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July 2009
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Nutritional Influences on Illness
Hyperkinesis – Part 1

Vitamin B6 and Serotonin Deficiency
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD
Online publication only

Toward an Integrated History of the Integrative Practice Movement
by John Weeks
Online publication only

Law on Raw Milk Should Be Overturned
by Sally Fallon, president, Weston A. Price Foundation
Online publication only

Book review: The Homeopathic Revolution:
Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy

review by Neil White
Online publication only

Lipid Replacement and Antioxidant Supplements to Prevent Membrane Oxidation and Restore Mitochondrial Function in Metabolic Syndrome and Fatiguing Illnesses
by Prof. Garth L. Nicolson
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage underlie a wide range of disease states, including metabolic syndrome and correlating conditions such as diabetes. Dr. Nicolson introduces
Townsend Letter readers to Lipid Replacement Therapy – a promising nutritional supplement with antioxidants – which can "prevent excess oxidative membrane damage, restore mitochondrial membrane function, and reduce fatigue in a variety of clinical conditions," including metabolic syndrome.
From the Archives: May 2007

Letter from the Publisher

Chronic Lyme Disease: Real Disease or Medical Myth?
by Brian Rosner
In this excerpt from his 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report, a well-known health author examines what the scientific literature actually says about this controversial medical condition.

Ground Zero for Lyme Is the Mouth
by Mary Budinger
The mouth can harbor infections, which can then easily enter the body. Andrew Landerman, DDS, addresses chronic disease such as Lyme using energetics and focal infection theory.

Microbes, Toxins, and Unresolved Conflicts: A Unifying Theory
by Scott Forsgren
In his 12-year journey through a chronic illness, the author learned about the work of Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. Forsgren discusses the "Klinghardt axiom," which addresses the triad of components underlying chronic disease, and concludes with a short interview with the doctor.

Naturopathic Approaches to Lyme Disease Treatment
by Nicola McFadzean, ND
Whether combined with antibiotics or not, naturopathic medicine has much to offer patients with chronic Lyme. Many options are available to address the issues involved with this complex illness, including the eradication of pathogens, boosting immunity, and supporting affected organs and systems.

From IDSA to ILADS: A Journey Toward Reconciliation
by Scott Forsgren
At first Sam Shor, MD, FACP, a chronic fatigue syndrome expert, accepted the conventional view on Lyme unquestioningly. But, as he noticed the overlap in his observations on CFS and Lyme, he began to investigate a possible connection. His insights led to a whole new approach to treatment.

Bisphosphonates: Bone Strengtheners or Bone Hardeners?
by Lane Lenard, PhD
The good news is that these drugs can indeed increase bone mineral density. The bad news: studies are showing that they might actually weaken bones – and have other dangerous side effects.

The Argument for a Vegetarian Diet – Part 3
by Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD
In this final installment, the authors review numerous studies showing the beneficial effects of vegetarian eating on individual health, including heart health, cancer risk, diabetes control, and more.


Pathways to Healing
Health-Care Reform: A Rare Opportunity
by Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
Shadows Fall on Antiangiogenic Drugs
by Ralph Moss, PhD

reviewed by Jule Klotter

Anti-Aging Medicine
Community-Associated MRSA
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
A Quick, Effective Natural Answer for Acute Infections
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
The New Understanding of Autism Underscores the Promise of
Integrative Treatments Such as Nutrition
by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

New York Observer
Guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America for Lyme Disease: Still Not Credible
by Marcus A. Cohen

Chinese Medicine
The Prevention of Nosocomial Fungal Infections
by Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review and Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Exercise is Medicine
Using Exercise to Manipulate TH1 and TH2 Immune Function
by Jade Teta, ND, and Keoni Teta, ND

Women's Health Update
St. John's Wort and Oral Contraceptives
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
One Observer's Perspective: The Advance of Nutritional Science
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Preventing Clostridium Difficile Infection
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Why Lyme Treatments Fail (Part 1)
by James Schaller, MD
Added online May 2010

Letters to the Editor

Tart's Pathway to Healing

Migraine Treatment

In the News

Douglas Laboratories Launches Enhanced Website

Standard Process Awards Chiropractic Scholarships

Tea May Improve Focus, Keep Brain Healthy, and Thwart Cancer


  Dentist Writes Book on Heart Disease Connection
Under Our Skin (DVD)
directed and produced by Andy Abrahams Wilson
review by Jule Klotter
  Unraveling AIDS
by Mae-Wan Ho, PhD; Sam Burcher; Rhea Gala; and Veljko Veljkovic, PhD
review by Katherine Duff


Vitamin C: The Real Story
by Steve Hickey, PhD, and Andrew W. Saul, PhD
review by Adrianne Harun

(Also in Large Print)
My Stroke of Insight
by Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD
review by Jule Klotter

(Also in Kindle, Audio CD, Audio Download, Hardcover, Hardcover Large Print, Spanish)
Food and Nutrients in Disease Management
edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH
review by Jonny Bowden, PhD
Sunshine and Vitamin D
by Frank Murray
review by Irene Alleger

(Also in Large Print)

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