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Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients'
November 2005
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Letter from the Publisher

Hospital-Spread Infections
by Michael Bennett
Hospitals and nursing homes are now the fertile breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. It is a serious epidemic that only stringent action will halt.

The Use of Natural Microdose DNA & Synthetic Minidose DNA for Respiratory Disease and Immunotherapy
by Allan Lieberman, MD
A new treatment for respiratory illnesses is called a "signal therapy," using low doses to signal regulatory systems to maintain homeostasis. It has been dramatically beneficial to Cystic Fibrosis patients, in improving their pulmonary function.

Microdose DNA (Mucolyxir) for Alleviating Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Otitis Media
by Stephen W. Mamber, PhD and John McMichael, PhD
More details on the newest breakthrough in treating respiratory illnesses, including clinical cases of Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Asthma, Allergies and Otitis Media.

The Myth of 100% Complete Pet Foods
by Dr. Randy Wysong
If our pets are getting the same degenerative diseases as their owners, could it be caused by the same thing — poor nutrition?

Evaluation of Nutritional Therapy on Respiratory Diseases
by Eva Brendstrup, MSc
An interesting study done in Denmark to determine which patients with respiratory diseases used nutritional therapy, and what the patient-outcome was.

The Importance of IgA
by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM
A deficiency of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) leads to allergies, gastrointestinal diseases, and inflammation. The "lost" therapy of low-dose cortisone benefits patients with chronic allergies and autoimmune disorders.


briefed by Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
AIDS In Africa: Puzzling, Harrowing Pictures
by Marcus A. Cohen

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
Treating Infections Without Antibiotics
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Pathways to Healing
New Book Offers Tools for Optimal Digestive Health
by Elaine Zablocki

The War on Cancer
ACS Myths: Part 2
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD

Naturopathic Perspectives
Naturopathic Treatment of Respiratory Infections
by Jason Barker, ND

Healing with Homeopathy
Sinusitis & Bronchitis
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Web Page Potpourri
Nosocomial Infections
by Marjorie Roswell

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for Lower Respiratory Disease
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Medical Anthropology
The Anthropology of Air
by Tim Batchelder, BA

Chinese Medicine Update
Preventing Asthmatic Attacks with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Therapeutic Nutrition
Antibiotics and Urinary Infections: Too Much Too Often?
by Gina Nick, PhD

Women's Health Update
Vulvovaginal Candidiasis: An Update
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Vitamins on Infection
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD

Quantum Medicine Update
The Detoxification Secrets and Healing Powers of Water
Paul Yanick, Jr., Ph.D
Online publication only. . .


Alternative Medicine Gets Battered by a Dull Object
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Alan R. Gaby, MD's Response to: (this line is one link)
A Rebuttal of Dr. Gaby's Editorial on Iodine (second link)
Online publication only. . .

Letters to the Editor

Vitamin E in Clinical Studies

Treating Liver Cancer with Urea

Pressured Back to Health: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Protect Your Access to Purchase Supplements, Vitamins & Minerals

In the News

Boiron Laboratories Responds to British Journal's Questioning of Homeopathy

FDA Issues OTC Drug Status for a New Saliva-Stimulating Lozenge

Search the Entire Research Literature on Qigong and Energy Medicine Finds Quality of Most Nutrition Powders and Drinks High, but Identifies Five Protein Powders with Excess Sodium or Cholesterol

The Cancer Causing Facts about "Hormone Pills" and Why Bio-Identical Hormone Therapies (BHRT) are a Safe Alternative

Fluoride Linked to Bone Cancer, Again

Head Lice: Smothering vs Lice Treatment Shampoos

Childhood Asthma "Epidemic" Among Inner-City Youths Seen in Absence of Steps to Curb Global Warming, Fossil Fuel Use


The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius (video)
writtten & directed by Shawn Montgomery
review by Jule Klotter

The Gift of Our Compulsions
by Mary O'Malley
review by Irene Alleger

When Antibiotics Fail
by Bryan Rosner
review by Chris Gupta

. . . the regular features, commentary and opinions we can count on each month from our distinguished columnists.




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