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Letter from the Publisher

The Role of Teaching in Naturopathic Medicine
by Greg Garcia, ND, LAc
Teaching Naturopathy is teaching the healing arts and students should not lose sight of the principles as modern research brings more science to holistic practice.

A Position Paper on the Nature of the Counseling Relationship Within the Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine
by Hanna-Ian Faraclas, MS, CCE
Natural medicine practice is based on the concept of the physician as teacher, counseling patients on principles of healthy living and prevention.

The Healthy Side of Saturated Fats
by Teri Johnson (ND candidate 2003) and John Keoni Teta (ND candidate 2003)
We can never learn too much about fats! Commercial interests have deceived the public about saturated fats (butter, etc.) and in doing so, are responsible for much of Americans' poor health.

A Case Report on the Successful Use of Inositol Hexaniacinate for the Treatment of Achlorhydria: Its possible mechanism of action upon the central nervous system and parietal cell-adenosine triphosphate-dependent K+/H+ pump
by Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, FRSH and Dugald Seely, BSc, ND (candidate)
A special form of niacin (IHN) is used in this case report to successfully treat achlorhydria, a gastrointestinal disorder where the parietal cells no longer function and acid secretion does not occur.

Ecological Perspectives on Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine by Jen Green, ND
This essay reminds us that we are part of an ecosystem, and whatever affects one part affects the whole. A sane refutation of the prevailing paradigms.

Need of Frequent Repetition of the Remedy in High Potency in Chronic Cases with Causal Hypothesis by Rajendra Prakash Upadhyay, MSc, PhD, DEHM, D.IHom (UK)
India has been a rich source of modern homeopathic provings and this article puts forward the antithesis of a cardinal principle of homeopathy (single dose prescribing) in favor of frequent repetition of the remedy.

The Future of Naturopathy is in Whole Systems Education and Research by Dan Kenner, PhD, LAc
Instead of mimicking a failed paradigm, naturopaths should use both sides of the brain, says this practitioner, and restore medicine to its original mission as corrective rather than palliative.

Visceral Release Massage: An Effective Approach for Some Liver, Stomach, Gall Bladder and Heart Problems, Including Chronic Fatigue by Stephen J. Kaufman, DC
A new kind of massage specifically aims at relaxing the diaphragm and treating areas of spasm which may interfere with proper internal functioning as these patient reports illustrate.

Selection Criteria for Probiotic Supplements by Dr. S. K. Dash
It has become important to supplement with "good" bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract as many things can disrupt the balance and initiate the beginning of illness. Here are some guidelines for consumers.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Nutrition and Aging
by Ward Dean, MD
These organelles are called the "intracellular powerhouses," producing most of the energy used by the body. Many physicians today believe that nutrients to support mitochondrial function may be helpful for many of the age-associated symptoms.

Diabetes, Cancer and Weight: A Metabolic Typing Survey
by Harold J. Kristal, DDS with James M. Haig, NC
A Metabolic Type can be understood as the characteristic way in which an individual produces and processes energy. A correlation is found in the author's patient population between diabetes and cancer.

Attacking the Seven Causes of Inflammation
by Dr. Jordan Rubin, NMD, CNC
An illustrative example of how innovators develop new supplements, explaining the basis for each ingredient's effect on inflammation.

The Fluoride Controversy Continues: An Update, Part 3
by Gary Null, PhD and Martin Feldman, MD
In the third and final installment of this updated report on fluoridation, we learn of the many accidents in treatment plants, causing fluoride poisoning, and the difficulties in dislodging this entrenched hazard to our health.

Smallpox Vaccine: Does it Work?
by Randall Neustaedter, OMD
Here's the medical information you need to make an informed choice today. The history of smallpox outbreaks and lack of efficacy studies show much of the same pattern as with other vaccinations.


Victor Herbert, MD, JD

Donald G. Snyder, PhD


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Web Page Potpourri by Marjorie Roswell

Phytotherapy Review & CommentaryAlternatives to HRT
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Chinese Medicine Update — Sleep Apnea & Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Health Risks & Environmental Issues —Wild Salmon Don't Do Drugs, and Other Fish Stories
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Medical Anthropology — Landmark Conference on Eco-Labels at Tufts University by Tim Batchelder, BA

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue — Nutritional Support: Part 1 by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Healing with HomeopathyThe Best of Homeopathy: Learning Directly from a Master
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics
Cancer Remission Rates Increase from Use of the Safe and Effective Lipoic Acid Palladium Complex Poly-MVA
by Morton Walker, DPM

Quantum Medicine Update
The Quantum Naturopath™: Activating Quantum Healing with New Flexoelectric Technology by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods — Creatine Phosphate Complex and Creatine Serum by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Tools for Physicians — bodyCushion™
by Alan Kadish, ND, NMD

Acupuncture and Moxibustion —Electroacupuncture Compared to Maprotiline in the Treatment of Depression
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl, Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Women's Health Update — Research and Developments in Women's Health by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

New Column
Office Experience Impacts Your Success by Terra Wellington


Opposition to Naturopathic Licensure Harms the Public
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Whole Foods, Getting Back to the Basics: Our Foundation as Physicians by Chris D. Meletis, ND and Jason Barker, ND

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notices

Empirical Detection & Measurement of Savely Savva's [Suggestion No. 1] Bio-Field

Vitamin C and Magnesium Used as Placebo in Chelation Study

Rapadura Evaporated Sugar Cane Juice

Nutritional Medicine and Addictions

Re: Objections to US Draft Positions

Coley's Toxins for Sarcoma and Intractable Cancer

Caregiver Stress Syndrome

In the News

The NFAM 2002 Founder's Awards for Excellence in the Field of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

White Bean Extract Reduces Starch Absorption by 66% in Pilot Study

Cancer Patients' Survival Rates Increase with Use of MGN3

Free Prescription Drugs Available

Arizona State University Offers Bachelor's Degree in CAM


Alternative Medicine® Review, Monographs Volume 1
Kelly Czap, Managing Editor
review by Katherine Duff

Comprehensive Cancer Care
by James S. Gordon, MD and Sharon Curtin
review by Jule Klotter

Pain Erasure: The Bonnie Prudden Way
by Bonnie Prudden
review by Irene Alleger

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
by Maxine Schnall
review by Katherine Duff

Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
edited by Wayne B. Jonas and Jeffrey S. Levin
review by Jule Klotter


. . . the regular features, commentary and opinions we can count on each month from our distinguished columnists.


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