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Townsend Letter
December 2017
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Silver Hydrosol – Nature's Best Kept Health Secret
by Rob MacCuspie, PhD
Silver has long been recognized as an anti-microbial agent. High-quality silver nanoparticles support the immune support without significantly affecting the gut microbiome.

MitoQ®: A Highly Bioavailable, Mitochondria-Targeted Form of Coenzyme Q10
by Chris D. Meletis, ND, Susanne Bennett, DC, and Kimberly Wilkes
A positively charged form of CoQ10 transports more easily through cell and mitochondrial membranes, increasing mitochondrial antioxidant capacity and reducing mitochondrial damage.

Dugald Seely and the Rogers Award
Small Country-Big Prize: What's the Story?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The Rogers Prize is a cash award that recognizes leaders in Canadian integrative medicine. This year's recipient is clinician and researcher Dugald Seely, ND.

A Crash Course in Erections and Testosterone
by Jade Teta, ND
Naturopathic physician Jade Teta explains the roles of brain, biochemistry, and blood flow in erections and how to treat dysfunction.

The Restoration Model
by Jean-Ronel Corbier, MD
Based on the simple assumption that the body and brain have the ability to heal themselves, Dr. Corbier encourages patience and the use of an wholistic, optimistic approach to restore health—even in the case of autism.

Mast Cell Activation – Another Elephant in the Room
by Neil Nathan, MD
Mast cells coordinate the immune system response to toxins and infections. When the system is overloaded, mast cells become overly reactive, a condition that causes a wide variety of symptoms and can be treated.

Myelofibrosis – A Different Sort of Malignancy and a Case History of Control
by Davis W. Lamson, MS, ND
Dr. Lamson shares a case report in which integrative naturopathic care has successfully controlled pancytopenia and myelofibrosis in an elderly woman.

Has the Cause of Psoriasis Been Found?
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Helicobacter pylori may be an underlying contributor to some cases of psoriasis.

Cannabinoid Deficiency and Its Impact on Human Health and Disease, Part 4
by Jonn Desnoes, OMD, MD, PhD, and Sandra Kischuk, MSMIS, MCPM
In the final installment of this article, the authors discuss the adverse effects, drug interactions, and contraindications for cannabis and the benefits of the inactive components found in the plant.

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Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Functional Gastroenterology Bolus
Helicobacter pylori – Commensal, Pathobiont or Pathogen?
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Ask Dr. J
The Answer Lies Within
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Women's Health Update
Primary Care Issues: Fatigue and Osteoarthritis of the Knees
Tori Hudson, ND


Medical Education Needs to Improve
Alan Gaby, MD

The "Retracted" Studies
by Jule Klotter

Guest Editorial
Can CAM Docs Legally Prescribe and Sell Herbals and Nutritional Supplements as Therapy Without Bad Things Happening?
by Rick Jaffe, Esq.

In Memoriam

Ted Rozema

Letters to the Editor

none this month

In the News

Quicksilver Scientific Revolutionizes Mercury Testing

Mushroom Wisdom Introduces New "Old" Mushroom – Super Poria


Book Review
Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism
by Donald R. Yance, CN, MH, RH(AHG)
review by Donald A. Carroll, OD, NT


Book Review
The Miraculous Results of Extremely High Doses of the Sunshine Hormone Vitamin D3
by Jeff T. Bowles
review by Donald A. Carroll, OD, NT



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