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By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Jacob Teitelbaum:
More than half of lupus sufferers have disordered sleep, fibromyalgia
This recent study shows that 55 to 85 percent of people with lupus have disordered sleep and that the degree of pain and fatigue relates to how bad the sleep is. Sadly, the researchers looking for why this is so don't even consider a key cause — secondary fibromyalgia — in their abstract discussion.
By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Bruce Shelton, MD:
Thyroid issues can be treated with homeopathy
Many people have problems with their thyroid gland. From being too hot or too cold in comparison to others in the room, to weight issues, to hair falling out, to aging skin, to early aging in general, the thyroid gland controls our metabolism almost like the gas pedal controls the speed of our car.
ICIM speaker book of the week by Derrick Lonsdale, MD
With its expansive empire, boundless wealth, glorious architecture and advanced military, Rome was the apex of civilization in the ancient world. However during its very height, many of Rome's leading citizens were inadvertently poisoning themselves with the lead glazing that was widely used in wine containers at the time. Is it possible that today we are doing the same thing to ourselves with sugar?
By ICIM member Paul Lynn, MD:
Reduce your risk of alzheimer's and heart disease by 65 percent
This information could be the most important medical research result to come along in years and yet most of us probably haven't heard about it until now. A recently published study proves your risk of having of major diseases of aging can be reduced an average of 65 percent by a simple lifestyle formula.
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By ICIM member Terry Chappell, MD:
Walking program relieves pain for breast cancer patients
Family Practice News via Celebration of Health Association
A six-week walking program relieved joint pain, fatigue and stiffness for breast cancer patients on hormone therapy such as tamoxaphen. Once again, exercise works better than almost any drug.
By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker and member David Brownstein, MD:
Avoid artificial sweeteners
Over the last 30 years, we have continually ingested more and more artificial sweeteners and there has been no decrease in our countrywide obesity problem. In fact, the opposite has occurred; as a population we are becoming more obese. Currently, two-thirds of Americans are overweight and one-third are obese. Perhaps the only correlation that can be concluded is that using artificial sweeteners is associated with obesity.
By ICIM member Dale Guyer, MD:
Enhancing athletics with IV vitamin therapy
You don't need to be a dedicated athlete to enjoy the benefits of IV vitamin therapy, used around the world by thousands of practitioners. The Guyer Institute has performed well over 100,000 IV therapies, and for many patients, they provide a core essential contribution to enhance their overall well being.
Maya Tulum countdown: 275 days until ICIM's Members Retreat
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Free access to 9 years of naturalpathic archives
Nautralpathic Doctor News and Review
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review is the leading clinical information resource of naturopathic medicine in the U.S. and Canada. NDNR is excited to announce the release of the Library, a free online directory of nine years of published issues in an e-version format. Subscribers can access their favorite e-version of NDNR on any Web enabled device and can now direct peers and patients to particular articles and editorial.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
The fight against water flouridation
Fluoridation is the practice of adding a compound containing, or generating, the fluoride ion
into the public water supply ostensibly to fight tooth decay. Here is why we have to end water fluoridation worldwide.
YouTube via Tahoma Clinic Blog
In this recent video, Dr. Tabitha Werblud discusses joint pain.
Practice management:7 effective website design attributes for integrative health brands
If your website is not effectively designed and optimized to "immediately" engage visitors, you may be losing more prospective patients or clients than you think.
How do you take your coffee or tea: Milk, cream or butter
Alliance for Natural Health USA
Does dairy negate your favorite brew's health benefits? A recent Fox News article informs us that adding butter to coffee, in order to boost energy and speed up weight loss, is the "latest trend." Ordinarily, we at ANH-USA are fans of butter, which is often maligned for specious reasons. It's an excellent source of vitamin K2, which is hard to get from diet. The latest research reaffirms that saturated fats are not a risk to your heart.
From the office of ICIM member Ali Safayan, MD:
How can I prevent wrinkles?
Dr. Karen Threlkel writes, "One of the most common questions I hear is, "How can I prevent wrinkles?" Nothing will completely prevent wrinkles and some even consider them earned badges of honor but there are things you can do to reduce them, if desired.
Photos from last time we met at the Dearborn Inn.
Turmeric beats ibuprofen for arthritis of the knee
Green Med Info
An exciting new clinical trial published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed that an effective natural alternative to the exceedingly popular pharmaceutical painkiller ibuprofen exists for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. It is a familiar kitchen spice known to be far superior both in safety and the number of side benefits it confers to any drug in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug class.
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