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Welcome to Holistic Primary Care

By Administrator

Welcome to the premiere issue of Holistic Primary Care, a bimonthly newspaper that will bring you practical, timely, and balanced coverage of the world of holistic or “alternative” medicine, as it moves into the mainstream of modern practice.

Naturopaths Pioneer Holistic Residency Training

By Nov. 4, 2002

I recently finished reading your October 15 edition. The article, “Nation’s First Holistic Medicine Residency on the Horizon” surprised me. You write, “The University of Colorado’s department of Family Medicine is boldly going where no medical school has gone before: residency training in holistic medicine.” Though your audience is also comprised of naturopathic physicians, the article had no mention of the several residencies in family medicine at naturopathic medical colleges such as National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM).

Letters – Response to Letter regarding Chinese Herbs

By Administrator

6/25/01

Your approach to Chinese herbs (in the article, “Six Chinese Herbs Every Doctor Should Know,” HPC June 15, 2001) is very Western. Chinese herbs are not taken individually, but complexed in unique formulas which balance them.

Also, other herbs are used to neutralize potential ill-effects of the toxic herbs. For example, when Fu Zhi is cooked with licorice, the toxicity is almost eliminated. This concept of taking individual herbs for symptoms is so anti-Oriental medicine.

Cinnabar (a mercury containing compound mentioned in the article) is not even available any more from reputable herbal companies.

Please try looking at herbs from the paradigm they come from.

 

HPC Reader Weighs in on Chinese Herbs

By 6/25/01

Your approach to Chinese herbs (in the article, “Six Chinese Herbs Every Doctor Should Know,” HPC June 15, 2001) is very Western. Chinese herbs are not taken individually, but complexed in unique formulas which balance them.

Dr. Gonzalez Clarifies Legal Issues

By Administrator

Your Dec. 15, 2000 issue carried an extended article related to my work, my research and my apparent legal difficulties. Several paragraphs relate to the two lawsuits brought against me; they contain significant misinformation both directly and by omission.

TO THE EDITOR

By Administrator

Your recent article on Insulin Resistance in the Winter 2006 edition was an excellent review of many issues confronting the clinician in diagnosing and treating Metabolic Syndrome. Several issues, however, require further clarification.

 

Readers Weigh in on Oximation

By Administrator

In the article, “Hypothyroidism, Candida & “Oximation: Toward a New Model of Chronic Disease” (Winter 2008), Dr. Roby Mitchell states that, “Vitamin D2, for instance, is a component of the yeast cell wall. As yeast proliferates, it may cause deficiencies of the ‘vitamone’ D3, for which D2 is a precursor.”

When Doing the Right Thing Means Choosing the Lesser of a Few Evils

By Janet Brown - Vol. 8, No. 4. , 2007

Greater eco-consciousness means making better choices about the materials we use. But sometimes, there are no clear-cut “good” substitutes for toxic materials, and the choice comes down to selecting the least impactful of available options. Case in point: compact fluorescent lightbulbs which save energy but contain mercury.