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Mushroom Extracts: Powerful Medicine from Humble Sources

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 2, No. 3. , 2001

Mushrooms are mysterious, and where there is mystery, there is often medicine. Asian traditional medicine has known this for centuries, and various kinds of mushrooms occupy a prominent place in Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan medicine. A review of some modern mushroom medicines making their way into Western clinical practice.

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Alternative Link’s Coding Tools

By Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

A listing of the coding tools and software to support Alternative Link’s ABC Code system for insurance reimbursement in holistic health care.

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High-Veg, Low-Fat Diets Prevent Progression, Recurrence of Breast, Colon Cancer

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 2. , 2006

NEW YORK—Data from three new clinical trials show that reducing dietary fat to levels below 20% of total calories, and increasing vegetable and fruit intake can prevent relapses of breast cancer, and reduce colon cancer, reported David Alberts, MD, at a conference on Nutrition and Health, sponsored by Columbia University’s Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine.

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Women’s Health Update: News from NAMS

By Tori Hudson, ND - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

Despite its conservative orientation toward natural medicine, the North American Menopause Society annual meeting is a great place to catch up on the latest menopause-related research. Dr. Tori Hudson offers her gleanings from this year’s meeting.

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Holistic Medicine No Longer Left Out in the Code: AMA, Alternative Link Define Payment Codes

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 5, No. 2. , 2004

A national insurance coding system for holistic medicine is on the horizon, a critical first step in facilitating widespread insurance reimbursement for natural medicine. Alternative Link’s ABC Code set is being tested in clinics around the country as part of a federally sponsored pilot study. The AMA, which controls the codes for conventional medicine, is also looking into the coding question, and may publish a code set of its own.

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Ifs, Ands, and Butts: To Help Patients Quit, First Improve Their Health Status

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. , 2006

According to Dr. Charles Bens, designer of the Healthy Smoker tobacco cessation program, it is essential to improve other aspects of a smoker’s health before trying to break the habit. Even if someone continues to smoke, a shift toward a healthier diet and lifestyle can attenuate many of the damaging effects of tobacco smoke.

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Iodine Therapy Gains Favor for Thyroid Problems, Chronic Fatigue

By Staff Writer - Vol. 6, No. 4. , 2005

Iodine, once a mainstay medical therapy that was largely abandoned after WWII, is experiencing something of a resurgence for treatment of thyroid problems, chronic fatigue, women’s health problems, and even diabetes.

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Cruciferous Indole at the Crossroad of Estrogen Metabolism

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer

One of the keys to preventing estrogen-related cancers is to establish a healthy balance between estrogen metabolites. Cruciferous vegetables and specifically an indole phytonutrient called Diindolylmethane found only in these plants, can help to a great extent.

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New SPES Formula Offers Promise for Liver Cancer

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 2, No. 2. , 2001

A combination of herbs based on a traditional Chinese formula, is proving effective in inducing necrosis in various types of liver cancer cells.

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