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Townsend Letter
January 2019
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Coffee Aids Metabolism and Weight Management
Steven M. Helschien, DC
Antioxidant-rich coffee, with its low-calorie content, speeds metabolism, making it an ally in weight loss and management.

FCT® and Weight, its Loss, Gain, and Eternal Struggles
Savely Yurkovsky, MD©
Weight issues resolve without calorie counting when underlying causes, such as microbial infection and environmental pollutants, are identified and treated with Field Control Therapy® (FCT).

Mood and the Microbiome
Jeremy Appleton, ND
The intestinal microbiome affects mood. Researchers are investigating various probiotic combinations to alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress.

Psychiatry Redefined – The Evolution of Psychiatry: From the Measureless Medicine to Precision Healing
James Greenblatt, MD
Nutrient supplementation and restoration of the intestinal microbiome has healed people with diverse psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism.

Diabetes Is Optional!
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Just as dietary factors have contributed to the soaring incidence of type 2 diabetes, diet and a safe herbal medicine can prevent it.

The Incredible Gastrointestinal Barrier System and Permeability: Laboratory Assessment and Insights for Intervention
David Quig, PhD
Many factors contribute to a "leaky gut." Assessing permeability with comprehensive stool analysis helps pinpoint effective interventions for healing.

The New Paradigm for Cognitive Health
Albert H. Mensah, MD, BCIP
Testing for biochemical imbalances, as taught by Carl Pfeiffer, MD, and William Walsh, PhD, and using nutritional therapy can lead to resolution of psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

British Columbia Naturopathic Conference
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The keynote speech at a recent conference highlighted the many ways that interaction with Nature increases health and well-being.

Datapunk Circuits: A Multi-Dimensional, Open-Source, Genomic Database for Clinical Investigation
Peter D'Adamo, ND
Distinguished Professor Peter D'Adamo, ND, and colleagues at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine have developed an open-source genomic database that allows users to find connections between genetic polymorphisms and several factors, including metabolites, nutrients, diseases, and adverse responses to drugs. Dr. D'Adamo invites readers to take this next step toward individualized health care.

Xanthurenic Acid, Kynurenic Acid, Liver Function, and Blood Sugar Control
Andrea Gruszecki, ND
Urine testing for xanthurenic and kynurenic acid provides accurate information on patient risk for developing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Exploring the Complexities and Caveats of Safe Internal Use of Essential Oils for Pain: Highlighting Intestinal Discomfort, Part 2
Sarah A. LoBisco, ND, IFMCP
In the conclusion to her article on using essential oils as an oral therapy, Dr. LoBisco discusses essential oils for relieving intestinal symptoms and balancing the microbiome.
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Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Curmudgeon's Corner
SIO-ASCO and the Difference Between Type I and Type II Errors
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Healing with Homeopathy
Finding the Remedy from the Misasm
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW

Ask Dr. J
To B or Not To B
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND

Monthly Miracles
16th International Integrative Oncology Conference – "Cancer, Cannabis & Keto," Day 3
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD


It Doesn't Always Have to Be Complicated
Alan Gaby, MD


John Parks Trowbridge, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Lise Alschuler, ND, Joins UA Center for Integrative Medicine Faculty

Letters to the Editor

Re: "Cancer Care: Conventional, Complementary, Alternative?"
Linda L. Isaacs, MD


Book Review
Dirty Genes
by Dr. Ben Lynch
review by Jule Klotter


Book Excerpt
Autoimmunity and Your Gut by Thomas Cowan, MD

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