Helene Langevin MD, CM to Provide New Integrative Leadership at NIH: What Can We Expect?

In early 2008, the leadership of the National Institutes of Health for the second time caused concern among many in the integrative health and medicine field by naming a director of what is the now National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) who had zero experience in the fieldRead …

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Lyn Patrick ND: The Burden of Organophosphates and Glyphosate

In recent weeks, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller) has been in the news, including a jury ruling that Monsanto’s weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in causing a groundskeeper DeWayne “Lee” Johnson’s cancer. This was followed by a timely report by the Environmental Working Group on glyphosates residues inRead …

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Biotics Research First US Supplement Company to Offer Orivo Certified Fish Oils

The recently established test, which is the first of its kind in the industry, is able to verify both ingredients and end- consumer products, including concentrated fish oil. The testing technology is based on proven NMR analysis combined with a strong database of known reference samples and powerful analysis algorithms.Read …

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Food Additives and Children’s Health

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On July 19, 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on and technical report on the dangers of direct and indirect food additives on children’s health. The following is an press release on the report with access to the full report at the end of thisRead …

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Alkaloids from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Evodia rutaecarpa, May Cause Cardiac Arrhythmia

A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Evodia rutaecarpa, contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia, according to researchers from the Universities of Basel, Vienna and Utrecht. The research was published in Pharmacological Research. Extracts of the plant Evodia rutaecarpa are used in TCM for a varietyRead …

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White Paper on Improving Patient Compliance, Streamlining Inventory and Practice Protocols

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In this interview with David Preis, vice president of sales and marketing at Doctors Supplement Store, Today’s Practitioner explores ways to improve patient compliance by guiding your patients toward high-quality brands of dietary supplements for better patient outcomes.  Q: Year-after-year, study-after-study shows that physicians are a patients most trusted source ofRead …

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America’s Pain Epidemic Needs Voices and Wisdom from Integrative Medicine

America has a pain epidemic. The symptom is opioid addiction. The solution? It lies within integrative medicine. It’s time to speak up because as solutions like the NIH HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) and this week’s JAMA opinion column on HEAL are released, it’s clear that something is missing. WhatRead …

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Online Supplement Dispensing Companies Natural Partners, Inc. and Fullscript Merge

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and OTTAWA, Ontario, June 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Partners, Inc. and Fullscript announced plans today to combine, bringing the best wholesale and fulfillment network in the nutritional supplement industry together with the premier online supplement dispensing platform to create a more efficient, effective, and innovative solution forRead …

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LifeSeasons Improving Healthcare in South Sudan and Grenada

Improving Healthcare

At Today’s Practitioner, we are always looking for examples of companies who are going the extra mile toward improving healthcare. We interviewed Jamie Langston, BSN, RN, CCRO, Chief Research Officer of LifeSeasons to find out more about the company’s work in South Sudan and Grenada. As you will read, inRead …

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Dr Geo Espinosa on the Recent Change in Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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On May 8, 2018, the  United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  issued new recommendations for prostate screening, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), for prostate screening, stating “Clinicians should not conduct prostate cancer screening in men aged 55-69 years who do not ask for it (level C recommendation).”Read …

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