Townsend Letter: Peloids, A New Old Medical Marvel

Sussanna Czeranko, ND, won first place (and the cover of the magazine) this year in Townsend’s “Best of Naturopathic Medicine” awards for her article, “Peloids: A New Old Medical Marvel.” Dr. Czeranko is NUNM Rare Book Room Curator, author and editor of a 12-volume collection from the Benedict Lust journals: The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words. Largely unknown in North America, peat, clay, and mud (peloids) are an old-time naturopathic treatments with many therapeutic effects, particularly for women’s health.