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Townsend Letter
July 2017
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Emerging "New" Healthcare Specialty?
by John Parks Trowbridge, MD, FACAM
A March 2017 joint conference held by four integrative medicine, biological dentistry, and toxicology organizations gives groundbreaking meaning to the concept of whole person health care.

FCT® and How 'Lyme Specialists' Keep Hammering at the Wrong Biofilm
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Instead of "hammering" Lyme biofilms with antibiotics, the author uses Field Control Therapy® to address underlying factors, such as mercury toxicity, to resolve illness.

Beyond Antibiotics: Newer Alternative Approaches to Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment
by Connie Strasheim
Long-term antibiotic therapy is on its way out; instead, Lyme-literate doctors now use a variety of CAM therapies to treat chronic Lyme.

Kryptopyrroluria (aka Hemopyrrollactamuria) 2017
A Major Piece of the Puzzle in Overcoming Chronic Lyme Disease

by Scott Forsgren, FDN-P and Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD
Dietrich Klinghardt has found a high correlation between chronic Lyme disease and kryptopyrroluria (KPU), a condition that produces significant nutrient loss. This article discusses KPU testing, treatment, and its significance in Lyme disease.

MAID in Canada: My Friend Ed
by Douglas Lobay, ND
Dr. Lobay offers a personalized look at Canada's new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law.

Hyperthermia Treatment
by Michelle McKeon
Hyperthermia treatment at a German clinic was the turning point in the author's recovery from debilitating tick-borne illness.

Dietary Needs in Lyme Disease
by Betty Wedman-St Louis, PhD
Lyme patients can benefit from dietary guidelines that reduce inflammation and support immune function, detoxification, and mitochondrial health.

Low-Dose Immunotherapy (LDI), Part 2: Clinical Considerations
by Ty Vincent, MD | Based on an interview with NJ Faass, MSW, MPH
Part 2 gives a practical overview of low-dose immunotherapy, introduced in June's issue, as used in clinical practice, including how to choose antigens and adjust titration and dosage.

Unexpected Early Response in Oral Bioavailability of Vitamin C
by Owen R. Fonorow
An experiment with glucose meters to measure serum ascorbate levels provides evidence that oral consumption of vitamin C can cause the same rapid rise as an IV infusion.

Cannabinoid Deficiency and Its Impact on Human Health and Disease, Part 1
by Jonn Desnoes, OMD, MD, PhD and Sandra Kischuk, MSMIS, MCPM
Before 1937, cannabis was highly regarded for its medicinal and commercial uses. Then, commercial interests with the help of the US federal government had it outlawed. This same duo may inhibit its resurgence.

Successful Therapy of Recidivating Vaginal Infection with the Aid of Psychosomatic Energetics
by Petra Ottmann, gynecologist
Psychosomatic Energetics, a holistic method developed by Dr. Reimar Banis, identifies and releases blocked emotional energy that underlies recurring vaginal infections.

Psoriasis Can Get You "Under Your Skin" But It Is Curable
by Sue Visser
Twenty years of "stalking the psoriasis demon" has given Sue Visser insights into the individualized nature of this tormenting skin condition and effective alternative treatment options.

How Healthy Choices Pay Off
by Laurie Dennison Busby, Bed
Even with a genetic susceptibility for autoimmune disease, nutrition and exercise can make a difference in preventing illness.

A Cancer Story
by Serge Jurasunas
A woman with stage 4 cancer outlived her oncologist's predictions with the help of alternative treatments.

How Finding a Lyme Spirochete in a Root-Canal Tooth Led to the Development of a New Test Panel
by Dr. Blanche Grube, and Leslie J. Douglas, PhD
A new urine-based PCR test detects the presence of Burrelia burgdorferi and other tick-borne co-infectors.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Curmudgeon's Corner
The Million Women Study
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Monthly Miracles
Many Masqueraders
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathic Dog's Milk for Uterine Fibroids
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW; and Robert Ullman, ND

Women's Health Update
Three Non-Hormonal Options for Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Tori Hudson, ND


Improving the Success Rate of Helicobacter pylori Eradication Therapy
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

none this month

In the News

Congress Seeks a Statutory Fix to Stymied Off-Label Discussions

Standard Homeopathic Company Issues Nationwide Recall of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets Due to Mislabeling


Book Review
Finally Focused
by James Greenblatt, MD
review by Ira L. Goodman, MD, FACS, ABIHM


Book Review
Sexy Brain
by Dr. Devaki Lindsay Berkson
review by Jack Monaco, MD, FACOG, FAARFM


Book Notice
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

by Valerie Ann Worwood

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