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Internationally known experts in mind-body medicine, licensed trainers of neurolinguistic programming and hypnotherapy, practitioners of energy medicine Joel Bowman and Debra Basham will treat you to a life-changing morning meditation/guided imagery/hypnosis session at this year's ICIM Conference. Sessions will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 and at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.
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By ICIM member Simon Yu, MD:
Chest pain rituals: What is chest pain, anyway?
What would you do if you're over 50 years old and experience chest pain and shortness of breath in the middle of the night? This can be an extremely frightening experience. Heart attack is the first thing that comes to mind. People over the age of 50 have been programmed to react to chest pain with suspicions of a heart problem and heart attack. This is the beginning of the "ritual of allopathic medicine."
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Go from zero experience in chelation to IVs on Monday morning:
Learn from the best at ICIM
Are you interested in providing chelation therapy in your office but don't know where to start? Our doctors have been administering chelation for more than 30 years and we have developed trusted protocols and detailed scientific basis for our work. Let us get you going with this practical, introductory training.
By ICIM member Dale Guyer, MD:
Probiotics — Not just for yogurt anymore
Dr. Dale Guyer writes, "Probiotics are coming to the forefront in their contribution to overall health. This has been an intriguing and interesting evolution, from my perspective, as an integrative healthcare provider. Friendly bacteria are essential to the function of the human digestive tract and many other aspects of optimal biology. While clinicians have, for years, seen consistent benefits, the scientific validation has now been taking a significant step forward. While much work remains to be done, the health implications of friendly bacteria has become well documented."
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By ICIM member Allan Warshowsky, MD:
How safe is your shampoo?
How many skin and hair products do you think you use each day? The figure may shock you. On average, women use 12 products a day comprising 168 different ingredients and men use six products equaling 85 ingredients. Some of these products include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, nail polish and remover, skin lotion, toner, moisturizing lotion, sunblock, shaving cream, bath gel and many more. Aside from constantly subsidizing big cosmetic companies, what are the dangers of using all these products?
Listen to the best of ICIM: Neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and mood disorders in children and young adults — Where do you go from here? by Lillian Calderon-Garciduenas, MD, Ph.D.
The brain is an innocent bystander of air pollution: Neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and mood disorders in children and young adults. Where do you go from here?
By ICIM member Cathie Ann Lippman, MD:
No need to wonder anymore why so many have low thyroid
A study released in 2011 is one of many showing that significant serum levels of BPA and phthalate are associated with lower levels of thyroid hormone. What does this mean? This means that the toxins found in the lining of cans, in the lining of baby bottles, on copy paper of you credit card printout, in your cosmetics, in plastics and other common items are very likely contributing to the surge in hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) in the population.
By ICIM member Paul Lynn, MD:
Breast cancer epidemic of Marin — Mystery solved
Regarding an article published in the Pacific Sun, Dr. Paul Lynn writes, "The article points out the "culprit leading to the increased breast cancer risk is much less mysterious then was previously thought. The information in the article by epidemiologist Rachael Erenma, MD, seems to have fully answered the question why breast cancer has a higher incidence in all areas where the more health conscious women live in the U.S.A. Marin County is one of the most obvious examples of such areas."
By ICIM member Barbara Singer, MD:
This time of year is a great time to score dark leafy greens at the store or farmers markets. You can wash these in advance and chop them during the weekend and store them for easy use all week long. Try to incorporate a significant dish of greens into your diet 2-3 times per week for one lifestyle modification that will quickly change your energy and health. The better you feel, the easier such lifestyle changes can be made. They do accumulate over time. The same way some of our bad habits have accumulated — often on the hips.
Healing with language: Metaprograms
Metaprograms are behavioral tendencies. In general, the most important metaprograms in the relationship between doctor and patient or client will be the following.
Cortisol levels and allergies
Are you noticing a rise in the number of patients currently presenting with increased fatigue, headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion? This surge in symptoms is a sure sign to practitioners that spring is arriving and, with it, allergy season. Allergies are one of the most common concerns in the United States with hay fever being the fifth-leading chronic disease in the country. Frequently thought of as an incurable disease by practitioners and patients alike, successful management of seasonal allergies is attainable and extends beyond antihistamine and decongestant use.
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Looking for original ICIM members
It is ICIM's 30th birthday and we want to honor our original members from 1983. Please send any news of these folks to email@example.com. D.B. Hill, DO, E.D. Powers, DO, Michael Rosenberg, DO, David Darbo, MD, David Goldberg, DO, Dr. Richard Krabill, John Bihl, MD, Peter Georgeson, DO, Nelson Kraus, MD, Gordon Guild, DO, Adam Frent, DO, John Baron, DO, Howard Lewis, MD.
About President Robban Sica, MD
Alliance for Natural Health USA
Dr. Robban A. Sica went on the offensive to try and establish a national precedent to protect practitioners whose only "crime" is using an innovative therapy to help patients get well. In 2002, investigators for the Connecticut Department of Public Health started an investigation of Dr. Sica's use of chelation when they noticed on a website that she was offering that alternative treatment. This is her story.
Are you overworked, or overworking?
Twelve and fourteen hour days are becoming the norm. To-do lists keep getting longer. You seem to be covering for everyone. You're not sleeping well, worried about dropping the ball or missing a deadline. Your boss, the board and even your family are breathing down your neck. Are you overworked? Maybe. Maybe not.
By ICIM member Helene Leonetti, MD:
Calling all couch potatoes
Watch as ICIM member Dr. Helene Leonetti shares her perspective in Monday's Pearls — Episode 49: Calling all couch potatoes.
Join us in Columbus at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
ICIM conference attendees will travel to the Midwest for the October convention, "Innovation! Meeting Today's Medical Challenges." Time to get acquainted with the capital of Ohio! This is where ICIM was founded and we are returning for our 30th anniversary. We will celebrate with a birthday bash on the rooftop of the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.
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Listen to the best of ICIM: The Biochemistry and Treatment of the Primary and Secondary Effects of Mercury Toxicity by Boyd E. Haley, Ph.D. MIAOM
Mercury has a basic chemical reactivity that involves specific reaction with reactive thiol groups on proteins and enzymes. Some of this binding has the direct effect of inhibiting certain very critical biochemical pathways. However, mercury also causes the loss of endothelial and epithelial membrane integrity causing loss of critical compartmentation of certain molecules leading to secondary toxic effects of mercury. Studies addressing these issues will be presented as well as initial research on the use of a compound with mercury chelation and hydroxyl free radical scavenging properties to prevent both the primary and secondary effects of mercury toxicity.
Prevalence of Lyme disease in the US higher than previously reported
It's now been fairly well-established that chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in most chronic illnesses. Diseases, such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cardiomyopathy, gastritis and chronic fatigue are all turning out to be expressions of chronic infections. Lyme disease appears to be a major — yet oftentimes hidden — player.
Wish you were here
Jeffrey Cufaude writes, "How do organizations address the ones who got away, the long-time members or customers no longer in their ranks? That was the question on my mind last fall when I decided to engage in a little personal experimentation. What did I do? I did not renew my membership in three professional associations. I had been a member of each group for more than 10 years. So what happened?"
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