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Townsend Letter
April 2013
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Sperm Meets Egg: An Initial Fertility Checklist
by Amy Terlisner, NMD
The path to delivering a healthy full-term baby may be far from straightforward. Dr. Terlisner encourages couples to check for obstacles early in their family planning; to this end, she offers a comprehensive list of recommendations, including testing for both men and women, diet, and exercise.

Integrative Approaches to Infertility for Women
by Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Infertility is a widespread problem. High-tech medicine has many approaches, such as IUI and IVF. While these are not without merit, there is little focus on correcting any underlying dysfunction, deficiency, and imbalance that may lead to trouble conceiving. Integrative practitioners are essential in bringing health-promoting practices to the field of reproductive endocrinology.

Elevated Androgens and Insulin Resistance in PCOS: The ‘Chicken and the Egg' and the Importance of Thorough Evaluation of Obese and Nonobese Patients
by Sara G. Wood, ND
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder found in women of reproductive age. Because there is evidence that increased androgens can promote insulin resistance and for the inverse, that hyperinsulinemia may promote hyperandrogenism, it is difficult to know which comes first. This article highlights the importance of a proactive treatment approach for all patients presenting with symptoms – regardless of their weight.

Does Basal Body Temperature Reflect Thyroid Status?
by Dr. Alan Christianson with Dr. Linda Khoshaba
The belief that BBT is better than blood tests at diagnosing thyroid disease has been held since Broda Barnes established it in 1942. But new findings conclude that we cannot accurately rely on BBT to diagnose or treat hypothyroidism. This article summarizes Barnes's model and then updates each point with current information, and discusses other variables for determining thyroid status and treatment.

Thyroid and Breast Cancer: If You Aren't Confused, You Haven't Been Paying Attention
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Studies show that hypothyroidism lowers risk, hyperthyroidism increases it – except that women who actually have breast cancer are more likely to be hypothyroid than those without it. What explains this conundrum? Dr. Schor explores possible answers, including issues of immunity and nutrient deficiency.

Breast Cancer Update: An Integrative Perspective
by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
This cancer remains the number one cause of death by cancer in women; an integrative approach is indicated to support prevention and treatment. Dr. Alschuler reviews the most promising components, including recommendations for lifestyle factors and specific supplementation.

Top 5 Herbs in Women's Health
by Tori Hudson, ND
An expert reviews the research on the most effective herbs for a variety of female health issues, including gynecologic conditions, cancer, and mental health.

A Critical Evaluation of Dietary Recommendations in the Edgar Cayce Readings: Part 2
by Barry S. Kendler, PhD, FACN, CNS, and Michael J. Glade, PhD, FACN, CNS
This second installment continues to examine the ECR recommendations for specific foods. It reviews accurate statements and errors, and concludes with a discussion of the advice from the perspective of modern nutrition.

Response to Dr. Jacob Schor's Article 'Estrogen Metabolite Ratios: Time for Us to Let Go'
by Thomas L. Klug, PhD
In January, Dr. Schor questioned this long-held theory. Now Dr. Klug brings his extensive experience to bear on this topic, arguing that the science still justifies testing of estrogen metabolites.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
How the US Rations Health Care
Elaine Zablocki

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach for Bone Health in Women
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

War on Cancer
Do Antioxidants Harm Cancer Patients? A Reply to Prof. Watson
Ralph Moss, PhD

Optimizing Metabolism
Emerging Science 'Irons Out' a Treatment Plan for Anemia
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Monthly Miracles
NHIMA 2012 Fall Conference: Part 2
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Healing with Homeopathy
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Environmental Medicine Update
Probiotics May Well Be One of the Body's Best Friends
Marianne Marchese, ND

Women's Health Update
2012 in Review
Tori Hudson, ND


Can Multivitamins Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease?
by Alan Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

In Memoriam | Rick Marinelli

In the News

Let's All Do Exactly What Consumer Reports Tells Us To

Douglas Laboratories to Become the Exclusive Distributor of ThyroLife Optima

Dr. Lise Alschuler to Tour US and Give Seminar on Managing Anxiety

Letters to the Editor

Reductionistic Science Is Itself A Fallacy


Book Review
Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients
edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN, FACPM
review by Luke R. Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS






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