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HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE
Billion-dollar drug company hides astounding discovery of a natural cancer killer that's 10,000 times stronger than chemo - but without the side effects! Deep within the Amazon grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.
Kids' Acupuncture Gaining Interest
Scientists are just starting to study acupuncture in young children in the US. If tots could put aside the fear of needles, acupuncture might prove as helpful for them as it does for certain adult conditions.
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing
You can now take the guesswork out of selecting safer dental materials. There is a new unique screening procedure for determining reactivity between dental materials components and an individual patient's biochemistry. A dentist can quickly check reactivity findings and then focus on other issues in the materials selection process, substantially decreasing the probability of adverse clinical biomaterials effects and reducing liability risks at the same time.
NFAM Honors Founder Berkley Bedell
November symposium honors the life work of the visionary founder of the National Foundation of Alternative Medicine, Berkley Bedell. The mission of NFAM is to seek out effective CAM treatments now inaccessible or currently unavailable in the United States, evaluate the protocols and outcomes of these treatments and report the findings to the general public free of any charge.
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EDITOR'S PICK - Bastyr Center for Natural Health
WOMEN CAN BREAK FREE OF USUAL HORMONE TREATMENT
Although it's disturbing to see so many women experiencing anxiety and confusion over hormone replacement therapy, the end result may be very positive, and will likely benefit women in the future. One of the most valuable of those results, hopefully, is that women will become proactive about their health, and the decisions they face regarding menopause, heart disease and osteoporosis.
COLUMNS FROM THE EXPERTS
Dr. Galland's Integrated
Despite great advances in the treatment of infectious epidemics, trauma and critical care, modern medicine is failing in its mission. The reason lies in the faulty blueprint used to guide contemporary health care, according to Dr. Leo Galland in "The Foundation for Integrated Medicine Supporting Health Care for the Twenty-First Century."
Mind Body Health
Without pleasure life would appear colorless and humorless. People are almost phobic about having fun. In "Healthy Pleasures" David S. Sobel, M.D. reminds us that worrying too much about anything - including calories, salt, cancer, and cholesterol - can rob our life of vitality, and that living optimistically, with pleasure, zest, and commitment enriches if not lengthens life.
It is reported that the average American experiences a 7-pound weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year's, then spends the next several weeks trying to lose as much of the excess as possible. Unfortunately, many people are unsuccessful in their weight reduction efforts. In "Survival Strategies For The Holiday Season" Dr. Wayne Westcott offers twelve strategies for avoiding holiday weight gain.
The combination ginkgo biloba and ginseng extracts can promote fast, accurate thinking, improve short and long-term memory retention, and reduce mental fatigue. While previous research has documented the effects of ginkgo biloba on memory in older people, in "Herbal Combination Enhance Memory and Speed Thinking" Ray Sahelian, M.D. presents research that shows that this specific formulation enhanced mental performance in a younger healthy population.
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THE "WAVE" OF THE FUTURE
Pulsating Electromagnetic Fields
Pulsating electromagnetic fields for health and healing are now here! Already producing benefits such as pain relief, stress reduction, and sleep improvement to European families, the QRS (Quantron Resonance System), an in-home health appliance, is now available in the U.S. Routine use of this simple technology - only 8 minutes twice a day comfortably lying on the QRS mat - enables the body to recover from illness and injury and reclaim its natural state of health. How can this happen? Subtle pulsating fields from the mat maximize cell functioning with no side effects. QRS is safe for babies, adults, elderly, even pets!
Healthy Bookstore - Yoga
"Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness" by Erich Schiffmann provides simple instruction and demonstrative illustrations to introduce a technique that combines hatha yoga and meditation in order to slow the aging process, decrease stress, promote creativity, and improve mental and physical health.
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HEALTHY PRODUCTS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
VIVA'S HEALTHY TRAVEL KIT
Looking for an innovative holiday gift? Planning to travel during the holidays? Pamper yourself and your loved ones with ViVa?s Healthy Travel Kit.
Ease the stress of airline travel, soothe your body, and naturally boost your immune system with ViVa?s Healthy Travel Kit. An attractive totebag contains the following: ViVa?s Healthy Dining Guide, handheld massagers to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension, nourishing body lotion to hydrate your skin during travel, effervescent fizztabs that dissolve in water to provide electrolyte-forming minerals for rehydration, the world?s first organic cough drops that taste delicious and boost your immune system with Echinacea, soothing lip balm to moisturize and protect your lips, and a fine sampler of herbal tea to help you relax and enjoy your trip. Only $39.99 plus shipping - exclusively at www.healthybelly.com
C-NO WRINKLE ANTI-AGING SYSTEM
Beat the clock with the C-No Wrinkle Anti-Aging System, a powerful, scientifically validated secret to achieving and maintaining young, beautiful-looking skin from Phenomena. C-No Wrinkle combines Vitamin C with Colloidosome Technology, bio-nutrition, progesterone and botanicals for the first time ever. System includes 5 products & Free cosmetic bag -- all for $59.95, a $118 value!
NAKED RAIN SHOWER FILTRE SPAS -
Removes Chlorine, Sediment & Odors without Losing Water Pressure!
The Naked Rain Experience is like showering in bottled water - keeping the skin and body freshly hydrated with clean refreshing water. Using patented technologies, the Filtre Spa systematically converts the chemical composition of chlorine to chlorides while eliminating other contaminants such as lead. As a result, the filtre spa allows the skin and body to absorb and retain clean, healthy water.
Go ahead....Take the Plunge, experience the World of Naked
Rain. Your hair and skin will be your new best friends. Easy
installation! Highly recommended.
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FABULOUS FUNCTIONAL FOODS
Danish chef Oscar Umahro Cadogan brings us succulent and savory "Fabulous Apple-Rhubarb-Pie with Oats" - and it doesn't have any added fat. The pie contains plenty of fiber and tastes absolutely heavenly. But be warned: It is addictive and very filling.
As you make out your gift list this year, consider giving gifts that help to sustain the Earth. These will be acts of friendship toward all living things, not just the recipients of the gifts. In "25 Great, Consumer-Less Gift Ideas" Annie Berthold-Bond of Care2 also offers you ideas for experiences you can share, rather than material goods.
Our Cancer Center offers a broad vision of leading experts and systems for alternative and complementary cancer care, from nutritional perspectives on adjunct cancer care to herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, and mind/body medicine to metabolic and biological therapies. Other features include the Cancer Newswire, Cancer Update, Cancer bookstore, guidance on cancer prevention as well as links to key cancer organizations.
Menstrual cramps are one of the most common healthcare problems that women suffer during their reproductive years. At least 10 percent of younger women have symptoms so severe that they are unable to handle their normal range of activities. In "What are Menstrual Cramps?" Susan M. Lark M.D. educates women on the causes and the risk factors.
Mind Body Health
Different from physical-vital energy, emotional energy creates the feeling impulse to move toward our goals; we call it motivation. In "Emotional Talent" Dan Millman talks about how once released, the power of emotional energy can work magic.
Music and Wellness
Music can bring you joy. In "Music-Making: practical
piano tuning insights" by Barry Bittman, M.D. alerts us that music training can impact brain function. He sites a number of studies, including one on the potential biological benefits of group drumming music therapy for reversing specific immune system effects of the classical stress response.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, a form of bodily energy called chi is generated in internal organs and systems. This energy combines with breath and circulates throughout the body, forming paths called meridians. In "Scientific Evidence in Support of Acupuncture and Meridian Theory" Professor Julia J. Tsuei M.D., F.A.C.O.G. provides a basic introduction of this ancient concept and explains modern adaptations.
Find an Alternative Healthcare Professional
The Professional Referral Network contains searchable directories for 20 leading professional associations in complementary and integrative health care, with over 17,000 professionals. Looking for a healthcare professional specializing in herbalism? The Herbal Medicine section includes the American Herbalists Guild member database.
Featured Natural Medicine School
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA offers a fully accredited Masters Degree program in Traditional Oriental Medicine that generally requires four years of full-time year round study. Their Massage Technician Certification Program requires 150 hours of study. For more information: schools.naturalhealers.com/emperors/
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GLOBAL HEALTH CALENDAR
Women's Health: Pharmacy from the Rainforest & Reef
Perspectives in Integrative Healing
Ambegris Caye, Belize BELIZE
November 30-December 7, 2002
Contact: HealthQuest Travel & Education - 877-987-1715
Supply Side West
Las Vegas, NV USA
December 4-6, 2002
Contact: Supply Side - 480-990-1101 x1037
The Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease
Hilton Head Island, SC USA
December 9-15, 2002
Contact: The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine - 800-743-2226
National Nutritional Foods Association Southeast Convention and Trade Show
Orlando, FL USA
December 13-15, 2002
Contact: National Nutritional Foods Association - 800-828-7250
The Global Holistic Health Summit
Bangalore, Karnataka INDIA
January 12-17, 2003
Contact: International Holistic Health Association - 9180-2214-625
Natural Health for Body Mind & Spirit
3rd Annual Festival of Alternative Complementary & Natural Health - a Wholistic Approach
Stockport, Cheshire UNITED KINGDOM
February 15-16, 2003
Contact: North Star Promotions - 0151-651-2207
Non-Local Intelligence - Research and experiential explorations - Daniel J. Benor, MD
Palo Alto, CA USA
February 22-23, 2003
Contact: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology - 650-493-4430 Ext. 7106
Food As Medicine
Panama City, FL USA
March 7-13, 2003
Contact: Center for Mind Body Medicine - 202-966-7338
ECA NYC '03
Fitness Convention and Trade Show
New York, NY USA
March 14-16, 2003
Contact: eca world fitness - 800-ECA-EXPO
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