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You can get content from many places — listen to a webinar, go to a massive conference, read a book. But there is no substitute for the kind of learning that can be done face to face, with passionate debate and group processing. ICIM exists to provide education and our greatest resource is the expertise, wisdom and invaluable experience of our members. We are a community of 150 lifelong students of science and healing. The colleagues you will meet at ICIM become trusted friends.
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By ICIM member member David Brownstein, MD about 'End Pain' speaker Prof. Brian Peskin:
Fish oil pills — Ineffective and dangerous
The fish oil supplement industry, which includes Big Pharma, would be happy to have you keep buying their products. But the real research shows that they are not effective in treating or preventing heart disease.
By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Jacob Teitelbaum, MD:
Coenzyme Q10 and a great energy cocktail
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum writes, "I was recently reminded of a 2008 study on the benefits of coenzyme Q10 in boosting energy. I thought it might be helpful to share it with you, and at the same time give you a recipe for a great 'energy cocktail.'"
By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Bruce Shelton:
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Recommended By 'End Pain' speaker Helene Leonetti, MD:
Nature, beauty, gratitude
Nature's beauty can be easily missed but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Robban Sica, MD:
Migraine — Why you got it, how to fix it for good
Tired of wondering when the next migraine headache is going to pound on your skull and pluck you out of your life? Feeling frustrated and hopeless about all the disappointing trips to doctors, who prescribe medications that don't work in the long haul or cause side effects that are just ruining your quality of life? "Migraines: Stop the Pain – Why You Got It. How to Fix It" is your guide to a happier, healthier life… free from the looming fear of being attacked by a migraine headache.
Speaker book of the week by Guy Chamberland
The Use of Herbal Remedies in the Treatment of Pain
This textbook is written for consumers, students and practitioners of naturopathy, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and conventional medicine who have an interest in integrative treatments. This book — The Use of Herbal Remedies in the Treatment of Pain — is also designed to offer the average person a wide range of natural choices in managing pain. It introduces a natural, herbal, therapeutic approach that mimics the pharmacological basis of how drugs are used to relieve pain.
By ICIM member Terry Chappell, MD:
Protection against radiation exposure
You can get low-grade radiation exposure from the environment, be exposed to a higher degree with procedures like CT scans and mammograms or you might have radiation therapy recommended for breast or other cancers. Some degree of protection against the harmful effects of radiation might be obtained by taking chlorella, miso broth, turmeric, seaweed and/or holy basil before and after exposure.
By ICIM member Elizabeth Vaughan, MD:
Boycott of Komen Foundation and American Cancer Society
It's time to boycott the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation for their ignorant and unjustifiable dismissal of the bra-cancer link.
Twitter post from ICIM Member Ross Hauser @CaringMedical #TornMeniscus
A more natural, non-surgical approach to healing is #Prolotherapy.
Maya Tulum countdown: 253 days until ICIM's Members Retreat
You will be welcomed into a sensual ambiance of exotic beauty, nature and intoxicating views. Your palapa hideway lets you reconnect with yourself as you go barefoot in the sand, swim in the sea, sleep under chic thatched-roof cabanas, and experience world-class vegetarian and fresh seafood meals. At Maya Tulum, we are committed to excellence with unwavering attention to detail, understated elegance and exceptional personal service.
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Look forward to the Dearborn Inn
This Detroit area hotel was built in 1931 on the grounds of Ford Motor Company. Situated on 23 acres, The Dearborn Inn provides classic Dearborn hotel rooms near major corporations and cultural sites such as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
Connect with chelation:
An ever increasing number of labs are providing "submitted by patient" sample analysis that involve no chelator but require scientific interpretation.
2014 NMSA Conference
Naturopathic Medical Student Association
The Naturopathic Medical Student Association is excited to be hosting our 10th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. This year's theme is "Integrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap." We invite you to join us for the largest gathering of current naturopathic students, along with alumni and guests.
Facebook Friend of the Week: Chappell Chelation
Celebration of Health Association where Terry Chappell, MD practices complementary medicine, which is a combination of standard and alternative medicine.
Does homeopathy have any impact? Australia declares 'useless' study conducted
Know Your Drug
Australia's main medical group, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has concluded that homeopathy is "useless." The ruling came in the form of a 300-page report, in which doctors and other health professionals reviewed research on homeopathic remedies and found them wanting. "There is no reliable evidence that homoeopathy is effective for treating health conditions," they wrote.
Practice management: Can selling interfere with buying?
Selling To The Point
Jeffrey Lipsius writes, "One of the first lessons I learned as a salesman was to make sure my selling doesn't interfere with my customer's buying. I learned this lesson the hard way. It almost cost me a big sale."
A visit from the Dalai Lama: Not an ordinary science talk
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
March 7 was an extraordinary day for NIH, as the Tibetan Buddhist Dalai Lama gave a presentation about the role of science in human flourishing, as part of the J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture Series. Some NIEHS staff members were able to attend in person, and others tuned in via webcast.
Sprifermin offers benefit for cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis
In a new study in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, at 12 months, total femorotibial cartilage thickness loss was reduced in sprifermin-treated knees compared to placebo-treated knees, with effects being significant in the lateral femorotibial compartment but not in the central femorotibial compartment.
Do you know what can be more restorative to the body than sleep? If you said "meditation," "guided imagery" or "hypnosis" you are correct. These altered states of consciousness have a therapeutic impact on the body, mind and spirit.
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