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The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save Your Life

The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save Your Life – Review Jane Reinhardt-Martin The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save Your Life by Bob Arnot, MD (New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1998), 258 pp., $24 hardback, ISBN 0-316-05114-4. Bob Arnot […]

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Web Watch

Web Watch Stephen Barrett BEST Full-text versions of JAMA and all ten of the AMA’s specialty journals are accessible on-line, free of charge, at jama.ama-assn. org/. All issues since December 1998 are retrievable. The full text of Nutrition Perspectives, a quarterly newsletter published by the University of California Extension Division, is available at nutrition.ucdavis.edu/perspectives/ MEDLINEplus […]

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Gilda’s Disease: Sharing Personal Experiences and a Medical Perspective on Ovarian Cancer.

Gilda’s Disease: Sharing Personal Experiences and a Medical Perspective on Ovarian Cancer. – book reviews Manfred Kroger Gilda’s Disease: Sharing Personal Experiences and a Medical Perspective on Ovarian Cancer by M. Steven Piver with Gene Wilder (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996), 184 pp., $22.95 (hardback). Here are four books in one: (I) film star Gene […]

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Cancer: Your Guide to Complementary Therapies, Alternative Techniques, Conventional Treatments

Cancer: Your Guide to Complementary Therapies, Alternative Techniques, Conventional Treatments Manfred Kroger A Dangerous Way Cancer: Your Guide to Complementary Therapies, Alternative Techniques, Conventional Treatments by Philip Baron (Rockport, MA: Element Books, Inc., 1998), 136 pp., $5.95 paperback, ISBN 1-85230-799-4. Another in the “Natural Way” series, this slender booklet steers the reader away from conventional […]

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Update on Jeffrey Bland

Update on Jeffrey Bland – dietary supplement supporter Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, of Gig Harbor, Washington, has been one of the health-food industry’s most prolific interpreters of nutrition-related scientific developments. His interpretations consistently favor the use of supplements. A former chemistry professor, he has appeared frequently at trade shows, written and edited publications, produced audio- […]

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Malpractice verdict

Malpractice verdict – for incorrect uterine cancer care A jury in New York City has awarded $2.5 million in actual damages and $150,000 in punitive damages to a former patient of Nicholas Gonzales, MD. The woman testified that she had been diagnosed with an early stage of uterine cancer in 1991 and underwent a hysterectomy. […]

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taking a good thing too far

Juicing for fun and profit: taking a good thing too far Therese Walsh They say you can’t have too much of a good thing, but as many marketers are proving, you can make too much out of a good thing–if that thing is juicing. Juicing is the consumption of juices from raw fruits and vegetables. […]

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The sour truth about apple cider vinegar

The sour truth about apple cider vinegar – evaluation of therapeutic use Beth Fontenot Apple cider vinegar is an old folk remedy claimed to be beneficial in treating a long list of ailments. Proponents say that it can cure arthritis, guard against osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent cancer, destroy infection, assist in digestion […]

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The sour truth about apple cider vinegar

The sour truth about apple cider vinegar – evaluation of therapeutic use Beth Fontenot Apple cider vinegar is an old folk remedy claimed to be beneficial in treating a long list of ailments. Proponents say that it can cure arthritis, guard against osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent cancer, destroy infection, assist in digestion […]

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The Gerson Diet and coffee enemas

The Gerson Diet and coffee enemas Saul Green The use of diets and coffee enemas to treat cancer is based on the teachings of Max Gerson, a German MD who practiced about 75 years ago when the biology of cancer was virtually unknown. He believed that cancer was a degenerative disease that developed when aerobic […]