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The Garlic Wars (References)
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Integrative Oncology Denied the Efficiency of Alternative Therapies and Antioxidants
by Serge Jurasunas, Homeopathic Doctor and Lecturer
Online publication only

Longevity News and Review
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO, FAASP
Online publication only

Quantum Medicine Update
Understanding the Core Physiological and Bioenergetic Issues Underlying Carcinogenesis
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD
Online publication only

Thirty Years of Saving Lives
by Julian Whittaker, MD
Joining grateful patients, the founder and editor of Julian Whitaker's Health & Healing newsletter celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's pioneering work with antineoplastons and cancer, and offers a heartfelt tribute to the doctor's breakthrough approach, his stalwart persistence in the face of great odds, and his enduring achievements as evidenced by many successful patient outcomes.

Nutritional Medicine Update with Robert Crayhon: Interview with Nicholas Gonzalez, MD
In this candid and revealing interview, Dr. Gonzalez discusses a sweeping range of topics, including the genesis and configuration of his own cancer therapy, the frustration of poorly run clinical trials, the state of conventional cancer care, and the pressing need to share information on beneficial cancer protocols.

Two Powerful Herbal Extracts Protect Prostate Cell DNA
by Melissa Burchill, RD, CDN
The late molecular biologist and biochemist Mirko Beljanski, PhD, not only developed the Onoctest, which clarifies the sources of DNA destabilization that lead to cancer, but also discovered the properties within the tropical plants Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria that prevent the process of carcinogenesis.

Integrative Approaches to the Treatment of Cancer at Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center
by Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, Elaine Weil, NP, CNC, and Cheri Quincy, DO
Integrative Medicine is "based on…patient-driven medicine." Practitioners, like the authors, use natural therapies (nutrients, detoxification regimens, dental and other specialized testing, acupuncture, meditation, craniosacral therapy, etc.) in conjunction with mainstream treatments to create a synthesis of thoughtful, individualized treatments and "a true partnership between the practitioner and the patient."

Naturopathic Oncology
by Walter Lemmo, ND
The emerging field of Naturopathic Oncology melds the use of naturopathic medicine and its principles with conventional care, offering not only a safe and effective route to combining therapies, but also the presence of a knowledgeable health advocate during what is often a frighteningly confusing medical experience.

Effectiveness of a Combination Therapy in an Advanced Uterine Cancer with Neoplasic Infiltrative Lesions
by Prof. Serge Jurasunas

Noted international specialist Serge Jurasunas illustrates the dramatic effects of a combination therapy that includes antioxidants, the natural chemotherapeutic drug Ukrain, antiangiogenic therapy, an immunomodulator made from a derivate, processed dietary fiber, and an "aggressive" diet on tumors of the uterine fundus.

Understanding Cancer and Natural Therapies
by Reagan Houston, MS, PE (C)
Citing the work of Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, Ewan Cameron, MB, ChB, Linus Pauling, PhD, and others, researcher and cancer survivor Reagan Houston makes a strong case for the use of multivitamins and a low-sugar diet regimen as part of cancer-care strategy.

Concept of Cell Symbiosis Therapy
by Heinrich Kremer, MD
Dr. Kremer's recognition of an intracellular symbiosis potentially reconfigures assumptions about the origins of cancer and addresses some of the disease state's mysteries, including the Warburg Phenomenon. Furthermore, therapies derived from this new understanding of cell symbiosis have yielded impressive success.

Poly-MVA Case Reports
by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN
Patient histories reveal noteworthy results – including clinical remission – with the use of Poly-MVA [active ingredient, a lipoic acid/palladium complex (LAPd)] in cancer patients receiving palliative care, and raise interest in the formulation's potential to aid recovery in all stages of cancer.


by Jule Klotter

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Health Cruise – 2008
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Pathways to Healing
Conventional Health Care Leaves Us Overtreated
by Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
by Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Chinese Medicine
A Study on the Integrated Chinese-Western Medical Treatment of Prostate Cancer
by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)

The Lyme-Autism Connection
by Tami Duncan and Bryan Rosner

Townsend's New York Observer
Presidential Campaign Plans for Universal Health Insurance
by Marcus A. Cohen

Optimizing Metabolism
The Diet Whisperer: Nutrition and Cancer Care
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Healing with Homeopathy
A Case of Crohn's Disease, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Oxygen Homeostasis
Dysox and Climatic Chaos
by Majid Ali, MD

Women's Health Update
Research Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Dietary Protection Against Breast Cancer
by Melvyn Werbach, MD


Effective Natural Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memorium

Robert Timberlake

Letters to the Editor

Response to Natural Vitamin C Rebuttal

Effects of Chemo and Diagnostic Use of AMAS Post-Surgery for Papillary Serous Carcinoma

How to Cure Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Cancer Redefined

In the News

High Levels of Estrogen Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence

Conference Convened on Collaboration in Cancer CAM Research

Introducing Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine

Memorial Sloan Kettering Confirms Immunomodulatory Effects on Maitake Extract

AACR Introduces Cancer Prevention Research, a New Journal Devoted Exclusively to the Growing Science of Cancer Prevention

Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine
Extract of Broccoli Sprouts May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

Dehydrated Tomatoes Show Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer

Dairy Products May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

Breast Cancer Survival Linked to Vitamin D

Clinical Trial Results Show Proof-of-Concept for Use of Coriolus Versicolor as Immunonutrition in HPV Patients with Cervical Lesions

Remifemin/Black Cohosh Reduces Menopausal Symptoms and Protects Against Breast Cancer


Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment
edited by Kenneth D. Miller, MD
review by Irene Alleger

Dyslogic Syndrome
by Bernard Rimland
review by Katherine Duff

Cancer on $5 a Day (Chemo Not Included)
by Robert Schimmel with Alan Eisenstock
review by Jonathan Collin, MD

Cancer Recovery Guide
by Jonathan Chamberlain
review by Jonathan Collin, MD

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



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