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Townsend Letter
June 2015
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Review of Hormone Aberrations in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Testing and Treatment Suggestions
by Alena Guggenheim, ND
Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are on the rise, with rates 2 to 3 times higher for women than men. With conventional medicine offering only limited help for these conditions, an alternative treatment focusing on adrenal, sex, and adipose hormones may help obtain remission without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Mitochondria: Overlooking These Small Organelles Can Have Huge Clinical Consequences in Treating Virtually Every Disease
by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes
Research on mitochondria has extended far beyond what was originally known about these tiny organelles, including the role that these "body batteries" play in almost all diseases. When mitochondria suffer, the whole body suffers. So what is causing mitochondrial dysfunction? 

DNA Methylation and the Global Genome
by Kenneth Smith
​Epigenetics are chemical changes that affect DNA expression without altering DNA sequence itself. DNA methylation is the best understood part of the epigenome, and changes in methylation are associated with cancer, autism, Alzheimer's, and numerous other health conditions.​ ​With an understanding of epigenetics in mind, diagnosis and treatment may lead medicine toward treating the whole patient.

Low-Dose Allergen Immunotherapy (LDA) vs. Subcutaneous Injection Immunotherapy: A Comparative Study
by Diego Saporta, MD, FAAOA
A new treatment modality is available for chronic allergies. The author undertook a study on its effectiveness compared with a method already in use, to provide patients with more information in considering treatment options.​

Complementary and Alternative Care for Allergies
by Dr. John Hahn
Allergies, possibly caused by underexposure to pathogens early in life, stimulate a variety of symptoms that interfere with daily life. Besides avoiding known allergens, a combination of conventional and alternative therapies provides the greatest relief.​

Standing Up for Health
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Forget everything you thought you know about exercise and health. As it may turn out, it isn't working out that is good for you; it is sitting down that is bad for you – and decreases lifespan.​ But is this a causal relationship, or a symptom of individual predisposition for activity?

Field Control Therapy: Apparent Documented Reversal of Crohn's Disease and Prompt Cure of Longstanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Patients with digestive disease considered nearly untreatable by conventional medicine ​find relief using this unique style of homeopathic treatment.

Treating for Stealth Viral Infections with Japanese Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy: Butch Levy, MD, LAc
This brief overview the Japanese and Chinese approaches to assessment and treatment for opportunistic stealth viruses, which the Chinese aptly term lurking pathogens – a common, but often unrecognized cause of complex, chronic disease.

Vaccines, Vaccinosis, and Tautodes
by Carvel Tiekert, DVM
Case studies from a veterinary practice demonstrate symptom relief and behavior change from a homeopathic approach to vaccine complications. When vaccines are beneficial but still have side effects, tautodes can help to mitigate those side effects – and could be as helpful for humans as they are for our four-legged companions.​

Insulin Resistance: The Unintended Consequence of Fat Phobia and the Case for Ketosis
by Sara Wood, ND
Many studies have debunked the connection of dietary fat with weight gain and heart disease, and tout the metabolic benefits of a ketogenic diet; however, there is a lag in these ideas' implementation into medical practice. The current epidemic of diabetes is largely a result of previous misinformation; it is time to spread the word that dietary fat is not the enemy.

Naturopathy Its Roots in Monastic Medicine
by Prof. [Dr. of Med.] Charles McWilliams
This article shows how monastic medicine was the forerunner of today's New Age medicines and naturopathy, always balancing the components of components body, mind, and spirit.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Acupuncturist Advocates Balanced Lifestyle, Nonjudgmental Mind
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
Ralph Moss, PhD

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Environmental Medicine Update
The Inflammatory Effects of Carrageenan – A Food Additive
Marianne Marchese, ND

Anti-Aging Medicine
Anti-Aging Insights on Inflammation
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Surviving a Volcanic Eruption
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, and Robert Ullman, ND

Monthly Miracles
Nevada Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Association Fall Conference 2014: Part 3
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Optimizing Metabolism
The 'Nutrition Takes Guts' Approach Facilitates Health Care
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Women's Health Update
NAC in COPD; Multivitamin-Mineral Use and Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Tori Hudson, ND


Pharmaceutical Industry Gouges Americans
Alan Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Now Is The Time To Make Yourselves Heard to Safeguard the Freedom of Homeopathy in the US
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

In the News

Emerson Ecologics Announces First Annual Conference for Integrative Health-Care Practitioners

TAP Integrative Launches an Online Educational Community for Integrative Practitioners

National College of Natural Medicine to Offer Undergrad Degrees

In Memoriam

In Memoriam | Dr. Leo Joseph Bolles

Letters to the Editor

An Unjust Attack on Greens

Of Milk and Microbiomes

A Case of MELAS Syndrome Treated with Positive Results


No More Allergies
by Gary Null
review by Katherine Duff





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