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February/March 2004
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Treatment from an Adaptogenic Perspective
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris D. Meletis, ND
Stress is believed to be involved in the etiology of CFS, and is a contributing factor in the symptomology. Here are specific adaptogenic botanicals proven to increase the body’s non-specific responses to stress.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Charles Weber
An overview of this debilitating illness suggests that small changes in lifestyle can be worthwhile, especially in the area of emotional support.

Antiviral Intervention for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN
A recap of the known etiology of CFS is followed by an extensive antiviral program of supplements that are highly effective in treating this difficult illness.

Lithium: Part 1 — Protect and Renew Your Brain
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
One of our local gurus, after having studied old and new research on the effects of lithium on the brain, suggests that lithium therapy may be anti-aging, as well as treatment for degenerative mental diseases.

Integrative Orthopedics and Pain Management — Part 2
by David Musnick, MD
Chronic muscular pain is difficult to diagnose and treat. There are many possible causes and these are discussed as well as pain sensitization and diagnostic suggestions.

A Novel Way to Do an Anti-Candida Formulation
by Mark Brudnak, PhD, ND
If you’ve ever wondered how supplements are designed and put together, read on. This biochemist takes us through the process of formulating a new probiotic.

The Case for Whole Food Nutritional Supplements
by Dr. Jordan Rubin, NMD, PhD
There is a scientific basis for using “the real thing.” These supplements supply the entire nutritional complex, not isolated or synthetic parts of the “whole.”

Integrative Medicine in Colon Cancer
by Nicholas Calvino, DC
The standard chemotherapeutic treatment of colon cancer is examined and found ineffective. Some of the misleading “science” involves deceptive terminology and overstated results. The preventive effects of diet and use of biological response modifiers can be more effective.

An Innovative Cancer Therapy that Saves Animals Can It Help Humans as Well?
by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM
The same diseases that kill humans also kill our pets. This veterinarian has treated and prevented cancer in animals by correcting a cortisol defect.

The Perfect Photocatalytic Air Treatment System to Improve Emotional Outlook & Enhance Mental Health
by Morton Walker, DPM with Randall Walker


briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Cosmetic Chemicals and Safer Alternatives
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Treating Fibromyalgia with Acumoxa Therapy
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

The War on Cancer
Femara Takes the Cancer World by Storm — Part 2
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

CHRF News File
reprinted from File #56

Web Page Potpourri
by Marjorie Roswell

Ask the Herbalist
How Do You Treat Shingles and Psoriasis?
by Andrew Gaeddert

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
A Phytotherapeutic Protocol for Fibromyalgia
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Healing with Homeopathy
A Revolutionary New Homeopathic Method
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

— New Column —
Townsend’s New York Observer
The Curious Case of Dr. Jennifer Daniels
by Marcus A. Cohen

Medical Anthropology
Cannabis sativa and the Anthropology of Pain
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Quantum Medicine Update
Histidine-GLA-Zinc Complex to Block Pain & Inflammation
by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD

Chinese Medicine Update
Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chinese Herbal Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Whole Foods that Significantly Reduce Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
An Overview of CFS/Fibromyalgia, and Effective Therapies
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Women’s Health Update
Research News
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Repleting Mineral Deficiencies
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

In the News Finds Many Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Poorly Made

Healthy Foods Chef Christina Pirello Comes to the Aid of Parents Who are Battling a Pesticide-Laden Food Chain

Eight Wellness Trends that Might Change Your Life


Will Statin Drugs Bankrupt the Universe?
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Commemorating Patrick M. McGrady, Jr.

Letters to the Editor

Chelation Accepted in Warsaw, Poland

Multiple Sclerosis and Dental Amalgams

Nutrition and Immune Activation

Cancer Therapy by Vitamins C and E

Hair Trace Elements and Hypothyroidism

The “Unrevealed” Conspiracy against HBOT

I.V. Hydrogen Peroxide for Shingles

Unrefined Salt vs. Industrial Grade Sodium Chloride

A Miracle of the Heart

Correction Notice

Four Eclectic Cough Syrup Remedies

Dietary Approach to Renal Stones

A Message to the Many Disciples and Friends of Theron G. Randolph, MD

Vaccines Cause Cancer


A Mother’s Success Story
by Mimi Borger
review by Rose Marie Williams

Post Trauma and Chronic Emotional Fatigue
by Billie J. Sahley, PhD, CNC

The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain
by Roberto Patarca-Montero, MD, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Profound Healing
by Cheryl Canfield; foreword by Joseph Chilton Pearce
review by Irene Alleger

The Body Heals
by William Ferril, MD
review by David S. Jones, MD

The H Factor Solution
by James Braly, MD & Patrick Holford
review by Irene Alleger

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



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