By 2025, projections indicate that up to 80% of US children will be diagnosed with a chronic disease.
In this webinar, Dr. Song explores the alarming trends in childhood autoimmune disease, effective prevention strategies, and the five steps to healing.
When it comes to eye health, many patients don’t pursue care until something goes wrong and they need an ophthalmologist for treatment. From a practitioner standpoint, conventional eye care focuses mostly on addressing acute symptoms, correcting impairments with a prescription and updating annually until vision changes slow or disease develops requiring surgery. Natural, preventative approaches in the eye care world are lesser known.
In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many patients are tuned in to the importance of building immune system resilience. Whether someone is considered at-risk or simply wants to maintain their health, there are several steps practitioners can suggest to put patients in the best position to prevent or overcome illness, and achieve optimal health throughout life.
Obesity is one of the most common chronic conditions presenting in integrative healthcare practice. Over 93.3 million Americans are considered obese by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and obesity can lead to several serious conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Autoimmune diseases affect millions of Americans each year, with a higher prevalence of cases occurring in women. Conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis have debilitating symptoms, but all too often go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed altogether, or are completely mismanaged in conventional medical approaches.
The healthcare industry in the United States—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—was challenged like never before with the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In previous years, the purpose of this annual update was to summarize the past year’s successes, challenges, and progress in integrative healthcare policy on the national level. However, much like the rest of 2020, which became largely defined by both COVID-19 and ongoing political uncertainty, our update this year has taken a vastly different shape. While we continued to highlight policy that directly impacts integrative medicine, we felt it would be a disservice if we did not feature the initiatives and mandates that target the broader healthcare industry. Therefore, you’ll find many of the items we included affect not only alternative and complementary medicine practitioners but conventional medicine providers as well.
The gut microbiome has taken center stage in integrative medicine over the last several years. Microbes surround every tissue and cell inside and outside the body, and humans possess more microbial cells than they do human cells. The microbes contained on and within us are instrumental in literally every aspect of life and health, and contribute to processes such as immune defense, energy production, and metabolism.
In this comprehensive foundational guide, author Kellie Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP, delves in to how gut microbes affect health, what nutrition and lifestyle-related factors can help or harm the gut, and actionable steps for improving gut microbiome balance.
Helping patients make impactful changes to their lifestyle can be both challenging and complex. In today’s healthcare landscape, many patients receive little to no support when faced with necessary behavior changes. Health coaches in the medical setting offer a variety of benefits, including a patient-centered approach that can help set individuals up for success.
The healthcare industry—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—has been changing rapidly over the past few years. At the demand of both consumers and practitioners who advocate for a preventative, whole-person approach to care, the industry has started to shift away from the traditional “sick care” model and bring integrative medicine to the general public eye.