Longtime reader shares appreciation.
Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: Hoffman, E.J.
Pub Date: 08/01/2012
Publication: Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464
Issue: Date: August-Sept, 2012 Source Issue: 349-350
Accession Number: 303012908
Full Text: Thank you for your complimentary May 2012 issue. I no longer subscribe and sometimes contribute to the TL, since I'm now at the Laramie (Wyoming) Care Center as per the last couple of years or so. It turns out that I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), but which is treatable. I graduated to a round of chemo pills once per month, which keeps things under control. Only I don't have a lot of energy, albeit I still write letters and have updated my website contrarianisms.com (~20,000 hits last year). Thus Part V, titled "Life and Letters in Small-Town America," mentions my ailment among other things. (I would like to move into assisted living, but opt for the security of round-the-clock care from nurses and aides here at the center. Unfortunately, there are varying degrees of dementia among many of the patients, which drives me up the wall sometimes.)

I'm pleased to find that some of the regulars are still writing for the TL, and thus mention Jonathan Collin, Ralph Moss, Alan R. Gaby, Jule Klotter, etc. This issue features Heart Disease & Cardiovascular Disorder, and I note in particular the article about vitamin E and the beneficial presence of tocotrienols. I see that niacin is featured, which reminds me of the work of A. Hoffer, MD, PhD, former associate of Linus Pauling, and who gave a very favorable review of my book Cancer and the Search for Selective Biochemical Inhibitors (CRC Press, 1999, 2007) in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (4th Quarter, 2000;15:224). I note the omission of the spectacular results using massive IVs of vitamin C on cancer, by Frederick R. Klenner, MD.

(Otherwise I write books and such mostly about energy and the applications. In his Science and Hypothesis the famous French mathematician/scientist Henri Poincare wrote that there is a constant associated with change in an isolated system, and this constant is what we call "energy." These systems range from the variables of planetary motion to thermodynamics, and so on.)

There are many other intriguing items in the current issue of TL, such as stress vs. heart failure, and nutrition for visual corrections. The popular media should be placed on alert for short summaries of these important kinds of findings!
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