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By ICIM 'End Pain' speaker Robban Sica, MD:
Intravenous vitamin C saves New Zealand man with flu damaged lung
A 56-year-old male was referred to Auckland Hospital ICU July 1, 2009 with total respiratory failure for ECMO external oxygenation. The patient had contracted H1N1 Swine flu while on holiday overseas and had developed what is known as "white out" pneumonia. This refers to x-rays showing no air space in the lungs. The decision by the Auckland Hospital ICU team to administer adequate dosages of IV vitamin C — and their skillful coordination of ICU procedures — were responsible for the positive medical outcome.
Prepare for ICIM workshop 'Energy is faster than pills' by ICIM member Jenny Rymer:
Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy was developed before 1934. The frequencies are
now delivered by a Therapeutic Goods Administration and FDA approved microcurrent
frequency generator. The treatment process relies on the principle of biological resonance to
change responses to specific conditions in specific tissues, the purpose of which is to relieve pain and so to improve function and therefore health.
Speaker book of the week By ICIM speakers Prof. Brian Peskin and Robert Rowen, MD:
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Follow up from our meeting in Nashville tweeted by @GreatPlainsLab
Are the bacteria in our intestines involved in mechanisms underlying health and lifespan? If so, how can we boost levels of these beneficial bacteria?
By ICIM member Dale Guyer, MD:
Piracetam has been extensively studied since the early 1970s for its ability to improve human cognition. While the exact mechanism of piracetam's impact on the brain has not been identified, many clinical trials in humans and animals have shown it to be largely beneficial for improving many brain functions.
By ICIM member Terry Chappell, MD:
Statin drugs increase the tendency for a deadly diet
An article published in JAMA online showed that patients who take statin drugs to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease tend to eat more food, more calories and more junk food. This caused them to gain weight and increase their incidence of hypertension and diabetes.
Maya Tulum countdown: 246 days until ICIM's Members Retreat
How our days were spent on our last retreat.
Look forward to the Dearborn Inn
When people think of Detroit, they don't often think of farming but we hope to do a local growing tour when we're there.
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The Huffington Post
Dr. Meghan Walker of @brightalmond talks seven things her healthiest patient do. Is there anything you would add?
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Practice management: Direct primary care — Challenges and pitfalls III
We have a phone script to present to potential new direct primary care patients who call. It takes about three weeks or five separate new patient calls for an individual staff member to get calibrated in our front office to the DPC patients. Remember that we are a niche practice - families only. How does that translate into medical practice? Perfectly.
Natural therapies for spring allergies
Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center
Now that it is finally getting warm, allergy season will soon be upon us. Birch, oak and poplar trees are big allergy triggers in Northeast Ohio, and in a recent poll by Cleveland.com, 52 percent of respondents said it was the "worst season" they could remember. Instead of reaching for the typical decongestants, steroids and antihistamines that are recommended by conventional doctors, there are natural ways to get relief.
1 in 5 pregnant women take opioid painkillers
Alliance for Natural Health USA
We've told you before about the dangers of prescription opioid painkillers: drugs like oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are incredibly addictive and cause more deaths a year than heroin and cocaine combined. Alarmingly, a full 20 percent of pregnant women now use these prescription painkillers, according to the New York Times.
Debunking the myth: Red meat and eggs not so bad after all
By Lauren Swan
The early 2000s were full studies that suggested people should no longer eat eggs or red meat due to health issues. Information came out that exposed the risks of eating eggs, which included heart disease and raised cholesterol levels. Red meat was accused of causing heart failure and heart disease. The following years saw Americans avoid red meat and eggs at all costs. But how correct were those studies? New research is now being presented in the U.K. and the U.S. that debunk the previous beliefs that eggs and red meat are hazardous for your health. Perhaps they're not so bad after all.
RDW: Another marker for gluten sensitivity?
Tahoma Clinic Blog
RDW is a sensitive marker of early nutritional deficiency — such as iron, B12 or folate deficiency — affecting red blood cell production and maturation and it becomes elevated earlier than the other red blood cell parameters changes. Nutritional deficiencies are common in people with gluten sensitivities — with celiac disease being the most severe form — and they result in various clinical manifestations.
Arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support
New research from UWE Bristol has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and emotional implications of inflammatory arthritis among patients. The study, which will be presented at Rheumatology 2014, found that patients need more support to deal with the impact of long-term pain and tiredness.
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