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Be Fruitful: Conceiving Healthy Children with Ease
presented by Victoria Maizes, MD
Health professionals are rarely taught to counsel women on how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, to enhance fertility, or to improve the health of their future child. At the same time, modern women are taught to ignore their biological clocks and proceed with their careers; the larger media message promising that fertility is possible at advanced ages with a bit of help from reproductive technologies. This can be a false promise.Read More >>
Free Live Webinar: Botanicals in Select Immunity Issues Affecting the Thyroid, Joints, and Skin*
Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND
When/Time: June 9, 4-5:00pm ET
Botanicals can have a primary and secondary role in managing immunity disorders. Some of these botanicals have rich historic traditions with generations of empiric use; others do have some modern scientific research to prompt our use. In many cases, botanicals may need to be used in conjunction with conventional medicines to effectively manage these conditions. *
Botanicals to be discussed include: Ashwagandha, Tumeric longa and curcuminoids, Green tea, Borage oil, Berberine, Beupleurum, Aloe vera, Angrographis paniculata, Rose hips, Leonorus cardiaca, Melissa officinalis, Iris versicolor, and Bladderwrack.
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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.
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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