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November 2011
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Inappropriate Employment by FDA of Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., as Director of Dietary Supplement Programs;
Request that Dr. Fabricant Be Transferred from Any Role in Dietary Supplement Regulation (279KB .pdf)
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The Effective Treatment of Cellulite
by Sharon McQuillan, MD
Cellulite is a chronic condition that affects 80% to 90% of women and has a measured effect on the quality of life. This article focuses on the physiological manifestation of cellulite, its causes, symptoms, and a novel treatment option.

The Mayo Clinic 'Advancement' That's Kept Hypothyroid Treatment Stuck in the Dark Ages
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Decades ago, Mayo Clinic led the switch from patient-based assessment of thyroid health to lab test-based assessment of thyroid function. But relying on the TSH test alone to determine hypothyroidism could leave patients misdiagnosed and mistreated. Here Dr. Wright offers new information to counteract the misconceptions.

The Importance of Natural Hormone Replacement in Women
by Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH
For optimal health, a woman needs to be hormonally balanced throughout her lifetime. This article focuses on maintaining the key balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, including a review of functions, deficiencies, and side effects of synthetics.

The US Cancer Program and Specific Types of Cancers, 1975–2007: A Failure – Part 3
by Anthony D. Apostolides, PhD and Ipatia K. Apostolides, BA
In a follow-up to their analysis of the NCI's approach to cancer, the authors apply the same framework to 24 specific types. This installment analyzes the remaining seven cancers: oral cavity and pharynx, ovary, pancreas, prostate, stomach, testis, and thyroid. It concludes with a call for citizens to demand better prevention and treatment programs.

Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients: Part 3
by Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS
The author continues his discussion on the use of iodine in the prevention and treatment of cancer. He also offers a positive outlook on the use of mushroom extracts, particularly Maitake D-Fraction and Phellinus linteus.

Extra Crispy?
by Nancy Appleton, PhD, and G.N. Jacobs
Not all cooking methods are created equal. Studies have shown that boiling, steaming, or any method involving water can greatly limit the number of certain harmful compounds. This article offers tips on how to avoid advanced glycated end products (AGEs) and the benefits of doing so.

Nutrition As a Major Oral Therapy for Glaucoma
by Edith S. Marks
This report presents the integrative approach of nutritional optometrist Benjamin C. Lane, including specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations for preventing and treating intraocular pressure and other such conditions.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Acupuncture Effective in Community-Based Medical Practice
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
To Live Long and Well, Embrace the Anti-Aging Lifestyle
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Environmental Medicine Update
What Affects Men's Hormones?
Marianne Marchese, ND

War on Cancer
Progress Against Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Ralph Moss, PhD

Townsend's New York Observer
Proposed FDA Regulations and Congressional Bills Threaten Dietary Supplement Users and Makers on Many Fronts
Marcus A. Cohen

Monthly Miracles
Live Another Day: Emergency Acupuncture Resuscitation
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Healing with Homeopathy
Treatment of Anxiety
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Integrative Medicine Perspective by Dr. Julie
Is There Such a Thing as the Fountain of Youth?
Julie Chen, MD

Quantum Medicine Update
Extracellular Matrix Bioregulation and Stem Cell Regeneration
Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD

Optimizing Metabolism
Nutrition Advice That Doesn't Age
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Exercise is Medicine
Short Intense Workouts Improve Health
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Women's Health Update
Testosterone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women
Tori Hudson, ND


JAMA Bashes Dietary Supplements (Again)
Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Prof. Robert W. Bradford, DSc, NMD

Letters to the Editor

None this month

In the News

Riordan Clinic Research Institute Publishes Chelation Therapy Study

Developed Nations That Require the Most Vaccines for Babies Tend to Have the Highest Infant Death Rates

Atrium Innovations Announces Multiyear Commitment to Nutrition Research



Book Review
by Ann Louise Gittleman
review by Irene Alleger


Book Review
Great Sleep! Reduced Cancer!
by Richard Hansler, PhD
review by Katherine Duff




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