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Townsend Letter
May 2017
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

An Introduction to Neural Therapy
by Richard Nahas, MD, CCFP, DAAPM, ABIHM

FCT® and Cure of a Mysterious Disease in a Child
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Field Control Therapy® and bio-resonance identify underlying causes and beneficial treatment for a child with periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA).

Stop Fixing the Adaptive Response:
Why Cardiovascular Disease Should Be Named Chronic Scurvy
by Daniel Cobb, OMD
Nutritional deficiencies that lead to chronic scurvy are more important in the development of atherosclerosis than plaque; plaque is merely the body's attempt to heal. Nutrients outlined in Linus Pauling's therapy for cardiovascular disease prevent and reverse vessel damage.

Impact of TACT on Conventional Cardiovascular Therapy
by L. Terry Chappell, MD
Thanks to the Trial to Access Chelation Therapy (TACT), ACC/AHA evidence for chelation therapy in cardiovascular disease is now rated IIb, on par with other accepted treatments.

Beyond Cholesterol
by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes
Emphasis on cholesterol as the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease ignores other important contributors like mitochondrial dysfunction and low nitric oxide; both can be remediated with supplements and natural compounds.

A Natural Anticoagulant Regimen
by Philip Lee Miller, MD
Miller explains the coagulation cascade and his natural anticoagulant regimen that consists of four supplements.

Cardiac Health and the Kidneys
by Dr. Jenna Henderson
Heart and kidney function are intertwined; the number one cause of mortality in people with kidney disease is secondary heart disease. Nutritional and dietary interventions can minimize risk.

Testosterone's Beneficial Impact on Cardiovascular Health
by Gary Huber, DO
Low testosterone is associated with increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease in men. This article discusses evidence that androgens are a key piece of the cardiovascular repair and recovery cycle.

Syndrome EOK: Mitral Valve Prolapse Related to Headache, Anxiety, and Panic Syndrome
by Dr. Efrain Olszewer
Mitral valve prolapse is strongly associated with migraine headaches and panic disorders, an association that Brazilian doctor Efrain Olszewer calls Syndrome EOK. He gives natural and pharmacological treatment suggestions.

Metals and Heavy Metals – A Risk for Our Health
by Thomas Rau, MD, and Josef Vizkelety, MD
Biological medicine, developed by Thomas Rau, MD, at the Swiss Paracelsus Clinic, uses an interdisciplinary approach to reduce the body burden of mercury and other heavy metals.

For Homeopathy: A Practicing Physician's Perspective
by Richard Moskowitz, MD
A medical doctor, who has used homeopathy as his primary treatment for decades, rebuts the common arguments against this centuries-old treatment modality. (Unabridged version)

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
National Organizations Collaborate on Integrative Care
Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Is Homeopathy Safe? Refuting False News
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW; and Robert Ullman, ND

Monthly Miracles
Enhanced Cardiology
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Ask Dr. J
Treating Seasonal Allergies Utilizing NAET
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Curmudgeon's Corner
Heavy Metals and Breast Cancer: A Conversation with Davis Lamson, ND
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Women's Health Update
Three Studies to Use in Everyday Practice
Tori Hudson, ND


JAMA Disses the Cranberry
Alan Gaby, MD

Guest Editorials
Your Need to Know Is Hiding in Plain Sight
by Katherine Duff

How Many Cosmeceuticals Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?
by Rick Jaffe

Letters to the Editor

Post-Chelation Urinary Toxic Element Screening

Suppression of Research Findings by the Pharmaceutical Industry

In the News

none this month


Book Review
Body of Truth
by Harriet Brown
review by Katherine Duff


Book Review
Prepper's Natural Medicine
by Cat Ellis
review by Craig Soderberg



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