Why and When do Patients Choose to Use Integrative and Complementary Health Approaches

Have you ever noticed your patients’ decision patterns when opting for integrative and complementary health approaches (ICHA) to specific health issues?  This latest study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, shows how and why people may prefer ICHA in some situations and but not in others. These choices largelyRead …

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Joe Pizzorno, ND & Alex Vasquez, DC, ND: Concerns About The Integrity of Nutritional Scientific Research Process

Integrity of nutritional scientific research

In this editorial, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, A Clinicians Journal, by Joe Pizzorno, ND and Alex Vazquez, DC, ND both discuss the integrity of nutritional scientific research process and recent negative news surrounding research for nutrition, fish oil, cardiovascular disease and multivitamins. In the essay, they write: “EveryoneRead …

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“Normalizing” Integrative Medicine in Large Delivery Organizations: Nancy Sudak, MD and the Essentia Model

Nancy Sudak, MD became known nationally as a leader in the board certification of integrative holistic medical doctors and then as the founding executive director of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM). In these roles, Sudak knew the challenges of sustainability for integrative medicine models in large deliveryRead …

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Joshua Mansour, MD: Apple, PC, HD, DM, Technology Terms? No, I am Talking about Healthcare

apple, technology and health

By Joshua Mansour, M.D. / I was in the hospital recently when I heard the word apple.  Without hesitating, I reached in my pocket to see if I had my phone. They were talking about the fruit, not the product. This got me thinking, has technology now become more importantRead …

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Two Real World Illuminations of Patients’ Experience of Healing and Health

John Weeks

Organizations connected to two of the most significant researchers in the movement for integrative healing and health, Brian Berman, MD and Wayne Jonas, MD, held separate events recently to announce reports that offer insight into patients’ experience of healing and health. Samueli Integrative Health Programs, which Jonas directs, examined patientRead …

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Mark Hyman, MD Interviews Mentor and Friend Jeffrey Bland, PhD

It’s rare to see either of these two men slow down long enough to be in the same place. In this interview, Mark Hyman, MD interviews his mentor and close friend Jeffrey Bland, PhD. On this week’s regular video series, by Drs. Hyman and Bland explore the topic: What theRead …

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Magnesium: Overcoming Challenges in Measuring and Addressing Deficiencies

magnesium

By Stephen Ashmead, MS, MBA / Magnesium, an essential mineral involved in many physiological processes, is a difficult mineral to test for deficiencies. Yet, many individuals are magnesium deficient and can benefit from magnesium supplementation. At issue is that magnesium deficiency does not have any easily recognizable clinical manifestations suchRead …

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Bipartisan Support at Inaugural Integrative and Health and Wellness Caucus

integrative health and wellness caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2018 – Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO and Jared Polis, D-CO, welcomed members of Congress, their staff and healthcare stakeholders to an inaugural meeting of the new Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to a standing room only crowd on March 15, 2018. The collective efforts of theRead …

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Call Now to Urge Congress to Advance Whole-Person Integrative Healthcare

Whole Person Integrative Healthcare

Today’s Practitioner is calling on our readers to support the Integrative Health Policy Consortium’s (IHPC) upcoming caucus in Washington DC. A few months ago, we asked for your letters to support Whole Person Integrative Healthcare Caucus. “We are so grateful for the thousands who wrote to your elected leaders,” said KimberlyRead …

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Support the Integrative Health & Wellness Congressional Caucus

NEWS: Representatives Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) have jointly launched the Integrative Health and Wellness Congressional Caucus in the House of Representatives. In a statement, Polis called integrative care the “missing piece” for health and wellness, while Coffman said it is important for patients to have “all theRead …

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