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Nutritional influences on sleep

Nutritional influences on sleep – Nutritional Influences on Illness Melvyn R. Werbach In this month’s column, we will review both how marginal nutritional deficiencies may interfere with sleep, and how supplementation (even in the absence of evidence of deficiency) may improve it. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Vitamins Folic acid Deficiency A deficiency of folic acid may interfere […]

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Enhance Your Immunity Against Viral Disease. . – Book Corners

Enhance Your Immunity Against Viral Disease. . – Book Corners – book review Irene Alleger Viral Immunity: A 10-Step Plan to Enhance Your Immunity Against Viral Disease Using Natural Medicines by J.E. Williams, OMD Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 1125 Stoney Ridge Rd., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 USA; 434-296-2772; hrpc@hrpub.com Quality paperback, 2002, $19.95, 465pp. “It […]

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Hiatal Hernia/Vagus Nerve Disorder: a leading cause of allergies & chronic illness – Letters to the Editor

Hiatal Hernia/Vagus Nerve Disorder: a leading cause of allergies & chronic illness – Letters to the Editor – Letter to the Editor Steven Rochlitz Editor: In this update to my article on the Hiatal Hernia/Vagus Nerve Disorder Syndrome, (1) I will emphasize two new, related matters. One is a common, but serious additional stomach/esophagus anomaly […]

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How to eliminate toxic metals from your body

How to eliminate toxic metals from your body – Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics Morton Walker Interviewed at his treatment facility in Los Angeles, California, acupuncturist and Oriental medicine doctor Timothy Ray, LAc, OMD, described the medical history of his patient and colleague, acupuncturist Robert “Bob” Lithgrow, LAc. At age 52, short and heavyset […]

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Enough Already!

Enough Already! – US News & World Report criticizes natural products and dietary supplements It’s bad enough when the “quackbusters” get their 15 minutes on the talk shows, but when a purported news magazine — US News & World Report — does a hatchet job on alternatives, it’s downright aggravating. Their cover story “The Risks […]

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Mycoplasma experiments – Shorts

Mycoplasma experiments – Shorts – Brief Article Jule Klotter When Candace Brown of Huntsville, Texas learned that doctors expected her son to develop juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she began looking for a cure. Her 10 year old son was diagnosed with human parvovirus B19 in March 1997, and was given a standard protocol of steroids, NSAIDs […]

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Maitake Gold 404, The Ultimate Immune Supernutrient

Maitake Gold 404, The Ultimate Immune Supernutrient Beatrice Trum Hunter Maitake Gold 404, The Ultimate Immune Supernutrient by Mark Stengler, ND Basic Health Publications, 28812 Top of the World Drive, Laguna Beach, California 92651; 800-575-8890 Paperback, c. 2003, $4.95 US, $7.95, 41 pp. Stengler devotes his discussion to a single mushroom type, Maitake Gold 404[R], […]

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Innate healing enhancement in anxiety disorders and MCS

Innate healing enhancement in anxiety disorders and MCS Paul Yanick, Jr. Common environmental chemicals, solvents and fumes, allergens, and mycotoxins injure and damage the liver’s triphasic detoxification system, thereby lowering cell-medicated immune functions and inhibiting innate healing mechanisms. The inhibition of innate healing causes toxins to be stored throughout the body where they activate prolonged […]

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Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer: General Considerations

Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer: General Considerations Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman Treating the Patient, Not the Cancer Homeopathic medicine, by definition, treats the whole person. Although the precise mechanism by which homeopathy acts has not been verified, the effects are clear: an overall balancing of the organism resulting in an alleviation or improvement of many or all symptoms. […]

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Natural Compounds and the Future of Cancer Chemotherapy

Natural Compounds and the Future of Cancer Chemotherapy John Boik An evolution in thinking in the field of cancer chemotherapy is bringing conventional medicine and alternative medicine closer together than anyone previously had imagined possible. For fifty years cancer chemotherapy has been dominated by potent drugs that either interrupt the synthesis of DNA or destroy […]