Townsend Letter The Examiner of Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Conference Calendar
Check recent tables of contents
Townsend Letter
August/September 2007
Search our site               Table of Contents


Letter from the Publisher

International Decade of Nutrition Inaugurated by Natural Solutions Foundation
Online publication only

The Voice of Health Freedom Was Heard
by Byron J. Richards, CCN
Online publication only

Special Report on Performance of OAM and NCCAM
Re: Unconventional Cancer Treatment, 1992-2007

by Marcus A. Cohen

Update on the Therapy of Emanuel Revici, MD
by Marcus A. Cohen
Townsend Letter's New York Observer presents two special reports this month: a much-needed progress report on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), formerly the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM); and an illuminating and clarifying brief on the life and work of Dr. Emanuel Revici, unconventional cancer pioneer.

Nine Years After Breast Cancer, and All Is Well
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW
Our Healing with Homeopathy columnist revisits her own cancer experience, offering a moving personal portrait of recovery.

From the archives: May 1998
Healing with Homeopathy
Physician Heal Thyself: Cancer as a Path to Gratitude
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP and Robert Ullman, ND, DHANP
Online reprint only

A New Combination Therapy as Support to Conventional Cancer Treatment
by Serge Jurasunas
Patients undergoing cancer surgeries often face recurrences after surgery and chemotherapy. Professor Serge Jurasunas proposes a new angiogenic therapy, well-tested in his practice, that combines liquid cartilage extract (LCE) with Anoxe, a unique natural compound, to address drug-induced oxidative stress, increasing immune response and strengthening the cell-killing effects of conventional therapies like chemotherapy and radiation.

EFAs, Oxygenation, and Cancer Prevention: A New Solution
by Brian Scott Peskin, BSEE
Building on the revolutionary discoveries of Otto Warburg, MD, author Brian Peskin hypothesizes that cellular oxygen deprivation engenders cancer, and focusing on the role of essential fatty acids as "oxygen magnets," he proposes a new calculation of the ideal omega 6: omega 3 ratio in the Peskin Protocol.

Cancer and Vitamin C Therapy for Patients
by Reagan Houston, MS, PE
Vitamin C regimens have proven to be safe and effective in the treatment of cancer. Using Abram Hoffer's regimen as a base, the author reviews the state of vitamin C therapy and its role both as a primary treatment and as an adjunct to other treatment options.

Petri Dish Mentality and Fundamental Errors in the Treatments of Candidiasis
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Contrary to reigning medical dogma, candidiasis is neither rare nor limited to patients with severe immunosuppressive illnesses. Widespread and difficult-to-treat, yeast infections demand individualized and multi-layered strategies that include bioresonance testing, homeopathics, and ongoing dietary restrictions.

Food Farmacy for Melanoma (a.k.a. Flying with the Winged Bean and a Prayer?)
by James A. Duke, PhD
With new regulations on the horizon, Dr. James Duke turns his attention to foods, specifically plants, that offer demonstrated results against illness. His "food farmacy" treatment for melanoma zones in on winged bean shoots and roots, a prime and unadulterated source of betulinic acid, which is increasingly indicated for its remarkable efficacy as an antitumor agent.

Poly-MVA in an Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report
by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN and Frank Antonowich, PhD
The combination of an individualized and flexible dosing of chemotherapy with Poly-MVA, a dietary supplement, proved dramatically successful in this fascinating case study of a patient diagnosed with a rare and deadly cancer: multiple myeloma.

Prostate Cancer as a Model for Holistic Treatment
by Monique S. Beljanski
The late, celebrated researcher Mirko Beljanski, PhD, identified non-toxic, protective plant extracts that demonstrate cancer-killing mechanisms. Now, clinical trials in the US are confirming the value of Rauwolfia vomitoria and Pao Pereira in attacking prostate cancer cells and promoting health.

Can Food Really Be Your Medicine?
by Hoon L. Tan, PhD, MRSC
You betcha! Antioxidants, present in many natural food sources, play an important role in cancer prevention, but other phytochemicals, found only in organically grown fruits and vegetables, may provide even wider protection against cancer. Salvestrols, a compound of phytochemicals produced by plants, selectively address tumor-specific enzymes and act as a direct challenge to disease-producing organisms.


Jule Klotter

War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
X-Rays and Mammograms Increase Cancer Risk
Rose Marie Williams, MA

Chinese Medicine

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Kerry Bone, FNIMH

Pathways to Healing
Elaine Zablocki

Townsend's New York Observer
Marcus A. Cohen

Web Page Potpourri
J.J. Monte, Guest Columnist

Therapeutic Nutrition
Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Quantum Medicine Update
Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Melvyn Werbach, MD


The Mainstreaming of Misinformation
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Prostate Study Questions Safety of Multivitamin-Mineral Use
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Applying Warburg's Ideas in Practice
by Ralph Moss, PhD

Letters to the Editor

Amalgam Fillings and Mercury Levels

Cancer: Friend, Foe, or Embryo?

The Secret of Cancer: Short-Circuit in the Photon Switch

In the News

The International College of Applied Kinesiology–USA, with Standard Process, Inc., Awards the Second Annual George J. Goodheart Scholarship in Applied Kinesiology

Heads for Hope – New Website Provides Hope, Support, and Tools for People with Cancer and Their Families and Friends

Take Two Cups of Kale and Call Me in the Morning?

Heal Breast Cancer Foundation Brings Together Groundbreaking Honorees and Cause-Worthy Celebrities for Night of Fundraising and "Merging Medicine with Integrative Alternatives"

Cancer Fighters Have New Weapon: Black Raspberries


The Hidden Story of Cancer
by Brian Scott Peskin with Amid Habib, MD
review by Jonathan Collin, MD

Spontaneous Regression: Cancer and the Immune System
by Donald H. MacAdam
review by Irene Alleger

Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Cancer
by Lise Alshuler, MD and Karolyn Gazella
review by Paul Reilly, ND, Lac

Excerpt from Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing

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



Consult your doctor before using any of the treatments found within this site.


Subscriptions are available for Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine magazine, which is published 10 times each year.

Search our pre-2001 archives for further information. Older issues of the printed magazine are also indexed for your convenience.
1983-2001 indices ; 1999-2003 indices

Once you find the magazines you'd like to order, please use our convenient form, e-mail, or call 360.385.6021 (PST).


Order back issues
Advertise with TLDP!
Visit our pre-2001 archives
© 1983-2007 Townsend Letter
All rights reserved.
Web site by Sandy Hershelman Designs
November 21, 2007