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April 2008
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Chelation Corner
Toxic Metals and Autism
by E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD
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Letter to the Editor:
Restoring Optimal Brain Function Helps Many Health Problems: ADD; Autism; Depression; Fibromyalgia; Anxiety; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Learning Disorders; Strokes; Parkinson's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis
Online publication only

Oxygen Homeostasis
The ADHD-Autism-Oxygen Connection: The Larger-Head-Smaller-Brain Scenario
by Majid Ali
Online publication only

Deficient Cholesterol: A Common New Factor in Autism
Reprinted from The Great Plains Laboratory
Online publication only

Longevity News and Review
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO, FAASP
Online publication only

Systemic Intracellular Bacterial Infections (Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Borrelia species) in Neurodegenerative (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer's) and Behavioral (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) Diseases
by Prof. Garth L. Nicolson
Professor Garth Nicolson reports on research that reveals and underscores the significant presence of systemic bacterial, viral, and/or fungal infections in causing and perpetuating neurodegenerative diseases and behavioral neurological conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, autistic spectrum disorders, and Lyme disease. In his extensive review, the author investigates the roles Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Brucella species, Borrelia burgdorferi, and other infections play in specific disease states, and he calls for an integrative, long-term treatment approach.

Autism: A Multi-System Oxidative and Inflammatory Disorder
by Robin Bernhoft, MD, FACS, and Rashid Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM
Oxidative stress and inflammation instigate and underlie numerous chronic illnesses. The authors review the role of both conditions in the pathophysiology of autism; consider the causes of oxidative stress – particularly, the role of heavy metals; and present the most effective therapeutic strategies, some of which, the authors suggest, can go a long way in addressing symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

Autism and Vitamin D
by John J. Cannell, MD
With the advent of "sun avoidance," our primary avenue to vitamin D repletion has been blocked, while with the dramatic increase of environmental toxins, the human need has increased. Since activated vitamin D, or calcitriol, possesses unique anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and nootropic qualities, this depletion may play a major role in the burgeoning cases of autism, especially given the decreasing levels of vitamin D in pregnant and nursing mothers.

Usage of RNA Fragments for Behavioral Disorders in Europe
by Monique Lucas-Beljanski
Treatment with Real Build®, regulated as a dietary supplement in the US, has been shown to result in notable improvement in childhood neurological disorders. Real Build® is, the authors hope, only the first of many potential products to make use of the groundbreaking research of Professor Mirko Beljanski, a renowned French biologist, who used RNA fragments to stimulate bone marrow DNA and consequently engender the development of new stem cells.

Healing with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies: Part Two
by Nenah Sylver, PhD
The argument for the "health restorative effects of correctly applied energetics" continues in this important discussion on the role of electromedicine, with a detailed look at specific EM therapeutic methods and tools and an introduction to practical sound therapies.

Guided Digital Medicine,TM Autism, ADHD, and Other Brain Disorders
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
A searing assessment of the current medical model for the treatment of brain disorders and a call for a more coherent and effective approach, one that encompasses a more complex diagnosis and makes use, too, of the author's trademarked bioresonance testing.

A Debate: Homeopathy – Quackery or a Key to the Future of Medicine?
University of Connecticut Health Center; Farmington, Connecticut; October 25, 2007
Last fall, six internationally renowned experts debated the efficacy of homeopathy. The excerpts published here reveal a lively debate on a medical modality that has inspired and confounded experts for two centuries.


Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
Remembering Louis C. Lasagna, MD
Marcus A. Cohen

War on Cancer
An Open Letter to Farrah Fawcett
Ralph Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Evaluating Clinical Trials: Details Matter
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Web Page Potpourri

Questioning and Correcting Attention Deficit Disorder
Marjorie Roswell

Optimizing Metabolism
Childhood Lead Exposure
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Healing with Homeopathy
An Excellent Alternative for Children with Behavioral, Attentional, Developmental, Mood, and Learning Disorders
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for ADHD
Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

The Lyme-Autism Connection
More Proof That Lyme Disease and Multiple Infections Play Roles in Autism
Tami Duncan

Chinese Medicine
ADHD and ADD in Chinese Medicine
Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)

Women's Health Update
Screening and Management of Cervical Dysplasias/Cervical Cancer
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Minerals on ADHD
Melvyn Werbach, MD


Vitamin E and Cardiovascular Disease: A Genetic Factor
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Antioxidants and Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know Before Combining Them
by Dan Labriola, ND

Letters to the Editor

Praise for the Peskin Protocol

Autism, Schizophrenia, and Parkinson's Disease: Reversing the Direction

Is Your Health Insurance Sickening?

Treasure from the Sea Disappoints

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Acute Porphyria
Patients and So Many Others

The Spin Force and Remote Healing

In the News

NIH Appoints Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, to CAM Advisory Council

Doctor's Data, Inc. Acquires Anamol Laboratories, Ltd.
Standard Process Named "One of America's Healthiest Companies"

American Court Confirms Atrium's Exclusive US Rights to the Renowned Wobenzym®N

Barbara Brewitt, PhD, Innocent of Practicing Medicine Without a License

Norwegian Minister of the Environment Erik Solheim Bans Mercury in Products

Consumers Warned of Lead in Some Turmeric Supplements


The Edison Gene
by Thom Hartmann
review by Jule Klotter

Supplement Your Prescription

by Hyla Cass, MD
review by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Healing the Gerson Way

by Charlotte Gerson with Beata Bishop
review by Katherine Duff

Engaging Autism
by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, and Serena Wieder, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment

by Jonathan Prousky, ND, BPHE, BSc, FRSH
review by Irene Alleger

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