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Townsend Letter
October 2017
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Clinical Update from Sophia Health Institute
by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, and Christine Schaffner, ND
The Ruggiero Klinghardt protocol uses autonomic response testing, ultrasound or massage provocation, and urine testing to identify pathogens and toxins underlying chronic conditions, including Lyme disease.

Mycotoxins: The Hidden Threat of Mold to Our Bodies and Brains
by Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
Great Plains Lab has developed a highly specific urine test that identifies exposure to mold toxins that contribute to common symptoms and disease.

FCT®* and Brain: "Doctor, My Brain Feels Rewired!"
by Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Field Control Therapy, developed by Yurkovsky, uses bio-resonance to identify underlying environmental and inherited disease-causing factors and homeopathy to treat a range of psychiatric conditions in these case studies.

Optimizing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment with Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)
by James Greenblatt, MD, and Winnie T. Lee, RN
Medication is not the only treatment for ADHD. Neurofeedback and OPCs like pycnogenol improve attention, alertness, memory, and executive functioning.

Innovative Approach to Psychiatry: Treating Incurable Psychiatric Patients with Neural Therapy
by Michael I. Gurevich, MD
Neural therapy can facilitate healing of emotional trauma and scars as well as physical scars, making it useful for psychiatric conditions.

High Tech Ingenuity Produces a Breakthrough Program to Help with the Symptoms of Autism, ADHD, Dementia, and Amnesia
by Mary Ann Block, DO, PA
The SAVE Program for multisensory integration helps children and adults with cognitive dysfunctions increase language processes, coordination, body awareness, and memory.

Pharmaceutical Companies Behind the Eight Ball in Treatment of Mitochondrial Dysfunction
by Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH
Mitochondrial dysfunction, exacerbated by oxidative stress, is becoming a targeted factor underlying many chronic illnesses. While FDA-approved drug treatments are not available, natural alternatives are.

Innovative Integrative Addiction Treatment = Unparalleled Growth Opportunity
by Dalal Akoury, MD
The author explains the role of neurotransmitters in addiction and the great need for individualized integrative medical care to address this multi-faceted disease.

Cannabinoid Deficiency and Its Impact on Human Health and Disease, Part 2
(Parts 1 and 2 are both in this online version)
by Jonn Desnoes, OMD, MD, PhD, and Sandra Kischuk, MSMIS, MCPM
The US government's search to substantiate marijuana's harmful effects unexpectedly revealed the endocannabinoid system, its vital role in human health, and why the botanical has so many therapeutic effects.

Personality Development via the Elimination of Emotional Conflicts
by Dr. Andreas Müller
Psychosomatic Energetics, developed by Reimar Banis, MD, is a complementary therapy that removes energy blockages caused by unresolved emotional conflicts and, by doing so, aids personality development.

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Pathways to Healing
Breathe to Stay Alive
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

Current Controversies
Politics in Medicine
Ira L. Goodman, MD, FACS, ABIHM, FAARM

Healing with Homeopathy
A Mom with Meniere's Disease and A Daughter with ADHD: When All You Need Is Homeopathy
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Functional Gastroenterology Bolus
An Expanded View of Transaminases and New ACG Normal Values
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Ask Dr. J
Brain Fog: National Security Risk
Jim Cross, ND

Curmudgeon's Corner
Dental Hygiene Slows Alzheimer's Decline
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Monthly Miracles
Crown of Thorns
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Women's Health Update
Enhancing Libido; Improving Depression
Tori Hudson, ND


Intravenous Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine: A Major Advance in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Alan Gaby, MD

Guest Editorial
Calling all MDs! How To Help Naturopathic Colleagues Gain Licensure in All 50 States
Amy Rothenberg, ND

In Memoriam

Paul Jaconello, MD

Warren Levin, MD

Letters to the Editor

none this month

In the News

Brazil "Nuts" Gather to Fight Inflammation
John Parks Trowbridge, MD, FACAM

The 5th International Biobran Workshop – New Modern Ways to Treat Cancer
Prof. Serge Jurasunas


Book Review
The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline
by Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP
review by Katherine Duff


Book Review
Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat
by Dr. Renee Joy Dufault
review by Dr. Earl Mindell, RPh, MH, PhD


Book Review
Nutritional Medicine (Second Edition)
by Alan Gaby, MD
review by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

  Book Excerpt
Foreword to
Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System
by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD
by Linda L. Isaacs, MD

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