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Exercise is Medicine: The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of High-Intensity Exercise
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS
From the Archives: November 2006

The Beljanski Approach to Environmental Health
by Sylvie Beljanski
The author reviews the link between pollution and cancer, and discusses how her father, the late biochemist Mirko Beljanski, worked to develop products to counteract the effects of carcinogens in the environment.

Hiatal Hernia Syndrome
by Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND
Hiatal hernia syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. Here the author describes a gentle but effective manipulation that often brings patients immediate relief.

Homeopathy and Chinese Medicine: Uniting Two Forms of Energetic Medicine
by Mario Fontes, MSOM, and Stephanie Pina, ND, MSOM
While they have different origins, homeopathy and Chinese medicine share mutual strategies that may allow practitioners to expand their repertoire. Drawing from their own experience, the authors examine how they might be used together to best suit patients' needs.

Links between ADHD and Environmental Pollutants: Implications for Preventative Naturopathic Clinical Practice
by Dugald Seely, ND, MSc; Kieran Cooley, ND, MSc (Cand.); and Heidi Fritz, ND, MA (Cand.)
Although the cause of ADHD is still unknown, studies show that heavy metals and pollutants such as tobacco smoke can be contributing factors. The authors discuss some of the evidence and offer NDs considerations in addressing these potential agents.

Food for Thought: Review of Nutritional Modalities Used for the Treatment of Mental Illness
by Baljit K. Khamba Grewal, BSc, MPH, ND (Cand.)
The author reviews some of the most recent studies on mental health and nutrition: tryptophan, SAMe, B vitamins, and minerals show promising results for depression, as does omega-3 for a variety of disorders.

Naturopathic Approaches to Diabetic Kidney Disease
by Alex Tan and Jacob Leone
Controlling high blood sugar and hypertension is essential in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. In this article, the authors review naturopathic therapies – prevention, diet, smoking cessation, and supplement use – that address these central challenges and promote and restore good health.

Bias, Research, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by Jule Klotter
Why aren't more articles on alternative medicine available to the public? And is it true that most CAM-related research results published in mainstream journals are negatively skewed? Townsend Letter Contributing Editor Jule Klotter tackles the vexing question of editorial bias in medical reporting, with a close look at three medical journals.

Why is Iridology so Misunderstood?
by Bill Caradonna, RPh, ND
The cofounder of the International Iridology Practitioners Association urges both critics and colleagues to update their information on this alternative practice and review new computer-based imaging.


Jule Klotter

Optimizing Metabolism
Top Ten Nutrition Topics
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Pathways to Healing
Touchstones: A Key to Caring Health Care
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Introduction to SCIO
Rose Marie Williams, MA

Townsend's New York Observer
Dietary Supplements Under the Obama Administration
Revici Treatment Available in New York City Office
Marcus A. Cohen

New Column: Anti-Aging Medicine
The Intersection of Naturopathic and Anti-Aging Medicine
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Eastern Track of Medicine
Majid Ali, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Mango for Chronic Joint Pain
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

New Column: Ethnobotany
The Study of People, Plants, and Culture
Shawn, Aaron, and Steve E. Morris

New Column: Natural Therapeutics
Observations on Multivitamins
Stephen Holt, MD

Chinese Medicine
Wang Zhu-sheng on Sjögren's Syndrome
Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Aggressive Behavior and L-Tryptophan
Melvyn Werbach, MD


Is Vitamin D Bad for You?
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Vitamin C and Chemotherapy

Physician Alert: FDA Stings and Scams BHRT Providers

Elucidating Hair Mineral Analysis

Acute Intermittent Porphyria

The Legacy of Wayne Martin

In the News

Conference Highlights of A4M

Conference Highlights of Probiotics Symposium

Appointments in the Obama Era

Where the $120 Million Goes and Where it Would Best Serve

Kathi Kemper Receives National Leadership Award

Court of Appeals Vindicates Homeopathic Company


Envisioning a Bright Future
edited by Patricia S. Lemer
review by Katherine Duff

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