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April 2009
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The Lung Health Secret Every Woman Needs to Know
Protect Yourself from Emphysema and COPD – and Even Reverse Damage that's Already Been Done
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Online publication only

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
by Lokesh Upadhyay, M. Mishra, R. Tripathi, and K. Tripathi
Online publication only

Cervical Cancer: Putting Prevention into Practice
by Cindy A. Krueger, MPH
Cervical cancer is increasing, yet is almost completely preventable. New studies continue to validate the common-sense approach to minimizing risk through diet, supplements, and other lifestyle changes.

by Marianne Marchese, ND
While quite common, this complicated condition is often misdiagnosed. The naturopathic approach, since it treats the whole person, can offer a wide range of options for successful outcomes.

Integrative Manual Therapy Improves Women's Health, Range of Motion, and Pregnancy
by Sharon W. Giammatteo, PhD, PT; Thomas Giammatteo, DC, ND; and Kimberly Burnham, PhD, IMTC
Out of the options pregnant women have for improving their mobility and well-being, IMT is a helpful modality. The pioneers of this technique offer specifics guidelines for help with low-back pain and other issues.

The "Unimportant" Molecule Curing Cancer: Do-It-Yourself Tips for Boosting Your Levels – Without Big Pharma's Help
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
This overlooked hormone has recently gained the attention of researchers: 2-methoxyestradiol may be able to cure cancer. Although it may not yet be available from pharmacies, there are some things you can do to increase your body's own levels.

The Emperor Has No Clothes: An Anecdote
by Dr. Abram Hoffer and E. Paterson
Double-blind studies have become the gold standard in modern medicine. Here, the authors take a fresh look at this reigning paradigm, declaring that it holds back therapeutic research. Meanwhile, the oft-dismissed anecdote comes in for a positive review.


Oxygen Homeostasis
A National Health Corps?
Majid Ali, MD

Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
CBS Gives Me Unwanted Attention
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
Osteoporosis? Alkalinize Your Grocery Cart
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul
Shawn, Aaron, and Steve E. Morris

Pain Free 1-2-3!
Natural Treatment of Osteoporosis and Breast Disease and the Recurring Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Quantum Medicine Update
Man-Made Chemicals
Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Chinese Medicine
A Suggested Pattern Discrimination for POF
Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review
Robert A. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, FACPM, ABHM

Anti-Aging Medicine
The Vital Role of Vitamin D in Longevity and Health
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
A Case of Thrombosed Hemorrhoids
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Pathways to Healing
Researchers, Grassroots Organizers Urge Increased Vitamin D Use
Elaine Zablocki

Townsend's New York Observer
Perpetuating Dr. Revici's Lipid-Based Therapy for Cancer
Marcus A. Cohen

Women's Health Update
Essential Concepts and Updates in HRT, Breast Cancer, and Osteoporosis
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Diet and Supplements for Benign Breast Disease
Melvyn Werbach, MD


Frank G. Spaulding, ND


High-Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

A Successful Alternative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

The Best Heavy Metal Chelator

The SELECT Study – An Alternative Opinion

Vitamin Therapy Helpful Post Craniotomy

Hypothyroidism and Fluoride Ingestion

In the News

Tests of Menopause Supplements Reveal Wide Range in Strength and Quality

Low Vitamin D Levels in Pregnant Women Could Cause Cavities for Their Babies


Getting into Your Pants
by Dr. Leslie Van Romer
review by Katherine Duff

A Physician's Guide to Natural Health Products that Work
by James A. Howenstine, MD
review by Curt Maxwell, MD, NMD, DC

The Best Birth
by Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN, with Armin Brott
review by Adrianne Harun

Mycelium Running
by Paul Stamets
review by Irene Alleger

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



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