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With a simple blood test we can identify foods which may be causing symptoms.


What is inflammation?

By ICIM member Todd Pesek, M.D.


Yin/Yang: The Marriage Between Conventional and Innovative Medicine: March 14-18, Washington Marriott, Washington, D.C., Program Chair Conrad Maulfair, DO

Treating the Impossible II:
Oct. 9-12, 2013, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Program Chair Richard Mason, DO


ICIM's Practice Management Compulsory March 16
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You are always seeking ways to streamline your practice operations to maximize revenue, create scale economies and reduce expenses. Because your practice is also a business, ICIM presents a conference workshop March 16 called "Practice Management Compulsory," an integration of the numerator and denominator approach to operating your integrative practice. More

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Summit on chelation therapy for vascular disease
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As chair of the Scientific Committee of ICIM, Terry Chappell, M.D., has called for a summit of the world's experts on chelation therapy and vascular disease to plan the quickest and most cost-effective way to accumulate the evidence needed to achieve recognition by the FDA. You are invited to participate in the summit, which will consist of a round table discussion during ICIM's Advanced Metal Toxicology workshop March 13 in Washington, D.C., followed by a lunch meeting March 15 during the 56th ICIM Congress. More

A heretic's view of influenza's role in health and disease
By ICIM member Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We've all been taught that germs are bad, and they are lurking around every corner, waiting to invade defenseless humans. Doctors and the media talk about swine flu as though getting the flu is an inevitable catastrophe unless, of course, we are injected with the life-saving flu shot. We go to great lengths to combat these potential invaders: frequent hand-washing, learning to cough in our sleeves and grimacing at the thought of eating a morsel retrieved from the floor. Is all this necessary? Or is there a different view? More

Flu 'epidemic': The numbers just don't add up
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Should the government be recommending mercury-containing flu shots to everyone, especially if they are useless for 97.5 percent of adults? More

Flu fighters: Natural ways to combat the flu this winter
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The flu season is upon us, and it's a serious one this year. Many people are getting sick, and the numbers just keep going up. In some states, government officials have called for states of emergency to deal with the epidemic. All of this means that you need to be careful, and you should have on hand the right remedies in case you start to succumb to the first signs of flu. More

How effective is the shingles vaccine?
By ICIM member Malcolm Sickels, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These days, the shingles vaccine — for herpes zoster — can be found at just about any pharmacy. However, it's been hard to find real numbers on the benefit of this vaccine and so once again scare tactics come into play to get people to get the vaccine. How effective is it really? More

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Healing with Language: Tonality
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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 (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) 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—in both men and women—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 or

Clinical trials flawed by biased reporting
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Randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials are the gold standard for demonstrating the efficacy and toxicity of new treatments and drugs, but according to a new study, most of them are compromised by poor or biased reporting of benefits and harms. More

Turning to the Web for a medical diagnosis
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Thirty-five percent of American adults said they have used the Internet to diagnose a medical condition for themselves or someone else, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Women are more likely than men to turn to the Internet for diagnoses. Other groups more likely to do so are younger people, white adults, people with college degrees and those who live in households with income above $75,000. More

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