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Women and Obesity: An Overview
by Beverly Yates, ND
Obesity affects women's lives in terms of quality, increased illness, and decreased ability to be physically active. The condition also increases infertility and high-risk pregnancies. This article discusses some of the lesser-known factors that affect women's success with achieving and maintaining healthful weight.

Healing After Breast Cancer Treatment
by Barbara MacDonald, ND, LAc, MSOM
This article reviews the roles that naturopathic medicine can play in helping breast cancer survivors to heal and in reducing late-recurrence risk. Dr. MacDonald summarizes these complementary care, basic naturopathic care, and individualized, constitutional treatment, thus providing a concise guideline for treating and educating the breast cancer patient.

Botanical Treatment Strategies: Migraine Case Studies
by Jill Stansbury, ND, with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
These three cases exemplify common presentations and how each might be treated specifically using botanicals: allergy-induced migraines, stress-related migraines, and hormonally triggered migraines.

Metabolic Syndrome and the Menopausal Woman
by Mona Morstein
Postmenopausal women need a comprehensive work-up to analyze if they have insulin resistance and/or MetSyn. Discussion with patients who have those conditions is vital, so that they understand the increasing risks of serious complications. Supporting patients in becoming motivated to make changes, and clearly presenting areas that they need to address, is an effective way to reverse the conditions and help women go through their menopausal years in good health.

Life-Altering, Dangerous Chemical Use: We Do Have a Choice
by Audrey Jones
From childhood, the author experienced illness from diesel fumes and cigarette smoke. Later, she learned that toxic chemicals used in industry are the same ones being used in the perfume scents, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, personal care products, cleaning products, foods, clothing, and much more in our everyday lives. Sharing vivid examples, she urges everyone to investigate and learn everything they can about these products.

Was Alice Lost In Mercury Wonderland?
by David I. Minkoff, MD
Given mercury's high toxicity, it should come as no surprise that the presence of dental fillings may result in a variety of symptoms. In most patients, the issue is not an acute toxic insult but a long-term accumulation of heavy metals and other environmental toxins, so it is important to address it accordingly. Dr. Minkoff shares his protocol that he has used over many years to get people detoxing safely and feeling well.

Townsend Calendar


by Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Board Certification Proposed for Integrative MDs
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Exercise is Medicine
Caffeine and Exercise
by Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Monthly Miracles
Nevada Homeopathic Integrative Medical Association Conference: The Brain Trust – Part 1
by Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Osteoporosis: Therapeutic Interventions
by Tori Hudson, ND

Environmental Medicine Update
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Natural Treatment Approach
by Marianne Marchese, ND

Optimizing Metabolism
Feedback: Does Your Body Back You When You Feed It Right?
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Integrative Medicine Perspective by Dr. Julie
Food Allergies
by Julie Chen, MD

Townsend's New York Observer
Grapefruit Seed Extract: Effective? Safe?
by Marcus A. Cohen

Anti-Aging Medicine
1 in 8 American Women Will Develop Invasive Breast Cancer: An Anti-Aging Approach to Beating the Odds
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO


Vitamin D: More Is Not Better and May Even Be Worse
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
The Status and Future of Diagnostic Infrared Imaging for Breast Cancer
by Philip P. Hoekstra III

Letters to the Editor

Yes We Can! ... If They Can Can Cancer in a Can,
We Can Can That Cancer in the Can!

In Defense of Nutrient Supplements

The Smart Life Forum Story

In the News

World Congress on Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Medicine Draws More than 5500 Physicians and Scientists to Share Latest Breakthroughs in Aging Intervention

Consumer Group Keeps Up the Fight for Artisan Producers

Standard Process Inc. Awards Dr. Robert Curry Scholarship to SCU Student

Yo San University Announces Accreditation Candidacy

Hepatitis Technologies Moves to Medicinal Food Status

How to Make People Believe Any Antivitamin Scare: It Just Takes Lots of Pharmaceutical Industry Cash



Book Review
They're Poisoning Us! From the Gulf War to The Gulf of Mexico: An Investigative Report
by Arnold Mann
review by Katherine Duff


DVD Review
Practical Pearls to Help You and Your Family Today
by Doris J. Rapp, MD
review by Jule Klotter


Book Review
32 Tips That Could Save Your Life

by Doris J. Rapp, MD
review by Jule Klotter


Book Review
Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally: A Self-Help Guide to Living with MS

by Judy Graham
review by Irene Alleger



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