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Hormones, mood and emotion:
Finding balance as we age

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Phyllis Bronson will emphasize how the primary gender hormones are integrated with neurotransmitters for clinical application and the how the combination impacts mood. She will also show in very understandable manner what her original research on progesterone means in terms of a profound impact on women's mood biochemistry. Register here to draw on Bronson's scientific research over the past 15 years and how she brings the science alive for women where they live: in their relational, emotional worlds. More

What you should know about hormone replacement therapy
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Hormone replacement therapy may be used for various purposes. It may be used by transgender individuals to obtaining certain sexual characteristics. It can also be used when the body is not producing adequate amounts of certain hormones such as thyroid, androgens and so on. However most commonly, the term is used for managing and controlling the symptoms of menopause in women. More

Member Blog: David Pawsat and Christine Blakeney
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David Pawsat, DO, and Christine Blakeney, DO, focus on treating issues for their causes instead of just treating symptoms at The Center for Optimal Health. Visit the blog of these two ICIM members to learn more about their approach. More

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Chronic stress and anxiety create the need for relief from tension, sore muscles and restful sleep. Muscle Ezze (daytime and PM formulas) with melatonin and natural botanicals does not have the addictive effects of most pharmaceutical muscle relaxants and sleep aids. Combine with our proprietary Natural Anti-Inflammatory for a complete alternative therapy. more

Patients avoid disagreeing with doctor, may ignore advice
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Most people are unwilling to contradict their doctor in discussions on medical treatment, according to a U.S. survey showing that most want a say in treatment decisions or they may end up not following the advice. The findings are based on an online panel of 1,340 adults who were told to imagine they had heart disease and then asked how they wanted to be involved in their own treatment. More

ICIM Scrapbook: What we ask of you
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With a budget of less than $70,000 per year and a staff of three part-timers, it seems like ICIM has a limited role to play. However, ICIM is no less than what we mean to each of you. We are an organization because we can do more good together than apart. More

Practice Development, Research and Education, Professional Products
By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. MORE

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Your body not only depends on nutrients in the food you eat, but is actually composed of them, which is why we should not be surprised by the profound power that certain nutrients and food constituents have in supporting optimal health. One of them, calcium, is an old-standby in many people's supplement stashes, but new research suggests this is one nutrient you're better off getting from food sources. Two lesser known, but extremely therapeutic, nutrients are turmeric and resveratrol, which in two new studies have been revealed to have exciting health benefits. More

Connect With Us: Twitter
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Connect to our members on Twitter through the ICIMconference members page. More

Liability Insurance for Your Clinic
Liability Insurance Solutions is an independent agent specializing in "A" rated professional and general liability insurance for your unique practice. Featuring new Cyber & Data Breach Liability Insurance. MORE
Great Plains Laboratory
The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is the world leader in providing testing for nutritional factors in chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, autism and ADD. We offer a variety of metabolic tests such as immune deficiency evaluation and amino acid tests. MORE

Meditation training may lower respiratory illness burden
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Training in mindfulness meditation or exercise is linked to a decrease in the severity and duration of acute respiratory infections in adults, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. To assess the preventive effects of meditation or exercise on incidence, duration and severity of ARI illness, researchers conducted a randomized trial involving 149 adults. More

Aromatherapy may benefit women with postpartum depression
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It is common for mothers to feel a mild form of distress that usually occurs a few days to weeks after giving birth. A more severe form of the baby blues, called postpartum depression, also can affect new mothers. Aromatherapy may be an effective complementary treatment for women who have postpartum anxiety and depression, a study reports. More

Discover the Nature-Throid™ Difference

Nature-Throid™ is a natural, hypoallergenic alternative to synthetic thyroid medications. Most synthetic thyroid drugs often contain only T4 hormone. Nature-Throid™ contains two thyroid hormones, T4 and T3 to simulate your body’s natural processes. There is simply no substitute for the healing benefits nature provides. Available by prescription in 13 strengths.

Healing With Language: Metaprograms
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Metaprograms are behavioral tendencies. In general, the most important metaprograms in the relationship between doctor and patient or client will be the following:

Conduct: Is the individual a rule-follower or a rule-breaker?

Cognitive Style: Is the individual primarily a thinker or a feeler?

Direction: Is the individual primarily motivated to move toward a positive objective or away from a negative consequence?

  • Other people have recovered from this.
  • Even if no one else has recovered before, I might be the first.
  • I have good doctors, and I am doing everything they say I should.
  • I will cross that bridge if I come to it.
Away from:
  • I have a lot to lose.
  • Everything has some side-effects.
  • There are no guarantees.
  • This is not covered by my insurance.
In between:
  • There are no guarantees, but I have good doctors and I am doing what they say.
  • This is not covered by insurance but money is not the most important thing now.
  • Everything has side-effects, but I will cross that bridge if I come to it.
  • It is important that we make choices that make sense to us.
Because the patient's metaprograms may not be the same as yours, the language you would use for yourself (and are naturally inclined to use with others) may not be the language that would be most effective with a given patient. Individuals focused on the terrible consequences of their problems may respond better to language that focuses on ways to avoid the consequences than to language that emphasizes the positive outcomes from a particular course of treatment.

Rule-followers do better with specific rules to follow, while rule-breakers need to have at least a few rules to break even while they follow others, just as those who violate the rules for speed limits may follow rules about wearing seat belts and using turn signals. Thinkers respond well to statistics and logic. They do their best to make rational decisions. Feelers are motivated more by emotions. Thinkers will want to know your "evidence procedure" for what you are recommending. Feelers will need to have a sense of your empathy.

In some cases, your patients will reveal their metaprograms during an intake interview or in other conversation. In other cases, you may not know the degree to which an individual leans in one direction or the other. In such cases, you will do well to cover both ends of the metaprograms, covering both the negative consequences and the positive possibilities, the critical rules and the rules that may be broken on occasion, the logic and the feelings.

Send your questions about communication to Joel P. Bowman or Debra Basham, co-developers of SCS Matters, LLC. We will provide answers to those for you. For more information about Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit or

Changing environment affects stress level in mice
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The negative impact of stress on health is widely documented. So is the importance of reducing stress in one's life. But a new animal study is the first to model stress reduction and its biological effects in rodents as they are placed in various caging environments, according to a recent study. More

Proof that green tea reduces 'bad' cholesterol levels
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Green tea has always been cited to improve a number of health benefits through its consumption. A recent study targeted LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and brought forth evidence that green tea reduces those levels. The question of how much and whether or not green tea should serve as a medical alternative remains to be seen; however, the overall benefits of green tea are difficult to ignore. More

Study supports urinary tract infection protection from cranberries
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People who regularly drink cranberry juice or take cranberry capsules are less likely to get urinary tract infections, a new review of past evidence suggests. Researchers found cranberry products seemed especially helpful for women who had trouble with recurrent UTIs. More

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