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Entering the World: A Paradigm Shift for Treating Autism
Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think
by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, and Serena Wieder, PhD
review by Adrianne Harun
Online publication only


Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review  and  Commentary
Gastroenterology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Sensitivities
by  Robert A. Anderson, MD,  FAAFP,  FACPM,  ABIHM
Online publication only

Exercise is Medicine
Exercise and Gastrointestinal Function
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Online publication only

Food for Thought: Digesting Life
by Vaishāli
Online publication only

Letter from the Publisher

Novel Oral Compound May Inhibit Upper-Respiratory Infection
by Bill Misner, PhD
This unique formula was found to reduce the typical pattern that follows contagion onset. The details of the study are discussed in this article.               

Mastic Through the Ages
by Karina Gordin
The author documents the resurgence of this botanical healing substance, which has long been recognized by antiquity and is now being restored to its rightful place in the plant pharmacopeia.

A Sensible Approach to Eliminating Neurotoxins
by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD
The renowned physician discusses neurotoxicity and describes how he successfully applies his Five Levels of Healing model to the detox process.

Life on the Edge: The Clinical Implications of Gastrointestinal Biofilm
by Stephen Olmstead, MD; Dennis Meiss, PhD; and Janet Ralston, BS
The role of biofilms in infectious disease is becoming better understood. This article describes their involvement in gut disorders and discusses treatments, including pre- and probiotics.

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Autism and Lyme Disease
by Mary Budinger
Alternative medicine leaders convene at the Lyme-Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's annual conference, with much agreement on the issues of biofilms, detoxification, and more.

Historic Summit on Integrative Medicine
by Dana Ullman, MPH
At this event, a wide variety of prestigious speakers and attendees discussed transforming the US health-care system. Well-known homeopath Dana Ullman gives his firsthand report.

Immune Defense and Repair Systems in Biologic Medicine
by Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD
In the first of a classic three-part series, integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Russell Jaffe discusses the elements of health restoration in treating autoimmune illness.


Pathways to Healing
Emotions Are a Key Link between Brain and Body
by Elaine Zablocki

by Jule Klotter

New York Observer
Mayo Clinic Reports Remissions in Leukemia and Lymphoma
with Green Tea Extracts
by Marcus A. Cohen

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Chinese Medicine
Wu Mei Wan and Diarrhea Due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Healing with Homeopathy
The Fascinating World of Insect Remedies
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
Untangling the Complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and
Food Reactivities
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Natural Therapeutics
Calorie Restriction Mimetics
by Stephen Holt, MD

Naturopathic Perspectives
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a Few of My Favorite Things… by Jason Barker, ND

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Autonomic Breathing Test
by Majid Ali, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
You Truly Are What You Eat
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Women's Health Update
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women
by Tori Hudson, ND


Celiac Disease: the Great Masquerader
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Arline Brecher

Letters to the Editor

Success with Unique Lyme Protocol

Liver Flush: Help or Hoax?

Vegetarian Diet Questioned

In the News

Metagenics Chief Science Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Appointed to HealthCorps Advisory Board

Oregon Legislature Passes Naturopathic Formulary Bill

Emord Sues FDA; Selenium Claim Suppression Violates First Amendment



Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone
by Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, and Andrew W. Saul, PhD
review by Irene Alleger


Feeding the Whole Family
by Cynthia Lair
review by Jule Klotter


The GenoType Diet
by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, with Catherine Whitney
review by Steve Neninger, ND, NMD, CD

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