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November 2012
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Fatigue, Immunity and Inflammation: Their Resolution Using Natural Medicine
by Michael Ash, BSc, DO, ND, DipION; Robert Settenari, MS; and Prof. Garth L. Nicolson, PhD
The authors explain the relationship between energy deficit, mitochondrial membrane quality, the immune system, and inflammation and how to recover from persistent fatigue using validated natural medicine.

Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Blood Sugar Control
by Beverly Yates, ND
Habits of daily living strongly determine whether a person will ever develop type 2 diabetes, as well as whether one can effectively address its causes and eliminate it. Along with diet and lifestyle, lab tests can reveal where the biggest problems lie so that an effective treatment plan can be created and implemented.

The Fatty Inflamed Liver
by Dr. Mona Morstein
As much as 30% of the US population has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and a significant number of these patients progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Here Dr. Morstein examines the these conditions, reviewing pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

Chronic Hepatitis C: The Hidden Epidemic
by Lyn Patrick, ND
As we see more and more patients requesting testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and new diagnoses, the need for a critical application of all available interventions (botanical, nutrient, and, when appropriate, pharmaceutical) will be necessary to stem the tide of rapidly rising liver disease in the US.

Integrative Treatment of Liver Disease:
Burt Berkson, PhD, MS, MD

an interview with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
Dr. Berkson originated the use of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in treating acute hepatic necrosis. His protocols, described in this interview, employ ALA and low-dose naltrexone in the treatment of acute hepatic toxicity, various forms of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocarcinoma.

Cancer and Low Body Temperature
by David A. Jernigan, DC, BS
Much emphasis in conventional medicine is usually placed upon feverish conditions; however, a low body temperature can be a much more sinister condition. This article focuses on the importance of restoring and maintaining a normal core body temperature, pertaining not just in cancer but in every degenerative disease of our day.

Antifibrotic Protocol for Hepatitis C
by Thomas Lee Abshier, ND
This article reviews a new protocol developed to reverse fibrosis caused by hepatitis C. Preliminary clinical reports have demonstrated a reversal in the fibrosis process by patients who have employed the HepTech antifibrotic formula. A successful protocol may offer a treatment approach for diverse liver disorders.

Combating Radiation Exposure before Disaster Strikes
by Eric R. Braverman, MD; Robert J. Baker, PhD; Bernard Loeffke, PhD; and Gustavo Ferrer-Gonzalez, MD
The threat of radiation remains a real concern, both in acute and chronic exposures. Surviving an incident takes a combination of knowledge, practice, checklists, and optimum health. The authors offer a program, CLEAN ME ASAP, which could be critical in preparing for nuclear incidents, as well as protecting against illness and aging.

Vitamin D
by Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
This very important hormone may help prevent and possibly treat some disease processes when the patient has optimal levels. Dr. Smith reviews therapeutic benefits, while emphasizing the importance of measuring levels before supplementing or prescribing vitamin D.

DSHEA – From Safe Harbor to Sinking Harbor: Is There a Way to Bypass the FDA's Regulatory Roadblocks?
by Conrad LeBeau
The DSHEA was designed to protect the availability of nutritional supplements and to prevent the FDA from arbitrarily removing certain products from the market as "drugs" because of their health benefits. But the agency has since implemented GMPs for dietary supplements and other changes, and the natural food industry needs to find a way out.

Townsend Calendar


Jule Klotter

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Medical Approach to Diabetes Prevention
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Healing with Homeopathy
Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal: What I Learned from a Mistaken Metastatic Cancer Diagnosis
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Optimizing Metabolism
Diabetes: Helping Patients Succeed in Weight Loss
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

War on Cancer
Antioxidant Found 'Innocent' in Clinical Trial
Ralph Moss, PhD

Dr. Julie: An Integrative Medicine Perspective
Helping the Body Process Sugar Better One Step At a Time
Julie Chen, MD

Exercise is Medicine
Weight Training for Insulin Management?
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Environmental Medicine Update
Multiple Sclerosis: Environmental Factors and Treatments, Part 1
Marianne Marchese, ND

Monthly Miracles
Is HCG Miraculous?
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Diet, Exercise, and Chocolate
Tori Hudson, ND


Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Inflammation
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

New Study Shows Further Benefits of Maitake SX-Fraction

Letters to the Editor

Iodine vs. Gut Microbes for Health

Vitamin C Cures Two Cases of Serious Illness

The Death of Michael Jackson: Was Malnutrition a Factor?


Book Review
Staying Healthy in the Fast Lane
by Kirk Hamilton
review by Katherine Duff


Book Review
Safe Uses of Cortisol
by William Mck. Jefferies, MD
review by Owen Fonorow


Book Review
Fundamentals of Generative Medicine Volume I

by Peter J. D'Adamo, ND, MIFHI
review by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc




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