Vol. 25, No. 5, September/October 2016

Cov-SO16

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

FEATURES

Why Cardiovascular Disease Should Be Named Chronic Scurvy
Daniel Cobb, DOM, presents evidence, based on the research of Linus Pauling, PhD, showing that the lack of vitamin C in the diet can lead to the accumulation of damage in the coronary arteries. He explains how plaque deposits are a secondary defense mechanism that occurs when adequate vitamin C is not available.

Insulin Counting: A Nutritional Approach to Hormone Management for Women
Fiona McCulloch, ND, explains how high levels of insulin in the body can lead to insulin resistance and cause an imbalance in the endocrine system. In women, this can cause distressing symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, infertility, and more. She discusses how eating a diet of low-insulin-count foods, based on the insulin index, has helped many of her patients heal.

A New Prescription for Chronic Pain
Shoba Sreenivasan, PhD and Linda Weinberger, PhD, compare poor nutritional choices to negative emotional experiences, and point out that because emotions are things one consumes, positive emotional experiences (good nutrition) are fundamental to healing from chronic physical pain.

Healing with Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey
Diana Raab, PhD, writes about how the journal she kept while healing from cancer offered her a place to process her thoughts and feelings. It helped her to face uncomfortable facts in her life and make peace with them. She provides guidance about journaling that can assist anyone during a journey of healing.

Energy Medicine: The Reason We Heal
Shannon McRae, PhD, presents a patient’s case history that illustrates the effect that thoughts—especially repeated, worrisome thoughts—can have on the body, starting at the genetic level.

A Positive Approach to Emerging Economy
Journal editor Scott Miners asks readers to consider how personal thoughts and actions might affect economic outcomes—both domestic and global. He poses a question envisioning a new, more functional system: “What positive changes can we make in how we manage our personal and collective resources?” He asks us to consider how our thoughts and actions directly affect not only our personal lives but also the lives of all, and encourages everyone to focus on the natural abundance available rather than lack.

IN BRIEF
Omega Fatty Acids and Heart Health
Letter to the Editor
How to Avoid Swaying Your Back in the Shower
Homeoprophylaxis Instead of Vaccines
Healthier Sleep Habits for Teens
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Qigong Is as Easy as: Stand, Relax, and Breathe
Three Steps for Effective Communication with Dogs & Cats

HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
What Really Causes Heart Disease? • Multiple Studies Debunk Health Risks of Saturated Fat • Clinical Trials Funded by Big Pharma • Statin Side Effects Worse than High Cholesterol • Cholesterol or High Blood Sugar Is the Cause of Heart Attack? • Inert Ingredients in Roundup Found to Be Highly Toxic • Magnesium • Importance of Silica • The Cancer Fighting Properties of Beets • Biodegradable Six-Pack Holder • Benefits of Meditation • Boost Glutathione Levels Naturally

 

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