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Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients'
October 2005
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Letter from the Publisher

The Link Between Diabetes and Cadiovascular Disease
The National Diabetes Education Program

Rationale for Creating the First "Un-Cereal"
by Dr. Randy Wysong
Are we fish out of water when it comes to our environment and our food? Here's a compelling argument for a "natural" diet.

A Burning Issue
by Roger Tilton
Severe burns are not only very painful but often result in disfiguring scars. An unpatented anticoagulant, heparin, is being proven to arrest burn damage, ease pain, and grow healthy unscarred new skin.

A Novel Device Reduces Spoilage from Aerobic Bacterial Growth in Refrigerated Apples
by Bill Misner, PhD
Online publication only. . .
A simple packet filled with Potassium Permanganate placed proximal to refrigerated produce, inhibits ripening, thus inhibiting microbial growth and spoilage.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Web Page Potpourri
Where Have All the Food Scraps Gone?
by Marjorie Roswell

The War on Cancer
Is There a Cancer Conspiracy?
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks and Environmental Issues
"Think Before You Pink"
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Medical Anthropology
Organs, Commodities, Technologies
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Townsend's New York Observer
The Emergence of AIDS in the US: Interview with Roberto Giraldo, MD
by Marcus A. Cohen

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary

Phytotherapy for Recurrent Kidney Stones
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Effectively Diagnosing and Treating Candida
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Pathways to Healing
Four Portland Colleges Collaborate in CAM Education and Research
by Elaine Zablocki

Chinese Medicine Update
The Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Therapeutic Nutrition
Glycemic Health and Diabetic Nephropathy
by Gina Nick, PhD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Kidney Disease
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Beyond Tarentula Hispanica
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Dysox Model of Renal Insufficiency and Improved Renal Function with Oxystatic Therapies
by Majid Ali, MD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Chronic Nephritis & Acupuncture
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Naturopathic Perspectives
Optimized Microcirculation
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND

Women's Health Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Dietary Minerals on Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


A Doctor to be Remembered
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Ice Water & Yarrow Stop Bleeding

IV Hydrochloric Acid for Bacterial Infections

Test Your Wisdom on Teeth

A Rebuttal of Dr. Gaby's Editorial on Iodine
Online publication only. . .

In the News

Plant-Based Alternative Therapies Gaining Momentum in America and Around the World

New Study Shows Fish Oil Supplementation Benefits Arthritic Patients

Court Strikes Ephedra Ban

Nattokinase Gets Your Blood Pumping

CODEX Guidelines on Dietary Supplements

Mushroom Immunutrition in Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome


Living Food for Health
by Dr. Gillian McKeith
review by Irene Alleger

The Miracle of the Breath
by Andy Caponigro
review by Irene Alleger

Twitch and Shout: A Touretter's Tale
by Lowell Handler
Tourette's Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting Help
by Mitzi Waltz
reviews by Pat Johnson

A Physician's Guide to Natural Health Products that Work
by James A. Howenstine, MD
review by Curt Maxwell, MD, NMD, DC

. . . the regular features, commentary and opinions we can count on each month from our distinguished columnists.




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