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July 2006
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Letter from the Publisher

Iodine Debate Continues. . .
Gaby's Rebuttal #3
by Guy E. Abraham, MD and David Brownstein, MD
Online publication only

Iodine Debate. . .
Alan R. Gaby's Response to Rebuttal #3
Online publication only

The Utility of Enzymes in Malaria
by F.W. Lamballe, MB, Major, Royal Army Medical Corps
(Reprint from Medical Record, November 22, 1913)
Online publication only

Treating Malaria and Parasite Disorders with Natural Medicine

University of Washington Researchers Find Magnetic Fields May Hold Key to Malaria Treatment

A Malaria Primer

Web Page Potpourri
Mosquitoes and Malaria, Travel Immunizations, Microscopy and Worms
by Marjorie Roswell

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Myrrh: A Significant Development in the Treatment of Parasites
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Malaria & Acupuncture
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl Ac, LicAC, FNAAOM

Naturopathic Perspectives
Natural Medicines & Traveler's Diarrhea: A Look at Preventive Techniques
by Jason Barker, ND

Therapeutic Nutrition
Artemesia and Micronutrient Therapy in the Treatment of Malaria
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Medical Anthropology
Parasites, People, and Power
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Artemisinin: From Malaria to Cancer Treatment
by Robert Jay Rowen, MD
Artemisia annua, or "sweet wormwood," serves as the source for one of most effective antimalarials and antioxidants available today – artemisinin. Used in combination with other herbs and complementary strategies and with close professional supervision, artemisinin also may present a promising treatment for cancer.

Summer Cleaning? What About Intestinal Parasites
by Kerry Bone
Herbal treatments have long been used to control intestinal parasites. Combining traditional anthelmintic herbals with herbal treatments that support and strengthen digestion and immunity is a sure-fire route to "summer cleaning."

by Thomas Dorman, MD
A former skeptic extols the merits of paying attention to "the sewage problem" by way of colonic therapy.

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Dysox State and Chronic Parasitic Infestation
by Majid Ali, MD

In this Issue

Biological Liquid Crystals: A Scientific Explanation of Bach Flower Essences
by Norene F. Wedam, MEPD, CH, BFRP
An in-depth look at the formation of Bach Flower Essences

The Two-Minute, 24-Hour Mania Manager: A Promising Treatment for Acute Mania
by David Moyer
Breaking the rush toward manic behavior with a simple technique

Emerging Clinical Science of Bifunctional Support for Detoxification
by DeAnn J. Liska, PhD, and Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD
We are exposed to an increasing number of toxins every day. Since exposure to toxins is a causative factor for a growing list of diseases, detoxification support, along with targeted phytonutrient support, has become crucial for disease prevention and health promotion.

What Happens When the Olive Leaf Meets the Aloe Leaf
by Morton Walker
A unique product, combining two powerful therapeutic agents – oleuropein from the olive leaf and key derivatives of aloe vera – may just be the latest promise for immune-enhancement.

H5N1 Influenza and Neurological Sequelae
by Howard Friel & Harvey Lederman, MD
Persistent neurological impairment has been shown to accompany virulent influenzas. In this latest installment of a continuing series of articles on avian flu, the authors examine the threefold progress of an influenza pandemic – influenza, influenza-associated encephalopathy, and Parkinsonian disorders – and suggest a treatment composed of baseline supplementation, aided by a neuroprotective formula.


briefed by Jule Klotter

The War on Cancer
Celebrex and Colon Polyps
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Cardiologist Promotes Integrative Strategies to Reverse Heart Disease
by Elaine Zablocki

Townsend's New York Observer
The Christine Maggiore Story Continued…
by Marcus A. Cohen

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Your Homeopathic Travel Kit
by Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review and Commentary
The Immune System in Infectious Transmissible Diseases
by Robert A. Anderson MD

Women's Health Update
Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Oral Contraception Prescribing
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Nutritional Influences on Cardiomyopathy
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


In Memoriam: Wayne Martin

Natural Medicine Works
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Possible Role of Aspartame in Risperidone-Associated Pituitary Tumors

Healing Spider Bites

Addressing the Mercury Pollution in Indonesian Bay Associated with Gold-Mining Company Operations

In the News

Tests of Memory Enhancement Supplements by Reveals Lead in Some Ginkgo

One Hundred Percent of Washington State Lawmakers Vote to Protect Washington Children from Mercury in Vaccines

AIDS May Be a Combination of Nutritional Deficiencies – HIV Depletes Selenium and Three Amino Acids

Nordic Naturals Appoints "One of America's Best" as New Medical Advisor

Another Weapon in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer?


Fire Your Doctor
by Andrew W. Saul, PhD
review by Katherine Duff

Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet
by Ann Kulze, MD
review by Jule Klotter

The Nutritional Cost of Drugs
by Ross Pelton, RPh and James LaValle, RPh
review by Jule Klotter

Yogic Nutrition
by Gina L. Nick
review by Jonathan Collin, MD

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



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