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ICIM computer stolen
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2013 will bring our 30th birthday, and it will now start off with a clean slate. On New Year's Eve, my car window was smashed and the ICIM laptop was taken, along with any hope of "business as usual." I ask for your patience as we go through this electronic rebirth. As I rebuild a new list of contacts and documents, please help me by dropping me an email so that I have your current email address. It would also be lovely if you could resend any important documents you have received from me in the last year. Blessings and hope.

— Wendy Chappell, ICIM Executive Director



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Heal your fibroid — optimize your health
ICIM member Allan Warshowsky, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fibroid tumors of the uterus are very common. They are benign growths of the muscle cells of the uterus that affect 20-70 percent of all women. They seem to be more common in darker skinned women. Most often these tumors are small and do not cause problems. However, they can grow from the size of a pea to the size of a watermelon quite rapidly. Depending on their size and position in the uterus, they can cause severe hemorrhaging and pain each month sometimes requiring multiple blood transfusions and invasive surgical procedures. More

Hidden hypothyroidism
Submitted by ICIM member Elizabeth Vaughan, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hypothyroidism is a deficiency in the ability of the body to maintain an optimal basal metabolic rate. It can be due to malfunctioning of the brain, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, enzyme systems that make thyroid hormone, thyroid receptors in cells or the powerhouses where you make energy — mitochondria. More

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SAMe is for moods, joints and liver
Submitted by Dan Royal, D.O.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
SAMe, known formally as S-adenosylmethionine, is not an herb or a hormone. It's a molecule that all living cells, including our own, produce constantly. To appreciate its importance, you need to understand a process called methylation. More

Tomato juice decreases inflammation
Submitted by ICIM member Megan Strauchman, D.O.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rich in lycopenes, a potent type of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, tomatoes have been shown by a number of previous studies to improve antioxidant defenses and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases. More

Inflammation byproduct linked to stress
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Using data from two large studies, Danish researchers have found that higher blood levels of C-reactive protein, or CRP, are associated with a greater risk of psychological stress and clinical depression. Elevated levels of CRP, a byproduct of inflammation in the body, are thought to be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular illness. More


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Healing with Language: Tonality
SCS Matters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In previous columns, we have discussed rate of speech and the need to match the rate of speech of those with whom you're communicating and matching their sensory predicates to enhance your communication effectiveness. One other aspect of voice that plays an important role in communication effectiveness is tonality.

Tonality is more than tone of voice. Tonality is what makes a voice both believable and easy to listen to. It is also something that isn't taught much outside of acting classes. Believable voices originate in the abdomen rather than in the nose, throat, or upper chest. You can check your own voice by checking to see what part of your body vibrates when you speak.

Put the fingers of one hand on your nose and say, "This is my nose," while adjusting your resonance until you can feel your nose vibrate. That's a tone to avoid because most people find it irritating. If that's your normal tone, learn to shift it downward.

Put the fingers of one hand on your throat and say, "This is my throat," while adjusting your resonance until you can feel your throat vibrate. In general, people will respond better to a throat vibration than to a nasal vibration, but what is said with a throat vibration lacks authority. If you use a throat vibration while giving clients or patients instructions, they are less likely to follow them than if you used a more authoritative voice.

Put your hand against your upper chest and say, "This is my chest," while adjusting your resonance until you can feel your upper chest vibrate. If this is a challenge for you, your normal tone of voice has probably been originating in your throat. Words that resonate in the upper chest have more authority — carry more weight — than those resonating in the nose or throat, so if this vibration seems natural to you, you're heading in the right direction.

Now put your hand against your abdomen and say, "This is my abdomen," while adjusting your resonance until you can feel your abdomen vibrate. This is the vibration that gives a voice the sound of authority. And, for those of you who might be interested, it is also the tonality of sex appeal. It's the resonance that indicates the person is centered and well-grounded. This tonality is the hallmark of what is often called a "magnetic personality" because it is the tonality that others find appealing.

If you aren't already speaking naturally from your abdomen, work on dropping the place of tonal resonance in your body until it is in your abdomen. You can also train your voice by paying close attention to the tonality of speakers and actors whose voices you find attractive and compelling and then imitating the tonality they use. Your friends, family, and patients will feel the difference.

Send your questions about communication to Joel P. Bowman or Debra Basham, co-developers of SCS Matters, LLC. We will provide answers to those for you. For more information about Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit www.SCS-Matters.com or ImagineHealing.info.




An integrative medicine guide to better health
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Integrative medicine is the future of healthcare in our country. Doctors who specialize in integrative medicine study conventional medicine and realize its benefits. But they go on to study natural modalities of therapy including herbs, diet, acupuncture and homeopathy as a complement and supplement to traditional medicine. Because they combine the best of both of these approaches, they are called integrative doctors. More

FDA approves neurotoxic flu drug for infants younger than 1
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The recent decision by the FDA to approve the use of the antiviral drug Tamiflu for treating influenza in infants as young as two weeks old belies an underlying trajectory within our regulatory agencies towards sheer insanity. Tamiflu, known generically as oseltamivir, has already drawn international concern over its link with suicide deaths in children given the drug after its approval in 1999. More

Natural remedies get their due in 2012
Grand Junction Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Exciting advancements in medicine are happening, and 2012 brought a host of good news in healthcare. Despite some depressing government statistics and politics of modern medicine, there are many positive signs out there, as more natural therapies are being recognized for their value in disease treatment and prevention. Here are just a few interesting ones. More

Pesticide exposure may increase prostate cancer risk
Natural Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to new research, exposure to specific pesticides may raise the risk of prostate cancer. Exposure to pesticides is a major focus of researchers in agricultural health. Pesticide exposure may occur through skin contact, inhalation or contamination of groundwater. Pesticide exposure carries an increased risk of many types of cancer and neurological diseases. Even when used correctly, pesticide residue may be found in soil, water, plants, food supplies and animals. More
 

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