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Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients'
April 2005
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Food May Not Provide Sufficient Micronutrients to Avoid Deficiency
by Bill Misner, PhD
Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs) are designed to prevent frank disease — not to provide optimum nutrition for health. This small study suggests that Americans do not even supply this bare minimum of vitamins and minerals, putting them at risk for degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis.

Geopathic Stress and Crib Death (SIDS)
by Joseph G. Hattersley
In Europe, there are known geographic areas where cancers thrive and traffic accident rates are high. These investigators found that geopathic stress makes an infant more susceptible to toxic gases emanating from old crib mattresses.

Stop Fluoridation Now: New Research on Fluoride's Brain and Thyroid Toxicity
by Gary Null, PhD & Martin Feldman, MD
The industrial waste product, fluoride, has been added to public water systems in the US for many decades now, and despite many new studies which show toxic effects on the brain and thyroid, the government continues to ignore the impact on citizens' health.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer
In God We Trust, All Others Show Data — Part 2
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
IOM Report on CAM Highlights a Decade of Change
by Elaine Zablocki

Health Risks and Environmental Issues
Persistent Organic Pollutants
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Chinese Medicine Update
Post-menopausal Osteoporosis & Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Therapeutic Nutrition
Vitamin K and Bone Health
by Gina Nick, PhD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Valerian: A Safe and Effective Herb for Sleep Problems
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Townsend's New York Observer
New York Bills to Limit Due Process Abuse by the OPMC Vetoed by Governor Pataki
by Marcus A. Cohen

Medical Anthropology
The Stories Bones Tell
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Naturopathic Perspectives
Liver Support
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND

Healing with Homeopathy
The Homeopathic Treatment of Fractures
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Web Page Potpourri
Osteoporosis and Dairy, Protein, Prescriptions and Exercise
by Marjorie Roswell

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Osteoporosis and Bone Pain
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

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

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Oxygen View of Osteoporosis
by Majid Ali, MD

Women's Health Update
Research Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Dietary Influences on Osteoporosis
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis with Natural Medicine
by Alan R. Gaby, MD


Dr. Walter D. Sturm
William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS

Letters to the Editor

Injectable Therapies for Pain Management

Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Oil

An In-Office Evaluation of Four Dietary Supplements on Natural Killer Cell Activity

Food and Chemical Allergies


Perfect Bones
by Pamela Levin, RN
review by Irene Alleger

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome
I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD, Editor
review by Katherine Duff

by Brigitte Mars
review by Irene Alleger

New Encyclopedia for CAM Practitioners

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




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