Letter from the Publisher
A Sticky Situation: Mucus Support for Respiratory Illnesses
by Amy Terlisner, NMD
Mucus helps the body protect itself as well as clean up debris from infectious agents, pollution, and other particulate matter in the air. Its production should be supported, not eliminated, for optimal healing from respiratory illness. This article investigates the properties of mucus, its function, and naturopathic ways to manipulate it, including a sample protocol.
For Cold and Flu, Innate Immunity Is the Key
Influenza virus infection is a significant concern to public health, and agents that modify the host response to infection have become increasingly attractive. One such agent, active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), has been reported to increase survival, decrease severity of infection, and shorten recovery time.
Integrative Management of Respiratory Illnesses
by Jeremy Mikolai, ND, and Martin Milner, ND
This article focuses on diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. The authors recommend antibiotic treatment and advise multiantibiotic therapy depending on severity of the pneumonia process with coexistent conditions. They review the need for mucolytics and expectorants, antimicrobials, and supportive therapies. A case study provides detailed treatment approaches for managing a patient with pneumonia.
Case Report: COPD and Anxiety Resolved by Integrative Medicine
by Jeremy Mikolai, ND, and Martin Milner, ND
Drs. Mikolai and Milner offer an excellent primer for understanding respiratory disease, providing an understandable and simple explanation for pulmonary function testing that is useful to follow the case study. They track the changes in pulmonary function status as treatment is continued, offering an objective basis to monitor the case.
A Comparison of Two Nasal Irrigation Solutions with No Treatment in Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers
by Ronald E. Hunninghake, MD, and Donald R. Davis, PhD
Both isotonic and hypertonic saline have been studied as adjunctive therapy for acute and chronic or recurrent sinusitis. One commercial solution, Sinus Cleanser, attempts to improve on isotonic, buffered saline solution by adding natural antifungal and antibacterial ingredients. The authors performed a small, blind comparison of Sinus Cleanser with plain, buffered 2% hypertonic saline solution and report here on the results.
Treating Influenza with Vitamin C: Results and Mechanisms
by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
Reasonably dosed intravenous vitamin C will usually rapidly resolve an acute viral syndrome, including influenza and its morbid complication, viral pneumonia. However, when the initial attempts do not produce desirable results, vitamin C should not be abandoned as the primary therapy. Dr. Levy offers suggestions to improve the clinical response.
Effects of Hormones in Adult-Onset Allergies
by Benoit Tano, MD, PhD
Increasingly, patients are presenting in adulthood with complaints of atopic diseases, while recent CDC reports indicate a growing allergy problem, particularly in women. The author posits that the growing incidence of atopy in American adults isdue to an estrogen epidemic. He discusses case histories, and offers considerations for testing and treatment.
News about ProBoost Thymic Protein A: Now Licensed As an Injectable Immune Modulator by the USDA
by George Klabin
The active protein in ProBoost has been described as an immune modulator and antiviral agent for humans. Now it is the first and only veterinary product approved as an aid in the treatment of feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus-induced diseases in cats, and associated symptoms including opportunistic infection, anemia, granulocytopenia, and thrombocytopenia.
Clinical Study of Efficacy of Nascent Iodine as Therapeutic and Chemoprophylaxis Agent in Tropical Malaria
by Jagadish G. Donki, MBBS, BaMS, DipIpt, ABAAM (USA), and Chakradhar M.V., MD
Due to the emerging resistance to traditional antimalarials by parasites, there is a need for safer, more effective therapeutic agents. Hence this study of nascent iodine (MagNascent) was conducted on a field clinical trial in malaria-endemic areas in India.
Psychotherapeutic Possibilities and Limits of Energetic Conflict Healing
by Dr. Reimar Banis
Psychosomatic Energetics(PSE) is an affordable and easily applicable alternative to psychotherapy in general practice. Developer Dr. Banis explores whether it may open up new therapeutic avenues for patients for whom psychotherapy is not an option, as well as how the two methods differ.
Environmental Links to Respiratory Health: An Anti-Aging Perspective
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO
Environmental Medicine Update
Multiple Sclerosis: Environmental Factors and Treatments
Marianne Marchese, ND
Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD
War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD
Exceptional Pulmonary Therapies Part 1 and the IRR
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD
Healing with Homeopathy
Ritalin-Free Kids: Homeopathy for ADHD
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND
Vitamin D: Our Lungs' Best Friend
Julie Chen, MD
Culture Shock: Eating for Your Gut Microbiota
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH
Exercise is Medicine
How Does Nutrition Affect Metabolic Afterburn?
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS
Aesthetic, Anti-Aging, and Regenerative Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach for the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation
Sharon McQuillan, MD
Women's Health Update
Research Reviews and News
Tori Hudson, ND
A Fishy Meta-Analysis
Alan Gaby, MD
In the News
6th Annual Probiotic Symposium Highlights
Douglas Laboratories Introduces New Line of Supplements for Athletes
Dr. Jeffrey Bland Appointed as President of PLMI
Weight Management During the Holidays
Letters to the Editor
Weight Loss is Independent of Fasting Rate
The Low GI Handbook
by Jennie Brand-Miller, PhD; Thomas Wolever, MD; Kaye Foster-Powell; and Stephen Colagiuri, MD
review by Katherine Duff
What Went Wrong
by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD
review by Howard Straus
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