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Townsend Letter
October 2013
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

A New Way of Looking at – and Treating – Cancer
by Leigh Erin Connealy, MD
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Alternative Medicine Applications for Cognitive Functioning in Elderly Populations
by Dr. John Hahn
As patient populations gett older, nontraditional therapies may be particularly attractive for treating health problems such as dementia when conventional medicine seems to have little to offer. This article reviews the etiology of dementia and discussed the use of nutraceuticals as an available option.

Too Much Copper, Too Little Zinc, and Cognitive Deterioration in Alzheimer's Disease
by George J. Brewer, MD, and John D. MacArthur

This authors hypothesize that inorganic copper from drinking water and multivitamin supplements is a causal factor in the growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease. Zinc deficiency appears to be another contributor. Preventive strategies are offered.

Overdosed: Fluoride, Copper, and Alzheimer's Disease
by John D. MacArthur
This report suggests that minimizing ingestion of these two common substances may prove to be a simple and effective way to help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Initial Workups for Autism Spectrum Disorders:
An Interview with Kurt N. Woeller, DO

by Nancy Faass
Autistic disorder is increasingly seen in pediatric practice, but conventional medicine offers little in the way of diagnostic workup. Dr. Woeller offers a road map for navigating this complex diagnosis, making the case that two GI organisms play a surprisingly major role.

Chinese Medicine and ADD/ADHD: An Integrative Approach
by Noah Samuels, LAc, Dipl OM
There is no currently known cure for ADHD. Researching the condition from a Traditional Chinese Medicine and nutritional perspective, the author found that an approach incorporating acupuncture therapies, herbs, nutritional counseling, and supplementation can dramatically affect symptoms.

Clinical Lipidology Update for the Integrative Practitioner
by Jeremy Mikolai, ND
Clinical lipidology is a discipline of great opportunity for the integrative health practitioner. It is an area of primary preventive medicine of the utmost importance, extremely amenable to natural interventions, and one in which alternative and conventional practitioners find themselves closely aligned in both philosophy and therapy.

Vitamin E Tocotrienols: Quenching the Fires Within
by Barrie Tan, PhD, and Anne M. Trias, MS
Painkillers are a big industry in the US. But while these therapies receive much public attention, underlying causes such as inflammation are frequently overlooked – along with their relationship to degenerative conditions. In recent years, however, vitamin E tocotrienol has seen a great deal of research emerge supporting its positive impact on inflammation.

Mind/Body Medicine, the Brain and Behavioral Epigenetics
by Jim Massey, ND
Until recently there was no understood molecular pathway to substantiate the connection between childhood experiences and actual brain changes. Now studies in the relatively new field of behavioral epigenetics show that certain molecular structures, such as methyl groups, attach to certain genes sharing their expression. This scientific breakthrough supports the longstanding belief that we are indeed affected by what we experience in childhood and throughout life, further validating mind/body medicine.

IV Glutathione Reverses Vocal Cord Polyps – Quickly!
by Erik Goldman
An ear, nose, and throat specialist discusses how he has seen this antioxidant resolve polyps and help patients avoid surgery.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Groopman Invites Readers Inside Medical Decision-Making
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
Rose Marie Williams, MA

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

War on Cancer
New Success for Hyperthermia vs. Childhood Tumors
Ralph Moss, PhD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Perspective on the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Monthly Miracles
The Massive Underutilization of Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 2
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Healing with Homeopathy
Sensational Results Using the Sensation Method of Homeopathy for Bipolar Disorder
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
MRI: Why Get One?
Peter A. Fields, MD, DC

Optimizing Metabolism
Dehydration: The Forgotten Comorbidity of Brain Diseases
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Women's Health Update
Dry Eye Syndrome in Women
Tori Hudson, ND


Update on Age-Related Macular Degeneration
by Alan Gaby, MD

Guest Editorials
Executive Summary: Bradford S. Weeks, MD, v. MQAC
by Bradford S. Weeks, MD

Forging Ahead with Optidose-Orthomolecular Nutrition
by Wendell O. Belfield, Jr.

Proposed Compounding Legislation and What You Need to Know
by Rod Harbin, Jr.

In Memoriam

Clinton Ray Miller

Robert D. Irons, PhD

In the News

Integrative Therapeutics Rebrands to Help Health-Care Professionals Cultivate Healthful Practices

Integrative Therapeutics Names Dr. Allison Hendrix as the 2013 STAIR Residency Winner

German Researcher Receives Linus Pauling Institute Prize

Letters to the Editor

'Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis: A Naturopathic Perspective'

Dr. Henderson Responds


Book Review
Five Ways to Boost Your Natural Happy Chemicals
by Loretta Breuning, PhD

  Book Review
The Great Cholesterol Myth
by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, and Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC
review by Martin Zucker





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