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Do you need an introduction to natural treatment using hormones?
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Applied Endocriology: The Hormone Connection is a one-day seminar Sept. 20 at the Sex, Lies and Hormones conference in Cleveland that will help you understand the relationship of the endocrine glands to each other and the role their hormones play in the health of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Our approach can no longer be only treating disease but rather on achieving health by applying our knowledge of the link between hormones, nutrition and lifestyle. More



Member Profile: Elizabeth Vaughan, M.D.
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Elizabeth Vaughan has been a licensed physician since 1979, but she is part of a legacy of integrative medicine that goes deep into the roots of her family tree. Vaughan is the daughter of two physicians and is a fourth generation physician on both sides of her family. Get to know this member of ICIM. More

US seeks voluntary antibiotic limits in livestock
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U.S. regulators urged food producers to voluntarily stop using antibiotics in livestock for nonmedical uses as part of a broad effort to prevent the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs." The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said antibiotics should only be used under the supervision of a veterinarian to prevent or treat illnesses in animals. It asked companies to start phasing out the use of antibiotics for nonmedical purposes such as promoting growth, and said that process could take three years. More

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Healing With Language: Delivering negative news
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When you must deliver negative information to a patient, use one of these language techniques to subordinate the negative information to something more positive.

Patient: Will my insurance cover Prolotherapy?
  1. Use the "Magic But" to avoid emphasizing the negative: Because statements following but have greater impact than those that precede it, state the negative fact first, and then state the associated positive: It is true that insurance generally does not cover Prolotherapy, but what's probably more important to you is that you are doing what works.
  2. Subordinate the negative aspect with the use of although: Although insurance usually doesn't cover Prolotherapy, you may decide that it offers you a better chance of success for treating your condition.
  3. Use statistics to set a positive frame: The therapies generally covered by insurance have a success rate of about X percent, while I have found that Prolotherapy offers some relief for 2X percent of those using it, really good relief for another 4X percent, and complete relief for another 4X percent of the patients who elect this treatment.


Across America, the grip of prescription painkillers tightens
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Tens of millions of Americans turn to powerful painkillers to ease their sufferings. But an analysis on the sales of two prescription drugs over a decade is particularly worrisome. An accompanying report says U.S. pharmacies in 2010 dispensed the equivalent of 69 tons of pure oxycodone and 42 tons of pure hydrocodone. That's enough to give every person in the U.S. 40 5-mg Percocets and 24 5-mg Vicodins. More


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Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Doctor's Data
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"Dr. Quig and his superior staff of experts at Doctor's Data who utilize the complex technology of inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), provide a reliable cornerstone of evaluation of the elemental nature of biological issues surrounding a variety of illnesses. When specimens are appropriately collected and submitted, you can rely on the results you receive, and use that data with confidence in rational clinical decision-making." — Richard Mason, D.O., NMD More

IBS sufferers benefit from hypnosis
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Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the bowel disorder IBS. Studies involving a total of 346 patients conducted by researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in 40 percent of those affected — and that the improvement is long-term. More

Connect With Us: Like ICIM on Facebook
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Find us on our Facebook page and share your practice updates with our widespread fans: International College of Integrative Medicine. Posts include important information by Alliance from Natural Health and ICIM members James Greenblatt, M.D., Richard Linchitz, M.D., and Robban Sica, M.D. More

Doctors learn to cook healthy, 'crave-able' foods
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To Dr. David M. Eisenberg, flavor is a health issue. Now in its eighth year, his sold-out event teaches 400 or so pediatricians, endocrinologists, dietitians and other health practitioners how to cook. The son of a baker, Eisenberg is the founder and chief officiant of Healthy Kitchens/Healthy Lives, an "interfaith marriage," as he calls it, among physicians, public health researchers and distinguished chefs that seeks to tear down the firewall between "healthy" and "crave-able" cuisine. More

ICIM Scrapbook: All work and no play? Not with us
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The historic iMosaic meeting in the spring of 2011 between ICIM, ACAM, AAEM and AHMA wasn't all hard work. Here are glimpses of ICIM members Martin and Barbara Dayton, Richard Johnson, M.D., and Executive Director Wendy Chappell, as well as ICIM President Robban Sica, M.D., ripping up the rug with her friend Hal Blatman, M.D. More

Gluten-free diet may benefit some children with autism
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A gluten-free diet or casein-free diet may provide benefits for some children with autism spectrum disorders, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from questionnaires completed by 387 parents or caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders. The children with reported stomach problems and food allergies had significantly greater improvements in their behavioral and autism symptoms when compared to children without any reported food allergies or stomach problems. More
 
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