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Townsend Letter
August / September 2019
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

FCT® and Cancer
Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Field Control Therapy (FCT), using bioresonance testing and homeopathic preparations, offers a unique system for identifying and addressing the factors that underlie an individual patient's cancer.

NK Cell-Based Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer Using a New Arabinoxylan Rice Bran Compound
Professor Serge Jurasunas
Research and clinical studies show that rice bran arabinoxylan compound increases immune response against multiple types of cancers.

Salicinium® Treats and Prevents Cancer and Viral Infections
Jeffrey J. King, BS, MS, JD
This article presents data from clinical trials involving Stage IV cancer patients, which show the beneficial effect of Salicinium and its mechanisms that contribute to cancer remission and resolution of viral infections.

My Cancer Journey
Ralph W. Moss, PhD
For many years, Ralph W. Moss, PhD, shared his expertise regarding cancer treatments with Townsend readers in his column "War on Cancer." Then, four years ago, he became the patient, facing an aggressive prostate cancer. Even with all his knowledge, his personal journey brought new insights.

The Role of Genetics in Prostate Cancer and Its Clinical Application: Beyond Family History
Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS
Available genetic tests can identify germline mutations associated with aggressive prostate cancer. Knowing when there is a greater risk for aggressive disease allows proper patient screening and indicates when aggressive lifestyle interventions are needed.

Pancreatic Glandular Therapies: From Absorption to Cellular Interactions in Cancer
Carrie Decker, ND
Supplemental pancreatic enzymes have long been viewed as beneficial for cancer patients as an alternative treatment. This article looks at the science behind using pancreatic glandular therapies.

Magic, Hope, and Cancer: Why Was This Morning So Magical?
Gabrielle Duebendorfer, ND
A naturopathic physician reflects on the power of hope that comes with being present in the moment – even when living with a serious or terminal disease.

Moldy Buildings, CIRS, Sick People and Damaged Brains, Part 2:
25 Years of Research Brought Us to the Cure Word

Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD, Medical Director Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses; David Lark, Mycologist, MouldLabs, Australia; James C. Ryan, PhD, Chief Science Officer, ProgeneDx
Part 2 of this five-part article explains the ways that moisture enters buildings and leads to health-harming mold and bacteria infestation.

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer
Mauris Emeka
Intermittent fasting and a ketone-promoting diet, both of which deprive cancer cells of fuel, are useful tools in treating cancer.

East-West Medicine: Towards a More Complete Integrative Paradigm
Richard Kitaeff, MA, NMD, DipAc, LAc
Using a combination of traditional Eastern medicine therapies, such as botanicals and acupuncture, and Western allopathic treatments allows integrative practitioners the best of both worlds.

AICR Partners with iThrive to Provide a Valuable Cancer Patient Resource for Free
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
American Institute for Cancer Research has partnered with iThrive to offer useful and accessible information about lifestyle and diet for cancer patients.

Pain Reduction and Improved Vascular Health Associated with Daily Consumption of an Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Supplement Blend
Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH

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Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Environmental Medicine Update
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Breast Cancer
Marianne Marchese, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
Strengthen Your Ability to Predict If an Integrative Therapy Will Help Your Patient, Part 1: Bottom Line Up Front
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Healing with Homeopathy
What Would Dr. Bastyr Say About Naturopathic Medicine Today?
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW

Ask Dr. J
Everybody Wants to Be Like Mike
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Curmudgeon's Corner
Ultra-Processed Foods and Cancer
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO


Is Vitamin C an Effective Treatment for Cancer?
Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Hans Kugler, BS, PhD
Scott C. Tips


Dr. Kenneth Stoller Files Lawsuit Against the San Francisco City Attorney's Subpoena for His Patients' Medical Records and Genetic Information

MedWatch Safety Alert Added to the FDA Compounding Alert Web Page

Citizen's Petition Challenges FDA on Compounding Ingredients


Letter to the Editor

none this month


Book Review
I Used to Have Cancer
by James Templeton
review by Dwight L. McKee, MD


Book Review
n of 1
by Glenn Sabin with Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH
review by Jonathan Collin, MD


Book Review
AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine
by Simon Yu, MD
review by John Parks Trowbridge, MD, FACAM

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