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How do we standardize chelation? Start with the basics
ICIM's Chelation Therapy Basic Training features an impressive list of speakers who are pioneers in the development of chelation therapy. We are looking for doctors who are interested in implementing EDTA chelation therapy into their practices but are not yet equipped with the information necessary to do so. This workshop will give you both an understanding of how and why it works, as well as the confidence to begin the treatment on your own patients right away.
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Celebrate 30 years of ICIM by Sponsoring a student
To ensure that ICIM will be at the cutting edge of integrative medicine for the next 30 years, we must reach out to the doctors of tomorrow: medical students. ICIM would like to offer five medical students the opportunity to attend its fall conference. ICIM's William D. Mitchell Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.
Who will you meet at ICIM?
Attendees: Frank Thrana MD, Donald Ellsworth MD, Helen Leonetti MD, Richard Ng MD, Dale Guyer MD, John Ucci MD, Richard Johnson MD, Claus Hancke MD, Jack Hinkle DO, Katrine Flindt MD, Signe Schultz RN, Monica Winter RN, Franca Gardner, Dalinda Reese MD, Jeannette Soriano MD, Matt Van Olm MD and Jeff Romig MD
Remembering James Frackelton, MD: One of ICIM's founding fathers
Medical pioneer and vibrant member of the Westlake community, James Pierson Frackelton, 85, died peacefully on Nov. 30, 2012, after a brief illness. An international expert in preventive medicine, Jim lectured physicians in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He wrote a number of scientific articles, holds two patents on medical subjects and authored "The Owners Manual for the Human Body" and "Bypassing Bypass" with Elmer M. Cranton, MD. He was an expert on heavy metal toxicity and its impact on the development of degenerative diseases.
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By ICIM member James Fambro, MD :
How resveratrol modulates leading degenerative diseases
In 1997, the first scientific paper on resveratrol was published showing that this polyphenol could prevent cancer in experimental models. Since then, researchers have documented resveratrol's ability to favorably modulate multiple processes associated with degenerative disease — from atherosclerosis to obesity. What had been lacking was a systematic, comprehensive overview of the available data to determine the underlying mechanisms by which resveratrol exerts its anti-aging effect. Until now.
By ICIM member and speaker James P. Carter, MD, DrPH:
If EDTA chelation therapy is so good, why is it not more widely accepted?
A summary of the medical politics and turf struggles between medical specialties and factions in the healthcare professions, and the medical economics of EDTA chelation therapy is described in detail to answer the question, "If EDTA chelation therapy is so good, why is it not more widely accepted?"
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By ICIM member Ross Hauser, MD:
A retrospective observational study on Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy for unresolved hand and finger pain at an outpatient charity clinic in rural Illinois
Hand and finger pain and stiffness are common problems that can affect the productivity of those afflicted, especially in regard to their activities of daily living. Prolotherapy is an injection treatment used to initiate a healing response in injured connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments, tissues commonly involved with hand and finger injuries. A retrospective observational study on Prolotherapy for hand and finger pain was done at an outpatient charity clinic.
Listen to the Best of ICIM: Chelation Therapy: The Next 60 Years — The Prospects for Acceptance in Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies by John Parks Trowbridge M.D., FACAM
Listen as Dr. John Parks Trowbridge discusses the prospects for acceptance in preventive and therapeutic strategies during the 2013 Advanced Metal Toxicology Workshop in Washington, D.C.
By ICIM member and speaker Terry Chappell, MD:
Over diagnosis — High cholesterol
This is a series of key points from the 2013 book, Overdiagnosis, Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, by H. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy. In the late 1990's, a major study showed that if you lowered the average cholesterol from 228 to 184, you could lower the risk of a major cardiac event from 5 percent to 3 percent. Medical organizations hedged a bit and lowered the target cholesterol from 240 to 200. That immediately labeled 42 million U.S. citizens as new "patients," even though only 2 percent of them will benefit from treatment, and 98 percent will receive no benefit at all.
Recommended by ICIM member Simon Yu, MD:
Somatic movement therapy
Prevention and Healing
Somatic Movement Therapy assists in rebuilding one's immune system and can increase flexibility and a sense of well being. SMT is different from traditional massage therapy. It uses "energy touch," a gentle hands-on manipulation technique, rather than traditional massage. It achieves relief of joint pains in the neck, back, hip and elsewhere. It promotes lymphatic drainage and support of the adrenal system. It can aid in physical and emotional detoxification.
Published by ICIM member Jonathan Collin, MD:
A library of chelation therapy articles from the Townsend Letter
The Townsend Letter
Certain patients with circulation disorders or toxic metal poisoning are considered for a special treatment known as EDTA chelation therapy. The following links offer some basic information on — and personal experiences with — EDTA chelation therapy.
Healing with language: Emphasis and subordination
What you choose to emphasize and to subordinate can have a profound effect on another person's response. This is especially true in medical situations. At some point in your career, you may have heard a physician providing a patient with information required for "informed consent."
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Meet ICIM member Larry Caprio, ND
Center for the Healing Arts
After completing his medical studies in 1975 at the University of Rome School of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Caprio attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore., graduating in 1979. That same year, he established a practice of naturopathic and preventive medicine in Westport, Conn., and New York City, where he was affiliated with a number of prominent alternative medical doctors.
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Soups for summer health
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Soup provides a path to health on any budget. It can be prepared from minimal and modest ingredients nourishing body and soul for young and old. Appetizing soups can be enjoyed even by feeble people, those with cancer, anyone problems chewing because of dental issues or with swallowing problems. Even dying people can benefit from the joys of soup.
Eating for your meeting: Foods to get energized and stay productive
Event Manager Blog
Every successful meeting or event ends with attendees leaving smarter than when they arrived. That means great planning, knowledgeable speakers and event staff, and dynamic content. But as an attendee, it's up to you to be prepared to learn. One way to help you get the most out of your next meeting or event is to eat right to get energized, stay alert, and get proper rest.
Listen to the Best of ICIM: Genetically Engineered Foods by Arden Andersen, DO, PhD
Endrocrine disruption, infertility, spontaneous abortion, low testosterone and xenoestrogen effects have become commonplace. The prevailing mindset is that such issues must be genetic and solvable with drug intervention or stem cell therapy. As environment determines genetic expression, it must be understood that all these hormone related ailments are associated with the current food quality crisis, genetically engineered foods, along with glyphosate and other herbicide/pesticide effects. What should be our most important health driver, agriculture has become our most serious assault and risk for disease causation.
The use of D-Ribose in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: A pilot study
Fatigued to Fantastic
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are debilitating syndromes which are often associated with impaired cellular energy metabolism. As D-Ribose has been shown to increase cellular energy synthesis in heart and skeletal muscle, this open label uncontrolled pilot study was done to evaluate if D-Ribose could improve symptoms in fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome patients.
By ICIM member Helen Leonetti, MD:
Monday's Pearls: Stinky, wonderful garlic
Watch as ICIM member Dr. Helene Leonetti shares her perspective in Monday's Pearls — Episode 48: Stinky, wonderful garlic.
And what if I do get a foodborne illness?
Alliance for Natural Health
Those unlucky enough to come down with a foodborne illness are usually prescribed antibiotics, which may wreak further havoc on their digestive and immune system, especially if not offset with probiotics. An alternative is raw garlic.
Connect with us: View our scrapbook
View our scrapbook filled with articles and photos that keep our memories of the past 30 years alive.
How to end insomnia for good by treating the root cause
Real Cures Letter via Get Well Slidell
If you're like many people who suffer from insomnia, you've probably tried remedies like melatonin or valerian or 5HTP. And if you're like many people who've tried those remedies, you probably still have trouble with your sleep. Why? Because trying one supplement or another is just a hit-or-miss approach that doesn't treat the root cause.
From owning the publication to owning the idea
Ever since Johannes Gutenberg used moveable print to create splendid, reproducible publications there has been almost as much attention and importance placed on the printed page as on the ideas it contains. What is left of newspapers and the print media when you take away the printed paper? How does the concept of a library change if there are no physical books?
The dangers of Tylenol: Is it time for the FDA to remove it from the market?
Most people consider acetaminophen as being an extremely safe pain reliever for both children and adults. The reality is that it can be extremely dangerous and causes significant side effects. Each year acetaminophen causes more than 100,000 calls to poison control centers; 50,000 emergency room visits, 26,000 hospitalizations and more than 450 deaths from liver failure. In addition, regular use of acetaminophen is linked to a higher likelihood of asthma, infertility and hearing loss.
At 75, would Popeye still be able to take on Bluto?
If Popeye were to age naturally like the rest of us, he would need more than just big muscles to stay independent during his senior years. When it comes to muscles and aging, the important thing is quality, not quantity, as shown by the findings of a study by Dr. Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, a researcher at the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, affiliated with Université de Montréal.
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