#423 -   October 2018

#423 - October 2018

October 2018

Letter from the Publisher

by Jonathan Collin, MD

Coffee and Brain Health

Steven Helschien, DC
In addition to antioxidants and polyphenols, coffee contains caffeine. This article gives an overview of the research linking caffeine to improved mood and cognitive function and to reduced risk of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

FCT®, Brain, Patients, Researchers and Doctors 

Savely Yurkovsky, MD
Using Field Control Therapy (FCT), the author has identified and successfully treated underlying causes of diverse brain disorders in young and old, including dementia, brain fog, anxiety, OCD, and PANDAS.

Pathogens in the Brain – The Oral Connection 

Blanche D. Grube, DDS, PhD 
The connection between dental infections and illness is a concept that first arose over 100 years ago. The observations of those early researchers are being supported with modern research.

Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD 
A pair of urine tests from The Great Plains Laboratory helps practitioners detect a patient's exposure to mold mycotoxins and the body's metabolic response, aiding treatment decisions.

David I. Minkoff, MD, Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP, and Ron Tribell 
This detailed article explains the importance of investigating for structural problems at the craniocervical junction in patients with a history of head or neck trauma (including during birth), autism, migraines, tinnitus, vertigo, brain fog, memory loss, neurodegenerative conditions, and more.

Lipoic Acid Mineral Complex Modulates Free Radicals in Neurodegenerative Diseases 

Frank Antonawich, PhD, and Merrill Garnett, DDS 
Mitochondrial dysfunction, resulting in low energy production and oxidative stress, is a key factor in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. A lipoic acid mineral complex, formulated to combat mitochondrial dysfunction, offers more protection that regular alpha-lipoic acid.

Leigh Erin Connealy, MD
Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, medical director of the largest integrative clinic in North America and author of two books, explains the biological consequences of emotions and their role in healing. She urges practitioners to address the mind and spirit as well as the body as they guide patients toward healing. 

MSG Excites Us, But How About Glutamine and Glutamate? 

Sue Visser 
Supplemental L-glutamine is an amino acid that promotes muscle growth and improves gastrointestinal health. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is considered an excito-toxin. Yet, both convert to glutamate in the body. Are they really that different?

A Case of Essential Tremor Resolved by Chelation of Toxic Metals 

Davis W. Lamson, MS, ND
A case report about a 77-year-old woman diagnosed with benign essential tremor with pronounced shaking of the head and impaired handwriting responds to chelation therapy.

by Fernanda Gallo Moreno | edited by Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH 

New Hope for Alzheimer's Disease:

Nutritional Lithium as the Foundation for Prevention, Part 1

James Greenblatt, MD 
Low-dose lithium protects and repairs brain cells, offering a new treatment and prevention option for early Alzheimer's disease.

Chris D. Meletis, ND, and Kimberly Wilkes 
Interactions between gut bacteria and the endocannabinoid system, nervous system, and immune system in the gastrointestinal tract offer new ways to treat bowel inflammation using phytocannabinoids.




Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary

Alan R. Gaby, MD

Curmudgeon's Corner 

Ketogenic Diet Shifts Gut Microbiome to Improve Seizures

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Functional Gastroenterology Bolus 

Collagen, Joint Hypermobility, Digestion, and Psychology

Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Women's Health Update 
Breast Related Issues

Tori Hudson, ND


Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: A Common Condition Treatable by Diet

Alan R. Gaby, MD

In Memoriam

Dr. Edward Wolff McDonagh

Letters to the Editor

Homeopathy as Psychotherapy and Props