooth decay is generally blamed on unfortunate inherited genetic tendencies and a sugar-rich diet. Yet this author argues that such deficiencies are rooted in a wider cultural history of substandard nutrition and toxic foods, and he presents another approach to avoiding early tooth decay: a dietary revolution.

Hoodia gordonii: An Overview of Biological and Botanical Characteristics: Part I
by Stephen Holt, MD, LLD (Hon.), FRCP (C), MRCP (UK), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM and Thomas V. Taylor, MD, ChM, FRCS, FACG
Part I of a timely article on Hoodia gordonii introduces botanical and biological information on this remarkable succulent and explores the recent developmental history of what many people believe might be a real cure for obesity.

Rx for Panic Attack of the Gut
by Steven E. Hodes, MD
Disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract can cause havoc in a sufferer's daily life. Learning to listen to the gut is the first step in quelling the anxiety that can intensify gastrointestinal symptoms and, ultimately, may be the solution for easing the frequency and severity of such attacks.

In Memoriam

Maureen Kennedy Salaman

William D. Mitchell, DO


Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

briefed by Jule Klotter

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Bovine Growth Hormone Cover-Up
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Pathways to Healing
Leadership for Change
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

War on Cancer
FDA Approves Gemzar for Ovarian Cancer Despite Its Lack of Efficacy
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Townsend's New York Observer
Pediatric Lyme Disease: Over- or Under-Diagnosed?
by Marcus A. Cohen

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Acute Women's Problems: Bladder Infections, Morning Sickness, and Other Problems
by Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW

Chinese Medicine
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
by Bob Flaws, LicAc, Dipl Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for Uterine Fibroids
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Therapeutic Nutrition
Sickness Syndrome: The Link Between Inflammatory Diseases and Depression: Part II
by Gina Nick, PhD

Women's Health Update
Chronic Pelvic Pain Part I: Prevalence, Etiology, Diagnosis
by Tori Hudson, ND

Web Page Potpourri
Election Integrity; Following the Money
by Marjorie Roswell

Pain Free 1-2-3
Pelvic Pain Syndromes – Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis, and Prostadynia
by Jacob Teitelbaum MD

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Cervical Dysplasia
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Specific Probiotic Strains Are Effective for Genitourinary Infections
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Cortisol and Diabetes

Finding My Path to Treating Endometrial Cancer

Setting the Record Straight

In the News

Saving the Innocents: A Journey to the Source to Say "Neigh" to Premarin

Prostate Net and Barbers International Launch Global Men's Health Partnership

Water Aerobics Reduces Sick Leave for Pregnant Women

Roundup™ for Athlete's Foot?

Homeopathy May Play a Role in the Long-Term Care of Patients with Chronic Diseases

ConsumerLab.Com Evaluates Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements

Transcendental Meditation Reduces the Brain's Reaction to Pain

News from ACAM Educational Foundation's International Symposium

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision Holding FDA Ephedra Ban Unlawful

Early Exposure to Synthetic Estrogen Puts "DES Daughters" at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Archives of Internal Medicine Study Finds One Black Cohosh Effective for Treating Menopausal Symptoms


Managing Menopause Naturally Before, During, and Forever
by Emily Kane, ND, LAc
review by Jule Klotter

Natural Choices for Women's Health
by Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc
review by Irene Alleger

Book Briefs by Beatrice Trum Hunter
Health Benefit Claims for Specific Foods

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