#417   April 2018

#417 April 2018


April 2017


Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD 


Optimizing Metabolism

by Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Coffee: An Emerging Superfood

by Steven M. Helschien, DC 

Coffee is a source of several powerful antioxidants. This article presents an overview of the many possible benefits of drinking coffee regularly.


by Savely Yurkovsky, MD 

Skin disorders often signal underlying dysfunction in internal organs. Field Control Therapy identifies and addresses these dysfunctions with bio-resonance and individualized homeopathic preparations.


by Paul G. Harch, MD

Hyperbaric therapy alters gene expression, resulting in neurological recovery and re-growth of brain tissue. Dr. Harch discusses its effects on people with Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and stroke.

by Gregory Nacarelli 
edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

Globulin Component Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF) Immunotherapy

by James Odell, ND, OMD, LAc 

GcMAF, a protein produced by the body, is a controversial immunotherapy. Bioidentical GcMAF activates tumoricidal macrophages, leading to tumor regression.


by Trevor Cates, ND 

The GI tract is not the only harbor for commensal microbiota. Researchers are looking at ways to support the beneficial skin microbiota that protect against dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disorders.


by Diego Saporta, MD, and David Hurst, MD, PhD 

Determining safe, effective allergy treatment requires accurate identification of the allergens. The intradermal dilution test, unlike the skin prick test, lets the practitioner more safely diagnose patients who are very sensitive as well as those with low reactivity. The test results allow practitioners to individualize immunotherapy treatment.


Vaccination’s Dilemma: Unsafe at Any Dose 

by Richard Gale, and Gary Null

Toxic ingredients in vaccines, such as aluminum compounds and formaldehyde, are not the only concerns. The foreign biological material in vaccines can combine with our DNA and produce epigenetic changes that lead to disease.


L-Methionine to Cure Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? 

by Alfred V. Zamm, MD

Faced with a diagnosis of macular degeneration, this medical doctor decided to search for a solution and happened to find beneficial results with L-methionine supplementation.


Common Ocular Conditions in Clinical Practice: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Beyond 

by Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes

Eyes, the windows to the soul, are also a window to neurological and metabolic health. Supplements that benefit eye health improve overall health as well.


Hope, Gratitude, and Love

by Dr. Douglas Lobay, BSc, ND 

A naturopathic physician reflects on the emotions that underlie and contribute to well-being and health.




by Jule Klotter


Current Controversies

by Ira L. Goodman, MD, FACS, ABIHM, FAARM 

 Exponential Medicine 2017 Meeting Review and Commentary


Literature Review & Commentary

by Alan R. Gaby, MD 



by Richard Jaffe, Esq. 

  • The Year in Review and Some Predictions About Next Year

    • Part One: Stem Cells


Healing with Homeopathy  

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

 Lingering, Invisible Symptoms Post-Injury


Functional Gastroenterology Bolus  

by Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

 The Grey Areas in GI Health and Disease


Monthly Miracles

by Michael Gerber, MD, HMD  

 Boron – An Important Trace Mineral


Cool Beans

by Robin Rose, MD, RN, FNP  

 Getting to Know the Uremics: Attending to Early and Moderate CKD Detoxicology


Ask Dr. J

by Jim Cross, ND, LAc  

 The Fix Is In


Curmudgeon’s Corner

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO 

 The Dark Days of the Year – The Winter Solstice 2017


Women’s Health Update

by Tori Hudson, ND 

 2017 Guidelines and Clinical Practice Support



by Alan Gaby, MD 

Glutamine and Sickle Cell Disease: Another Example of Why Healthcare Is So Expensive

In the News

The first commercially available gut-brain focused probiotic blend for clinically-demonstrated mood support

Book Reviews 

Holistic Health for Adolescents by Nada Milosavljevic, MD, JD

  • review by Katherine Duff

Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

  • review by Craig Soderberg