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Townsend Letter
December 2018
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Coffee: An Anti-Aging Superfood
Steven M. Helschien, DC
Large, long-term epidemiological studies have consistently shown that drinking coffee is linked to longevity. This article offers suggestions for boosting the beneficial health effects of high-quality coffee.

Utilizing Bovine Colostrum to Combat Influenza and Other Viral Infections
Douglas A. Wyatt
Bioactive components in bovine colostrum have anti-viral activity. It is a viable preventive measure against influenza, either as an adjunct to vaccination or on its own, according to several clinical studies.

Diseases of Male Genital Urinary Tract – Prevention Is the Best Cure
Thomas A. Kruzel, ND, author and a past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, presents descriptions of prostate and male urinary tract disorders, including urethritis, prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and prostate cancer, and wholistic, natural ways to prevent them.

Erectile Dysfunction: An Integrative Approach to Making It Work
Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS
This informative article looks at major causes of erectile dysfunction, its diagnosis, and suggests natural treatment options.

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black: The Death of Angioplasty in Stable Coronary Disease
Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND
A recent study found the use of heart stents for stable patients with cardiovascular disease to be no more effective than placebo, yet stents continue to be widely used. This article argues for increased implementation of non-invasive lifestyle and natural measures.

Natural Aromatic Oils Effectively Inhibit Microbial Proliferation and Human Body Odor
Bill Misner, PhD
Aluminum-containing antiperspirants combat body odor, but aluminum has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Using himself as a subject, the author shows that a deodorant comprised of aromatic oils controls odor-producing bacteria populations.

Bastyr University San Diego Clinic: Student Case Reports
Vitamin D and Its Role in Autoimmunity: A Case Report

Alexandra Carlton, ND | edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH
Naturopathic care, including vitamin D supplementation, improved the health and life quality of a young woman with ankylosing spondylitis.

Exploring the Complexities and Caveats of Safe Internal Use of Essential Oils for Pain: Highlighting Intestinal Discomfort, Part 1
Sarah A. LoBisco, ND, IFMCP
In the first of a two-part article, the author discusses issues of safety, essential oil quality, metabolism, and synergy when using essential oils orally.
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Pathways to Healing
Everyday Foods Boost the Immune System
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Functional Gastroenterology Bolus
Early Life and GI Flora
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND

Curmudgeon's Corner
A Cochrane Review of Fish Oil: A Whopper of a Disappointment
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Women's Health Update
Pain Conditions in Women
Tori Hudson, ND

Monthly Miracles
16th International Integrative Oncology Conference – "Cancer, Cannabis & Keto," Day 2
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD


Is There a Low-Level Copper-Toxicity Syndrome?
Alan Gaby, MD


NUNM President David Schleich Announces Plans to Retire

In Memoriam

Mark Gignac

Letters to the Editor

More on Stress and Cancer
Bob Anderson, MD



Book Review
Mitochondria in Health and Disease
by Ray Griffiths
review by Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO


Book Excerpt
The Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
by Lee Know, ND



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