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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.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Where Next for Microbiome Research
presented by Karen Nelson, PhD, et al.

The development of high-throughput sequencing technologies has transformed our capacity to investigate the composition and dynamics of the microbial communities that populate diverse habitats. The short pieces included here briefly consider the challenges and opportunities awaiting microbiome research.

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SYMPOSIUM UPDATE:

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.

FEATURED REPORT:

Botanical-and-Nutritional-Compounds-to-Optimize-Neurocognitive-HealthBotanical and Nutritional Compounds to Optimize Neurocognitive Health

Adaptogenic botanicals, an elite group of herbs, promote natural, healthy function and replenish depleted energy reserves that are essential for cognition, positive mood and restorative sleep. Chronic stress, whether environmental, internal or social, has significant impact on our emotional and mental health because of its adverse effect on the neuroendocrine system. Botanical medicines offer a profound alternative or adjunct to pharmaceutical medicines, especially when used in combination with nutrients and natural compounds to support foundational issues and optimize healthy function of cognition and mood.  

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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