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Townsend Letter
October 2014
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

A Legend in His Time: Abram Ber, MD(H)
by Victoria Bowmann, PhD

Drug Quality and Security Act: How It's Changing the Practice of Pharmacy and Medicine
by Ronald M. McGuff
A compounding pharmacy updates readers on the proposed FDA regulation, responding to frequently asked questions about DQSA.

The Nonscience Witch Hunt Against Hormone Replacement Therapies for Deficiency Syndromes Must End: An A4M Position Paper on Physician-Prescribed HRT
Since the beginning of the anti-aging medical movement, various parties have ruthlessly leveraged their positions of power to try to limit the use of hormone replacement therapies in adults with documented clinical deficiencies. Continual vigilance is necessary to countermand those whose success depends on attempting to discredit the science and substance of anti-aging medicine.

The Current Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Rosacea: Research Review
by Debbie Whittington, ND
Although the triggers are well recognized, the underlying causes of rosacea have not yet been completely identified. The condition's development is multifactorial and complex. Symptoms can be managed most effectively if we can treat multiple issues and triggers at one time, but continuing research is imperative in developing treatments for the underlying cause.

Blood–Brain Barrier Damage and Neuroautoimmunity
by Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc
The need for effective neurological evaluation today has never been greater, considering the millions of people who experience traumatic brain injury in any given year. Fortunately, new breakthroughs in laboratory testing make it possible to identify blood–brain barrier permeability in trauma. 

The Brain Gain: Improving Brain Health
by Danielle Citrolo, PharmD
Neurodegenerative diseases are increasingly prevalent in our aging population, but the brain remains one of the biggest mysteries of human anatomy. What steps can be taken to improve its function and combat cognitive decline? Among other lifestyle choices, specific supplementation can support these goals.

Stress, Pain, and Addiction Affect the HPA, HPG, and HPT Axis:
Part 1

by Dalal Akoury, MD
The pace of modern society triggers ever-increasing stress – which also contributes to overprescription of painkillers, particularly opioids. Dr. Akoury describes the behavior of dopamine in acute and chronic stress, its role in addiction, and effects of addiction on endocrine pathology.

The Aging Brain
by Dan Moran
As we age, changes in brain cell biology have ramifications for brain health and may compromise cognitive function. Understanding the fundamentals of brain cell biology can help in designing research programs to aid in prevention and treatment of age-related cognitive decline.

FCT Documented Case of Curing Autism, Thanks to Cause-Based Approach to Chronic Diseases
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
After trying other methods without success, the parents of a 3-year-old boy brought him for Field Control Therapy (FCT) homeopathic treatment, which addressed the root cause of his disease.

Beneficial Neurological Effects of Amyloban 3399: A Product Made from Bioactive Extracts of Lion's Mane (Hericium Erinaceum)
by Sensuke Konno, PhD
As we age, we become more vulnerable to memory loss and brain atrophy, including dementia. No effective medical interventions have yet been available or established. However, a variety of mushroom extracts are now available as nutritional supplements to support brain function; among them, Amyloban 3399 looks promising.

Autism, the Brain, and Mercury
by Rashid A. Buttar, DO
Scientists have discovered that people with autism have faulty wiring in the brain, leading to misfiring between brain cells. What might be the cause? Dr. Buttar believes the culprit to be the second most toxic metal known to humanity.

Nonspecific Effects of Vaccination
by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The naturopathic profession has a long history of being suspicious of vaccinations, which caution appears to be justified. Yet new research suggests that some vaccines have their uses. Dr. Schor reviews new evidence about effects of measles, BCG, smallpox, and DPT vaccines that reduce the risk of unrelated infections.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Naturopathic Doctors Win Support in the States
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Anti-Aging Medicine
An Anti-Aging Approach that Preserves Cognitive Skills as We Age
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Optimizing Metabolism
A Field Guide for Brown-Bag Lunches
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Monthly Miracles
Panic, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Progesterone Therapy
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Single Safe Herbs and Challenging Issues; Anxiety and Acute Migraine
Tori Hudson, ND


Chelation Therapy Gains More Credibility
Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

Vitamins, Minerals Reduce AIDS Mortality

Problems Found with the Quality and Labeling of Some 'Muscle Enhancement' Supplements

Letters to the Editor

Anacardic Compounds to Cure and Prevent Tooth Infections


Book Review
Death by Calcium
by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
review by Owen Fonorow





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