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Letter from the Publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD
Protocol Controversies for Treating Cardiovascular Disease with EDTA Chelation Therapy
by L. Terry Chappell, MD, and Jeanne A. Drisko, MD, CNS
The authors, both TACT investigators, discuss the rationale and evidence for the use of EDTA for treating cardiovascular disease. The hope is to clarify whether calcium EDTA should be used to treat vascular disease, and how much EDTA and vitamin C are effective and safe to use.
Avoiding the Cardiovascular Precipice: New Developments in Evaluation and Lifestyle Medicine: Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc
based on an interview with Nancy Faass
Dr. Houston covers the bases from detection to treatment of vascular disease, beginning with the evaluation and management of hypertension, lipids, and glycemic levels; moving on to an exercise and nutrition program; and finally addressing the need for sufficient sleep and stress management.
Vascular Biology, Endothelial Function, and Natural Rehabilitation; Part 1: The Nitric Oxide Pathway
by Jeremy Mikolai, ND
The NO pathway is central to all elements of endothelial function and signaling. Thus conversations on the role of inflammation and inflammatory mediators, neurohormonal mediators, vascular remodeling, and the redress of those factors through natural-medicine treatments all extend organically from a core understanding of this pathway.
Oxygen Multistep Therapy:
Enhancing Intracellular Oxygen: A Case Study
by Martin Milner, ND, and Janna Redding, ND
This technique, developed to promote healing and regeneration of tissues, greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered to cells. Therapies such as this may be useful in treating diseases associated with vascular compromise and/or chronic hypoxia.
No Disease – Ever! Unlocking The Power of Oxygen
by Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD
How do some people live out long lives and never get a chronic disease? Is there a bodily process at the very core of what makes us more or less vulnerable to illness? The answer is yes: oxygen utilization.
What Causes Heart Attacks
by Dr. Thomas Cowan
The conventional view of the cause of heart disease is that the central events occur in the coronary arteries. Dr. Cowan rebuts this theory, laying out the case that heart disease is actually better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium, and describing the precise and well-documented events that do lead to heart attacks.
Seasonal Allergies and Asthma: Removing Total Burden For Powerful Symptom Relief and Whole-Body Wellness
by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes
These two diseases are linked to many conditions; fortunately, the body can be healed through lifestyle measures and supplementation. But before such a regimen can be effective, a person must reduce the six total burden factors. These include minimizing exposure to allergens and cross-reacting foods, protecting the gut, and uncovering hidden sources.
Toward a Periodic Table of Allergens
by Kenneth Smith
Allergies are expected to continue increasing, and the need for new approaches to treating hypersensitivity is unmistakable. Research is becoming more refined due to increasing knowledge of immunology and molecular cross-reactivity, and the advent of component-resolved diagnosis. Combined, these areas offer consideration that there may be only a few allergens that could address hundreds of allergies.
What is Actionable Intelligence?
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Schor applauds a paper which suggests that nut consumption has an inverse association with mortality; however, he would like to see more initiative in translating this information to clinical practice; that is, recommending that most patients eat a daily portion of nuts.
Pathways to Healing
Researcher Finds Acupuncture Effective for Many Conditions
Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD
Change of Heart: Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk at the Flip of a Coin
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH
The Role of Diet in Heart Disease: An Anti-Aging Perspective
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO
Kidney Stone Relief
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD
Environmental Medicine Update
The Role of Epigenetics in the Development of Allergies
Marianne Marchese, ND
Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND
Dr. Wright Does It Again: D-Mannose for UTI Prophylaxis Validated in a Clinical Trial
Alan Gaby, MD
James Puckette Carter, MD, DrPH, MS
In the News
ICIM's $20,000 Commitment to Chelation Research
Letters to the Editor
None this month
What You Must Know About Memory Loss & How You Can Stop It
by Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH
review by Neil Raff, MD
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