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Learn about the contrast between the blockbuster model of product development versus the long-tail model. While the blockbuster model is currently appearing in popular art in the form of music and books, the focus of this lecture will be on pharmaceuticals and crops where the result is an increasingly small number of very expensive drugs along with the loss of cheap generics, and the increasing use of genetically modified crops that are designed to be used in combination with pesticides.



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.

Webinar: Using The Functional Medicine Matrix

The matrix is the fundamental tool used by Functional Medicine practitioners to assess a patient's health and wellness, or to address a specific disease state. In this webinar, Dr. Pizzorno will teach how to apply the principles of Functional Medicine and apply the key elements of the Functional Medicine matrix in clinical practice.

Webinar: Using The Functional Medicine Matrix
December 4, 2008 12:00 pm -1:00 pm (EST)

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JP11-08Joseph Pizzorno, Jr., ND, appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush’ administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in November 2002, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. In 1996, he was appointed to the Seattle/King County Board of Health and the founding board of directors of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. In 2002, he became the founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal. He has been licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975. Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a “Pioneer in Holistic Medicine” and in 2004, the Institute for Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling Award.

Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, Handbook of Natural Medicine, Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients, best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), Natural Medicine For the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and recently released Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.