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June 2008
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Letter from the Publisher

Don's Tale: A Tribute to Dr. Donald Carrow, MD
by Arline Brecher
Online publication in 2008
From the archives:
January 2004

Thirty Years of Progress in Cardiovascular Health
by Michael Gerber, MD, HMD, MD (H)
From the archives: Feb/March '06

Fluoride Petition
submitted by Charles Weber
Online publication only

Longevity News and Review
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO, FAASP
Online publication only

The Science Supporting the Use of Pulsing Electromagnetic Field Therapy and ONDAMED® (Part 1)
by Jim Oschman, PhD
Combining both Pulsing Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy and biofeedback, ONDAMED® is a coordinated diagnostic/therapeutic system that has proven safe and effective for a wide range of conditions. ONDAMED® has been successfully used in Europe since 1993 and is now in clinical use throughout the US, providing a viable, individualized alternative for patients, especially for those whose conventional care has fallen short.

Nutritional Medicine Update with Robert Crayhon, MS, CN – An Interview with John Abramson, MD: The Overselling of Statins
A quick fix is great, isn't it? That is, unless it's no solution at all, but rather a marketing miracle. In this interview with Robert Crayhon, Dr. John Abramson discusses the drawbacks and false promise of statin use, which obscures more tangible approaches to heart health, including exercise and diet.

Clinical Applications of Parenteral Micronutrient Therapy
by Dan Carter, ND, Virginia Osborne, ND

Absorption problems and energy deficiencies tend to go hand in hand with age and illness and present obstacles to healing. However, when nutrients and herbal extracts are administered intravenously, both dilemmas are addressed immediately, as demonstrated in case studies. Safe and effective, parenteral mircronutrient therapy can provide a powerful boost toward reclaiming health.

Fucose Complexes, Fucoxanthin, Fucoid, and Fat Storage
by Stephen Holt, MD
Seaweed has long been touted as a superior source of vital nutrients. More recently, particular types of seaweed have shown great promise as natural medicines, specifically as a thermogenic agent for weight loss. Stephen Holt, MD, breaks down the forms and functions of seaweed types and assesses their efficacy, alone or in combination with other natural substances.

Exercise for the Mind
by Stanford Field, BS, MS
A wide-ranging presentation, "Exercise for the Mind" offers not only a thorough tutorial on the possible etiologies of heart disease and their respective therapeutic protocols, but also an orthomolecular strategy for a healthy heart.

Vytorin Failure Explained – A New View of LDL
by Brian Scott Peskin, BSEE with David Sim, MD
Recent studies revealing both the failures and potential hazards of statins have thrown open the door to renewed questioning on the role of cholesterol in heart disease. In this highly informative article, the authors review the hype behind statin use, clarify cholesterol's function in the human body, and consider the body's real need for "parent essential oils," the "primary unadulterated forms of parent omega-6 linoleic acid and parent omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid."


Jule Klotter

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Colony Collapse Disorder
Rose Marie Williams, MA

Web Page Potpourri
Presenting Data on Your Website
Marjorie Roswell

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Townsend's New York Observer
Presidential Campaign Plans for Universal Health Insurance
Marcus A. Cohen

War on Cancer
Harnessing the Abscopal Effect
Ralph Moss, PhD

Pathways to Healing
Integrative Child Psychiatrist Advises Natural Methods for
Mental Health
Elaine Zablocki

The Lyme-Autism Connection
Does Lyme Disease Cause Autism?
Tami Duncan

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Effects of Key Herbs on Exercise Performance and Endurance
Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Oxygen Homeostasis
Dysox and Climatic Chaos
Majid Ali, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
Obesity-Exacerbating Conditions
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACN

Naturopathic Perspectives

Functional Sports Medicine – The Natural Athlete
Jason Barker, ND

Chelation Corner
Understanding Creatinine
E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD

Healing with Homeopathy
Elevated Cholesterol Is Not a Statin-Deficiency
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Chinese Medicine
Objective Research on the Chinese Medical Pattern Discrimination of Metabolic Syndrome
Bob Flaws, LAc, FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)

Women's Health Update
Vitamin D2 Vs. Vitamin D3
Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Vitamins on Congestive Heart Failure
Melvyn Werbach, MD


The Three-Thousand-Dolla Pack of Chewing Gum
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Exposing the Misconduct of State Medical Boards
by Julian Whitaker, MD

In Memoriam

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008)

The Passing of George J. Goodheart, DC, Founder of Applied Kinesiology

Letters to the Editor

Putting the Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

More on Gallbladder Flush

Case Report – Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation

A Water Dilemma

New Look at What Is Called Coronary Heart Disease

A Serious Situation: Science Perverted by Politics

Changing Habits Can Reverse Diabetes

In the News

Maitake Products, Inc. Awarded US Patent #7,214,778
for SX-Fraction®

Boiron Laboratories Disputes British Journal's Editorial on Homeopathy Reports on St. John's Wort

Activia and Other Yogurt Touted as Digestive Cures May
Make Digestive Problems Worse

The Vitamin C Foundation Announces Publication of
Practicing Medicine Without a License?

Rare Use of Drug Derived From Leech Saliva


Wild Fermentation
by Sandor Ellix Katz
review by Jule Klotter

Genetic Roulette
by Jeffrey M. Smith
review by Helke Ferrie

The First Year: Heart Disease
by Lawrence D. Chilnick
review by Irene Alleger

Gulf War Syndrome (DVD)
produced by Gary Null
review by Jule Klotter

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