|ICIM: Your Between Conference Connection|
|Nov. 2, 2012|
Our natural health champions in Congress
Alliance for Natural Health
With campaigns in full swing and a critical election just around the corner — we've indicated those legislators who are up for re-election — it's a good time to review who in Congress have been the real leaders on our issues.More
Let your light shine
ICIM member Helene Leonetti, M.D.
In all the darkness of hurricanes and power outages, we need to remember to let our inner lights shine.More
Assessing oxytocin sufficiency in your patients
This white paper was provided by Belmar Pharmacy of Lakewood, Colo. You can get more information by calling 800-525-9473 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many years, clinicians have been aware that oxytocin sufficiency plays a critical role in labor and delivery, lactation and autism; however, volumes of recent studies have shown that oxytocin also plays a key role in maintaining other aspects of overall health. Research confirms that adequate oxytocin is critical for normal cellular function in other organ systems. More
Resorting to drugs
Conrad Maulfair, D.O.
There are so many people who take street drugs and medical drugs thinking it will be for a short while and wind up long down the road with health problems they never dreamed of. Addiction is just part of the problem. Damage from free radicals, which are the stock in trade of chemicals, do something to your health. Combined with pesticides and chemicals in the food we eat, someone with a drug problem gets a double whammy.More
Self-insured employers and integrative medicine: The perfect marriage
Glenn Sabin, FON Therapeutics
Integrative healthcare providers have been well-positioned to provide quality corporate wellness programs and executive physicals for some time. Closely connected to this phenomenon, literally, is the largely overlooked fact that more than 100 million Americans today receive their healthcare benefits through self-insured companies.More
2 useful CAM stat documents
From ICIM member Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.
Here are two useful documents with CAM stats across various parts of the country. They have extensive stats on what is being used, including movement therapies, chelation, etc. They also document what services are being used the most, supplement categories, etc. There are tables, charts, graphs, etc. at the end of the documents that are very enlightening.
Healing with Language: The Meaning of a Message
A useful observation about the communication process that comes from neurolinguistic programming is that "the meaning of a message is the response it elicits." It's a bit of a tongue twister, the idea is really clear: People tend to think that, if they say it, others will know what they meant and behave accordingly. Unfortunately, it isn't that easy.
Fortunately, you can usually tell what others think you meant by the way they respond. Sometimes it is a matter of word choice. An X-ray revealed that Joel was having a problem with a tooth, and his dentist recommended a root canal. Because there was no pain, Joel asked when it needed to be done. The dentist said, "If there's no pain, it is not an emergency."
Joel dawdled and had not seen the orthodontist by the time of his next dental check-up. This time the dentist said, "While it is not an emergency, there is urgency. Have this done quickly to avoid bone loss." The change in language resulted in a change in behavior.
When Debra's nephew was about 4 years old, he asked his grandmother if he could drink out of the Kool-Aid pitcher. His grandmother said, "No, you cannot drink out of that heavy pitcher." Immediately, he picked it up, tipped it back, and took a big glug. With a look of utter accomplishment, he gleefully said, "Sure I can. See!"
Even while you think of a variety of possible treatment and drink options, notice that the meaning of the message really is the response it elicits. To change the behavior, change the message.
As you integrate this awareness, you are able to help patients and clients see themselves doing what is really good for them. "As you are doing your daily exercise more regularly, notice if you will also naturally start to sleep better, too."
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
California's food labeling Prop. 37 is in dead heat amid ad blitz
Los Angeles Times
Once riding high, Proposition 37, the statewide ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods, has seen its voter support plummet, and a new poll shows the high-stakes battle now is a dead heat. After a barrage of negative television advertisements financed by a $41 million opposition war chest, a USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times poll showed 44 percent of surveyed voters backing the initiative and 42 percent opposing it.More
Can hormone therapy help protect the brain?
A decade ago, researchers shocked women around the world when they abruptly halted a landmark clinical trial on hormone therapy, a drug regimen widely used to relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Since then, however, doctors have begun to reexamine hormone therapy and the conclusions of the Women's Health Initiative. In the latest such study, researchers report that taking hormones may actually lower, not raise, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.More
Really? Celiac disease is influenced by season of birth
The New York Times
"Gluten-free" is a buzzword these days. But even as awareness of celiac disease grows, its cause remains unclear to scientists. One hypothesis is that the season in which a person is born may influence the development of this digestive disorder. Some researchers suspect that babies born in spring and summer are more susceptible to the disease, which is triggered by the gluten in wheat, barley and rye.More