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Three Years of HCl Therapy (Part II)
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 four-part series..
Originally published by W. Roy Huntsman, Philadelphia, PA

Online publication only

Reichian-Myofascial Release Therapy for Deeper Emotional and Physical Healing
by Peter M. Bernstein, PhD
Combining two of the most successful body-oriented therapies in use today creates results exponentially greater than either therapy used alone.
Online publication only

The International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA Announces $2500 George Goodheart Scholarship in Applied Kinesiology (Deadline: Feb. 23)

Yoga and Ayurveda to Support Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction by Catherine O'Neill
A new kind of 12-step program, based on the therapies and practices of the dual sciences of self-realization and self-healing.

The CARA Model of Brain Repair at the Sacramento Drug Court by Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac.
Detoxing is only the first step in breaking an addiction and, unfortunately, is often simply a stopgap measure. To conquer addiction, fundamental brain repair must take place. Author Carolyn Reuben describes the Community Addiction Recovery Association's approach to long-term healing, which includes nutritional support, body work, and, notably, acupuncture.

Relighting the Inner Flame by Jule Klotter
The route to depression is complicated and often specific to the individual. Physical factors, emotional traumas, and belief systems can all play a part and must be addressed for true healing to occur. Consequently, a blanket antidepressant may not be the best long-term solution. A more personal, holistic treatment approach including nutritional changes, counseling, antidepressants, and flower essences shows great success in "relighting the flame."

Neurotransmitter Balancing, Implemented Properly: An Indispensable Clinical Tool
by Pam Machemehl Helmly, CN

Recent and continuing advances in neurotransmitter testing allow practitioners to more specifically identify deficiencies and quantify excretion loss. The end result: balanced brain chemistry and restored health.

Toward a World Without Alzheimer's
by Elisa Lottor, PhD, ND

A look at the contributory causes of Alzheimer's also reveals treatment options – including a comprehensive nutritional and supplement program – that evince real progress in confronting this devastating disease.

Breakthrough Solutions in Herbal Medicine, Adaptogenic Formulas: The Way to Vitality by Donald R. Yance CN, MH, AHG, and Ben Tabachnik, PhD
Illness frequently finds its genesis in stress. A unique herbal approach called adaptogens increases resistance to stress. In an encyclopedic introduction to adaptogens, authors Yance and Tabachnik review the history and natural pharmacology of an important medical advance. Read an article excerpt in our print magazine.
Full article online

Guided Digital Medicine and Addictive States
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
A fascinating look at four common miasms – psoric, sycotic, syphilitic, and tuberlinic; their relationship to addiction; and the efficacy of the author's Field Control Therapy® (FCT)/Guided Digital Medicine™ in treating addictions.

Take Control of Your Hearing Loss Before It's Too Late
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, regulates sodium and potassium metabolism and may offer a breakthrough treatment for stopping or even reversing some age-related hearing loss. In a reprint from his well-known newsletter, Nutrition & Healing, Dr. Jonathan Wright details one patient's experience and makes a strong case for aldosterone.


Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD

briefed by Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Combining Natural and Allopathic Treatment for Cancer
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

War on Cancer
New Drugs for Advanced Kidney Cancer – Do They Work?
by Ralph Moss, PhD

Web Page Potpourri
How to Cube a Mango and Fillet a Watermelon
by Marjorie Roswell

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
St. John's Wort and Depression: Avoiding Drug Interactions
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Therapeutic Nutrition
Detoxification and Chronic Conditions
by Gina Nick, PhD, ND

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathic Treatment for Anxiety and Depression: A Safe and Effective Alternative or Complement to Conventional Medications
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND and Robert Ullman, ND

Chinese Medicine
A Chinese Herbal Medicine Protocol for the Treatment of Depression
by Bob Flaws, LicAc, Dipl Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Townsend's New York Observer
Objections to Associating HIV Dissenters with People Who Deny the Holocaust
by Marcus A. Cohen

Pain Free 1-2-3
Preventing Addiction by Supplying Highly Effective Narcotic-Free, Pain Relief
by Jacob Teitelbaum MD

Naturopathic Perspectives
Natural Medicine Approaches in the Treatment of Alcoholism
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND

Women's Health Update
Research News and Clinical Support
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Reducing Tobacco Craving with Nutrition
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Meeting My Friend the Colon
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

A Specific Remedy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Questioning Inorganic Iodine Usage

Knowing the Science Behind Urinary Transmitters

In the News

Sea Change in Government Tactics Against CAM Providers

Caffeine Abuse Among Young People Discovered in Examination of Poison Center Calls

Fish Oil Supplements May Reduce Anger in Substance Abusers

Stress-Related Disorders – A Non-Drug Alternative


The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook – Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders
Sharon G. Mijares, PhD, and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, Editors
review by Irene Alleger

Break Your Prescribed Addiction
by Billie Jay Sahley, PhD, CNC, and Katherine M. Birkner, CRNA, PhD
review by Jule Klotter

Welcome to the Dance…Caffeine Allergy
by Ruth Whalen, MLT
review by Jule Klotter

Tics and Tourette's
by Sheila J. Rogers
review by Katherine Duff

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



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