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Interview with Arline Brecher on Chelation Therapy
from Laura Lee's "Conversation for Exploration”
The coauthor, with her husband, of Forty-Something Forever explains the history and scientific basis of chelation therapy for treating cardiovascular disease.

Homeostatic Soil Organisms
by Paul Goldberg, MPH, DC
A pilot study done on the newest probiotics – Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSOs) – shows that they can help to promote good intestinal health and improve many chronic conditions.

The Detoxx™ System: Detoxification of Biotoxins in Chronic Neurotoxic Syndromes
by John Foster, MD, Patricia Kane, PhD, Neal Speight, MD
This protocol for treating many chronic illnesses is based on using phospholipid therapy and reducing heavy metal toxicity before restoring optimal nutrition.

Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
A new development in the traditional sauna is the use of infrared bulbs, making it easy to construct your own private sauna for detoxifying the body, and many other health benefits.

The Mitigation of Methyl Mercury Vapor Inhalation & Exhalation in People with Dental Amalgam Fillings
by Timothy Ray, OMD, LAc
A new form of Chlorella has the ability to bind mercury vapor in people with amalgam fillings, adding a safe, non-invasive approach to the problem of toxic dental fillings.

The Enzyme of Enzymes
by Dr. Nicholas Calvino
To maintain optimal levels of enzymes, which aid such diverse functions as digestion and repair, raw, fresh, or fermented foods are needed in the diet. Now a biological enzyme with potent fibrinolytic activity has been developed, showing promise in treating hypercoagulative states.

Calcium Revisited
by Dr. Bodean Gervang and Dr. Nigel Plummer
Most of us think calcium is only used for bone health and the more of it, the better. This treatise clearly explains the need for maintaining mineral ratios (eg. calcium to magnesium), and too much or too little will cause problems.

High-Dose Probiotics for Detoxification
by Mark A. Brudnak, PhD, ND
New theories are emerging for the cause of an epidemic of autism in the US. One involves neurological damage from mercury used in vaccines which alters gut flora and immune system response. This researcher believes that high-dose probiotics ("good” bacteria) can be used to detoxify the mercury.

Beyond Insulin Resistance and Syndrome X: The Oxidative-Dysoxygenative Insulin Dysfunction (ODID) Model Part III
by Majid Ali, MD
The cause of our epidemic of obesity-associated type 2 diabetes is elegantly theorized in this 3-part series on the dynamics of insulin dysfunction, and is related to lifestyle and diet (295 references provide a solid scientific basis).

Sound Health: Music as Medicine for the New Millennium – Part II
by Lily G. Casura
In this continuation of "music as medicine” one of the leading proponents, Dr. Arthur Harvey, discusses the latest scientific basis for his work on the music/brain connection.

Letter from the Publisher: Toxic Residue of 9/11

Eulogy: Professor Wolfram W. Kuhnau, MD


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Healing with Homeopathy — Homeopathy for Hot Flashes
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

New Column Web Page Potpourri
A column devoted to informative alternative health resources on the internet
by Marjorie Rosell

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues — More Milk Myths
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Quantum Medicine Update
Oral Chelation of the Biliary Tract and Circulatory System in CV Disease
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Dietary Restriction: A Fundamental Key to Supporting Detoxification and Ensuring Health and Longevity
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics
The Beneficial Applications of Low Level Laser Therapy
by Morton Walker, DPM

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Medical Anthropology — Food Safety in Anthropological Perspective
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Chinese Medicine Update — Pediatrics & Post-Antibiotic Spleen Vacuity Syndrome
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Women's Health Update — Perimenopause and Menopause
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Effects of Dietary Lithium Upon Mood and Behavior
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Editorial: Eat Right for Your Social Security Number
by Alan Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notices

Coxsackie Virus and Myocardial Infarction

Drinking Chlorinated Water Related to Heart Attacks

Alleged Nanobacteria Do Not Cause Calcification of Arterial Plaque

The Prudent Diet Doesn't Prevent Heart Attacks– Part II

I Was a Walking Time Bomb – Full of Nitroglycerin

Alternative Cancer Treatments Vilified

Motor Vehicle Licensing

Chelation Study Criticized

Well Water, Heavy Metal Synergy, and Impaired Child Functioning

Heavy Metals Relationship to Behavioral Disorders

Radiologist Readings of Mammograms Suspect

Aluminum Content of Marine Coral Calcium


In the News

New Jersey Seeks to Ban Chelation

Feds to Study Chelation Therapy

The Labels on Your Vitamin and Mineral Bottles May Soon Change

Preventing Student Back Pain

Banned PCBs and Agrochemicals in Blood Reduced 50% by Centuries-Old Detoxification Procedure

Pleomorphic Offers Free 20-Page Booklet

Comment Upon the Model Guidelines for the Use of Unconventional Health Care Practices, Federation of State Medical Boards


Evironmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights
by Thomas Kerns
review by Irene Alleger

Never Be Sick Again
by Raymond Francis, MSc with Kester Cotton
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

What Really Causes AIDS?
by Harold D. Foster, PhD
review by A. Hoffer, MD, PhD

Marijuana Medicine
by Christian Rätsch
review by Jule Klotter

CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, and the Virus-Allergy Link
by Bruce Duncan, MD
review by Robert S. Carson, MD and Marian Lengio

Book Notice
Lupus: Alternative Therapies that Work

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