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From the archives: Jan. 2003
Two Cases of Asthma
by Artemis Celt, ND
(formerly Linda Showler, ND

Letter from the Publisher

Sublingual Immunotherapy and Asthma
by Diego Saporta, MD
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), widely used in Europe for the management of nasal allergies and asthma, is much safer than specific immunotherapy by injections. While the European literature reports much success in using SLIT, there has been no data from the US – until now.

Whoops! The Legacy of Genetically Engineered Food
by Mary Budinger
Despite its promise, the technology of GE crops has brought about unintended hazards. This article details the environmental and health risks, and encourages consumers to act.

The United States Program on Cancer, 1975–2006:
A Failure – Part 2

by Anthony D. Apostolides, PhD, and Ipatia K. Apostolides, BA
The authors complete their analysis of the NCI's approach to cancer, and recommend that the institute be drastically restructured,including an increased effort at prevention and more work on alternative treatments.

Natural Therapeutics: Anti-Photoaging
by Stephen Holt, MD, and Ester S. Mark, MD
Ultraviolet radiation is the most important cause of skin damage and aging. This article examines this and other factors that contribute to photoaging and explores solutions, including sun screening and nutritional supplementation.

Fluorescent Lighting and Physiology
by Norene F. Wedam
Government is mandating the use of fluorescent lighting, without understanding how it affects the body on a cellular level. The outcome of this large-scale population experiment may be unknown for several decades.

Townsend Calendar

Avemar Outshines New Cancer 'Breakthrough' Drug
by Michael Traub, ND, FABNO
A study showed that metastatic melanoma patients who took ipilimumab survived longer. But a closer look reveals that the modest survival improvement comes at a price. And fermented wheat germ extract has a similar ability to lengthen lives – without side effects.


Jule Klotter

Pathways to Healing
Experienced Herbalists Share Latest Information
Elaine Zablocki

War on Cancer
Mistletoe Makes Further Gains
Ralph Moss, PhD

Anti-Aging Medicine
The Power of Positive Thinking: An Approach To Longevity
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
Rethinking Your Medicine Cabinet's Cold and Flu Products
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
Robert A. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, FACPM, ABHM

Exercise is Medicine
Rest-Based Training: A New System and Psychology for Exercise
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS

Townsend's New York Observer
Field Notes from the Cancer Wars
Marcus A. Cohen

Healing with Homeopathy
The Happy Cancer Diet
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, and Robert Ullman, ND

Women's Health Update
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in Women
Tori Hudson, ND


Re: Stasis vs. Free Flow of Information
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Letters to the Editor

Is Your Dentist 'Mercury Safe?'

Lyme Disease: It's the Terrain, Not the Germ

Vitamin D and Pseudomonas Pneumonia

In the News

Carcinogenic Form of Chromium Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

Unique Conference Offers Integrative Education and Solutions for Health-Care Practitioners

Vitamin D and Urinary Incontinence

Much High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated With Mercury



Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery
by Leslie Davenport
review by Irene Alleger


Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, with Chrystle Fiedler
review by Tori Hudson, ND, and Kellie Raydon-Feeney, ND, LAc


A Pharmaceutical Product-Placement Film
review by Jim West


'Osteopathy – Everything You Can Do With Hand And Voice Alone'
review by Donald Scott, ND, DO



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