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Patient Attitudes on Integrative Therapies During Hospitalization

Outpatient settings are home to an increasing menu of integrative therapies and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. A new study shows that a majority of hospitalized patients find these services helpful. And just like outpatient care, patients are willing to pay out of pocket for these services, according to The Journal of Alternative and […]

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Balancing Priorities as Integrative Healthcare Providers

Relationships, priorities, and a life worth living when serving as a physician Essay by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Relationships are a key component to success — and sometimes failure (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Want Dynamic Leadership? Find a Partner PART II Integrative Leadership: An Embodied […]






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Medical Words of the Year: Mindfulness in Medicine

Surreal is Webster’s Dictionary 2016 word of the year. From the Brussels and Paris attacks to the election, emotions were high and answers didn’t come easily. And, as we enter into a new year, the status of healthcare in American remains a bit of a mystery. If it (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Balancing Priorities as Integrative […]






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Personalized Nutrition and Metabolic Response

As you sit down to a dinner with family and friends you can learn a lot about the unique aspects of your tablemates’ metabolic response. Uncle Joe’s blood sugar may rise more from mashed potatoes than from Aunt Sue’s apple pie. But for your own blood sugar, the results could (more…) RELATED ARTICLES






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Want Dynamic Leadership? Find a Partner

By Bonnie Horrigan When conceptualizing the Leadership Program for Integrative Healthcare at Duke, a group of us were brainstorming what might make a leader in an integrative clinic different from a leader in a conventional healthcare setting.  We looked at the principles involved in integrative care and asked ourselves: Could what (more…) RELATED ARTICLES PART […]






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CASE STUDY: Abdominal Pain & Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Summary of case study, as written by Kara Fitzgerald, ND, Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Vol. 14, No 6. In this case study, by Dr Fitzgerald (published by content partner IMCJ), she describes a teen patient, age 16, with symptoms of acute abdominal pain. The pain was in the lower right quadrant with ranging intensity […]






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#2 TOP READ / CASE STUDY: Nutritional Aspects of Detoxification in Clinical Practice

By John C. Cline, MD, BSc, IFMCP ABSTRACT Detoxification is a vital cellular task that, if lacking, can lead to early morbidity and mortality. The process of detoxification involves the mobilization, biotransformation, and elimination of toxicants of exogenous and endogenous origin. This case study, written by John C. Cline, MD, he discusses the phase I […]






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#3 TOP READ / CASE STUDY: Melatonin for Reflux Disease

In this second part of a special report on alternatives to proton pump inhibitors, Today’s Practitioner explores the science behind melatonin.  As the use of PPIs comes in questions for some, there are a number of integrative care doctors seeking alternatives. Long before FDA issued warnings about PPIs, Melvyn Werbach MD described a case study […]






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TOP READ #19: Glutathione: Physiological & Clinical Relevance

As the risk of exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) grows, research is looking at the role of glutathione and modulating disease risk. Joe Pizzorno ND and Joseph Katizinger ND review glutathione (GSH) and how altered GSH status has been implicated in a number of chronic, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Influenza Vaccine in Elderly: Nutritional Status-Dependent […]











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PART II Integrative Leadership: An Embodied Mechanism for Transformation

By Lori Knutson, RN, BSN In integrative clinical practice we hold that the relationship we have with our patient may be more powerful in the healing process than any one intervention. This is true in Integrative Leadership.   Relationship is the key to the embodiment of wholeness and the transformation of our (more…) RELATED ARTICLES PART […]






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