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Dreaming with Two Feet on the Ground: Acupuncture in Cuba
by Harriet Beinfield, LAc
An inspiring report on what alternative medicine can accomplish. In spite of drastic shortages of every kind of medical supply, because of the American blockade, Cuba has turned its Socialist philosophy into reality, using herbs and acupuncture in a highly successful integrative medical system.

Multiple Uses of Antibiotics
by Harold W. Clark, PhD
Specific antibiotics are being used successfully in the treatment of mycoplasmas which have been implicated in the initiation of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

New Studies Identify Foods Found to Cause Pain, Swelling and Stiffness
by Ed Wendlocher, BS, Walter L. McConnell, MD, Eugene Nau, PhD, Prof. John Abel, PhD & Roman Bielski, PhD
The Arthritis Help Centers have been conducting scientific studies since 1981 until the present, on the effects of certain foods on arthritis symptoms.

by Anthony di Fabio, MA & Gus J. Prosch, Jr., MD
The Foundation for the Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease has compiled mountains of scientific and anecdotal evidence for the treatment and prevention of not only RA, but also Osteoarthritis. The many "causes” of arthritides will surprise you!

Liquid Cartilage Extract Decreases Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
by Alain Thibodeau, PhD and Stephen Behr, PhD
A clinical study of a new product shows 50% of RA patients treated with a liquid cartilage had improvement in joint swelling and tenderness.

The Nearest Thing To A Perfect Food – Part 1
by Joseph G. Hattersley, MA
When the cholesterol craze took over, eggs were one of the first casualties. Research into their nutritional benefits proves that eggs are a "powerhouse” food, but only when raised organically.

Natural Weight-Loss Supplements: Are Safe Alternatives Available?
by Mark A. Brudnak, PhD, ND
Many of the commercial weight-loss products have turned out to be dangerous. With over half the US population now considered to be obese, where can these people turn? Several alternatives are examined that have been shown to be safe and effective.

Xylitol – Cavity-Fighting Sweetener a Possible Solution for Osteoporosis
by Ward Dean, MD
What could be better – a sweetener that is not only safe to use, but also protects against cavities, periodontal disease, ulcers, sinus infections, and new studies are now adding bone density maintenance to the list of benefits.

The European Alternative to Cholesterol Blockers
by Andreas Marx, OMD, LAc and Robin L. Luke, CPhT
A safe and efficacious artichoke leaf extract is being used by European doctors to treat elevated blood fat values, as well as liver/gallbladder conditions. Clinical studies prove its lipid-lowering effects.

The Cultural Creative and Other Faces of Holism: Interview with Stefani Quane, Holistic Attorney
by Lily G. Casura
A holistic what? Things are looking up as lawyers incorporate holistic values into their practices.


Shorts briefed by Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary by Alan R. Gaby, MD

The War on Cancer by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Quantum Medicine Update — Mycoplasma: Its Hidden Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Clinical Syndromes
by Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary — Willow Bark: A High Potency Extract for Pain Management
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA and Michelle Morgan

Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics — Angiogenesis Inhibition Derived from Bindweed Herbal Extract
by Morton Walker, DPM

Healing with Homeopathy — Out on a Limb: Cases We Never Would Have Gotten Without the "New” Homeopathic Thinking
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Medical Anthropology — Ethnomedicine for Arthritis
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Chinese Medicine Update — The Treatment of Sinus Tachycardia as a Result of Antipsychotic Drugs with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM

Women's Health Update by Tori Hudson, ND, Professor

Nutritional Influences on Illness — A Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Are We Still Burning "Witches”? by Irene Alleger, Editor

License Naturopaths by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Looking for New Solutions by Jule Klotter

Letters to the Editor

Women's Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine

Regards to Dr. Lendon Smith

Help Requested to Quit Smoking

Ear Candles Not Effective

Homeopathy Best Treatment in Pregnancy

DIM versus I3C Effect on Estrogen Metabolism

Alternatives to Aspirin for Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

Politics in Medicine

Kildare Councillors Reveal Alarmingly High Fluoride Intake

Encouraging News, Asthma and Allergy Medications May Not Have Had "Active”Medication in Them

Correction Notice: Jawbone Cavitations

In the News

First Longevity and Preventive Medicine Symposium Sets Precedents

A4M Official Response Statement to "Silver Fleece Awards Target Anti-Aging Hype”

Survey Shows Most Canadian Universities No Longer Use Live Animal Laboratories in Medical School Curricula

UConn Health Center Researchers Looking at Novel Approach to Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment


Case Studies in Natural Medicine
Melvyn R. Werbach, MD, Editor
review by Hyla Cass, MD

Eat Right 4 Your Type
by Peter J. D'Adamo, ND
review by Morton Walker, DPM

The Fat Flush Plan
by Ann Louise Gittleman
review by Jonny Bowden, MA, CN, CNS

Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally
by Raquel Martin and Karen J. Romano, RN, DC
review by Irene Alleger

Preventing Arthritis
by Ronald M. Lawrence, MD, PhD and Martin Zucker
review by Irene Alleger

Tired – So Tired! and the Yeast Connection Yeast Connection Success Stories
by William G. Crook, MD
reviews by Beatrice Trum Hunter

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