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The Infant Gut Microbiome: Evidence for Obesity Risk and Dietary Intervention
presented by Anita L. Kozyrskyj, PhD, et al.
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.Read More >>
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
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.
With an aging population, fronted by the “baby boomers,” we are likely to see an even greater demand for anti-inflammatory and painkilling interventions in the near future.
The problem is that most over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs are highly dangerous when used long term, which is the very nature of the conditions many people face. Whether they are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), past injuries, or work-related wear and tear, reducing pain and protecting the joints are an ongoing issue.
And this is urgent business. Deaths from painkillers have tripled in the past decade.1 The reliance on synthetic COX-2 inhibitors has led to a dangerous cycle of dependence on medicines that only offer temporary relief at a high price to health. That is why it is critical for practitioners and all of those involved in the natural health field to promote a viable, effective, and safe alternative.
MORE WHITE PAPERS & REPORTS
Vaccine-Autism Debate Goes To Court
- Written by Lindsay Aouled Ezzine
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:
- National Autism Association
- Autism Speaks
- CDC Transcript for Media Briefing on autism and mitochondrial disease March 06, 2008
- Vaccines and Autism: Is there a link?
- US parents take government to court over MMR vaccine
- Vaccine Risk Perception Among Reporters of Autism After Vaccination: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 1990–2001
- Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Preventing and Treating Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review
1. Martin, David S. “Vaccine-autism question divides parents, scientists,” CNN, April 2, 2008