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Alzheimer's Disease — A Functional Approach
by David Perlmutter, MD, Board-Certified Neurologist (adapted from the book
The alarming increase in AD, coupled with the aging of the Baby Boomers, projects a horrific old age for many. Although drugs have not been effective, there are specific natural supplements such as anti-oxidants proven to improve cognitive function.

West Nile Virus Positives and MTBE
by Jim West
This analysis of the New York State Wildlife Pathology Unit's West Nile Virus database shows animal mortality correlated precisely with EPA's finding of serious air pollution from MTBE, a poisonous gasoline additive.

On "Allergy Elimination” and So-Called Permanent Kinesiological "Cures”;Towards a Science of Kinesiology
by Steven Rochlitz
A research Kinesiologist reports on the fallacies in "popular” muscle testing systems, in pursuit of the real scientific benefits of Applied Kinesiology.

Cell Phones and the Brain
by John D. MacArthur
Will cell phones become the "cigarettes” of the 21st century? This article reviews what is known about the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the brain.

Beating Chemotherapy-Induced Immune Suppression
by Allan E. Sosin, MD
The most serious side effect of standard cancer treatment with chemotherapy is the loss of immune competence, often counteracting any gains from treatment. A Japanese mushroom extract, used adjunctively, is proving to relieve those side effects.

Haelan951: A Novel Fermented Soya Beverage and Safe Nutritive Adjunct in Prostate Cancer Therapies: Is There A Possible Chemopreventive Role?
by Viyaya Nair, MD, MS and Vie Hernandez, MPH
Fermented foods have a long history of use in traditional diets and now a soy-based nutritional supplement has been proven to benefit cancer patients, and in some cases, has shown preventive effects.

Reforming New York's OPMC: Curative or Cosmetic Surgery? Part 4
by Marcus A. Cohen
In this series on the abuse of power by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, we've learned of the biases and failures of conventional Boards. Is there a way to reform the OPMC and gain increased access to CAM?

Nutritional Medicine Update with Robert Crayhon, MS
Using Inositol for Promoting Brain Wellness: An Interview with Robert Belmaker, MD
This psychiatrist has done research on Inositol, using large doses which were as effective as standard anti-depressants in treating depression, panic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Interview with Mikelann Valterra, Holistic Financial Counselor
by Lily G. Casura
First a holistic attorney and now a holistic financial this a trendy event or spiritual groundswell? How many holistic professionals might it take to change the world?

Letter from the Publisher


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Pesticide Neurotoxicity
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Disorders
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Chinese Medicine Update — Alzheimer's Disease & Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Medical Anthropology — The Cultural Biology of Sleep
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Herbal and Other Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Ask the Herbalist — What is the Safety and Benefit of Kava?
by Andrew Gaeddert

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Whole Food Protection from Age-Related Cognitive and Neurodegenerative Disorders
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Healing with Homeopathy
The Art of Homeopathic Casetaking
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics
Two Florida Dental Conferences Converge on the Poisonous Practices of Allopathic Dentistry
by Morton Walker, DPM

Quantum Medicine Update
Mycotoxicosis: A New Emerging CoFactor in Alzheimer's, Environmental Illness, and Treatment-resistant Syndromes
by Paul Yanick, Jr. PhD

Women's Health Update — Alzheimer's Disease and Women
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Vitamin B Complex and Dementia
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Editorial: Thoughts on Adaptation and Evolution
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Correction Notice: Fateful Harvest

Dr. Revici's Grand-Nephew Becomes Resident Physician at Revici Treatment Center

Nutrients and HIV

Re: Need for Unbiased Medical Reporting

Coxsackie Virus and Myocardial Infarction

Carcinoid Syndrome

HIV Not Causative in AIDS

Genetically Engineered Soy a Factor in Soy Debate?

The True Story of FDA Terrorism

New Health Books from Haworth Press

Filling a Need for Mercury-Amalgam Facts

Oppose Water Fluoridation in Tacoma

White Bean Extract Safely Decreases Starch Absorption, Promotes Weight Loss

Circumcision Education

Ear Candling Ineffective


Organic Beef

In the News

Duane Morris Attorney Successfully Argues on Behalf of Pharmacies Before the US Supreme Court

Make Smallpox Vaccine Available Now, Study Says

Metagenics Introduces New Flavorful Options

Kraft Uses Genetically Engineered Ingredients in Its Products

Dr. Kyl Smith Files Phosphatidylserine Health Claim Petition with the FDA

After 28 Years, New Age Journal Changes Its Name to Body & Soul


Out of Its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis
by J. Allan Hobson & Jonathan A. Leonard
review by Irene Alleger

The Anti-Depressant Fact Book
by Peter R. Breggin, MD
review by Irene Alleger

Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life
by Megory Anderson
review by Jule Klotter

Natural Detoxification
by Jacqueline Krohn, MD and Frances Taylor, MA

Complementary Cancer Therapies
by Dan Labriola, ND

The Lupus Book
by Daniel J. Wallace, MD
reviews by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Treating Epilepsy Naturally
by Patricia A. Murphy
review by Jule Klotter

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

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