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Exercise is Medicine
by Jade Teta ND, CSCS and Keoni Teta ND, LAc, CSCS
Exercise, with its profound positive impact on mood disorders, may be the ultimate prescription for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, low energy, and low self-esteem.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: The Warning of a Century
by Anne Forster, NC
A clarion call to action, this article sounds the alarm on one insidious result of our increasingly toxic environment: multiple chemical sensitivity. The author relates her personal experience with MCS; explores its signs, symptoms, contributing factors, and initiators; and offers treatment suggestions.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation as a Proven Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia
by Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
Pain messages originate in the brain and are exacerbated by emotional disturbances. Given this, the author argues that the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, which is characterized by systemic pain, mood, sleep, and cognitive disorders, may be one that directly addresses the sourcepoint: the brain. Specifically, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), a treatment that has evinced dramatic effects on fibromyalgia symptoms, may alter pain pathophysiology in the brain and bring patients substantial relief without the negative side effects seen with most pain medicines.

Super Antioxidant from the Sea: More Potent than EGCG from Green Tea
by Robert Jay Rowen, MD
More evidence from clinical trials that Ecklonia Cava Extract (ECE), derived from brown algae, provides substantial antioxidant activity on an ever-widening list of illnesses, ranging from hypertension to obesity to diabetes to fibromyalgia.

Statins and Increased Cancer: The Hidden Story and a New Solution
by Brian Peskin, BSEE
Does the use of statin drugs increase the odds of cancer? Are statins truly effective in preventing heart disease? What is the role of cholesterol and why is it so harmful – or is it? Brian Peskin discusses the myths behind statins and cholesterol, the importance of esterified cholesterol, and the vital role of "Parent Essential Oils" in vascular health.

Healing with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies
by Nenah Sylver, PhD
In Part One of this highly informative and cogent article, Dr. Nenah Sylver offers a primer on electromedicine. She reviews its role throughout history, explains the science behind the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum and its parallel to sound frequency, and investigates both the harmful and healing effects of EM radiation and EM fields. A vital introduction to a controversial treatment modality, this article will continue next month with an in-depth discussion of specific EM therapies.
Part Two is also online.

Increasing Human Body Size and Its Physical and Environmental Ramifications
by Thomas T. Samaras and Jonn Desnoes, OMD, MD, PhD
Bigger is better, right? Maybe not. Authors Samaras and Desnoes debunk the belief that burgeoning human size is a sign of better worldwide human health and increased longevity. On the contrary, the authors argue, increasing birthweight and growth rates are harbingers of pervasive obesity, greater incidence of illness, shorter life spans, and rapidly diminishing resources.


Chinese Medicine
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Contemporary Chinese Medicine
abstracted & translated by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
Online publication only

Quantum Medicine Update
Disrupted Steroidogenesis and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin in Fibromyalgia and Obesity
by Paul Yanick, PhD
Online publication only

Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
Interview with Richard A. Jaffe
Marcus A. Cohen

Web Page Potpourri
Quick and Easy Raw Food
Marjorie Roswell

Pathways to Healing
Helfgott Research Institute
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

War on Cancer
Do Statins Increase the Risk of Cancer?
Ralph Moss, PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia: Recent Developments
Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Optimizing Metabolism
Turning Diagnosis into a Treatment Plan
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Healing with Homeopathy
Successful Homeopathic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND and Robert Ullman, ND

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review and Commentary
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Robert A. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, FACPM, ABHM

Oxygen Homeostasis
Restoration of Lipid Signals in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Majid Ali, MD

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Effect of Minerals on Pain
Melvyn Werbach, MD

In Memoriam

John W. Gofman


Making Progress Slowly
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Health Canada Censoring the Klenner Protocol

Changing Habits Can Reverse Diabetes

A Call to Action

In the News

Evidence Mounts Implicating Lyme Disease in the Autism Epidemic

Coalition of Doctors Condemn FDA Decision to Deny Women Access to Bioidentical Hormones

Essential Oils Combat MRSA Bacteria

Recently Tested Magnesium Supplements Free of Lead

Report Shows Fluoride Damages the Thyroid

Eat Chocolate, Drink Wine, Add Fun to You Life

Fibromyalgia's New Foe

Longevity News and Review


The Health Detective's 456 Most Powerful Healing Secrets
by Nan Kathryn Fuchs, PhD
review by Irene Alleger

by Puja A. J. Thomson
review by Rose Marie Williams

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Fred Friedberg, PhD
review by Jule Klotter


From Fatigued to Fantastic (3rd edition)
by Jacob Teitelbaum

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