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Lipitor-Associated Memory Loss: Analysis of 662 Cases of Cognitive Damage
by Duane Graveline, MD MPH, and Jay S. Cohen, MD

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Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD

Treating Prostate Cancer at the Amitabha Medical Clinic:
Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science

by Elaine Weil, NP, NC; Cheri Quincy, DO; and Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in males, yet the need for aggressive treatment is being questioned. This timely article details the Amitabha Clinic's integrative approach, which emphasizes an individualized protocol and complements conventional medicine as needed to support the cancer patient.

Treating Prostate Cancer with Immune Therapy Using the Gorter Model
by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, and Erik Peper, PhD
Gorter, founder and director of the Medical Center Cologne, Germany, developed a protocol of immune therapies that has been significantly successful in treating advanced prostate cancer. This article outlines the method, which will be detailed in the authors' forthcoming book Fighting Cancer.

Natural Remedies for Interstitial Cystitis
by Diana Brady, MA, CNC
This common syndrome has no cure as yet; but Brady, a former IC patient, has helped countless other sufferers. Here she discusses dietary modifications and other treatments that have been found to work for most people.

Resetting Your Biological Clock: How to Slow the Aging Process and Live Longer
by Mark Houston, MD, MS, ABAAM, FACP, FAHA
No one wants to deal with the chronic diseases commonly associated with aging. Anti-aging specialist Dr. Houston discusses strategies, including nutrition, lifestyle, and medications, that can help you in successful aging.

'Why Blue-Green Algae Makes Me Tired': Perspective, 15 Years Later
by Christian Drapeau
Fifteen years ago, we published one writer's critique of blue-green algae, which has since circulated widely beyond the Townsend Letter. We also published Drapeau's rebuttal, which has not received the same attention. Now Drapeau revisits the discussion from a viewpoint that includes the latest research.

Three Energy Medicines that Add to the US Medical
Framework: Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine,
and Oriental Medicine

by Carroll Bottum Ritter
The author took a 17-month journey to research what health is and how to achieve and maintain it. Here she synthesizes her discoveries and offers insights on how specific health-care modalities can contribute to conventional medicine.

Nutritional Medicine Update with Robert Crayhon, MS, CN: An Interview with Nutritionist Ken Babal, CN: Clinical Pearls from His Nutrition Practice
An expert shares his insights on everything from how he maintains a successful longtime practice to making safe fish choices and "smart supplementing."

Fluoridation: Medicating our Water – Part 2
by Gary Null, PhD
In the second of his three-part series, the author continues to debunk myths about fluoride, including those concerning fluorosis, effects on bone health, and cancer.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Combine Treatments to Synergistically Reduce Chronic Pain
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
New Hopes for Newcastle
Ralph Moss, PhD

Optimizing Metabolism
Are Medications Upstaging Your Diet and Exercise Plan?
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Townsend's New York Observer
Field Notes from the Cancer Wars: The War Against Nutrients and Natural Products – Part 2
Marcus A. Cohen

Exercise is Medicine
The Integrated Workout
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Healing with Homeopathy
Dry As the Desert: a Woman with Severe Eczema
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Women's Health Update
News Men Can Use
Tori Hudson, ND


Megadose Iodine: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Frequency Medicine: PTSD Stressors and Balancing
Online publication only

In the News

Dr. Ohhira's Formulas Receive Certification from the American Vegetarian Association

Jeffrey Bland Receives Leading Natural Products Industry Award

One Voice for Chiropractic



by Steven Rochlitz, PhD
review by Chip Halverson, ND


The Inner Game of Stress
by W. Timothy Gallwey with Edd Hanzelik, MD, and John Horton, MD
review by Irene Alleger


Autism: Made in the U.S.A.
produced and directed by Gary Null and Manette Loudon
review by Jule Klotter


Burzynski, the Movie
directed, written, and produced by Eric Merola
review by Jule Klotter




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