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Message from ICIM President Ronald Casselberry, MD
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As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, I want to share my appreciation for being elected to serve as president of ICIM. It's been 30 years already since our founding when we were originally named The Great Lakes College of Clinical Medicine to serve the needs of physicians like us in the Great Lakes region. Today, we have members that are from far greater places in this world, and we continue to be a haven for CAM physicians to learn and share ideas and practices that impact our patients' lives. More

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Chew, chew, chew
Nature and Nurture Nutrition by ICIM member Claudia Coen, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to increased health, it's not just what we eat but how we eat. Digestion actually begins in the mouth, where contact with our teeth and digestive enzymes, such as amylase in our saliva begins the chemical process of digestion. Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of carbohydrates. These days most of us rush through the whole eating experience, barely acknowledging what we're putting in our mouths. More

Holiday feasting first aid
ICIM Member Elizabeth Vaughan, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to the holidays, many people forget about moderation and overindulge in food and drink. They want to have their cake and eat it, too — often with a celebratory blend of gusto and abandon. But if you have food sensitivities, you need to be vigilant about not overeating, and especially to avoid overeating those foods that don't "sit well" in your belly. More

Yin yang bean Thanksgiving recipe
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Here is a great yin yang bean Thanksgiving recipe from a Superfoods super-doc, ICIM member Todd Pesek, M.D. Who says superfoods are boring and nonyummy? More

Need some detox as the holidays approach?
ICIM member Martin Dayton, D.O.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At Dayton Medical Center, we are certain you will enjoy all the great benefits of juicing and we are happy to provide you some recipes that are not only nutritional but delicious. More

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3 tips for being a healthier doctor
Nathan Regier, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Doctors have higher rates of suicide, substance abuse and burnout than most people. A large majority of medical residents say they would keep working even if they had vomited all night, saw blood in their urine or experienced extreme anxiety. Why? Because doctors are great at denying their own need for care. More

3 ICIM doctors continue response to the trial to assess chelation therapy
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Three ICIM doctors — Robban Sica, M.D.; John Parks Trowbridge, M.D.; and Conrad Maulfair, D.O. — offer their thoughts on the results of the TACT trial. More

Double-blind studies: Are they still valid or corrupted?
ICIM member Paul Lynn, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Double-blind studies were created to give our modern medical culture a much needed source of unbiased conclusions about the effects of medical treatments. Early on, it provided clarity in areas which needed it. The double-blind study was originally designed to uncover the true benefits — and risks — of a treatment, which is not obviously apparent upon simple observation. Great idea, worked well at first. What about now? More

'A Promise of Hope'
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Hope "A Promise of Hope" by Autumn Stringam is about putting the spiritual and nutritional aspects of healing into mental illness protocols. Truehope — officially named Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. — is the inspiring, encouraging name of a company that markets the nutritional supplement known as Empowerplus. According to Truehope, "Empowerplus may help address nutrient deficiencies in those who suffer from various CNS disorders, particularly bipolar disorder." The company further offers that this product could be beneficial to those with anxiety disorders, ADHD ... pretty much any mental illness.

According to this nonprofit organization, the supplement contains, "13 vitamins, three amino acids, and 17 minerals in a highly bio-available form." The vitamins include A, C, D, E and the B complex. Phenylalanine, glutamine and methionine are the amino acids. The minerals include those common to standard multivitamins — calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, etc. This blend also boasts minerals such as boron, germanium, and molybdenum among others.

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Baby boomers find youth in testosterone
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For thousands of years, explorers have been searching for the Fountain of Youth. No one knows what the source is, exactly. It's been called everything from the "water of life" to the "elixir of immortality." These days, anti-aging specialists simply refer to it as "T," or testosterone. As more FDA-approved products hit the market, the baby boomer generation is taking note. In 2011, consumers spent approximately $1.6 billion on prescription testosterone therapies, almost triple the amount spent in 2006. More

In defense of your doctor: How you can help our profession
ICIM member Helene Leonetti, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Holistic Remember, it is the profession of medicine that is broken, not the torch-bearers who have simply lost sight of the way. We are, in fact, going back to our future: I remember the family doctor of yesteryear visiting our home in the 1940s and 1950s He assessed the family as a whole and was a genius at intuiting the issues at hand, say with mama, who had all the complaints. But he was able to see how the family interacted and cocreated all the dramas that settled in her cell tissue as she attempted to be everything to everyone in the family — except herself. More

Phospholipid therapy
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Toxins such as pesticides, petrochemicals, preservatives in food and skincare products, toxic moulds and heavy metals can be stored in fatty tissue in the body for a long time where they interfere with functioning of the cells, often in the nervous, brain and immune systems. The human brain is made up of 60 percent lipids. The main route of detoxification is via the liver into bile and then into the intestines. More

The healing power of IV vitamin C
Honorary ICIM member Julian Whitaker, MD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Everybody knows that vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. It is a perennial favorite among consumers of nutritional supplements, who take it in their multivitamins and pop extra vitamin C to ward off colds and other infections. What you might not know is that intravenous vitamin C is an exceptionally powerful therapy for a wide range of diseases. More

Healing with Language: Matching or mismatching
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In a previous language tip, we have discussed matching another person's rate of speech and other aspects of nonverbal behavior to enhance rapport. We also introduced the concept of metaprograms, or the "master" behavioral patterns that govern behavior. An important program for influencing whether people respond to you in the way you desire is the response metaprogram.

You can quickly determine your own response metaprogram by taking three coins: a nickel, a dime and a quarter. Place all three coins face up in front of you. Then — very quickly — state the first three things you notice about them. Once you have done that, read the rest of this tip. Here are some of the things people typically say:
  • They are all round.
  • They are all silver.
  • They are all money.
  • They total 40 cents.
  • They are all heads.
  • They are different sizes.
  • They are different values.
  • They are different presidents.
  • They are different years.
Note that several in the list focus on how the coins are alike, while others focus on how they are different. Focusing on similarities is matching. Noticing differences is mismatching. When someone is matching, he or she will tend to agree with what you say. When he or she is mismatching, the tendency is to disagree. Those who are in between will find something to agree with and something to disagree with:

Message: It's a nice day today.
  • Matcher: Yes, it is. We have had a very nice spring (or whatever season it is).
  • Mismatcher: No, it isn't. It could be warmer (or cooler).
  • In-betweener: It's nice this morning, but it is supposed to rain this afternoon.
  • In-betweener: Fortunately, the clouds are supposed to clear by afternoon.
Once you have determined the general tendency of your client or patient, you can structure your interaction to increase his or her compliance with your directions. Matchers are easy. They will agree with what you say and are more inclined to comply. Mismatchers need to have something to disagree with to feel good about complying. Those in between need a little of both. The following examples address a message about being more careful about nutrition because that is vital to health.
  • For a matcher: You will find that you feel better when you eat nutritional meals. [The matcher will agree.]
  • For a mismatcher: Although you probably can't do it, you would feel better if you could eat nutritional meals every day. [The mismatcher will say to him- or herself, "I show you that I can do it."]
  • For an in-betweener: You may not always be where you can easily get healthy foods, but you will find that you feel better when you regularly eat nutritional meals. [The In-betweener will say to him- or herself, "Maybe I can be where I can get something healthy every day. I'm going to try."]
Even though you may not be skilled at this your first use, it gets easier, and it is fun because it works with children and colleagues, too.

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

Wisdom tooth: A Source of hidden infection
ICIM member Dan Royal, D.O., J.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Have you ever wondered what is really causing your pain? Did you ever stop to consider that the source of your pain may be coming from somewhere else and where you're actually feeling it? Recently, I discovered a factor possibly contributing to my pain I had previously not considered — my wisdom teeth. More

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