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Townsend Letter
May 2019
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

The Frequency Specific Microcurrent Four-Day Course Changes Everything
Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC

OncANP 2019
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The 2019 Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference highlights include clinically relevant information about immunotherapy, botanicals, and lifestyle.

2019 Chelation Conference in Malaysia
E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD

Is Functional Medicine Dysfunctional?
Savely Yurkovsky, MD
The founder of Field Control Therapy questions the effectiveness of a biochemical/pharmaceutical approach to medicine.

Bastyr University San Diego Clinic: Student Case Reports
Comparative Literature Review – Sauna Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases Due to Heavy Metal Accumulation

Hanisha Patel, ND
edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

Dance Your Way to Health
Karina Gordin
Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball champion Tony Dovolani describes how daily stretching exercises, nutrition, and breathing meditation have helped him maintain fitness and avoid injury. He says dance keeps us limber and strong, making it an ideal exercise for all ages.

Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Functional Medicine Approach to Healing the Brain
David Musnick, MD
Functional medicine offers multiple approaches for helping people recover from traumatic brain injury and concussion.

What is Preventive Cardiology?
Lai Chim Chan, ND
Modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease have been widely studied, making preventive care possible; yet preventive care is not getting the attention it deserves from conventional practice.

The Campaign to Save a Million Hearts Is Stressed Out
L. Terry Chappell, MD
Many techniques and therapies are available to address chronic uncontrolled stress, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease that is too often overlooked.

Cardiac Biomarkers: A Well Validated Clinical Management Tool
Fraser Smith, ND, and Jocelyn Faydenko
While lipid measures are commonly used to assess cardiovascular risk, six other biomarkers may be more useful in predicting short-term risk of a cardiovascular event. These biomarkers can also assess intervention success.

The Gadolinium Controversy – A Update
E. Blaurock-Busch, PhD
An examination of gadolinium-based contrasting agents, used with magnetic resonance imaging, gadolinium's adverse effects, and its clearance from the body – with and without chelation therapy.

Practical Nutritional Supplement De-Prescribing
Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND
A course on polypharmacy caused this naturopathic physician to take a look at the number of supplements being consumed by individual patients.

Glandulars in Nutritional Supplements
Robert Thiel, PhD
Glandular supplements from the organs of grass-fed ruminant animals provide nutrients and enzymes, not found in plants, that can support organs.

To Know Thyself: The Discovery Process
Robert Kellum, ND, PhD, LAc, LMT
An anthroposophical naturopathic physician considers the crisis of serious illness as an opportunity for discovery and transformation on a deep level and how the patient's inner journey can be supported by a caring practitioner.

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Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Ask Dr. J
Heart of the Science or Science of the Heart?
Jim Cross, ND, LAc

Curmudgeon's Corner
Hansel, Gretel, et al
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Women's Health Update
Tori Hudson, ND


What's Going on with Fish Oil and Heart Disease?
Alan Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Is CAM Under Stealth Attack by the Monopoly Internet Megacompanies?
Rick Jaffe, Esq.


So Where Are the Bodies THIS Year?
Andrew W. Saul

Letters to the Editor

Coronary Occlusion Secondary to Trauma
George Denniston

Effects of Homeopathy
Noel Carrico, RPh


Book Review
The HPV Vaccine on Trial
by Mary Holland, JD, Kim Mack Rosenberg, JD, and Eileen Iorio
review by Jule Klotter


Book Review
Beyond the Label
by Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND
review by Dr. Lachlan Crawford, ND



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