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Issue Number 1   [PDF]
Johns Hopkins study: Vitamin supplements reduce new AIDS cases by half; vitamin anti-virals; THE VITAMINS IN MEDICINE, by Bicknell and Prescott; muscular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, encephalitis and polio; CLINICAL GUIDE TO THE USE OF VITAMIN C, edited by Lendon Smith, MD; 20 medical papers by Frederick Robert Klenner, MD; Multiple Sclerosis treatment protocol; safety of vitamin supplements; B-complex, B-6 (pyridoxine), and oral contraceptives (the Pill); Nutritional Influences on Illness, by Melvyn Werbach, M.D. (Second Edition). 

Issue Number 2   [PDF] (best for printing)
Fluoride toxicity; EPA; Chemical and Engineering News, May 8, 1989; National Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) withdraws its support for fluoridation; Dr. Richard Foulkes; Physician's Desk Reference lists adverse reactions to fluoride; toothpastes, mouthwashes, even fluoridated children's vitamins; Fluoride (in vitamins or water) interferes with magnesium metabolism; Dr. John R. Marier, Canadian National Research Council; Comprehensive review of fluoridation in Chemical and Engineering News, Vol. 66, August 1, 1988; the "expensive urine" myth; vitamin E as a substitute for blood thinning drugs such as Coumadin (sodium warfarin); BOOK REVIEW: Vitamin C and Cancer: Discovery, Recovery, Controversy by Abram Hoffer, MD; medical politics vs. vitamin research; vitamin C assists chemo, radiation and surgical procedures.

Issue Number 3
Contagious disease, influenza, bubonic plague (the Black Death), smallpox, and vaccination; "Prozac" alternatives; food sources of the amino acid L-Tryptophan; the neurotransmitter serotonin; FDA keeps Tryptophan supplements unavailable; Drug Information Association Annual Meeting; FDA Dietary Task Force Report; L-5-hydroxytryptophan, a non-prescription Tryptophan derivative; PPA (Phenylpropanolamine) dangers; Ralph Nader; toll-free FDA number; the myth that Vitamin C causes kidney stones; sugar and tooth decay; mercury in amalgam fillings; cholesterol is found only in animal products.

Issue Number 4
CODEX, laws limiting vitamin supplement access, FDA, International Associates for Health Freedom, pharmaceutical industry, the homeopathic remedy Kali. Phos., mental/emotional/nervous symptoms, J. B. Chapman, M.D., Hepatitis B, Prednisone, Max Gerson, M.D, cancer, Ovaltine, artificial colors, Albert Schweitzer, M.D. 

Issue Number 5
Learning disabilities, Ruth Harrell, Ph.D., Down's syndrome, vitamin megadoses, what kinds of vegetables to juice, juicer cleanup made easy, fitness for free, Book Review: The Greatest Health Discovery, natural hygiene, Sylvester Graham, M.D., James Calab Jackson, M.D., John H. Tilden, M.D., Dr. Herbert Sheldon, Russell Thacker Trall, M.D., stopping cigarette smoking with vitamins, mercury toxicity, University of Kentucky, natural vs. synthetic vitamins, irregular menstrual periods, hot dogs increase cancer risk, 

Issue Number 6
Peptic ulcers cured with cabbage juice, Garnett Cheney, M.D., balanced diet inadequacy, vitamin E, magnesium, folic acid (folate) , vitamin B-6, fiber, stop coughing with coltsfoot herb, daily cattle death toll, Johnson's Baby Shampoo artificial ingredients, fiber, Twinkies, Froot Loops, food stamps, vitamin C RDA's for monkeys and guinea pigs, saccharin (a carcinogen) is in toothpaste, meeting Dick Gregory, juice fasting, Book review: Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature, oddball food ads, eye twitches 

Issue Number 7
Multiple sclerosis, myelin, thiamin (vitamin B-1), J. Evers, M.D., Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., calcium, osteoporosis, dairy products, rheumatoid arthritis, juice fasting, food paint, "Nutrasweet," aspartame side-effects, Book review: How to live Longer and Feel Better, by Linus Pauling, informed consent and vaccinations, leukemia, Gerson therapy, fillers in grated cheese, Emu meat.

Issue Number 8
Dr. Roger J. Williams' protocol for treating alcoholism nutritionally; link to the complete bibliography of Roger J. Williams at the University of Texas; rose hips, vitamin C and bioflavinoids; vitamin P; Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi; countries that do not fluoridate their water; list of internet newsgroups; migraines; Book Review: Hawkins, David and Pauling, Linus: Orthomolecular Psychiatry; the fun of being a vegetarian; an elephant joke; 

Issue Number 9
Alzheimer's Disease; lecithin; memory loss; fibromyalgia; oral dose saturation with vitamin C; Fred R. Klenner, M.D.; calcium and magnesium supplementation; tetany; Silicea (silica), the homeopathic lancet; white pus forming conditions, simple boils, and sty on the eylid; BOOK REVIEW: Stone, Irwin The Healing Factor: Vitamin C Against Disease; high-dose vitamin C treatment for infections, (bacterial and viral), allergies, asthma, eye diseases, ulcers, poisoning, the effects of smoking, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, fractures, shock, wounds and pregnancy complications; tetanus and glaucoma; how to swallow vitamin pills more easily; Boycott tobacco-owned Kraft Foods; INFACT; Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D, Joseph W. Cherner; SmokeFree Educational Services, Inc; A vegetarian poem; Pig sewage; Tasty Insect Recipes.

Issue Number 10
Diabetes, vitamin E, retinopathy and nephropathy; cold sores (Herpes simplex); how to make topical vitamin C paste; the amino acid L-lysine; lysine content of beans and other legumes; intestinal gas and how to stop it; BOOK REVIEW: Cheraskin, E., Ringsdorf, W. M. and Sisley, E. L. The Vitamin C Connection: Getting Well and Staying Well with Vitamin C; anti-vaccination website; how to clean your juicer the easy way; a breathing and relaxation technique by Barry Sultanoff, M.D.; chemical ingredients in "CELESTE" PIZZA FOR ONE; Albert Einstein; sprouting hints.

Issue Number 11
PMS / PMDD (Premenstrual Syndrome / Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder); pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) content of foods; B-complex supplements; magnesium and diabetes, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, kidney stones, migraine, leg and menstrual cramps, eclampsia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and tetany; gallstone dietary guidelines (for cholelithiasis or biliary colic) burdock root, walnut, alfalfa, ginger root, catnip, peppermint, fennel, carrot, radish, prune, black cherry, celery, beet, cucumber and parsley; lactose intolerance; breath hydrogen assay; Abram Hoffer, M.D.; Benjamin Spock, M.D.; lactase; yogurt; antibiotics; BOOK REVIEW: Maximum Life Span, by UCLA Medical School Professor Roy Walford, M.D.; 500 Natural Hygeine links; Mad Cow disease.

Issue Number 12
Make your own Echinacea extract; make your own Melatonin; how much sleep we need and how to get it; A cheap, natural alternative to Ginko; how to take niacin; Glyconutrients in vegetable juice; dangers to workers at the Morrell meat packing plant; caffeine use by children; Ritalin; caffeinated beverages and decreased fertility; gastric ulcers; blood sugar; what 1,000 mg of caffeine can do; my first pharmacologically memorable encounter with caffeine; how to quit the caffeine routine; Vitamin C; caffeine headaches and withdrawal; stress reduction; Transcendental  Meditation and decreased drug abuse; decreased use of cigarettes and alcohol; decreased use of caffeine; decreased need for tranquilizers and other prescribed drugs; caffeine causes loss of vitamin C and the B-vitamins; dieting aids and extra-strength pain relievers; dumb warnings; antibiotic overprescription and "superbacteria"; hexachlorophene (PhysoHex); DDT; fluoride is by-product of the manufacture of fertilizer; World War II chemical waste being used for water fluoridation; bibliographies of Wilfrid and Evan Shute; William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D. used niacin and niacinamide to treat arthritis.

Issue Number 13
Foods do not supply enough vitamins and minerals; whole foods; weight loss; dieting and vitamins; burning calories; vegetable juice for fluids and electrolytes (minerals); gain energy and lose fat; what really killed Atilla the Hun; bloody nose; make your own calcium citrate; accidental hypodermic needle pricks; mad cows; millions of chickens killed daily; red tinted contact lenses reduce aggression in chickens; colon bacterial contamination in chicken meat; super glue for chicken anuses; natural versus synthetic vitamins; differences between vitamin brands; vitamin C from beet tops; how much vitamin C and vitamin E I take each day; BOOK REVIEW: The Pattern of Health, by Aubrey Westlake, M.D.; a personal discovery of alternative healing techniques; the websites of Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD; megavitamin (orthomolecular) treatment for psychosis, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, and cancer; Fluoridation does damage, says a Canadian government report; dental fluorosis; sodium fluoride and silicofluorides; calcium and other bone and teeth building minerals responsible for lower decay rates; Paul Connett, Ph.D.; Paul BeeberNew.York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation; hair loss and nutrition; zinc, the B-vitamins, raw foods and juices.

Issue Number 14
Men’s health; man’s 6-year shorter life;  (XX) vs. XY chromosome pairs; hemophilia; colorblindness; Special disadvantages of being a male: ADHD; prison; violent crime victims; dangerous occupations; the draft; combat death; separation from children by job or court; heart attacks, suicide; the fifteen leading causes of death; BOOK REVIEWS: Why Men Are the Way They Are and The Myth of Male Power, both by Warren Farrell, PhD.; prostate; fertility and infertility; Dr. Abram Hoffer’s recommendations for cardiovascular disease; "Possum Lodge Men’s Anonymous Pledge"; a natural home poison ivy treatment; how to make and apply vitamin C paste; calcium ascorbate powder; belladonna rashes; vitamin C as antitoxin; Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.; forms of vitamin C; sodium ascorbate; ascorbate ion; ascorbic acid; the immune system and second hand smoke; antibiotics in meat; radiation of foods; blood pressure false readings; unnecessary medication;  take your own blood BP; stress reduction; weight loss; the Dr. Rinse Breakfast; cardiovascular disease; lecithin; nutritional (or brewer’s) yeast; calcium and magnesium; wheat germ; mono-unsaturated oil; vitamin E; vitamin B-complex; atherosclerosis. 

Issue Number 15
Medical education for everyone; the "Cliffs Notes" of medical school; The Merck Manual (Merck & Co, Rahway, NJ); understanding medical terms; Taber's Medical Dictionary; Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Nursing by Miller and Keane; your doctor as your sub-contractor; second opinions; bibliography of especially good natural healing books; Supplements and Genetic Engineering (GE) by Dr. Robert Anderson; Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics; L-tryptophan; eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS); Showa Denko, Japan's third largest chemical company; vitamin A enriched rice would take16 lbs per day to get her minimum daily requirement; Nutrasweet is genetically engineered; why one person really matters; Will Rogers; Linus Pauling; be a health nut; the "Lard Car"; beef fat; Chevy van with used french-fry oil from fast-food eateries travels 3,000 miles at 24 miles per gallon; the all-time winner for the "food" with the most artificial colors ever: NINE; animal has the world’s longest sperm is the fruit fly, Drosophila bifurca; each sperm is about 2.3 INCHES long.

Issue Number 16
Take aspirin for a heart attack? 400 to 800 I.U. vitamin E a day and magnesium orotate can stop a heart attack; Evan Shute, M.D.,Wilfrid Shute, M.D., Hans Neiper, M.D., and Dean Ornish, M.D. The Miracle Drug: PLACEBO; scientific method questioned; how much bias enters into medical practice; migraine headache; quicks and quacks; dissident doctors who choose to give no medicines at all, just placebos; recent media hoopla against soy foods… during a European epidemic of both Hoof and Mouth and Mad Cow Disease? SIX WAYS SOY BENEFITS YOUR HEALTH by Monique N. Gilbert; isoflavones; LDL; stroke; blood pressure; atherosclerosis;  soluble fiber; cancer; calcium; osteoporosis; estrogen; PMS; menopause; diabetes;  kidney disease; asthma; antihistamine properties of vitamin C; lead poisoning; mental retardation;  Alzheimer’s disease; saturation, or "bowel tolerence" doses of vitamin C will chelate lead right out of a person; hair analysis; plant sunflowers to suck up lead from contaminated soil; decline of the Roman Empire the result of lead poisoning. 

Issue Number 17
Vitamin-bashing; critics of Linus Pauling want it both ways; natural vs. synthetic vitamin C; junk-science reports panning vitamin C; water-soluble antioxidant; vitamin C does NOT "harm" DNA; animals make between 2,000 and 10,000 milligrams of vitamin C per human equivalent body weight per day; evolution and genetic material; white blood cells and male reproductive fluids contain unusually high quantities of vitamin C; the flurry of anti-vitamin reporting; 100 MILLION Americans take vitamin C every day; politics of science;TEN WAYS TO SPOT ANTI-VITAMIN BIAS IN A SCIENTIFIC STUDY; Linus Pauling’s complete vitamin and nutrition bibliography is posted; Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin (formerly Chairman of the Department of Oral Medicine, University of Alabama Medical School; his new book Vitamin C: Who Needs It?; the safety of unprocessed honey vs. pasteurized commercial brands; YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN DOCTOR; doctor-caused injury rate dwarfs the annual automobile accident mortality of 45,000 (JAMA, July 5, 1995, 274:29-34.); pneumonia; really sneaky ways to help your loved ones become vegetarian; FLEA POWDER CHEERIOS: the 1994 contamination of 160 million boxes with chloro-pyrifos-ethyl (which also kills ticks and termites) in the Washington Post article by Sharon Walsh.

Issue Number 18
Review of THYROID POWER, by Richard L. Shames and Karilee H. Shames; difference between T-3 (triiodothyronine) and T-4 (l-thyroxine, or "storage" thyroxine); fatigue, depression, weight gain, insomnia, difficult menopause, endometriosis, arthritis and rheumatic complaints, low sex drive, infertility, and skin problems; what tests to ask for; TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) over 3.0 is "suspicious"; using a mercury basal thermometer; what to say to a doctor who wishes to deny you thyroid supplementation because your T-4 is high; side effects of too much or too little thyroid; thyroid medication does not cause osteoporosis; caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and aspartame ("Nutrasweet"); iodine supplementation; history and dangers of water fluoridation; alternatives to stitches; how to use a butterfly bandage; no scientific evidence that demonstrates that vitamin C narrows, harms, or "clogs arteries"  in any way; Abram Hoffer, MD cites research showing vitamin C improves blood flow; vitamin C strengthens arteries.

Issue Number 19
POWER TO THE PATIENT; health self reliance vs. learned helplessness;vitamin C may relieve hot flashes; E Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. (U. of Alabama Medical Center); HEADACHE by Jennifer Daniels, M.D.; water, mustard, milk, soda, toxins; NY suspends medical doctor's license because she got a patient better with diet and exercise; What is in Second Hand Cigarette Smoke?; get kids to eat lots of veggies; borderline high blood pressure treated naturally; forget the antibiotics and FIRE YOUR DOCTOR; The Soil and Health Library ( posts  COMPLETE TEXTS of The Saccharine Disease (by T. L. Cleave, M.D.), The Wheel of Health (by G. T. Wrench), and History of a Crime Against the Food Law (by Harvey Wiley, M.D., the very first head of the FDA); Germs Patented by U.S. Government Linked to AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Gulf War Syndrome, MS, Cancer, Immune and Neurodegenerative Diseases, "West Nile Fever; Encephalitis; actual patent numbers listed.

Issue Number 20
Staying well; Eubie Blake, Herbert Hoover; Gloria Swanson; choice of what to eat is entirely a free one, even for the poor; the less you spend on food, the healthier your diet; I generally still spend under $20 weekly to feed myself; dairy and vegetable protein is just as good as meat protein; legumes; Caffeine allergy; anaphylactic reactions; schizophrenia; cerebral allergy; inability to focus; delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations; amphetamine psychosis; bipolar; anger, impulsiveness, aggression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); depression and anxiety; panic attacks; memory loss, confusion, tremors, insomnia; how the United States Post Office attacked those who sold vitamin E by mail; New England Journal of Medicine articles in clear support of vitamin E supplementation; cardiovascular disease; why our skin is a more or less arbitrary line between our external and internal environments; Barry Saltanoff, M.D.; ecology; resistant hypertension; environmental medicine; how to reduce eyestrain for sure, and myopia possibly; William Bates’ Better Eyesight Without Glasses; how to exercise your eye’s extrinsic muscles.

Issue Number 21
Lupus; Max Gerson, M.D., successfully treated lupus using whole foods and raw juices; bibliography, links and research hints; vitamin C is no more acidic that most soft drinks; your stomach’s natural hydrochloric acid secretions; avoid soft drinks; non-acidic calcium ascorbate vitamin C; links to many vitamin C related articles; Jennifer Daniels, M.D., discusses constipation; colon cancer; food additives and meat; how to move the bowels daily; fennel seed; psyllium seed or husk; Senna pods; arthritis; castor oil; magnesium citrate; how to take an enema; veal is really a calf, with beautiful, big brown eyes with long, delicate lashes; reducing your meat intake saves animal – and human – lives; immune system; Body, Mind and the B Vitamins; eliminate fleas from your pet without using chemicals.

Issue Number 22
Abram Hoffer, M.D, Ph.D.; megavitamin research; orthomolecular medicine; Dr. Linus Pauling; niacin; niacinamide; behavioral disorders; Dr. Humphry Osmond; medical politics; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; DSM system; American Psychiatric Association; drug therapy; Dr. Hoffer’s ABC of Natural Nutrition for Children;  case histories; research summaries; comparisons of drugs and vitamins; food additives; heart disease; psychosis, psychiatry; double-blind, placebo-controlled studies; schizophrenia; Prozac; Vitamin B-3 and Schizophrenia; pellagra; niacin’s sedating effect;  sleep; diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia; weakness, anorexia, lassitude, indigestion, skin eruptions, skin scaling, neuritis, nervous system destruction, confusion, apathy, disorientation, and insanity; "pharmacological lobotomy"; Margot Kidder; adrenochrome; John Smythies; catechol amines; niacin toxicity is rare; serum cholesterol; safety margin; flushing; positive side effects;  cancer; unethical to deny vitamin therapy; class-action lawsuit; three inaccurate claims for disparaging vitamin C; Vitamin C and Cancer; Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D.; vitamin C reduces the side-effects of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation; the risk reduction aspects of vitamins; collagen; blood work of cancer patients shows that they have abnormally low levels of vitamin C; reading list; Abram Hoffer’s on-line articles, bibliography and home pages; S 1330 IS, the Dietary Supplement Tax Fairness Act of 2001 would provide for tax exempt status for any dietary supplements; John Hammell; Foods Are Not Drugs Act of 2001 HR 2265 IH;  contact your Congressman; United Nations CODEX Vitamin Standards currently under development.

Issue Number 23
Vitamin therapy is a valuable addition to surgery, chemo, and radiation; greatly improves quality of life for cancer patients (less hair loss, less nausea); reduced pain and burning from radiation; speeds surgical recovery; adjunctive therapy or supportive therapy with nontoxic nutrients; the protocol of Ewan Cameron, MD; links to Gerson therapy resources and other cancer references; international website devoted to orthomolecular (megavitamin) medicine; diabetes, Huntington’s disease, pancreatitis, heart disease (many entries), cancer, fertility (many entries), birth defects, arthritis, Crohn's disease, and cystic fibrosis; vitamin C supplementation reduces miscarriage rate and infant mortality in South American native tribes; vitamin C powder; "Mike the Headless Chicken" and his website; carpal tunnel syndrome; Dr. John M. Ellis’ book on vitamin B-6 entitled Free of Pain; Linus Pauling; B-6 shrinks synovial membranes that line the joints; minimal side effects; dosages; hair loss; male pattern baldness; zinc and the B-vitamins; rice is actually a "complete" vegetable protein; hints if you are not yet a rice fan; the ultimate hypoallergenic food; Isreali doctors go on strike and death rate drops; There must be 15 ways to love your liver; hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other diseases of the liver. 

Issue Number 24
TEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR DOCTOR INTO A NATUROPATH;  A TRIBUTE TO EMANUEL CHERASKIN, M.D., D.M.D.; his papers, and reviews of some of his books; his complete bibliography; MOTION SICKNESS; Chronic, itchy, slow-to-heal scalp sores; SHAMPOOING; TWO GALLONS OF DIGESTIVE JUICES?; Do you drink cow breast milk and eat the muscles of dead animals; MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL HOME FIRST AID KIT; Heart attack, inoperable blocked grafts, angina, and megavitamins.

Vol. 2  Number 1
RELAX about anthrax; tuberculosis; consumption; TB; polio; vitamin C kills viruses and bacteria; germs are not the primary cause of disease; Anthrax; Ebola; West Nile fever; poliomyelitis; reference websites; ADHD IS NOT CAUSED BY RITALIN DEFICIENCY; Ritalin toxicology; niacinamide therapy; The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction, by William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.:  ARTHRITIS, by Jennifer Daniels, M.D.; JUICING HINTS; FLUORIDE FACTS;  megadoses of vitamin C without taking supplements?"; Wheatgrass; which forms of supplemental magnesium are best absorbed; Arnold Schwartzenager’s broom-handle exercise.

Vol. 2  Number 2
Natural ways to a strong immune system; germs; beneficial digestive bacteria also make vitamins B-12 and vitamin K; tetanus; London sewer rats vs. lab rats; antibiotic overprescription and drug-resistant bacteria; 10 WAYS TO WRECK AN IMMUNE SYSTEM; an obsessive study of pathology is sickening; Leprosy; malnutrition; tobacco deaths; how to stop smoking with vitamin C; how to make vitamin C spray or substitute for it; FLUORIDATION PROPONENTS MISLEAD VOTERS; misinformation and attempts to discredit scientists holding opposing anti-fluoride views; kids in many countries that don't fluoridate water have fewer cavities than their American counterparts; swishing and spitting fluoridated water is probably just as effective as swishing and swallowing; babies are overdosing on fluoride; health wisdom from Scott Nearing; save money on your food bill;  Helen and Scott Nearing’s Living the Good Life; why we do not need breakfast; my morning formula for a vitamin pick-me-up; COMPUTER TECH FOR COUNTRY FOLK; glaucoma; lecithin; phosphorous; phospholipids and phosphatidyl choline; cardiovascular disease; acetylcholine; neurological diseases; Parkinson’s. 

Vol. 2  Number 3
JUNK SCIENCE ON VITAMIN C MEGADOSES EXPOSED; "New Scientist," 22 September 2001; why 2,000 mg of vitamin C is safe; primate relatives eat more than that; vitamin C improve both quality and length of life for cancer patients; reduces hair loss and nausea from chemotherapy; references; MYTHS ABOUT VITAMINS C and E; vegetable oil; Vitamin E will prolong clotting time; Coumadin; Alton Ochsner, M.D.; Stability of vitamin B-12 in the presence of vitamin C; why individual needs for vitamin C vary greatly, especially during illness; bowel tolerance (saturation); more references; sore throat; strep throat; antibiotic overprescription; Dr. Melvyn Werbach’s Textbook of Nutritional Medicine, which contains some 5,600 references; Jeffrey Moss, D.D.S; Third Line Press; Tobacco "spa treatments"; raw food recipes.

Vol. 2  Number 4
60,000 mg of vitamin C is preferentially toxic to tumor cells, similar to cancer chemotherapy; most best-publicized vitamin C and cancer studies have not utilized high enough doses to work; Hugh D. Riordan, M.D.; Acid Reflux; Asthma; Backache; Congestive Heart Failure; Cervical Dysplasia; Endometriosis; High Blood Pressure; Parkinson’s Disease; Whooping Cough; Joey Green’s  "WACKY USES" website; some light industrial uses for Coca-Cola include "Clean corrosion from car battery terminals" and "Clean a toilet bowl"; J. Lileks’ "GALLERY OF REGRETTABLE FOOD"; the intensive nutritional treatment of cancer; Max Gerson, M.D.; Charlotte Gerson; fat-free, salt-free, low-protein, essentially vegetarian dietary regimen, based on great quantities of fresh vegetable juice, supplements, and systemic detoxification; coffee enemas provide caffeine stimulation to open liver/bile ducts; The Gerson Therapy book costs $17; melanoma; reader takes 42,000 milligrams of vitamin C to stop viral illness; The Power of Now, reviewed by John I. Mosher, Ph.D.; try this gorilla behavior hint.

Vol. 2  Number 5
Medical incompetents who prescribed aspirin for anything, including serious illness;  US Federal Trade laws: vitamins and foods may not be advertised to cure a specific disease; Vitamin E stops cardiovascular disease; Your "Intravenous Vitamin Checklist"; how to get a hospital or doctor to have a vitamin C IV drip, infusion, push or injection, as well as oral vitamin C; Know the power structure; Know the facts about vitamin C IV’s; American Dietetic Association;the dieticians’ party-line continues to be that sugar and chemical foods do not affect children’s behavior.  DO YOU FEEL SHY AROUND SUPPOSEDLY-EDUCATED PEOPLE?  WHY?; Strep throat and high fever; vitamin C megadose physician Robert Cathcart, M.D.

Vol. 2  Number 6
Stories on TV that say vitamins are worthless, or even harmful?  A quick-click guide to what you need to know: TABLETS, CAPSULES, LIQUID OR POWDER?  TABLETING INGREDIENTS; IF TABLETS UPSET YOUR STOMACH; 6 Powerful Answers for when under-informed people badmouth megadose nutritional supplements;  Laws in progress to RESTRICT YOUR ACCESS TO SUPPLEMENTS; ; Lyme disease; homeopathic Ledum in the 1M potency; pharmaceutical cartel is STILL trying to squash alternative health care; physician in the U. S. military used nutritional therapies successfully for severe bronchitis, and then is brought up on charges; reading list; Have you ever been denied a natural therapy by a doctor or hospital? Epilepsy; 400 I.U. of vitamin E per day reduced the frequency of children's seizures by over 60 percent. (Epilepsia, Vol 30, No 1, 1989). How to make the DR. RINSE FORMULA; "Stealth Food" of the Month: "Cooler Ranch" DORITOS tortilla chips contain Yellow Dye Number 5, Red Dye Number 40 and Blue Dye Number 1; The sordid history of the artificial, cancer-promoting sweetener saccharin; past Winners of the DOCTOR YOURSELF "STEALTH FOOD" Award.

Vol. 2  Number 7
The beneficial interaction of statins with niacin; NEJM paper by Brown, BG et al, Vol 345:1583-1592, No 22; antioxidant vitamins; vitamin E and cardiovascular disease; Does your state have laws protecting your right to demand natural health care?; WHAT I  PERSONALLY LOOK FOR IN A MULTIPLE VITAMIN; Linoleic acid, phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl inositol, Omega-3 fatty acids; absorbs more and waste less if you divide dosage throughout the day; SUPPLEMENT BRANDS; Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C: The Clinical Experiences of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.; pneumonia, herpes, mononucleosis, hepatitis, atherosclerosis, infections, multiple sclerosis, childhood diseases, fevers, polio; Klenner employed 350 to 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C per day... per kilogram patient body weight; FREE DR. KLENNER INFORMATION; HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING?; MY OWN HYPOCHONDRIAC BEDTIME STORY; WHEN I WAS AN "IN-BETWEEN-AGER"; Wise words by SUNY Professor Emeritus John I. Mosher, Ph.D.

Vol. 2  Number 8
NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC VITAMINS; industrial vitamin powders; tablet fillers and excipients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid, sodium citrate, dicalcium phosphate, cellulose and silica; L-gulonolactone oxidase; food concentrate vitamins; vitamins E and C; buffering ascorbic acid; bioflavinoids (vitamin C cofactors); English physician Aubrey T. Westlake, M.D. and his book, "The Pattern of Health"; Dr. Walt Stoll’s "Saving Yourself from the Disease-Care Crisis"; colds and flu; allergies; adult and children’s behavior disorders; atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease; Crohn’s disease, IBS and ulcerative colitis; endocrine conditions; fungal overgrowth; hiatus hernia; and arthritis; SEARCH ASSISTANCE; ANOTHER REASON WHY "TOXIC OVERDOSE" IS NONSENSE; how to take a zinc supplement; pumpkin seeds; calcium, magnesium and milk; Dr. Jacobus Rinse; TSH TEST IS INADEQUATE; schooling vs. real wisdom. 

Vol. 2  Number 9
LANDMARK ANTI-VACCINATION DECISION IN NEW YORK: your children may attend school without ANY shots if you have a religious exemption; this now includes children that are partially immunized; health department or school officials' claims that their religious beliefs are not "sincerely held" negated by Jan, 2002, U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Telesca; the family in question was devoutly Roman Catholic; the family had previously sought, and been denied, a medical exemption; vaccination links; MYTH: Vitamins ought to be regulated as drugs, because they have pharmacological effects at high doses; vitamins can work as drugs, but drugs can never work as vitamins; DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS RESTRICTED IN NEW ZEALAND; abscess, fistula, and the homeopathic remedy Silicea; Herbs and aches and pains, coughing, cancer, ulcers; about honey and cider vinegar and the work of D. C. Jarvis, M.D.; fiber, juicing and steaming; how-to instructions from the great naturopath Christopher Gian-Cursio for his BLENDED SALAD.

Vol. 2  Number 10
VITAMINS IN HOSPITALS: TAKE SUPPLEMENTS, NOT ABUSE; Three Unacceptable Reasons for Stopping Vitamins; Feature Article: MENIERE’S SYNDROME AND TINNITUS; CHIROPRACTIC or osteopathic adjustment of the upper cervical (neck) vertebrae; Vitamin therapy; NO ASPARTAME, and no sugar, either; hypoglycemia or Type II diabetes; HOMEOPATHIC KALI PHOS.; ringing in the ears, dizziness, nausea, motion sickness;   ONE-MINUTE HEALTH ANALYSIS; "gymnasium" is Greek  for "to exercise naked"; some  favorite exercise phobias; INSTANT PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST; FLUORIDATION AND CANCER; Takahashi et al in the July 2001 "J. Epidemiology": 23 of 36 cancer sites (63.9%) were associated with fluoridation; Ramesh et al: high fluoride bone content major factor in causing osteosarcoma (bone cancer), in the "J. Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology," 2001, Vol. 20, Issue 3; adverse effects of fluoride on the DNA; "fluoride probably causes mutations in (gene) p53";  calcium ascorbate vs. ascorbic acid; topical applications; receding gums; multiple vitamin  "mediciney" aftertaste; harmless darker colored urine and B-vitamins; two corny health jokes.

Vol. 2  Number 11
VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS TO BE BANNED ALL ACROSS EUROPE reports CBN News (March 14, 2002); pharmaceutical companies and governments conspiring to take megavitamins away from the people; CODEX, the multi-national attempt to "harmonize" food laws among all nations, LOWERING every nation’s supplement potency limits to ridiculously low levels; FDA also has a history of seeking drastic regulations to limit your access to vitamins; Proxmire Amendment; Dietary Supplement Education Act; CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME; vitamin B-6; John Marion Ellis, M.D.; pregnancy; carotene; LET’S TALK POLAR BEARS; newborn infants generally have LOW stores of vitamin A; F. R. Klenner, M.D. gave large doses of ascorbic acid to over 300 pregnant women; "Vitamin C babies"; Dr. Klenner's specific dosage table; NO miscarriages; labor was shorter and less painful; eliminate stretch marks; CHRONIC SINUS PROBLEMS; a breakfast concoction I lovingly call "Saul’s Sunrise Super Slurry"; the supplements I take SUPPLEMENTS along with it; FATIGUE AND VITAMIN C; plus: an old, old health joke

Vol. 2  Number 12
ANTI-VITAMIN WORLD WAR; the European (ANTI-) Vitamin Directive, and CODEX; Paul A. Taylor; IAHF’s John Hammell; Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD); You can email key people directly; La Leva di Archimede ( ) READ THE FULL TEXT of the EU Directive; GATT Trade Agreement; FDA; WTO Dispute Settlement Body; no protection of our domestic laws from global harmonization; CBN News Story by Gailon Tetheroh ("European Union Restricts Vitamin Intake of Consumers’) is NOT a false alarm; World Health Organization (WHO) regards all dietary supplements to be "drugs." NIACIN A DRUG?; US Department of Justice busted Hoffman La Roche, Merck and others for violations of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; Hoffman La Roche was fined a record amount of $540,000,000 for engaging in illegal price fixing, the largest fine ever levied by DOJ; Matthias Rath, M.D.; Free Choice in Supplements Alliance (FCSA); natural treatment of olive oil and lemon juice to get rid of gallstones; safety of vitamin C with children; VITAMIN C AND BREASTFEEDING; chewable "C" tablets; THIS MONTH’S JUICING HINTS; Dr. Leon Bylenok’s Nutritional Health and Alternative Medicine website; plus: a poem of sorts.

Vol. 2  Number 13
William Kaufman, MD, PhD; treating osteoarthritis with up to 5,000 mg of niacinamide daily; divided doses more effective; EXCERPTS from Dr. Kaufman’s book The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction; Chapter Overviews and links to entire text online; original 1949 edition available; MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and VITAMIN C; Frederick Robert Klenner, MD was reversing multiple sclerosis with vitamin megadoses back in the 1950's; MS is a vitamin deficiency disease;  MS, thiamin (vitamin B-1) and beriberi; Klenner gave MS sufferers one or two *thousand* milligrams of thiamin a day, how to buffer ascorbic acid; links for DEPRESSION AND SCHIZOPHRENIA; SPECIALIZED GERSON THERAPY BOOKLETS NOW AVAILABLE; links to posted summaries and reviews of the Gerson therapy; PANIC ATTACKS; links about LINUS PAULING AND VITAMIN C; PREGNANCY; morning sickness; constipation; hemorrhoids; heartburn; plus another corny joke.

Vol. 2  Number 14
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH vs. ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Big Difference; Why car self-repair, appliance self-repair and health self-repair require a common attitude; the financial aspects of all this; a quick way to evaluate your doctor’s true alternative potential; VITAMIN C in sufficient quantity can substitute for antibiotics, antivirals, antitoxics, antipyretics (fever-reducers) antihistamines, and corticosteroids such as Prednisone; NIACIN substitutes for various tranquilizers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and antipsychotic medications; the team of Vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, stress reduction, vegetarian diet and minerals such as magnesium beat any a cardiovascular drug on the market; blood clots (thrombophlebitis) can be treated without Coumadin; if doctor refuses to provide a vitamin C IV; NIACIN SAFETY by Abram Hoffer, M.D.; INFLAMED STOMACH helped with oatmeal broth; BACK TO EDEN by Jethro Kloss; Barley water; fresh aloe vera juice, and cabbage juice; the most reliable and most powerful help for the sugar junkie is to diligently follow Dr. Roger J. William’s nutritional program for alcoholism; B-complex, chromium, vitamin C, lecithin, L-glutamine; books by Roger J. Williams include Nutrition and Alcoholism (1951), Alcoholism: The Nutritional Approach (1959), Nutrition Against Disease (1971) and Physician's Handbook of Nutritional Science (1975); also Sugar Blues (1975), by William Dufty; 5 hemorrhoid hints.

Vol. 2  Number 15
"What if they gave everybody health insurance, and nobody needed it?"; changing our own personal habits remains the only sure method to gain our own health; Dr. Anthony Sattilaro and macrobiotics; Dr. Ann Wigmore and wheatgrass; COMFREY LEAF POULTICE (Symphytum officinale) for topical use on tumors as described by Dr. H. E. Kirschner; how to grow comfrey; case history of a superficial tumor on a dog cured in two weeks with comfrey poultices; POST SURGICAL SWELLING can be greatly reduced by topical vitamin E dropped onto the suture line; reduces inflammation,  itching, scarring; Mononucleosis cured in 48 hours with saturation (bowel tolerance) levels of ascorbic acid (vitamin C); vitamin C spray to help stop smoking and stop the nicotine-withdrawal weight gain syndrome (Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1993:337, p 211-213); vegetarians get plenty of iron, calcium and other minerals; supplements still a good idea; Four hints to take your vegetable JUICE AT WORK; Premenstrual Syndrome; PPMD; sustained-release supplements; USDA regulations allow diseased animals to be sold to for human consumption, including "animal carcasses with cancers, tumors, and open, running sores"; a health fable. 

Vol. 2  Number 16
BRONCHITIS: ANTIBIOTIC OR VITAMIN C?  Lancet (May 2002) publishes paper showing that the antibiotic azithromycin is no more effective than even LOW-dose vitamin C;  orthomolecular physician Robert F. Cathcart, M.D. prefers to classify illness by how much vitamin C it takes to cure them; TEN WAYS TO DODGE A DERMATOLOGIST; NEW BOOKS about MAX GERSON, M.D. and EVAN SHUTE, M.D.; ART NEWS; Vitamins ease jet lag and travel stress; some hints that may help get you and your supplements through the customs/security gate without a fuss; HOW TO AVOID PESTICIDES; they do not come off in water; Soap, or detergent, is effective in removing pesticide residues; how to see for yourself; children consume disproportionally large amounts of pesticides relative to their body weight; organically-grown produce; a home gardener's cheapskate hints; HICCUPS and how to cure them fast with plain old water; Mag. Phos. 6X.

Vol. 2  Number 17
A.M.A.  DISAGREES WITH OPRAH.COM's vitamin-bashing article; Vitamin C does not cause kidney stones; the article attempts to trash even a morning daily multivitamin and calcium, actually calling it a "daily fix."; AMA says: "It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements." (JAMA 2002;287:3127-3129) All megadosing included, there is one death from vitamin overdose about every ten years in the USA; 100,000 pharmaceutical drug deaths annually in America; "IT’S GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU" said my great-uncle; treating a particular disease condition vs. treating their whole body; eczema; what to do to eliminate stomach upset due to a zinc supplement; TUBERCULOSIS SCARE DEBUNKED; a lesson from a wino at London’s Euston Station; comfrey leaves are for topical use only; the root, boiled, has been used internally for hundreds of years; "FDA Advises Dietary Supplement Manufacturers to Remove Comfrey Products From the Market" (Issued July 6, 2001); FIT WITH FIBER by Monique N. Gilbert; HEART ATTACK, STROKE, COLON CANCER; Recipe for Hummus; heart disease.

Vol. 2  Number 18
CORRECTIVE NUTRITION: giving prison inmates a cheap daily nutritional supplement would save money in health care expenses; many inmates test positive for tuberculosis, often  multi-drug resistant strains; nearly every inmate will get out eventually; prisons are now more like hospitals; HIV positive rate as much as 50%;  the play-down-the-TB-epidemic policy; inmate case history: wheat germ and multivitamins makes him "feel more clear"; HEALTHY EATING "CAN CUT CRIME" (From the BBC News, Tuesday, 25 June, 2002); University of Oxford has found that vitamins cut offences by 25%; placebo controlled; serious offences, including violence, fell by 40%; Commercialization of health information; they're just trying to get your money; Doctor Yourself has no affiliation whatsoever with any commercial health business; where to find out which countries do **not** fluoridate their water; carrot-broccoli-lettuce juice, and it tastes ar better than it sounds; laxatives and a personal story; why and how to apply castor oil externally; JUICING TIP OF THE MONTH: stretch Nature’s very short "expiration date" by adding vitamin C powder to juice for later.

Vol. 2  Number 19
IMMUNIZATION ALTERNATIVES ISSUE. "How can I enroll my children in school without having them vaccinated?" How to find out the "immunization laws" for the state you live in; KNOW YOUR DOCTOR; Vaccination is NOT legally required of every person; religious exception to vaccination on personal, moral and spiritual grounds; test of sincerity; MEDICAL EXEMPTION; ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION; UNVACCINATED KIDS "SITTING DUCKS"?; Neil Z. Miller's article in the Spring 1994 issue of Mothering magazine. Salk vs. Sabin; most polio is non-paralytic polio; the DPT shot; review of some anti-vaccination literature; Vitamin C is a proven effective, natural antibiotic and anti-toxin; WHAT A VACCINATION EXEMPTION LETTER LOOKS LIKE; excellent links and websites; IF YOU **DO** CHOOSE TO VACCINATE; informed consent; what to do about contact with just-vaccinated children; How to build strong natural immunity; "19 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled After 19 Fall Ill," by Elizabeth Becker, The New York Times (July 20, 2002).

Vol. 2  Number 20
Form your own neighborhood health self-reliance cooperative; possibilities and potential pitfalls; legality; available resources; how to search; BIPOLAR DISORDER (Manic Depressive); psychiatrist Abram Hoffer, M.D., has successfully treated bipolar patients nutritionally for some 50 years; three case histories; dairy free diet with ascorbic acid 1,000 mg after each meal, pyridoxine 250 mg daily, zinc citrate 50 mg daily, selenium 200 mcg daily and a B complex 50's once daily; three gram (3,000 mg) ascorbic acid reduces severity of the bipolar state was reduced within the first hour; E. Cheraskin, MD; Dr. Melvyn Werbach's 50-plus references on bipolar disorder; Is chicken a meat?; Topical Vitamin C for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), Genital Herpes, and Herpes Simplex; Oral Saturation Doses of Vitamin C for "Pinkeye" (Conjunctivitis); Food poisoning treated with massive doses of vitamin C; BOOK REVIEW: How to Live Longer and Feel Better, by Linus Pauling.

Vol. 2  Number 21
ADRENAL EXHAUSTION; Addison's Disease; AGE SPOTS; alopecia (hair loss); ANOREXIA NERVOSA; BEDWETTING; BINGE EATING AND BULEMIA; Burns; CANCER, SPECIFIC TYPES; DIARRHEA; ESOPHAGITIS; IMPETIGO; MEMORY LOSS; MIGRAINE HEADACHE; OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD); NAUSEA; NIGHTMARES; POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION; ROSEACEA; SCIATICA; SHINGLES; STUFFY NOSE AND/OR SINUS PRESSURE; VITILIGO; YEAST INFECTION / CANDIDA; "saturation" (bowel tolerance) of vitamin C; Book Review: Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless, by Howard Straus; vegetable juice, raw food and coffee enema cancer therapy; The Gerson Therapy, by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker; A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases, by Max Gerson; WHY FDA MEANS "FOOLISH DRUG ADVOCATES"; WHO WANTS TO "WATER DOWN" YOUR VITAMINS? by Bill Sardi; CODEX guidelines attempt to establish upper limits on the dosage of food supplements; Costs Would Rise; CODEX Disregards Congress; Vaccination Exemption Law, state by state, at ; Religious Exemption; BRONCHITIS. 

Vol. 2  Number 22
CHARITABLE VITAMIN DISPENSARIES AND HOW TO OPEN ONE; St.  Joseph's house of Hospitality in Rochester, NY; one hungry little boy, about 6 years old; raising enough money to provide a high-potency multivitamin to each person who wants one; vitamins can fight drug addiction; alcoholics on vitamin C and B complex can get off the booze; WHAT DOES IT COST; How to help; How to Start a VITAMIN DISPENSARY IN YOUR COMMUNITY; Book Review: Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance, by Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, M.D., and Melissa Diane Smith; cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer; 1998 JAMA study: "106,000 hospitalized patients die annually because of adverse drug reactions" which "could rank as the fourth leading cause of death"; our diets too high in protein, which overloads the kidneys and contributes to dialysis; Paleolithic Diet; Atkins Diet; near-vegetarianism; Jack Challem, aka "The Nutrition Reporter," aloe vera for burns and esophagitis; FOODS THAT ARE THEMSELVES SUPPLEMENTS; natural cough remedies.

Vol. 2 Number 23
A tour of the old Jackson Sanatorium, a five-floor naturopathic hospital in Dansville, NY; the work of James Caleb Jackson, M.D. (1811-1895); "Granula," or granola; hydrotherapy; Bernarr MacFadden;  "Cracked Wheat Derby"; down a long, faded turquoise-painted hallway; America, and most of the countries of the world, now have only one system of health care: allopathic (drug-and-surgery) medicine; fruits and vegetables together at the same meal; Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, turns 85 this November the 11th; Dr. Hoffer's office address; THE DANGERS OF CAFFEINE; Caffeine Induced Anaphylaxis, A Progressive Toxic Dementia by Ruth Whalen; Cerebral allergy; delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia; dementia; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Manic symptoms; lack of focus; failing memory; withdrawal; histamine; dairy foods: pro and con.

Vol. 2 Number 24
Jack LaLanne is a healthy 88 years old; what almost all centenarians have in common; how LaLanne got started in health; his two rules for eating well; in the health business since 1936; has his own website; links to other articles and  interviews about Jack LaLanne; COIK; Repeat "Ik ben niet ziek" every morning when you first awaken. (Heeft u begrepen wat ik in het Nederlands zei?); Language remains a barrier in health care; Latin medical terms; Merck Manual; links to free online Medical Dictionaries; potato flakes for fake snow; Graves Disease (the largest single cause of hyperthyroidism); propylthiouracil (PTU); thyroxin levels; reported bias in National Graves Disease Foundation; Factors that can trigger the onset of Graves disease; REMINDER that the ONLY mail I send out to my mailing list subscribers is this Newsletter; never open attachments from anyone due to the risk of computer viruses; references showing kidney damage from too much protein; CHRONIC PAIN; the amino acid D- or DL-PHENYLALANINE;  (DLPA); dosage specifics; safety; how it works; migraine, joint pains, neuralgia and postoperative pain respond to DLPA; VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid) ANALGESIA; dosage and administration; references cited.

Vol. 2 Number 25
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO DR. ABRAM HOFFER; How Dr. Hoffer's research has helped bipolar disorder; lithium; weight gain; schizophrenia, other mental illnesses; personal appreciation; Dr. Hoffer links and articles; his dosage recommendations; cancer and nutritional therapy; cardiovascular disease; "Hoffer's Law of Natural Nutrition (Quarry Press, Kingston, ON, 1996); "DOCTOR YOURSELF LAWS OF NATURAL THERAPEUTICS"; why sick people should promptly get to saturation of niacin, vitamin C, water, and carotene; Niacin FLUSH FACTS; This month's JUICING HINT: "Veggie Wraps"; More on Graves Disease, by Tim Simmons, M.D.; ; censorship at internet discussion sites? IK BEN GEZOND! is Dutch for "I am healthy!"; Fluoridated water making better ice to play hockey on; New York Coalition Opposed to Fluoride; fluoride links; yeast infections; Candida overgrowth; why categorically eliminating yeast from the diet is wrong; vitamin C instead of nystatin, imidazoles or other pharmaceuticals; instructions for use; references; Thrush; Candidiasis or Moniliasis; free antivirus software for your computer from ("AVG Free Edition"). 


Vol. 3 Number 1 Serious nutrition errors in "Worst Pills, Best Pills," published by Ralph Nader's Public Citizen; JAMA study (June 19, 2002) urges "all adults take one multivitamin daily"; vitamin E and respiratory infections; JAMA: over 100,000 people die each year from properly-given (July 26, 2000; 284(4):483-5.); why, you go right ahead and keep on getting older!; aging and health; what's good about onions; Doctor Yourself "STEALTH FOOD" of the Month: BREYERS YOGURT; how to get adequate absorbable B-12; how to get your cat or dog to take their daily vitamins; preventive dosage suggestions.

Vol. 3 Number 2 Genital herpes; vitamin C paste; pregnancy; Shingles (Herpes Zoster); HPV (Human Papilloma Virus); "coral calcium"; bladder and urinary tract infections; "allergies" to a vitamin?; Unjust license suspension of Jennifer Daniels, MD, MBA; "tolerance" to vitamins?; our free vitamin dispensary at St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality in Rochester; acne; chronic depression; Dr. Abram Hoffer; root canals; facial wrinkles and smoking;

Vol. 3 Number 3 Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) for cardiovascular disease; Drs. Wilfrid and Evan Shute; TWENTY YEARS OF IGNORED SHUTE VITAMIN E RESEARCH: A Timeline; AMA and the United States Post Office opposed to vitamin E; Book Review: The Vitamin E Story, by Evan Shute, M.D.; CANCER, VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS, AND QUALITY OF LIFE, by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.; many links to Dr. Hoffer's online published work; JUNK SCIENCE ON VITAMIN C MEGADOSES; Sciatica; how to painlessly withdraw from caffeine; Green tea vs. black tea; Homeopathy for caffeine and tobacco addiction?; three homeopathic books I recommend, and reviews of each: Clarke, John H. The Prescriber; Boericke's Materia Medica; Coulter, Harris L. Homeopathic Science and Modern Medicine; risks of heavy caffeine consumption; caffeine and behavior.

Vol. 3 Number 4 You can't please everyone; the NEWSLETTER'S editorial philosophy; How much protein does a body builder really need?; alternative protein sources; West Nile Virus; Robert F. Cathcart, M.D. and megavitamin C therapy for Legionnaire’s, Ebola, Anthrax, Dengue fever, bubonic plague, flesh eating bacteria, and even the dreaded New Jersey Flu; free online video clips and excerpts of interviews with Linus Pauling; links to many posted articles on the Gerson Therapy; Vitamin C and the Myky tribe in Brazil’s Goias rainforests; Sister Suzie Wills, SSJ, and her work in Goiania; Book Review: PAPERBACK CLINIC, reviewed by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.; The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, and the first US Food and Drug Act; slaughterhouses; "High-dose ascorbic acid increases intercourse frequency and improves mood" (Brody, S.: Biol Psychiatry 2002 Aug 15; 52(4):371-4); 3000 mg per day of vitamin C results in greater frequency of sexual intercourse and measurably reduced depression.

Vol. 3 Number 5 Preventive health behaviors generally ignored; SNEEZE OR SNIFFLE?; a "loading dose" of vitamin C; how to make vitamin C nose drops; Linus Pauling's "Vitamin C, The Common Cold and the Flu" ; sodium ascorbate; vitamin C megadose safety; links on vitamin C; uranium added to the materials in dentures; 100 pounds of sugar a DAY?; cheapskate exercise hints; weight loss and dieting; CHEAP HEALTH HINTS; Fletcherism, the practice of over-chewing your food; "blended salads"; cheap, easy iodine supplement; whole grain baking hints; "Johnny cakes"; mineral absorption; your family resisting your attempts to reform their diet; lifestyle change; cheetahs, calves, and vultures; Multiple Sclerosis; dry hair and dry scalp."

  Vol. 3 Number 6 Special Good Health, Good Cooking Issue; gray "Jell-O"?; Mom burned everything; her casual disregard of any advances ever made in culinary science; my 14 secrets to cheap, easy and tasty vegetarian cooking; health benefits of food frugality; the Feingold diet; a dozen ways get your kids to take their vitamins; CHILDREN UNDER SIX INVOLUNTARILY SWALLOW AS MUCH AS ONE THIRD OF THEIR TOOTHPASTE; saccharin and fluoride excesses; anti-fluoride links; epilepsy and vitamin E; and a particularly terrible poem.

Vol. 3 Number 7 Inside a West African dungeon, complete with hundreds of bats; a look at Elmina Castle; how bats find their food and how their food avoids the bats; the akido move; bioterrorism is more hype than substance; bubonic plague; smallpox; my 6 favorite "Immune Boosters"; Emanuel Cheraskin, MD, DMD; excess natural carotene consumption is harmless; synthetic carotene is the problem; vitamin A activity; emphysema; smoking; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD); vitamin E; coenzyme Q-10 and vitamin C for COPD; metric jokes and other silliness; why worry?

Vol. 3 Number 8 PARASITE PARANOIA; pigeons; the common dog tapeworm, dipylidium caninum; bacteria on your skin; ways to eliminate fleas; eat right, and make parasites' lives miserable; MALARIA; quinine; drug-resistant strains of malaria; mortality statistics; malaria prophylaxis and vitamin C; garlic fights malaria; BOOK REVIEW: Vitamin B-3 and Schizophrenia, by Abram Hoffer, M.D.; mental illness caused by vitamin deficiency; the food-brain connection; 3,000 milligrams of niacin and 10,000 mg of vitamin C for schizophrenia; nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD); cerebral allergies; adrenochrome;; village bans fluoride from water supply; dangers of fluoridation; Peter J. D'Adamo, N. D. "Eat Right 4 Your Type," a.k.a. the "blood-type" diet; biochemic individuality.

Vol. 3 Number 9 Free indigestion cure: the Layered Eating plan of Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio; FREE SOFTWARE TO STOP POP-UP ADS; BOOK REVIEW: The Greatest Health Discovery; Russell Thacker Trall, M.D.; and both highly recommended; lysine and arginine; lysine for herpes virus infection; arginine for improved blood flow, angina, erectile dysfunction; arginine and malaria; "groundnut (peanut) soup"; two recipes; how to buy nut butters and nuts; University of Ghana at Accra; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) enters partnership with Coca-Cola; Tell Pediatric Dentists to Say No to Coke Money!; coral calcium; calcium citrate; magnesium; iodine; calcium protect against colon cancer; "controlled" trials and scientific double standards.

  Vol. 3 Number 10 THE BENEFITS OF WRETCHED EXCESS; children's diet and some practical hints for improving it; "Junk Food Saturdays"; MEAT OR DAIRY, or neither?; RAW MILK; KIDS AND DAIRY; allergies; Five Ways to Eliminate EARACHES; TODAY'S TABLET-TAKING HINT; KIDS EAT TOO MUCH FLUORIDE; IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?; THE INFORMATION LANDFILL.

  Vol. 3 Number 11 INFORMATION OVERLOAD ON IRON OVERLOAD; high transferrin saturation levels are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular heart disease or myocardial infarction; dietary iron: heme, and non-heme; SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome); megadosing for polio and other viral diseases; pneumonia; respiratory infections; FIBROIDS; DEPRESSION; THYROID; THE "OTHER" WORLD-FAMOUS BACH; a dozen common flowers known as The Twelve Healers; Rescue Remedy; homeopathy; highly recommended Dr. Bach book; Five Rules for SURFING THE 'NET FOR HEALTH INFORMATION; George Bernard Shaw on quackery; many quotes from the preface to The Doctor's Dilemma; YOUR FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS.

  Vol. 3 Number 12 VITAMIN CURE FOR PSYCHOSIS; the documentary film "Masks of Madness; Science of Healing"; psychiatrist Abram Hoffer, MD; 32nd Nutritional Medicine Today conference; no deaths ever from niacin; niacin is not liver toxic; text of speech to celebrate Dr. Abram Hoffer's 85th birthday; little white spots in the fingernails mean zinc deficiency; Book Review: Riordan, Hugh D. "Medical Mavericks," Volumes 1 and 2; anti-fungal properties of vitamin C; natural insect repellents.

  Vol. 3 Number 13 Intensive care and intensive learning; many links for information on the two biggest killers of our time: Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer; my Seven-Point, Two-minute free HEALTH CHECK-UP; the author, twenty years ago; well-referenced how-to guide to avoid cardiovascular disease: ; "scurrilous and misdirected report on vitamin supplements" in the New York Times April 29, 2003; vitamin safety; even the AMA's recommends everyone take vitamins; marshmallows; study shows that "mercury from dead people's tooth fillings is putting the public's health at risk because it is not destroyed during cremation."

  Vol. 3 Number 14 The "malaise" of approaching illness; advantages of symptoms; Hering's Law of Cure; acute and chronic illness; eliminating the cause of symptoms; V-8 compared with fresh vegetable juice; Motor Neuron Disease (MND); Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP); Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS); Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA); the nerve disease nutritional treatment of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.; safety of vitamin C megadose therapy; a pharmacological fable; the pharm industry's "detail men"; study shows water fluoridation does NOT decrease childhood cavities; tobacco smoke is world's most lethal weapon of mass destruction.

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