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August/September 2005
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Letter from the Publisher

A Conversation with MCS Researcher, Martin Pall, PhD
by Linda Powers

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Towards the End of Controversy
by Martin L. Pall, PhD
A new theory of elevated nitric oxide links a group of related disorders such as CFS and MCS, to a "vicious cycle paradigm."

The National Prevalence of Chemical Hypersensitivity, the Medical Diagnosis of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), and Potential Overlaps with Asthma
by Stanley M. Caress, PhD and Anne C. Steinemann, PhD
New statistics and studies find commonalities between MCS and asthma, as the incidence of both keeps rising in our chemically-polluted environment.

The Ultimate Oral Chelator is Finally Formulated as CHELOREX
by Morton Walker, DPM
The chelating or removal of heavy metals is gaining medical attention as we become more aware of the ubiquitous nature of these poisons on the planet now, and the accumulation of them in the human body.

New Ergonomic Insole with "Foot-in-the-Sand" Technology©
by Dr. R.L. Wysong
It's about time! New research in ergonomics has produced a shoe insole designed to restore the natural movement of the foot with significant arch supports.

The Beljanski Approach: Outside the Box
by Monique S. Beljanski
The late Mirko Beljanski's cancer research produced the Oncotest, and has now developed new, natural plant extracts which destroy prostatic cancer cells in vivo.


Pathways to Healing
Institute for Health & Healing Inspired by Compassionate Care
by Elaine Zablocki

briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Web Page Potpourri
Chronic Fatigue and Chemical Sensitivity
by Marjorie Roswell

Health Risks and Environmental Issues
Mercury Rising
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
CFS, Acupuncture & Its Related Modalities
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

The War on Cancer
Reflections on ASCO 2005
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Townsend's New York Observer
AIDS in the US, Early Period (1981-87)
Interview with Michael Ellner, President, HEAL
by Marcus A. Cohen

Medical Anthropology
Unreal Estate: The New Anthropology of Home Ownership
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Therapeutic Nutrition
Nutritional Support for Healthy Brain Function
by Gina Nick, PhD

Chinese Medicine Update
Clinical Uses of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
The Immune System and Mind Function
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathic Care of Autistic Children (Part I)
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Women's Health Update
Vaginitis: Two Common Causes
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Nutritional Influences on Capillary Fragility
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Iodine: A Lot to Swallow
by Alan Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Gus J. Prosch, Jr., MD

Paul Keene

Letters to the Editor

Chemical Sensitivity in the Military

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Perfume

Variance in Chemical Exposure Tolerance

Cavitations are Ignored by Dentists and Insurance Companies

Everyone is Affected by Electromagnetic Radiation

Vegetarian Diet for Arthritis

Rick Santee, Microscopist, Arrested by Medical Gestapo


MCS: How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health
A video produced by Alison Johnson and Richard Startzman
review by Katherine Duff

Ask Anything and Your Body Will Answer
by Julie J. Nichols, PhD & Lansing Barrett Gresham
review by Jule Klotter

You Don't LOOK Sick!
by Joy H. Selak and Steven S. Overman, MD, MPH
review by Irene Alleger

Breaking Out of Environmental Illness
by Robert Sampson, MD & Patricia Hughes, BSN
review by Irene Alleger

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




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