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Townsend Letter
October 2019
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

FCT® and the Brain: With an Approach Like This, Who Needs Neurotransmitters and Pills?
Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Finding the root cause of a patient's mental disorder may not always be possible, but cure may still occur. Examples of patient response to Field Control Therapy and classical homeopathy are given.

Possible Impediment of b-Amyloid-Facilitated Alzheimer's Disease Progression with Amycenone (AMY) Isolated from Mushroom
Sensuke Konno, PhD
In vitro studies show that amycenone, a component of lion's mane mushroom, inhibits several negative effects of beta-amyloid, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Environment and Alzheimer's Disease
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, founder of Immunosciences Lab., Inc. and a professor of neuroimmunology, explains how immunoreactivity between infectious agents, food proteins, toxic chemicals, and amyloid-beta trigger the development of Alzheimer's disease. Identifying the triggers permits those at risk to implement lifestyle modifications in the preclinical and early stages.

Childhood Nature Exposure Predicts Adult Mental Health
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Exposure to nature and green space during childhood has multiple beneficial biochemical and physiological effects that protect against mood disorders and other forms of mental illness during adulthood.

Fluoride and Mental Decay
John D. MacArthur
Fluoride added to drinking water supplies has multiple, documented, adverse physiological effects on blood vessels and brain cells.

Safe, Effective, Natural Solutions to Mood Disorders
Todd A. Born, ND, CNS
A naturopathic doctor provides a literature review of nutraceuticals and botanicals that are helpful in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and mental illnesses.

Advanced Nutrient Therapy For ADHD, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders
Dr. Jason Loken, ND, DOMP, RMT, PhD (cand)
Advanced nutrient therapy, as used at the Walsh Research Institute, addresses chemical imbalances that underlie attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Alzheimer's Redefined: Nutritional Lithium as the Foundation for Prevention
James Greenblatt, MD
Nutritional doses of the neuroprotective mineral lithium have shown great promise for preventing Alzheimer's disease in those at high-risk or with mild cognitive impairment.

Moldy Buildings, CIRS, Sick People and Damaged Brains, Part 3:
25 Years of Research Brought Us to the Cure Word

Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD, Medical Director Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses; David Lark, Mycologist, MouldLabs, Australia; James C. Ryan, PhD, Chief Science Officer, ProgeneDx
In the third article in this five-part series, the authors focus on the symptoms and lab tests that differentiate chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) due to water-damaged buildings from other similar conditions.

Probiotics: The Cart Before the Horse?
Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND
How probiotic supplements affect the gastrointestinal microbiome appears to be far more complicated and individualized than previously assumed.

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Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
The Hidden Power to Heal
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
Strengthen Your Ability to Predict If an Integrative Therapy Will Help Your Patient, Part 2: Caveat "mTOR"
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Ask Dr. J
How's Your Cognitive Dexterity?
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Curmudgeon's Corner
Living in the Post-Truth World
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Women's Health Update
Lifestyle Habits That Make a Difference
Tori Hudson, ND

Pediatric Pearls
Brain Health in Children
Michelle Perro, MD

Peter D'Adamo, ND


Clinical Practice Guidelines Are Based on Weak Evidence and Fraught with Conflicts of Interest
Alan R. Gaby, MD


none this month

Letter to the Editor

Re: "Homeopathy or Psychotherapy with Props"

Re: Kidney Disease


Book Review
Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness
by Neil Nathan, MD
review by Katherine Duff




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