Integrative Health Blog

What I Wish (Conventional) Doctors Would Say...

Posted by on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: cancer, juicing, integrative health, holistic approach, integrative medicine

Dr. Solomon Retiring After a Remarkable Career in Allergy and Environmental Medicine

Posted by on Tue, Jul 30, 2013

Barbara Solomon M.D. will be retiring at the end of July after a remarkable career in environmental medicine.  

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Tags: chemical sensitivities, environmental medicine, allergies, integrative medicine

Why Choose Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

Posted by on Wed, May 15, 2013

Lauren Amodeo

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Tags: integrative health, integrative medicine, nutritional supplements, supplements, world wellness store

What's In your Mouth that Affects your Health?

Posted by on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Laurie DeRosa RDH

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Tags: biological dentistry, integrative health, integrative medicine, dental health, periodontal disease, plaque, biofilm, integrated health

Have You Tried Everything to Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel?

Posted by on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Wrist braces, physical therapy, rest, ergonomic work stations. 

You may have tried them all with little to no success for relief from carpal tunnel syndrome. The reason why it is not working is because most people, and even health practitioners, don’t understand where carpal tunnel comes from.  All people know is that their wrist hurts or their hands are going numb and they want it fixed because it greatly affects their lives.

Why is it called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

I’m going to let you in on a secret.  In a majority of cases It comes  from your shoulders and neck! 

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Tags: wrist pain, integrative health, integrative medicine, carpal tunnel, chiropractic

NIHA'S Integrative Medicine Health Tip: Exhale!

Posted by on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Steven Shafarman

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Tags: stress, integrative health, integrative medicine

Lyme Disease May be Worse Than Ever This Year

Posted by on Sat, May 05, 2012

 
The NIHA doctors are already seeing a lot of tick bites and Lyme disease due to the mild winter, early spring and other indicators of a large tick population in 2012.

The Washington Post ran an article this week in which Dr. Paul Beals is quoted:

*Excerpted from the The Washington Post:
Paul Beals,  a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease at National Integrated Health Associates in the District, says, "We're finding that the vast majority of our patients who are getting tick bites causing Lyme are also getting other co-infections at the same time," including such febrile illnesses as bartonella, which can be transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes, as well as babesiosis and ehrlichiosis.
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Tags: integrative health, integrative medicine, holistic doctor, lyme disease

The Solution to the Health Care Crisis- Functional Medicine, Genomics and a New Standard of Care

Posted by on Wed, Sep 28, 2011

Chas Gant MD PhD

I recently read that about 50% of the pharmaceutical industry’s profits are channeled into marketing and advertising, which explains the bombardment of utterly offensive and misleading media drug ads I am forced to experience when I fail to click the mute button fast enough. But I confess to having cashed in on some of Big Pharma’s, physician-focused marketing efforts, by accepting coffee mugs and other trinkets from drug sales people, and even getting paid to have a free dinner now and then and listen to the latest pharmaceutical pitches.  I have even been offered a few six figure research “bribes” in my 35 year career, to “test” the latest drugs on my patients and make sure the outcome data supports the efficacy of the drug.  Through the years these research grants were hard to reject when you are struggling to give your kids the best, but I decided my soul would have been forsaken forever if I went down that route, so I have always politely declined such lucrative offers.

I don’t mean to suggest that drugs are not useful. I prescribe them for most of my patients. Drug treatments, like all therapies, should be based on 3 main criteria – safety, efficacy and expense (in that order) – and sometimes drug therapies rise to top of the decision tree.  However, drugs are toxins, and since toxicity from plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, antibiotic-laced food and many other modern era poisons are common causes of chronic medical and psychiatric problems, one might wonder why the prescribing of potentially toxic pharmaceuticals, which could worsen ones total toxic load, is not done with far more discretion. 

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Tags: functional medicine, integrative medicine, genetics

Detoxification for Life: a Patient/Coaching Training Course

Posted by on Wed, Jun 15, 2011

by Mark McClure DDS

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Tags: detoxification, integrative medicine, integrated medicine

Biological Dentistry Considers the Whole Person

Posted by on Mon, Nov 15, 2010

by Mark McClure DDS, FACG

Biological Dentistry is Whole person dentistry:

Whole - person dentistry, which is gaining understanding and support among the public and professionals, is the awareness of the intricate web-like relationships between dentistry and one’s general health and wellbeing. Its practitioners have advanced skills and knowledge in intervening to regain and maintain patient’s health. The whole - person dentist will embraces other descriptive terms like holistic, integrative medical and biological dentist. The whole - person dentist must wear multiple hats – first he/she is conventionally trained, incorporating the best developing dental technologies and aesthetics that modern dentistry offers but there is much more to a holistic dental approach.

Biological Natural Dentistry

Whole person, Biological Dentistry refers to routinely using biological (or natural) products and principles to help people be healthier more effectively and efficiently. The use of herbs, super-foods, nutrients, drainage remedies and homeopathics, and oxygen- ozone (as well as drugs and surgery when needed) in routine and specialty dental services defines the whole body approach that is employed. In summary, the principles of biological dentistry is treatments that are safe and effective, non-toxic with little or no side-effects, allowing the patient to heal themselves and ultimately reaching a state of biologic homeostasis - meaning health.

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Tags: biological dentistry, integrative health, holistic approach, integrative medicine, dental health, holistic dentistry