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June 2004
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Letter from the Publisher

Beyond Mammography
by Len Saputo, MD
Thermography, which uses a heat-sensing scanner to detect variations in the temperature of breast tissue, has been around since the 1960s. Much more sensitive than mammography, and safer, why isn't it being used?

Saunas and Cancer
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
Sauna therapy for cancer is a combination of mechanisms that include heating the body (hyperthermia kills cancer cells), improving circulation, decongesting the internal organs, enhancing oxygenation, and producing heat shock proteins.

Discoveries in Cancer Treatment — Biochemical Significance of the Vitaletheine Modulators in Conventional Oncology Treatment Protocols
by Galen D. Knight, PhD
The discovery of vitalethine, a naturally occurring chemical, has led to modulators which may have an important impact on the treatment of cancer.

Modern Aspects of Photodynamic Therapy in Oncological Diseases
by Viacheslav I. Astakhov, General Director,
Oleg P. Pankov, MD, Medical Director,
Violetta A. Purtskhvanidze, PhD, Head of Biological Department, Alexander A. Radaev, PhD, Head of Laser Optic Systems Department & Emil Levin, MD, Consultant, Holistic Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses the local activation of a photo-sensitizer accumulated in a tumor by means of light. In the presence of tissue oxygen, this activation brings about a photochemical reaction that destroys tumor cells.

Treating Cancer with Homeopathy
by Dale C. Moss, MA
A fascinating account of curing cancer with homeopathic remedies. Forgotten since the late 19th century, a new interest in treating cancer has produced a novel approach of daily stimulation of a high-potency remedy, called the "plussing method."

Destabilization of the DNA Double Helix in Cancer
Mirko Beljanski's Theory of Carcinogenesis & Anti-Cancer Extracts

by John Hall, PhD
This biochemist, designer of the Oncotest, a cancer assay, has identified compounds that are carcinogenic. Even more important, he has isolated extracts that the Oncotest has shown to be anti-cancer agents.

A New Approach to Autoimmunity
SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Case Study

by Alex Strande, PhD Traditional Naturopath
A case study illustrates the use of new supplements in the treatment of SLE, including Omega 3 fatty acids, cartilage extract, thymus extract, and adrenal extract.

Guided Digital Medicine: The Law of Unintended Consequences and
Non-Disease Treatment of Diseases — Part 2

by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
The inherent flaws in today's medicine are its unscientific basis and its superficiality, says this researcher. Read on.

IonCleanse Detoxification — Getting the Issues Out of Tissues
by Morton Walker, DPM with Randall Walker
An innovative new way to remove the harmful accumulations of toxins from the body — an important way to improve health.

Coley's Toxins — The First Century
by Helen Coley Nauts, DSc
The daughter of the doctor who began the use of mixed bacterials, later named Coley's Toxins, has written a detailed description of her father's early efforts, and the successes and failures of the treatment. Many cures were documented with this method, and the author calls for new studies to be done.

The Cure for Cancer: Theory, History & Treatment
by Owen R. Fonorow
A concise overview of the essentials of cancer — how it occurs, what scientists know, and proven protocols for treatments the oncologists don't use.

Immunology, Nutrition, and the Athlete — Part I
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND
New studies are emphasizing the use of nutraceutical and botanical supplements in endurance-type sporting events. The roles of protein, carbohydrates and fat intake are discussed.


Web Page Potpourri
Raw Food Cuisine — Part 1
by Marjorie Roswell

briefed by Jule Klotter

The War on Cancer
Losing the War on Cancer
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
What Is Meant by "Inert" Ingredients?
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Chinese Medicine Update

An Integrated Chinese-Western Medical Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Pathways to Healing
Integrative Care, Mind-Body Methods Aid Cancer Patients
by Elaine Zablocki

Healing with Homeopathy
Two Pioneers in the Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Warm Needle Therapy for the Treatment of Post Cervical Cancer Radical Surgery Bladder Numbness
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Townsend's New York Observer
Lyme Disease: Impact of the CDC Surveillance Criteria on Patients
by Marcus A. Cohen

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Natural Non-Hormonal Therapies for Perimenopause and Menopause
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods
Whole Foods Bestow Lung Cancer Protection and
Improve Lung Function
by Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND

Medical Anthropology
Designing and Building Anthropologically Compatible Shelters
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Women's Health Update
An Alternative Approach to Infertility in Women
by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness
Treating Cancer with Diet and Supplements
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


An Ounce of Prevention
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

In the News

NCCAM Seeks Scientific Answers on CAM for Cancer

Some Facts About the International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends, Inc

Beating Cancer Nature's Way

Letters to the Editor

Letter from Wayne Martin about Coley's Toxins

Best Cancer Cases by CAM

Dr. Revici's Approach to Cancer: A Metabolic Typing Perspective

Breast Cancer Misunderstanding is Perpetuated

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What You Should Know but Probably Weren't Told

Iodine: The Once a Century Element


Fear Cancer No More
by Mauris L. Emeka
The Answer to Cancer
by Hari Sharma, MD & Rama K. Mishra, GAMS
reviews by Jule Klotter

Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Warfare — Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones: The Power of Digital Medicine
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
review by Katherine Duff

Plant-Derived Antimycotics: Current Trends and Future Prospects
Mahendra Rai and Donatella Mares, Editors
review by Katherine Duff

The Plot Against Asthma and Allergy Patients
by Felix Ravikovich, MD
review by Beatrice Trum Hunter

Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients
by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
review by Irene Alleger

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



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