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Meeting Pearls: Sex, Lies and Hormones conference
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Join us Sept. 18-23 in Cleveland for ICIM's Sex, Lies and Hormones — a conference on hormones unlike any you have experienced.

Our goal with this meeting is to provide detailed scientific evidence and energetic debate in an effort to explore this fascinating dynamic. We will study hormones like you have never seen the topic approached — as they engage every system of the body and every modality of healing.

Of course, you will also be treated to ICIM's legendary hospitality, food, warm community atmosphere and free tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

FDA denies petition to ban common chemical BPA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration denied the petition from an environmental group to ban the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, which has been used for decades to harden plastic or make the epoxy resin that lines tin cans. But BPA can also leach into food and water from these protective coatings, and environmental and consumer groups argue it can interfere with hormones in humans and cause health problems. More

Is sugar toxic?
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VideoBrief If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far as to call sugar a toxin. More

Connect With Us: ICIM home page
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Find us at ICIM's home page. This site features our "Find a physician" service, our members-only page, member profiles, links to member blogs and websites. We will happily re-post members' news releases or blog content on our "Latest ICIM News." This blog connects to both Twitter and Facebook, which magnifies its effectiveness. More

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Families adjust to gluten-free life
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Debbie Quantrille wanted answers. Her son, Duncan, 11, had a severe case of exczema that defied all efforts to treat it. Doctors told her he'd outgrow it, but something still didn't feel right. Quantrille took Duncan to a doctor who does integrative medicine where he was tested for allergies. Duncan had a gluten intolerance. As soon as he stopped eating gluten, the exczema cleared up. Quantrille also went gluten-free, and found her sinus problems, which she had suffered with for years, disappeared. More

Member Profile: James Carter, M.D.
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James Carter, M.D., has worked tirelessly to introduce our way of thinking into the hallowed halls of academe — and he has been equally committed to having us understand the best ways to adopt scientific discoveries into our practices. Carter previously earned an ICIM lifetime achievement award in 2008. Get to know this member of ICIM. More

Fatigued? It might be time to check your Vitamin D levels
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Dr. Michele Couri can pinpoint precisely when the notion of Vitamin D deficiency crossed her radar — at an integrative medicine conference in fall 2009. "There wasn't one lecture that didn't bring up Vitamin D," she said. "I thought, 'I think I must be missing something.'" Couri came home, did some research and started offering to screen patients for Vitamin D deficiency. She was surprised to find a third of her patients' levels were low. But she was more shocked to learn just how important Vitamin D is. More

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Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Alletess Medical Laboratory
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"I have used Alletess food allergy testing panel and have found it very helpful in identifying hidden food allergies. This can be vitally important for patients with difficult medical problems." — L. Terry Chappell, M.D. More

Living the anti-cancer way of life
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Lorenzo Cohen, professor and director of the integrative medicine program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center explains his research into the connections between lifestyle choices and cancer occurrences. Cohen's work shows how to lower the risk of cancer — as well as improve outcomes for those touched by cancer — through choices in diet, exercise and stress management. More

ICIM Scrapbook: Meeting in Dearborn, Mich.
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Check out photos from our Dearborn, Mich., meeting Treating the Impossible, where a good time was had by all. See shots of ICIM member/speaker Simon Yu, M.D., and member MaFe Rogers, R.N. More

Sweets and fast food linked to depression
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Diet and mental state seem to be tightly entwined, with new research showing an increased risk of depression in junk-food eaters. Consumers of fast food and sweets, compared with those who eat little or none, were 51 percent more likely to develop depression, the new study showed. The researchers saw that as depression levels increased, so did the amount of junk food eaten. More
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