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December 2009
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Chinese Medicine and Depression: A Two-Wing Comparison Study
abstracted and translated by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
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Townsend's New York Observer
Green Tea Compound Being Developed as Potential
HIV-1 Therapy
by Marcus A. Cohen
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Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Therapy
by Rodger H. Murphree, DC
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Letter from the Publisher

Bipolar Disorder and Orthomolecular Treatment
by A. Hoffer PhD, MD, FRCP (C), RNCP
During his lifetime, the renowned Dr. Hoffer was best known for his megavitamin treatment of schizophrenia. Here, in one of his last writings, he turns his attention to manic-depression.

Integrating Orthomolecular and Energy Medicine: A Complementary Approach to Treating Clinical Depression
by Alice W. Lee-Bloem, MD, ABHM
A holistic psychiatrist presents the case of a teenager who sought an alternative to antidepressant medication, and describes the protocol that helped him achieve satisfactory results.

The Homeopathic Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
by Dana Ullman, MPH
Ullman, a well-known author and practitioner, summarizes studies showing significant results from a homeopathic approach to these conditions, including a discussion of specific medicines used.

Create a Sleeping Sanctuary – Reduce Electrosmog
by Vicki Warren
The author, a specialist in indoor-environmental quality, offers valuable tips on how to protect yourself from the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields – from which the greatest risk is often in the bedroom.

Stem Cell Support: The Nutraceutical Induction of Adult Stem Cell Recruitment (IASCR)
by Stephen Holt, MD
Drawing from contemporary research, the author highlights the ability of combinations of nutrients, botanicals, or herbals to help mobilize ASC and their antioxidant protection during their migration.

Myomin: Natural Aromatase Inhibitor for Estrogen-Related Conditions
by Tsu-Tsair Chi, NMD, PhD
The author presents his original research showing that this product is beneficial for conditions such as fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.

Immune Defense and Repair Systems in Biologic Medicine: Part 3
by Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD
In the final installment of this series, Dr. Jaffe goes into detail on other therapies, and discusses the effects of emotional and spiritual elements on immune system health.


Quantum Medicine Update
Quorum Nutrition: Successful Clinical Treatment for Ear Disorders
Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Optimizing Metabolism
Sleep's Knitting Needles
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Exercise is Medicine
Exercise, Depression, and the Brain
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Nurse Finds New Strengths as an Acupuncturist
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
Simoncini's Bicarbonate Treatment for Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
Get the Best Rest for Life: Sleep is a Longevity Essential
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy: an Effective Answer for Depression
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND


The Road Ahead
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Medical Socialism: A Thousand Little Battles
by Doug Thorburn

Guest Editorial
Vaccines' Dark Inferno: What Is Not on Insert Labels?
by Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null

Letters to the Editor

Possible Threat to Alternative Nutritional Practitioners

Sugar and Testosterone

In Memoriam

Harold D. Foster

In the News

American Association for Cancer Research Congratulates Nobel Prize Winners

National College of Natural Medicine Honors Distinguished Past Administrators

Standard Process Presents Award to Honor Dr. Michael Dobbins


Puppy Chow Is Better Than Prozac
by Bruce Goldstein with Tom Amico
review by Adrianne Harun

The Depression Cure
by Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD
review by Irene Alleger







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