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Alternative Medicine Links & Resources

Below is a list of direct links to a number of websites for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
The use of EDTA chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease remains quite controversial and is generally not subscribed to by most physicians in the United States or by major medical organizations, such as the AMA and the American Heart Association. Their position is that this treatment is “unproven” for the above mentioned conditions. However, a national medical association known as ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine) has sponsored educational seminars and conferences for physicians on the use of EDTA chelation therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders since 1974. It has established a protocol for the safe and effective administration of EDTA. Many of its members have been certified in the use of chelation therapy by the American Board of Chelation Therapy

Autism Research Institute
Taken from the ARI website: "Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in children are rapidly increasing to epidemic proportions, and are expected to continue to rise. Families and communities struggle to understand, and to cope with this challenge. While causes of ASD remain unclear, recent scientific advances challenge the traditional view of autism as an untreatable disease—as one that is “genetically hard-wired.” These developments support the position that Autism Research Institute (ARI) has always maintained: Autism Is Treatable. Established in 1967 by psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD, and operates without funding from special-interest groups."

Brewer Science Library
A non-profit resource center for alternative health, energy science and sustainable agriculture. 

Citizens for Health

As described on the Citizens for Health website, "Citizens for Health (or CFH),The Consumer Voice of the Natural Health Community, is one of the nation’s most respected, and powerful, consumer action groups dedicated to providing a voice and a platform for informed and effective health activism. Founded in 1992, CFH is a non-profit organization that provides over 100,000 supporters with credible and well-researched consumer news, action alerts, and opportunities to protect and expand access to innovative dietary supplements, healthy food, non-toxic products and integrative healthcare."

Healthy Net
Website containing information about all things "healthy". It provides a comprehensive website on CAM, including health topics that can researched and information about practitioners and organizations.

Juice Plus
The Schachter Center recommends juicing of organic fresh fruits and vegetables. However, when there is no time to juice, this company provides convenient encapsulated vegetable and fruit "juice" supplements. Their supplements are also heavily researched.

Dr. Mercola
Informational website of Joseph Mercola, MD with high quality information about natural approaches to health. One can sign up to receive an e-mailed daily newsletter, with video interviews and referenced information. One can do searches for topics of interest.  

Alternative Medicine    
The purpose of this website is to provide information from the entire world of alternative medicine in a form that can be easily understood and that can be used to improve one’s health and enhance quality of your life. Information on any health condition, therapy, or product can be searched from their large database. Much of the material comes from the clinical experience of thousands of credentialed physicians.  It has a Yellow Pages listing of over 17,000 alternative practitioners, which can be searched by location.

Thorne Research  
Informational website of the Thorne company. Contains nutritional information on a variety of subjects, including abstracts of peer reviewed medical articles.

Holistic Healing Web Site (site undergoing redesign)
Comprehensive information about CAM or holistic medicine, including a great deal of information about toxic substances, such as fluoride, mercury and aspartame.

Information about neurotransmitters and how they affect every organ and process in the body, as well as how neurotransmitter levels can be optimized through supplementation.

The Vitamin C Foundation   
Information about Vitamin C therapies.

The Riordan Clinic Research Webpage 
On the website of Hugh Riordan MD. Papers involving research of vitamin C and cancer (especially IV vitamin C).

Aspartame Safety Network 
Information about the artificial sweetener aspartame.

Amalgam/Mercury Dental Fillings
Information about mercury amalgam fillings.

Information about the dangers of fluoride.

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom   
The Citizens' Council for Health Freedom promotes health freedom and freedom of choice in health care.

US National Institute of Health   
Gateway for information mostly on conventional approaches to health and disease.

Dr. John R. Lee's website  
Excellent information on natural hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

Doctors' Medical Library   
Dr. Ron Kennedy’s service involving CAM referrals and information.

Life Extension Foundation  
Home of the Life Extension Foundation, an excellent source of up-to-date information about alternative medicine and the latest therapies for various conditions.

Gary Null
A great deal of information about various alternative approaches to many conditions, including cancer.

Mood Cure
Excellent book about alleviating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, etc. with targeted amino acids and diet.

The Natural News
Alternative health site which also covers other alternative news.

Orthomolecular Medicine Online
All about Orthomolecular Medicine

The International Center for Reiki Training, one of the world's largest Reiki organizations, offers a source of information about Reiki, practitioners, training, etc.

Wilson's Temperature Syndrome
Discusses Wilson's Syndrome and how it pertains to the thyroid.

Optimox Corp
Website of the Optimox Corporation. It has all the iodine research papers by Drs. Abraham, Brownstein and Flechas.

Seeds of Deception
Website for this important book on genetically engineered foods.

Genetic Roulette
Important book that documents the health risks of genetically engineered foods.


Below is a list of direct links to a number of complementary and alternative websites relating to Cancer:

Breast Cancer Options
Hope Nemiroff's website containing very good information about breast cancer.

CARE - Cancer Awareness Research Exchange ( no website) 
The Cancer Awareness Research Exchange is a local, non-profit support and information organization formed to help people make intelligent decisions about their treatment, to facilitate awareness of the latest progress in all fields, and share experiences and concerns with those in similar circumstances. CARE meetings are open to all who have an interest in alternative health care: medical professionals, patients, students, care-givers, and to those who wish to increase their knowledge in order to help others. The CARE group meets the second Thursday of every month at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church on Dayton Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The church is located in the center of town, opposite the park. Meetings are held in the East End Conference Room, next to the church parking lot. CARE is totally run by volunteers and they will value your help. A $5 donation at the welcoming table helps to cover basic expenses. For further information, email harveykunzNOSPAM@hotmail.com removing the NOSPAM in the email address.

A P John Cancer Institute
Information about the Angelo John’s Controlled Amino Acid Treatment (CAAT) approach to treating cancer.

Dr Abram Hoffer's website
Information on Dr. Abram Hoffer's orthomolecular treatment program for cancer patients, involving large doses of nutrients.

Poly-MVA Website
Information about Poly-MVA, a novel product that may help some cancer patients.

Comprehensive website with links to both conventional and CAM information on all types of cancer.

Natural Source International
Natural Source International distributes supplements based upon the work of Professor Beljanski.

Beljanski Foundation
Website of a patient group helped by Beljanski supplements (CIRIS). Scientific information and testimonials found.

Low Dose Naltrexone Website
Dr. Bernard Bihari’s website for information on the use of low dose naltrexone therapy for cancer, auto-immune diseases and other conditions.

Hydrazine Sulfate
Information about the controversial medication hydrazine sulfate.

Agressive Prostate Cancer Treatment Arguments
Arguments for not doing aggressive local prostate cancer treatment.

Books by John Boik
Books on alternative therapies for cancer written by John Boik, including the excellent book, Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy.

Patrick Quillin's website
Information on using nutrition to fight cancer. Patrick Quillin is the author of Beating Cancer with Nutrition,  highly recommended.

American Cancer Society
Home page of the American Cancer Society for information about conventional approaches to cancer.

Ukrainian Cancer Institute
Information on the medication Ukrain.

Vitamin B17 website
Information about amygdalin or Laetrile.

Dr. Stanislav Burzynski's website
Information about Dr. Stanislav Burzynski’s treatment and clinic.

Cancer Control Society
California based alternative cancer organization, around since the 1970's that sponsors a conference every year. Has referral lists and helps patients find alternative cancer practitioners. Excellent information on alternative cancer therapies with tapes, books, and DVDs containing lectures at past conferences.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy
Information on Insulin Potentiation Chemotherapy for cancer (Dr. Donato Perez)

CanHelp website
The late Patrick McGrady’s information service for cancer patients, now run by licensed oncology counselor, cancer coach and breast cancer survivor, Joan Runfola.

Cancer Cure Foundation
Comprehensive information about alternative cancer therapies. Search engine available. Excellent.

Self Help Cancer website
Excellent, extremely informative and helpful site created by a cancer patient in the UK, who has searched out and gathered together a vast amount of information on alternative and complementary approaches to cancer.

Breast Cancer Choices
A non-profit organization which scrutinizes the evidence for breast cancer procedures and treatments. Excellent information about iodine and many other topics related to breast cancer. Run by cancer survivor, Lynne Farrow, a writer and investigative journalist. 

Annie Appleseed Project
Website started by breast cancer survivor, Ann Fonfa, designed to empower cancer patients with information and the notion that they need to make their own decisions about health with the guidance of conventional and alternative advocates. Information about many cancers. Ms Fonfa also runs integrative/complementary cancer conferences.


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