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Integrative Practitioner is the leading online resource for integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals, providing its users with access to the most up-to-date information in integrative health news, events, and resources. We aim to support the wide spectrum of integrative healthcare practitioners with educational and informative content that is relevant to their patients and beneficial to their practice.


Increasing globally, particularly in children, obesity is a serious public health issue and risk factor for overweight and metabolic disease in later life. Both in experimental animal and human studies, advances in gene sequencing technologies have yielded intriguing possibilities for the role of the gut microbiome in later development of overweight status.



Free Live Webinar: Herbal Formulas: What to Carry and Why - Parts 1 & 2

Presented by: Dr. Mary Bove, ND
When/Time: July 15

Deciding how to get started utilizing herbal medicine can be a daunting task. This webinar is intended for those practitioners that are interested in using Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions products in a clinical setting, but aren't quite sure where to begin.

Part one will cover Gaia products in the areas of: stress/mood/sleep, women's health, and pain & inflammation.

Part two will cover products for immune support, heart health, and liver and digestive support.*

Gaia Starter Dispensary Part One: July 15
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Gaia Starter Dispensary Part Two: August 26
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On Demand Webinars

Please visit our On Demand Webinars page for other FREE  pre-recorded webinars!


Gain the Whole Perspective  

Make plans to attend the upcoming Integrative Healthcare Symposium focus on: the microbiome taking place October 9-10 in Hollywood, Florida. Learn from leading speakers and take a deeper look into the topic of microbiome and how it  impacts you and your patients. Visit the EVENT SITE today to learn more.

Vaccine-Autism Debate Goes To Court

A recent CNN article ["Vaccine-autism question divides parents, scientists"1] describes the battle currently being waged between families of children with autism against the medical establishment over the link between vaccines and autism. As the basis of their conclusion that there is no link, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the Institute of Medicine cite five large studies finding no link between autism and the preservative thimerosal and 14 large studies finding no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The families disagree with those conclusions and are taking their cases to court. 4,900 claims are currently before a special federal court suing the government through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Read full article >>

Additional articles and resources on this topic:

1. Martin, David S. “Vaccine-autism question divides parents, scientists,” CNN, April 2, 2008