ICIM: Your Between Conference Connection
Oct. 12, 2012

ICIM is going straight to the top March 14-17
ICIM is headed to Washington, D.C., from March 14-17 for Yin/Yang: The Marriage between Conventional and Innovative Medicine. With an incredible negotiated room rate of $149 at the Washington Marriott, this is the perfect meeting for both exhibitors and attendees to bring your family. As a special incentive, we'll even include family members, spouses and partners in ICIM's famous breakfasts at no charge.

Where else in the world can you visit with a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the original U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy's ruby-red slippers and soak in internationally acclaimed art? The attractions in Washington, D.C., offer visitors world-class fun and iconic sightseeing — from our awe-inspiring monuments and memorials like the Washington Monument and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to family-friendly, interactive experiences at places like the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the International Spy Museum. Powerful memories begin here.More

I'm not crazy: Aspirin for everyone?
ICIM member Malcolm Sickels, M.D.
I sometimes start to wonder if I'm crazy when conventional doctors continually and persistently do things that I'm sure are a bad idea. Are they all practicing bad medicine or am I crazy? It's nice when I'm reassured that I was right all along. This time, it's about aspirin.More

Catching up with Matthew Heineman, director of 'Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare'
Holistic Primary Care
Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke spent the last three years creating the most thorough and engaging healthcare documentary yet produced. "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" is an unflinching look at how conflicting incentives and misaligned economic drivers impact the health and lives of diverse Americans — community doctors, combat veterans, hospital-based physicians, military top-brass, clinical researchers, employers and ordinary citizens trying to find their way through the healthcare maze.More

Transforming Office Morale: Apathy and control
Next Element
Apathy is a powerful form of resistance because there is nothing to grasp onto — much like indifference is more dehumanizing than outright conflict. Apathy can leave supervisors, parents, spouses and leaders pulling their hair out trying to figure out what to do. Employees, students and children use it quite effectively to gain control when they are afraid, feel victimized or see no other avenue to get their needs met.More

A helpful glycemic index chart
ICIM member Martin Dayton, D.O., M.D.
In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume. With that in mind, Dayton Medical Center features this helpful glycemic index chart for cancer patients, diabetics and weight loss/control.More

Wheat: 200 clinically confirmed reasons not to eat it
With sales of foods labeled gluten-free now reaching over 6 billion dollars a year, something truly profound is happening to the way in which Americans are perceiving the role of wheat in their diets. Once celebrated as the very poster-child of the health food movement, folks are increasingly rejecting this "king of grains," and are now identifying it as being at the very root of their health problems.More

Healing with Language: KISS
SCS Matters
Most readers of this column will recognize KISS as standing for "Keep it Simple, Stupid." It is a not-so-polite way to remind people that the simple solutions are often more reliable and effective than the complex. While some things, such as computers, may be inherently complex, a good rule is things should be no more complex than necessary. This allows people to be able to understand and use what you are presenting.

The idea of the wisdom of simplicity is definitely true of language. In general, people understand short words and sentences — fewer than 17 words — better than they do "big" words and long sentences. English has three types of sentence construction:

Mark Nepo, author of New York Times No. 1 bestseller, "The Book of Awakening," says when you have something important to say, repeat it three times: once for each ear and once for the heart. When you are asking someone to follow a complicated routine, use written instructions, and use simple sentences. Tell them three times how important it is for them to follow them.

Send your questions about communication to Joel P. Bowman or Debra Basham, co-developers of SCS Matters, LLC. We will provide answers to those for you. For more information about Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit www.SCS-Matters.com or ImagineHealing.info.More

Integrative medical practice for sale
Long Island, N.Y.-based doctor retiring with national and international patient catchment area. Well-established alternative and complementary treatments. Integrative cancer care with IPT and other modalities. Experienced professional and administrative staff. Fee for service, nonparticipating, all treatments on site. Excellent track record of patient satisfaction and revenue generation. Contact Rita Linchitz, RN, at 516-759-4200 or rlinchit@optonline.net if you are interested. More

Letting patients read the doctor's notes
The New York Times
Many physicians also remained hesitant to share their notes, part of the patient's records, because of concerns that such openness might have harmful effects on both their patients' well-being and their own practices. Some worried that mention of minor abnormalities in laboratory values — for example, a slightly elevated prostate specific antigen or white blood cell count — could cause patients to worry unduly about some dread disease. Those fears, it now turns out, were largely unfounded.More

Integrative healing: Seasonal eating helps us stay balanced
Las Cruces Sun-News
Years ago, people who lived on farms — and in many parts of the world, it's still the case — ate according to the seasons, and ate a variety of different fruits, veggies and grains, whatever was in season. To be healthy, we need a variety of fruits, veggies, grains and proteins, according to our body type, as well as what's in season.More

The case for Prop. 37
Los Angeles Times
In America we hold a consumer's power of choice at the checkout line nearly as sacred as that of a voter at the ballot box. In November, California voters will be asked to protect the right of food buyers to make informed purchases. Passing Proposition 37 could change the future of food in this country. The initiative is rooted in a simple premise: Consumers have the right to know if their food is produced using genetic engineering, which manipulates DNA or transfers it from one organism to another. Any plant or animal food product with genes that have been engineered would be so labeled.More

Study: Mother's fish, mercury intake tied to kids' ADHD risk
Children's risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder later in life may be tied to how much fish their mothers ate while pregnant, according to a U.S. study. Researchers writing in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that eating at least two servings of fish per week was linked to about a 60 percent lower risk of kids developing certain ADHD-like symptoms.More

Study: Tomato helps cut the risk of a stroke
The Wall Street Journal
A diet that includes tomatoes could lower the chance of having a stroke. A new study shows that men who had the highest levels of lycopene — an antioxidant found in tomatoes — had fewer strokes than men who had the lowest level of lycopene in their blood. Overall, the risk of strokes was reduced by 55 percent.More