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Yin/Yang: The Marriage Between Conventional and Innovative Medicine: March 14-18, Washington Marriott, Washington, D.C., Program Chair Conrad Maulfair, DO

Treating the Impossible II:
Oct. 9-12, 2013, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Program Chair Richard Mason, DO


Happy Holidays! We'll see you soon in Washington, DC
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EU quashes free speech in health claims
Alliance for Natural Health submitted by ICIM member John Parks Trowbridge, MD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Europe has rejected 95 percent of the health and nutrition claims under review. What does this mean for us? The European Food Safety Authority evaluated 2,037 health claims — that is, statements that a nutrient or food contributes to or has a positive impact on a particular health condition — and authorized the use of only 241 of them. Most of the ones accepted were related to structure or function claims, such as "calcium contributes to normal muscle function." More

Webinar with ICIM speaker Dr. Thomas O'Bryan
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Join us for a webinar with ICIM "Treating the Impossible" speaker Dr. Thomas O'Bryan titled Invaders at the Gate: Addressing the Bacterial Translocation and Systemic Complications of LPS-induced Intestinal Permeability.

When you begin to read the medical literature on the topic of lipopolysaccharides, it is nothing short of "shocking" to see how often researchers have associated a high concentration of LPS to debilitating and fatal diseases. In this webinar, Dr. O'Bryan will enlighten us on the systemic complications of LPS induced intestinal permeability and will also have a Q&A session for attendees. Treatment protocols will be given as well as dietary recommendations. Bio-Botanical Research will sponsor this webinar to be held at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 8. Register now.

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Study: Life expectancy around world shows dramatic rise
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Life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, by 11 years for men and 12 years for women over the last four decades, but we are paying the price in more mental and physical health problems, according to the biggest-ever study of the global burden of disease. More

See related article: Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (The Lancet)

Chemtrails and vitamin D deficiency: Is there a connection?
Cathie Lippman, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is a worldwide vitamin D deficiency. Doctors from Europe and Asia, as well as our United States, have reported and are studying a major decrease is blood vitamin D levels in the general population, including children as well as adults. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found a doubling of low vitamin D levels occurred from a population studied from 1988-1994 versus the population from 2001–2004. More

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Healing with Language: A question of direction
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At some point in your life, you may have heard Rudyard Kipling's rhyme about the principal tools of reporters:

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

Questions are, of course, a principal way to obtain information. Questions are also a form of priming in that they presuppose a perceptual frame and set the direction for the answers. When you ask, "Where does it hurt," the perceptual frame is pain. There are times, of course, that question is the best one to ask. At other times, you may want the patient or client to shift his or her focus away from the pain and onto something else.

A psychotherapist treating a person for depression might begin every weekly session by asking, "So how was your depression last week?" without realizing the perceptual frame of the question is depression, so to answer the question, the client has to look for times during the past week he or she had felt depressed. With one question, the therapist could re-educate the client in how to feel depressed.

When you are asking questions — regardless of where or of whom — think about where you want the other person to focus his/her attention. Ask a question that directs attention appropriately. The "fuzzy" one of the six serving men is Why. Why often produces what we call a "Pez dispenser" list of answers, reasons provided without actual linkage to the real motivation, which is likely unknown at the moment. The answers to why questions tend to pop up until either the asker or the responder gives up. Almost always, asking what or how will produce a higher-quality answer.

Why did you do that? [Pez dispenser list of possible reasons.]

What were you hoping to accomplish? [An assumed goal for the behavior.]

How did you decide to do that? [The process of reasoning behind the behavior.]

Here are some questions to help you become more aware of how you can become very skillful at asking questions: When do you ask questions most often? How well planned are they for what you want to elicit from others? What can you do now to ask better questions in the future?

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

Top 10 for policy and action in integrative medicine and health in 2012
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Integrative medicine was made possible, in part, by work in the 1980s of complementary and alternative healthcare practitioners like chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopathic doctors. They laid a groundwork of licensing and certification that enhanced popular interest in, and access to, natural health services. Just so, present action and policy are laying infrastructure that will inform and embolden participants into the future. Here are the Top 10 for policy and action in integrative medicine and health for 2012. More

New rules for food safety languish for years
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Congress and the White House moved aggressively to bring food safety into the 21st century after thousands of Americans fell ill from a series of high-profile outbreaks several years ago involving staples such as lettuce, peppers, peanuts and eggs. But two years after President Barack Obama signed a sweeping food safety bill into law, the rules at the heart of the largest food safety overhaul in more than 70 years have yet to be put in place. More

The road to systems medicine
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The goal of modern systems-based medical research and practice is to intervene at an early stage, to anticipate or prevent the occurrence and reduce the severity of the effects of disease, and to apply limited resources strategically and wisely. A large European consortium has joined forces in the Coordinating Action Systems Medicine Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, to develop a road map outlining an integrative strategy for the implementation of systems medicine across Europe. More

Really? Losing sleep reduces your pain tolerance
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Chronic sleep loss has many downsides, among them weight gain, depression and irritability. But now scientists have found a new one: It also weakens your tolerance for pain. In recent studies, researchers have shown that losing sleep may disrupt the body's pain signaling system, heightening sensitivity to painful stimuli. Though it is not clear why, one theory is that sleep loss increases inflammation throughout the body. More

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