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October 2006
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Recent Progress in Clinical Applications and Research in Fibromyalgia
by Robert W. Bradford, DSc, NMD, and Henry W. Allen
This excerpt from a more comprehensive article (available on presents an overview of fibromyalgia symptoms and causes, a consideration of the role infectious microorganisms play in the illness, and a clinical outcomes study.
Online publication only: Read the complete mongraph.

An Elimination Diet for Fibromyalgia
by Chuck Bates, PhD
In a follow-up to his article detailing an intensive elimination diet, Dr. Chuck Bates returns to offer further consideration of the diet’s value in treating fibromyalgia. He also presents a straightforward look at the success of this and other fibromyalgia treatments for patients in varying circumstances.
Online Publication only: The Elimination Diet, Step by Step (22 pages, 224KB .pdf)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism
by Richard A. Van Konynenburg, PhD
The depletion of glutathione has been indicated in both chronic fatigue syndrome and autism, a connection that sparked the author’s interest. Further study suggests CFS patients might benefit greatly from learning more about nutritional approaches to the treatment of autism.

The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS
by Gunnar Heuser, MD, PhD, FACP
Because no objective evidence exists for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), patients with MCS suffer from more than the symptoms of that illness. Often, they are also subjected to skepticism and dismissal or offered only a referral for psychological treatment. A three-pronged approach to testing could change the response to MCS, causing more doctors to view the illness as physiological, thus widening the scope of treatment.

Urinary Neurotransmitter Testing: Problems and Alternatives
by Julia Ross, MA, MFT
Based on her own clinical practice and reports from other clinics, this author concludes that urine testing for neurotransmitter levels is often off-base, leading to incorrect assumptions regarding amino acid formulations and, consequently, unsatisfactory treatment. She surveys the problems she sees with urinary neurotransmitter testing and offers viable solutions.

Guided Digital Medicine: Non-Disease Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD

A wide-ranging discourse questions established conventional and alternative treatments, including long-term or dedicated use of supplementation, and suggests a more broad-based, energy-aware approach to medical treatment, one guided by bio-resonance testing and homeopathy.


briefed by Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Pathways to Healing
John Weeks' New CAM-IM Blog Offiers Vibrant Mix
by Elaine Zablocki

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Lindane: Banned in 52 Countries—Still Used on Kids in US
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

New York Observer
Celia Farber's Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS
by Marcus A. Cohen

Therapeutic Nutrition
Sickness Syndrome: Introduction to a New Condition, Part 1
by Gina Nick, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
CFS and Fibromyalgia: Overlapping Conditions that Require Different Herbal Strategies
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Web Page Potpourri
Antidepressant Web Resources
by Marjorie Roswell

Oxygen Homeostasis
Hurt Human Habitat and Energy Deficit
Healing Through the Restoration of Krebs Cycle Chemistry

by Majid Ali, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Worried About the Risk of Atypical Antipsychotics for Your Child? Homeopathic Medicine Offers a Safer Alternative
by Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Depression
by Robert A. Anderson MD

Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Severe Fatigue
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl Ac, LicAC, FNAAOM

Women’s Health Update
Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea): An Alternative Approach
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness

Vitamins to Reduce Pain
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Umbilical Discord
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

On Wayne Martin

Biological Liquid Crystals

The Rinkel Method for Shingles, Urticaria, and Flu

Perspectives on Ambien-Associated Food Binging

Sun Damage is a Misnomer

Lugols/Iodine Loading

In the News

Both Sides of the Pharmaceutical Death Coin

Manufacturers Take the Initiative to Stop Human Growth Hormone Scams

Anger in Indiana: The Cal Streeter Story Reports on 29 Popular Melatonin Sleep Supplements

Multi-Level Marketing International Association Urges the FTC to Withdraw Proposed Business Opportunity Rule

Call to Action

Breakthrough Technology for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Electrotherapy for the Masses

New Laser Technology Offers Breakthrough for Pain Relief and Healing of Many Chronic Conditions

Standard Process Inc. Embarks on Major Building Expansion Project


Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Fred Friedberg, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
by Alison C. Bested and Alan C. Logan with Russell Howe
review by Katherine Duff

Dispatches from the War Zone of Environmental Health
by Helke Ferrie
review by Katherine Duff

Eating and Healing: Traditional Food as Medicine
by Andrea Pieroni and Lisa Leimar Price, Editors
review by Irene Alleger

Book Briefs
reviewed by Beatrice Trum Hunter

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