#414,  January 2018

#414, January 2018


January 2018


Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD


Vingyana Integrative Medical Clinic in Sri Lanka offers evidence-based care for cancer and diabetes in a tranquil, comfortable setting


by Ronald M. McGuff

McGuff Pharmaceuticals has completed an 11-year process to gain FDA approval of its injectable ascorbic acid Ascor®. Access to injectable vitamin C is now assured, regardless of changes in regulations for compounding pharmacies.


by Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, and Jayashree Mani, MS, CCN

Eight functional tests, when referenced to best outcome goal values, can predict ten-year survival and be the basis for an individualized lifestyle action plan that reduces mortality risk.


by Blanche Grube, DMD, and Leslie Douglas, PhD

Researchers at DNA Connexions discuss their on-going efforts toward establishing a much-needed gold standard for detecting B. burgdorferi.


by David Quig, PhD

Exposure to metal alloys from dental and orthopedic implants can produce inflammation and other adverse effects. While replacing the offending implants is ideal, chelation and aminothiols can also help.


An Assessment of Testosterone and its Essential Metabolites for Prostate Cancer Risk

by Shalima Gordon, ND

3β-Adiol, a testosterone metabolite that has no androgenic activity, can act as a biomarker for prostate cancer risk and, possibly, as a treatment.


by Thierry Hertoghe, MD


Dr. Hertoghe explains how to diagnose cortisol deficiency, a condition that he says is widespread, yet, often overlooked as a cause for fatigue, sugar cravings, inability to handle stress, and numerous psychological conditions.


Naturopathic Interpretation of Common Blood Tests

by Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND

Dr. Lobay invites readers to take a closer look at common blood tests and gain insight into a patient's nutritional and biochemical health.


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: The Paradigm Breaker for Doctors

by Don Want

Central sensitization and multiple chemical sensitivity do not fit into the disease paradigm recognized by mainstream medicine, but research is beginning to explain how environmental triggers can produce such diverse symptoms.


by Professor Serge Jurasunas

Professor Serge Jurasunas, an expert in naturopathic oncology, shares some of his clinical experiences using Geoxy 132 to treat patients with cancer and other serious conditions.


Vitamin D for Dogs

by CJ Puotinen

Enough, but not too much, vitamin D is vital for canine and human health alike. This award-winning article looks at the controversies and offers information on food sources and supplementation.




Pathways to Healing by Elaine Zablocki

Checkered Progress in Integrative Medicine


Jule Klotter


Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD


Functional Gastroenterology Bolus

Does It Start in the Gut?
Relationships Between the GI Tract and Chronic Kidney Disease

Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP


Healing with Homeopathy

Homeopathic Chelation of Methotrexate

Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW; and Robert Ullman, ND


Curmudgeon's Corner

Nightly Fasting Improves Cancer Prognosis

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO


Ask Dr. J

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, or Moe: The Pitfalls of Thyroid Lab Testing

Jim Cross, ND, LAc


Monthly Miracles

Just a Fluke – Parasites Are Always with Us

Michael Gerber, MD, HMD


Women's Health Update

Botanicals for Women with Infertility and PCOS – Current Evidence

Corina Dunlap, ND, MS, Guest Author



Concerns About High-Dose Vitamin D

Alan Gaby, MD


Letters to the Editor

none this month


In the News

  • Vitamin C Prevents Side Effects from the MMR Vaccine

    by Helen Saul Case

  • Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache


Book Review

  • Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook

    by Peggy Layton

    • review by Craig Soderberg