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ICIM is a medical association of physicians dedicated to exploring and teaching integrative treatments to help our patients. Jan 3-10, 2015 we gather in Maya Tulum, Mexico, for our members retreat. This newsletter is designed to prepare attendees and continue discussions of the education we provide.

ICIM member Joel Kaufman, PhD, has left us
The Inquirer
Joel Kaufman was loved by many in ICIM for his dry humor and medical analysis. He wrote a book, "Malignant Medical Myths" that is a scathing denunciation of many popular medical misconceptions that can cause more harm than good, usually powered by big drug companies' passion for profits. Joel, a retired chemistry professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, a man of many interests and a world traveler, died Jan. 5 at age 78.
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Interview between ICIM members Joe Hickey MD and Carol Petersen
Women's International Pharmacy
As soon as Dr. Joseph Hickey of Hilton Head, South Carolina, begins to speak, you feel fortunate, because you are hearing from the kind of physician who has become a rarity. He is a "people person," tender and compassionate, as well as a scientist and scholar. Hickey is a keen observer of life who uses his skills to help patients and inspire other physicians and practitioners to look a little deeper.
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By ICIM member Derrick Lonsdale MD: Thiamin and magnesium deficiency
Medical Hypotheses
Thiamine deficiency is accepted as the cause of beriberi because of its action in the metabolism of simple carbohydrates, mainly as the rate limiting co-factor for the dehydrogenases of pyruvate and alphaketoglutarate, both being critical to the action of the citric acid cycle.
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Recommended by ICIM member James Smith DO: Researchers at Harvard reveal 10 toxins that are causing ADHD, Autism
Mass Report
At the rate that neurodevelopmental disorders have been increasing in diagnosis, a bystander might assume they were contagious. Dr. Phillipe Grandjean, researcher at Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Landrigan, of New York's Mount Sanai, report that "disorders of neurobehavioural development affect 10–15 percent of all births."
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Prepare for ICIM's 60th Meeting: Chicago Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2016
VideoBriefIn this video, Silvia Binder lectures on "Energy Medicine Going Mainstream" at the recent General Session of A4M's Conference in Las Vegas.
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ICIM Book of the Week

By ICIM member Joel Kaufman PhD: 'Malignant Medical Myths': Why medical treatment causes 200,000 deaths in the US each year, and how to protect yourself
A fearless exposé of mainstream medicine's most revered dogma, "Malignant Medical Myths" is solidly based on trusted medical and nutritional books and journals. Americans spend $2 trillion per year on healthcare, about $7,000 each, yet it buys almost the poorest healthcare among developed countries, with 200,000 deaths per year from medical treatment. Find out why advice from authorities on screening tests, drugs, diet, exercise, alcohol, radiation, radon, and water fluoridation is often wrong and commercially motivated. See how clinical trials are slanted. Understand how "sickness" is created to sell treatments, and which government agencies support these shenanigans.
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Student Viewpoint

From ICIM member Maria Gahry, BSN, RN, DNP candidate, Wayne State University
The world of integrative medicine is what makes sense to me — it is just that simple. Early in my bachelors nursing program, it became evident to me that a piece of the puzzle was missing from my education, and I began questioning the conventional practices being taught. Around this time, my sister was diagnosed with a thyroid problem. Prior to diagnosis, she had several encounters with physicians who disregarded her symptoms or tried labeling her as depressed.
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New Member Profile

Evan H. Hirsch, MD, ABIHM
"Doctor Evan," as he is affectionately known, is a big believer in the body's ability to heal itself. He sees his role as a guide to the removal of obstacles that impede good health and a supporter of those processes that are deficient or need some stimulation. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Hirsch is board certified in family medicine and holistic medicine.
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Political update from the Alliance for Natural Health

Tell FDA to stop listening to big food interests on the 'gluten-free' definition
Alliance for Natural Health
In 2004, Congress directed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish a uniform definition for "gluten free" for food companies that want to claim that designation for their products. Congress set a deadline of 2008, but now, three years later, nothing has been finalized. Instead, the FDA has been asking experts and analyzing "various technical issues," when they should simply adopt the international standard of 20 parts per million.
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Sister Organizations

The North Carolina Integrative Medical Society conference 'Catch the Wave of the Future'
The North Carolina Integrative Medical Society is sponsoring a Southeast Regional Integrative Medical Conference in February 2015. As consumers become more educated and proactive in their healthcare they increasingly explore more natural options. Whether you are already an integrative practitioner or are interested in learning about scientifically supported integrative approaches, don't miss this opportunity to infuse excitement into your practice and meet the growing consumer interest in integrative medicine. Lectures by clinical practitioners and scientists in the forefront of integrative medicine with topics including support of immune health with probiotics, alternative pain relief modalities, the science of cortisol testing, nutritional approaches to digestive health, and other evidence based topics. Integrative medicine is indeed the wave of the future. Catch it while you can!
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Love Notes

"ICIM is different from other conferences because there are more individual discussions."
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Some cows are sacred (ICIM)
By ICIM member Todd Pesek MD: The mindful mastery of balance (Eat Yourself Super)
Suggested by ICIM member Bruce Dooley MD: Is depression a kind of allergic reaction? (The Guardian)
The new Congress: What's in store for natural health? (Alliance for Natural Health)
What happens to a woman's brain when she becomes a mother (The Atlantic)

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