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Townsend Letter
November 2014
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Potential Mechanisms of Autonomic Involvement in Subgroups of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
by Laurie Dennison Busby, BEd
CFS often begins with symptoms of a viral infection. In some patients with a particular genetic predisposition, a virus may have triggered the development of autonomic dysfunction. Similar mechanisms to those in other diseases accompanied by autonomic dysfunction may play a role in CFS. Pursuing these could open up new avenues in CFS research.

Update: Injection Therapies for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
by Paul S. Anderson, NMD
While many treatments for CFS and FMS are being used and developed, injection therapies are an area that deserve more attention. This article discusses how IV solutions such as vitamin C, magnesium, and more can support improved outcomes for patients.

Effective Treatment of Pain and Fibromyalgia: Treating the Root Causes
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
When pain medication's side effects make the risk hardly worth the benefit, it is worthwhile to relieve pain by addressing it at its source. This author shares a five-step process to reduce pain by boosting overall energy supply to the body.

Phenotypes and Therapeutic Outcomes: Neurofeedback and Medication
Jay Gunkelman, QEEG
based on an interview with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
Most mental health treatments are based on the patient's DSM-5 diagnosis, including medication. However, these diagnoses rely on a wide range of possible behaviors that may be interpreted differently by the practitioner observing them. Dr. Gunkelman has found a potentially more reliable way to categorize and treat psychological issues: by brain-mapping phenotypes.

Stress, Pain, and Addiction Affect the HPA, HPG, and HPT Axis:
Part 2

Addiction and the IV Amino Acid Miracle Therapy
by Dalal Akoury, MD
Addiction can be a reliance on not only substances but compulsive behaviors as well. How do such dependencies form in and affect our brains, and what are the best ways to treat them with an understanding of brain chemistry?

FCT Cured Case of Severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
In this hopeful case study, bioresonance testing helped reveal the source of the problem, and homeopathy – along with other supplementary treatments – yielded lifesaving results.

Eliminate Electromagnetic Pollution to Eliminate Disease
by Connie Strasheim
While many people are becoming increasingly cautious about exposure to toxins, electromagnetic radiation is often overlooked. It may seem that there isn't much that we can do about these invisible waves around us, but their harmful effects make it worth looking for mitigation strategies.

Statins and Breast Cancer
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Multiple studies have found contradictory results regarding the relationship between these drugs and breast cancer. Are statins beneficial, harmful, or neutral? This article reviews the variety of studies, looking for what real information we can glean from them and how to use that to support best practices in patient care.

The Aging Brain Part 2: Calcium Homeostasis and a Theory Of Brain Aging
by Dan Moran
Does calcium age the brain and, if so, how? An in-depth analysis of age-related changes in brain cell biology tries to answer these questions.

Nine Research Areas That Need to Be Applied to or Expanded in the Study of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
by Laurie Dennison Busby, BEd
As MCS, CFS, and FMS continue to elude health-care practitioners and patients in their apparent diversity of causes and response to treatment, frontiers in research give hope for faster and better diagnosis and care.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Homeopathy and CBT: Effective in Coping with Traumatic Stress
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Environmental Medicine Update
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chemicals in Food
Marianne Marchese, ND

F.A.C.T. – Just the Facts
Chronic Illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Have Multifactorial Etiologies
Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Perspective on the Restorative Potential of Sleep
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Asperger Syndrome
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
White Spacing: A New Approach to Breaking the Allergen-Dysmetabolism Cycle
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND


Low-Disaccharide Diet Effective Against Crohn's Disease
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola?

Compounding Outrage Upon Outrage

Letters to the Editor

Another Look at 'Adrenal Fatigue' Question






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