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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD
FCT® in the Coronary Care Unit of a University Hospital and Heart
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
The cardiologist insisted that a beta-blocker was the evidence-based treatment for the author's mother after the onset of iatrogenic congestive heart failure, but bio-resonance testing found that the drug was contributing to her decline. She recovered with the help of FCT.
What's in Your Coffee? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by Steven M. Helschien, DC
High-quality, organically grown coffee offers health benefits that conventionally grown coffee cannot. In fact, conventionally grown coffee can compromise health.
New Certification Program for Hemp Oil Benefits Manufacturers, Healthcare Practitioners, and Consumers, Part 1
by Chris D. Meletis, ND
Practitioners and hemp oil manufacturers now have access to comprehensive certification programs from the Czech-based International Center for Cannabis Therapy. The programs foster product quality and give practitioners the information they need to prescribe hemp oil effectively and safely.
Hypertension Becomes a Much Bigger Threat
by L. Terry Chappell, MD
The 2017 AHA/ACC guidelines re-defined Stage 1 hypertension as starting at 130/80 and recommended lifestyle measures as the primary treatment. This article describes how to get accurate blood pressure readings and gives lifestyle and integrative medicine options for treating hypertension.
Testosterone's Role in Cardiovascular Health:
A Review of the Literature
by Gary Huber, DO, AOBEM, and Andrew Combs, RPh, Pharm.D.
Testosterone supplementation has been linked to cardiovascular illness in studies, but the research has flaws and often ignores the benefits of bioidentical testosterone given at physiologic doses.
Lumbrokinase – An Enzyme for More Than Just Circulatory Health!
by Martin Kwok, BSc, MSAOM, ND
Widely studied by Asian researchers, lumbrokinase, extracted from earthworms, is a very safe fibrinolytic enzyme preparation. This traditional medicine has been used to prevent thromboembolism in cancer patients and to treat people with ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease.
Strophanthus: The Insulin of the Heart
by Thomas Cowan, MD
The little-known botanical strophanthus has multiple benefits for people with atrial fibrillation, angina, and heart failure. It supports the parasympathetic nervous system, improves microcirculation, and converts lactic acid in heart tissue into pyruvate—the heart's preferred fuel.
Berberine: New Research on Mechanisms Via Which This Alkaloid May Impact Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
by Carrie Decker, ND
Berberine, an alkaloid found in goldenseal and other botanicals, has several positive physiological effects on the cardiovascular and liver systems.
Management of the Allergic Patient: The Role of a Changing Environment
by Diego Saporta, MD, and David Hurst, MD, PhD
After Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, patients with inhalant allergies tested positive to more allergens and had greater reactivity to tests. The authors explain how they adapted their testing protocols and patient management in the face of the changed environment.
The Nature of Information and the Metaphysics of Science
by Kenneth Smith
This look at the nature of information, the bedrock of reality, examines two views: the materialist and the pantheist. Is information exclusively physical or "everything"?
Alien Species…On the Threshold of a Brave New World
by Katherine A. Carroll, NTP
In an effort to meet the market for transplant organs, researchers are creating animal-human hybrids, despite serious questions about the ethical consequences.
OncANP 2018: Capable Hands
by Jacob Schor, ND
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Pathways to Healing
MD Chef Tweaks Recipes to Support Health
Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD
Ask Dr. J
The Truth Is Out There
Jim Cross, ND, LAc
Should We Stop Using High-Dose Strontium for Osteoporosis?
by Alan Gaby, MD
Letters to the Editor
Consumer Reports Magazine Bias
In the News
Methylation Summit – Integrating Methylation into Clinical Treatment Plans
The LDN Book
edited by Linda Elsegood
review by Carol Petersen, RPh
Natural Approach to Urology, 2nd edition by Eric Yarnell, ND
review by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
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