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By ICIM member John Parks Trowbridge:
Remembering James Carter
A sad goodbye to our friend and mentor James Carter, MD (obituary to follow next edition). Jim died Feb. 12. He will be missed.
James Carter, MD was given a lifetime achievement award at the Pittsburgh meeting "Getting Well with Food and Nutrition." ICIM will also make a donation in his name to the William Mitchell Scholarship Fund.
By ICIM member Conrad Maulfair, DO:
It's February and it is Heart Health Month
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, this statistic is not limited to men. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, not breast cancer, not uterine cancer. Although a very common health problem currently, coronary heart disease and heart attack date back to the early 18th century. The first issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, in 1812, included an article about angina — chest pain from coronary artery disease. Since that time, much has changed in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.
By ICIM member Ellie Campbell, DO:
Be heart-healthy this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a day to treat our loved ones — and ourselves — but somehow the treat of choice has become candy. While the media — and chocolate-makers — would have you believe that a piece or two of chocolate is good for you. Trust me. The chocolate that comes in the box with the big red bow is simply dressed-up sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. And here are the top three — of more than a 100 — harmful effects of sugar, according to recent food science studies.
By ICIM member Elizabeth Vaughan, MD:
A heart-smart strategy for post-menopausal women
Heart disease is rare in premenopausal women. Once women go through menopause though, everything changes. To reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, women need to take a good look at their lifestyle. Favorable cholesterol levels don't insure women against heart disease. Instead, a holistic approach is needed.
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By ICIM member Terry Chappell, MD:
Chelation plus multivitamins halved cardiac events in diabetic patients
The TACT study showed even better results in patients who received both multivitamins and EDTA chelation therapy than previously reported with chelation treatment. There was a 34 percent reduction of a composite of cardiovascular risk, heart attack and stroke in patients that had had a previous heart attack.
Toxic update — Preparing for ICIM Nashville's lecture 'Toxicity in Built Spaces'
Ventilation rates and human health
Have researchers found any connection between residential ventilation rates and occupant health? The answer may surprise you.
War on integrative medicine, Pt. 1: Eliminate the integrative doctors
Alliance for Natural Health USA
At ICIM, we will hear from John Wilson, MD, about how the integrative docs in North Carolina took steps to protect themselves and how every other state should do the same.
The basic idea is to preserve the conventional medicine monopoly by all means possible, including the use of state medical boards and physician credentialing groups. There's a close-knit confederacy of three powerful conventional medical organizations in the United States. These groups work closely together and are allied with both federal and state government. One of their prime objectives appears to be to eliminate competition from natural health practitioners, especially integrative MDs and DOs, whom they seem to regard as traitors
ICIM Nashville speaker book of the week: Edward Kondrot, MD
A template for complete health maintenance, health restoration and the prevention of disease in any part of the body.
Life on the edge: The clinical implications of gastrointestinal biofilm
By Stephen F. Olmstead, MD
Prepare for our Nashville lecture "Rheumatology, Microbes, Testing and Treatment" by reviewing another ICIM talk on biofilm.
By ICIM member Robin Murphy, ND:
Homeopathy and the paradigm of health
Here, Dr. Robin Murphy talks about homeopathy and the paradigm of health.
Healing the healer: Managing stress and negative energy through meditation, mudras and breathing
American Holistic Medical Association
What healer doesn't need a little healing themselves? Join our AHMA friends in Ohio.
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Healing with language: Point of view
When we communicate, we typically communicate from our own perspective, aware of what something means to us rather than what it might mean to those with whom we are communicating. You probably already know that dentists expend a lot of effort reminding patients to show up for their appointments. Yes, reminders are a good idea and it also helps when they consider the patients' point of view.
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By ICIM member James Smith, DO:
Collagenous colitis — What is it?
Collagenous colitis is a newly recognized disease of the colon. On sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy the bowel lining appears to be normal but microscopic examination of biopsies shows inflammation and the presence of a band-like substance — called collagen — which is a component of scar tissue. We have no evidence that it is caused by an infectious agent, nor does it appear to be related to any known causes of diarrhea.
From the office of ICIM member Ali Safayan, MD:
Try something new — Plantains
Plantains are a versatile, starchy vegetable that will add healthy variety to your menus — when you know how to cook them.
Facebook friend of the week: Helene Leonetti, MD
Dr. Helene Leonetti's practice is focused on joining the best of conventional medicine and holistic treatment — including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy — while awakening all women to the healing power of self-love and acceptance.
Heavy metals in rice protein products to be strictly limited thanks to history-making agreement
A history-making announcement was recently released, describing a natural products industry agreement which would strictly limit the level of heavy metals allowable in popular raw vegan superfood protein products. Both Garden of Life and Sunwarrior joined the unprecedented agreement, committing to achieving the specific heavy metals limits in their protein products by July 1, 2015. Boku Superfood immediately signed on to the agreement after it was first announced.
Curry implant can slow down breast cancer development
Counsel & Heal
Based on several studies, researchers have tied curry to many health benefits. In some of these studies, curry was tied to having anticancer properties. However, simply eating curry was not tied to reducing cancer risks. In a new study, researchers from the University of Louisville, Kentucky developed a "curry implant" in the form of a dissolvable capsule. The team tested the capsules by implanting them into mice models and discovered that the spice was capable of reducing tumor size.
Berrylicious breakfast parfait
You never know what you're going to find at ICIM. This time, we're bringing you samples of a new healthy breakfast cereal called Holy Crap. Really. And their sales have gone up since they chose that name.
Don't let the good looks deceive you — this tasty breakfast parfait is packed with protein and fiber to keep you going strong all morning. Once you've tried it, you may even wonder how you ever lived without this strawberrylicious gem.
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