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Letter to the Editor
Common Causes of an Iron Imbalance
Online publication only

Emanuel Revici, MD: Efforts to Publish the Clinical Findings of a Pioneer in Lipid-Based Cancer Therapy
by Marcus A. Cohen
Emanuel Revici's research into lipids led him to a unique cancer treatment involving anabolic or catabolic states of metabolism. His successful treatments spanned seven decades.
Online publication only (Part 3)
(Parts 1 and 2 were previously in print. All three parts are included here.)

This Issue: Alternative Therapies for Cancer

The Cutting Edge of Alternative Medicine and Cancer Treatment
by Jonathan Collin, MD
Townsend Letter's Editor-in-Chief reviews Burton Goldberg's revelatory video presentation.

To Combine or Not to Combine: Natural Health Products and Chemotherapy?
by Walter Lemmo, ND
Understanding the role of Natural Health Products in the treatment of cancer can greatly empower patients and lead to far more effective treatment.

A Bottoms-Up Summary of Past and Recent Impressions Regarding Coffee Enemas
by Gar Hildenbrand
The value of coffee enemas long has been obscured by a bias in perception, but with the advent of new grants and more widely received research, that perception has changed, A pioneer in the field suggests more research would reveal the beneficial role of coffee enemas in retarding aging, alleviating cancer pain, and addressing other ailments such as skin disease and migraine headaches.

Mitochondria and Cancer
by Prof. Serge Jurasunas
A groundbreaking study of the role of Mitochondrial DNA exposes the vital importance of an intact and functional mitochondria cell respiration as protection against cancer.

Understanding Breast Cancer Treatments
by Donna Sage, MSSA
While prevention and early detection play key roles in determining a cancer's development, knowing the full range of available treatments is crucial to making necessary decisions once cancer is diagnosed. The author discusses two common cancer drugs and compares their efficacy with a third option, the soy-based nutraceutical Haelan.

Benefits of a Special Sea Cucumber Extract in Anti-Angiogenic Therapy and RTK Inhibition for Cancer
by Tsu-Tsair Chi, NMD, PhD
Recent research has identified sea cucumbers as active inhibitors of angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels, which places this natural marine resource at the forefront of cancer therapies, potentially eclipsing RTK inhibitor drugs.

Avemar – A Functional Food With Proven Anti-Cancer Effects
by Dan Kenner, PhD, LAc
The immune-enhancing effects of wheat extracts have been well established. Now newly available in the United States, Avemar presents a non-toxic, support option in cancer treatments.

Poly-MVA® and Prostate Health: Shari Lieberman PhD, CNS, FACN Discusses Cancer Case Studies with the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research
An informative interview with author and researcher Dr. Shari Lieberman on the use of Poly-MVA in treating prostate cancer.

A Success Story, or Don't Be Afraid of Cancer
by Pat Coleby
The mother of a long-term cancer survivor shares her family's alternative approach to treating her son's cancer over the past thirty years.


Shorts by Jule Klotter

New York Observer
A Canadian Case: Judicial Support for a Child's Unconventional Therapy
by Marcus A. Cohen

Therapeutic Nutrition
The Role of Whole Foods and Nutraceuticals in the Prevention of Cancer and Support of Traditional Cancer Treatments
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Pathways to Healing
New Book Surveys CAM Therapies
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Dental Mercury Ban Pending
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Chinese Medicine Update
Using Chinese Medicine to Treat the Side Effects of Radiation in Cancer Therapy
by Bob Flaws, LicAc, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Healing with Homeopathy
Cancer Miasm: The Stain of Perfectionism
by Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW

Quantum Medicine Update
Strengthening the Innate Ability of the Immune System to Fight Cancer by Restoring Thymic and TH-1 and TH-2 Cytokine Responses
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Web Page Potpourri
The Food System, Food Security, and Food Justice
by Marjorie Roswell

Pain Free 1-2-3!
Neuropathic Pain
by Jacob Teitelbaum MD

Women’s Health Update
Research Update, Clinical Insights, News
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Cancer Prevention Diet

by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


What Does the Caffeine Clearance Test Really Tell Us?
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Medline Bias
by Andrew Saul

Letters to the Editor

Questioning HIV/AIDS

Vegetarianism Criticized

Kudos for Rose Marie Williams

Beyond Cancer Treatment

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Preventing Colon Cancer

Chemotherapy's Basic Problems – and a Solution

Horror Story: MS Patients Subjected to Chemotherapy While a Safe Treatment is Suppressed

Coley's Toxins News

In the News Tests Cancer-Prevention Supplements

Family Decides Breast Cancer Treatment for Many Older Latinas

High Dose Vitamin C Is Safe

Washington State Board of Pharmacy Stalls Innovative Biomed Comm Natural Medicine Provider

Court Denies Vitamin Trade Group's Motion to Stop Defamation Suit Brought by

Tai Chi and Qigong Recommended for Seniors

Anti-Cancer Compound in Beer Gaining Interest


Baron Harvest
by Peter Lind
review by Jule Klotter

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
by David Steenblock, DO, and Anthony G. Payne, PhD
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

The War on Cancer
by Guy B. Faguet, MD
review by Ralph Moss, PhD

The High Blood Pressure HOAX!
by Sherry A. Rogers, MD
review by Irene Alleger

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


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