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Hormonal Exercise for Fat Loss
by Jade Teta ND, CSCS and Keoni Teta ND, LAc, CSCS
Online publication only

Three Years of HCl Therapy
as recorded in The Medical World
Foreword by Henry Pleasants, Jr., AB, MD, FaCP

Hydrochloric Acid Therapy has had a long and compelling history of success in strengthening the immune system. The history of HCl therapy is introduced and examined in this article.
Online publication only. 50 pages; 516KB .pdf.

The Laura Lee Show: Conversation for Exploration
Dr. Roy Glover Talks About Bodies…The Exhibition

In a fascinating installment of her Seattle radio talk show, Laura Lee interviews Dr. Roy Glover, the medical director of Bodies…The Exhibition (now touring the United States), covering the technical, ethical, and educational aspects of this groundbreaking endeavor.

Probiotics: Twenty-first Century Support
by Ronald Hoffman
Probiotics, "the good bacteria," are known to promote good gut health. One probiotic product, in particular – Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira's Probiotics 12 PLUS – goes beyond supplementation and encourages the body's own lactic acid production for a unique "self-maintenance."

Special Issue: The Best of Naturopathic Medicine

The Art and Science of Naturopathic Medicine
by Rita Bettenburg, ND, Dean of Naturopathic Medicine
National College of Naturopathic Medicine

A Vision for Naturopathic Mediciine
by Paul Mittman, ND, President
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults:
Diagnosis & Natural Approaches to an Often-Overlooked Presentation

by David Graves, ND candidate, June '07, Bastyr University
A seldom-studied form of diabetes mellitus, Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults (LADA) is also frequently overlooked or erroneously diagnosed. The author reviews treatment strategies for LADA, including important adjunctive naturopathic therapies.

Hypothyroidism: Optimizing Medication with Slow-Release Compounded Thyroid Replacement
by Martin Milner, ND
In this well-detailed article, the author argues that correctly treating hypothyroidism requires a more nuanced approach than that provided by a simple prescription for synthetic thyroid hormone. He presents a clear-cut case for a slow-release, compounded thyroid replacement as a more effective alternative to standard approaches.

The Orthomolecular Treatment of Schizophrenia
by Jonathan Prousky, ND
Despite ongoing treatment with mainstream drugs, a majority of schizophrenic patients do not improve significantly over the long term. However, the addition of orthomolecular strategies – as detailed in the valuable work of Abram Hoffer – has greatly enriched the quality of life for these patients. A comprehensive and illuminating look at the impact of orthomolecular treatments on schizophrenia.
Correction to Jonathan Prousky's table in our magazine:

Table 5. Expected Results from Orthomolecular Treatments
Group Duration of Treatment Well and Much Improved
Sick one year, or in 2nd or 3rd relapse Up to 1 year 90%
Sick 2-5 years Up to 5 years 75%
Sick over 5 years, but out of mental hospital 5 or more years 50%
Sick over 5 years, and in mental hospital 5 or more years 25%

Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics in Whole Food Nutritional Medicine by Ani K. Hawkinson
Is there a conversation going on between our genes and the food we eat? As the links between disease and diet have become clearer, other questions have arisen regarding an individual patient's response to nutrients. The study of nutrigenomics looks at how genes and foods interact, while nutrigenetics considers genetic make-up in a patient's reactions to dietary interventions. Together, they offer important information about patients' varying nutritional needs and responses.

Parents' Reasons for Choosing Naturopathic Medicine for Their Children's Health Care
by Brenda Leung, ND, MS
An analysis of a recent study in which parents who seek naturopathic care for their children reveal the top five reasons for that choice.

The Top Ten Challenges Facing Naturopathic Medical Education by Greg Garcia, ND
What is the state of naturopathic education today? The former president of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Greg Garcia, presents his instructive appraisal, including a list of challenges and suggestions for the future.

Exposing the Department of Health and Human Services/ American Medical Association Health Care Monopoly
by Jennifer Bolen

One of the difficulties practitioners of Complementary and Alternative Medicine face lies with inequities in the marketplace. Patients, as medical consumers, are deflected from alternative care by codes built into government medical billing systems that prevent not only access, but any real comparison to mainstream medicine.


Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD

Chinese Medicine:
Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) & Chinese Medicine
abstracted & translated by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
Online publication only

Quantum Medicine Update
Restoring Immunity, the Autonomic Nervous System, and Bioenergetic Reciprocity for a Fuller Expression of Innate Healing in Naturopathic Medicine
by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD
Online publication only


Townsend's New York Observer

Web Page Potpourri
by Marjorie Roswell

Health Risks & Environmental Issues

Pathways to Healing

Literature Review & Commentary

Healing with Homeopathy

War on Cancer:
Some Promising Non-Conventional Treatments
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary

Therapeutic Nutrition

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review

Women's Health Update

Nutritional Influences on Illness


New Study Questions Efficacy of DHEA
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notice

Understanding HCl Therapy

Vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil

Fat Nutrition and Body Temperature

Does Doctor Compensation Dictate Treatment in Cancer Care?

Rebuttal to Ineffective Vitamin C Therapy

In the News

Planetree Commemorates 25 Years of Consumer Health Libraries at Annual Conference

Chelation Therapy

New Endometriosis Treatment: No Surgery or Drugs

Fluoride: A Pain in the Neck

Meditation May Improve Cardiac Risk Factors in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease


The Fourfold Path to Healing
by Thomas S. Cowan, MD
with Sally Fallon and Jaimen McMillan
review by Jule Klotter

Prescription for Disaster
The Drugging of Our Children

by Gary Null
review by Jule Klotter

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