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Townsend Letter
December 2013
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Use of Nutrients to Support Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
by Laurie Cullen, ND
The physiologic stress of exercise can be quite variable, determined by nutrient utilization and depletion and cardiovascular response to intensity of activity. Many herbal and nutritional approaches can help improve the metabolic processes that occur during various forms of exercise. Dr. Cullen reviews studies showing benefits of specific supplements in improving outcomes and replenishing nutrients.

Enhancing the Performance of the Athlete: Part 1
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS
The lifestyle and nutrition of the athlete, especially at the professional level, is about fueling performance, recovering from stress, building skill quickly, and maintaining optimal body composition for the sport. In part 1 of a three-part series, the authors focus on these tools, including sleep, hydration, and nutrition, for safely and legitimately improving performance.

Optimizing Growth Hormone As an Athletic Ergogenic Aid
by Gary Huber, DO, AOBEM
Dr. Huber questions the use of GH supplements, examining the risks, and offers a protocol to promote endogenous GH production.

The Next Longevity Revolution: Estrogen Metabolism in Men
by Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH
When we consider anti-aging and men's health, we may think about testosterone replacement, prostate health. While these are indeed important, estrogen metabolism is rarely considered health. This article focuses on estrogen metabolism as it pertains to hormone optimization, cardiovascular risk prevention, and detoxification in men.

Don't Become a Victim of All-Too-Common Errors in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Mimicking Nature is the safest and most effective way to achieve the goals of BHRT. But, surprisingly, some "authorities" still teach practices that don't follow this approach, creating unnecessary risk.

Efficacy of Benfotiamine in the Management of Glycation
by Gaetano Morello, ND
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are now implicated in causing many of the complications of diabetes and the deleterious changes associated with aging. But glycation is a modifiable lifestyle factor, and rates can be slowed with the use of many natural products. This article discusses some of these, in particular benfotiamine, and reviews pertinent research.

Tylenol Treats the Blues
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
New research suggests that acetaminophen may reduce not only physical but also existential pain. Given concerns about the drug's safety, however, could there be a natural agent that has a similar impact on our emotions?

The Concept of Vulnerable Blood in Cardiovascular Disease
by Jeremy Mikolai, ND
Blood vulnerability encompasses many mechanisms that may promote the pathogenesis or progression of CVD, or provoke acute events. It also gives integrative medicine an opportunity to further contribute to prevention. Natural medicine must work to find and substantiate evidence for interventions that can address the varied aspects of vulnerable blood.

Field Control Therapy Documented Case of Cured Impotence with a Very Low Sperm Count in a Young Man
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Dr. Yurkovsky describes how his method of bioresonance testing supported a patient in achieving greater reproductive health and quality of life.

Nebulized Glutathione: An Inexpensive Form and the Relationship to
Sulfite Oxidase Enzyme and High Urine Sulfite

by Davis W. Lamson, MS, ND
A clinician describes improved approaches to this treatment for pulmonary and other difficulties.

IV Chelation Therapy: Is There Any Cardiovascular Benefit in Post–Heart Attack Patients? Findings from the TACT Trial
An Interview With Gervasio A. Lamas, MD
by Kirkham R. Hamilton, PA-C
The lead investigator in the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy, which tested the safety and effectiveness of EDTA chelation in individuals with coronary artery disease, discusses what led him to design it and his thoughts on the results.

Bioidentical Signaling Therapy: A New Way to Guide and Strengthen the Body's Own Oxidative Cell Protection and Repair Mechanisms
by Dr. Ina Gutsch
Oxidative response, oxidative cell protection, and cell repair play central roles in medicine, naturopathy, preventative medicine, and all types of wellness modalities. The ROS-specific bioidentical signaling therapy introduced in this article can be widely applied as a supportive measure.

Why the Shrinkage?
by William Ferril, MD
Aging involves the loss of body water, but the reason for this is not often comprehended: younger bodies contain more water "attractant." This process involves all of the cells, but especially the joints – the main focus of this article.

Systemic Mycoses: An Overview for Modern Natural Health Professionals
by Robert Thiel, PhD
Systemic mycoses can cause a tremendous variety of health problems. Although Candida albicans tends to get the most attention, it is only one of 150 fungal species known to be pathogenic to humans. This article discusses selected forms of systemic mycoses and offers information to help the naturopathic practitioner deal with them.

Townsend Calendar


reviewed by Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
US Troops Benefit from Acupuncture, Yoga, Guided Imagery
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
New Success for Hyperthermia vs. Childhood Tumors
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Medical Approach to Prostate Cancer
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
Can Your Waiting Room Become a 'Game Changer'?
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Night Sweats
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Monthly Miracles
MRSA: A New Approach: Training the Terrain
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
The Hip Joint: Do You Really Need It Replaced?
Peter A. Fields, MD, DC

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND


Better Medicine through Biochemistry
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

Majority of Women are Comfortable with Nonhormonal Therapies for Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Lyme Disease Study from Pharmasan Labs Selected as 2013 Feature Paper

Albion Adds a New Member to its Gold Medallion Program

Letters to the Editor

None this month


Book Review
Enteroimmunology: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
by Charles A. Lewis, MD
review by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO






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