FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Thorne Research Partners with Mayo Clinic to Study Supplements

Starting in January 2015 Thorne Research and Mayo Clinic began conducting a series of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials on a number of dietary supplements under a master clinical study agreement. Working with physicians and PhD scientists trials will be conducted at Mayo Clinic with the intent of raising the bar on dietary supplement research leading to improved patient outcomes.

Evidence-Based Medicine in an Era of Personalized, Integrative Healthcare

In their Sep/Oct 2014 Explore guest editorial, authors Ben Kligler, MD, MPH and John Weeks present an evenhanded look at how evidence-based medicine (EBM), versus evidence-informed medicine, is applied in real-world clinical settings.

Pioneering Whole Systems Researcher Marja Verhoef, PhD, Retires

One of integrative health and medicine’s most significant, pioneering and visionary researchers, University of Calgary’s Marja Verhoef, PhD, is retiring. By John Weeks

Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine Conference Draws over 700 Attendees

To all accounts, the turnout of over 700 to the October 26-31, founding conference of the emerging Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) was a rousing success. But how did this organization, formed principally of MDs and DOs, succeed in its effort to create a more multidisciplinary gathering? By John Weeks

The Pebble in the Pond: How Integrative Leadership Can Bring About Transformation

[DOWNLOAD 44-PAGE REPORT] Duke Integrative Medicine, which has long been a leader in clinical and research programs in integrative medicine, has just released “The Pebble in the Pond: How Integrative Leadership Can Bring About Transformation.” This high quality paper, in support of Duke’s new Program in Integrative Health Leadership, was funded in part by the Bravewell Collaborative.

Integrative Oncology Breast Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in JNCI Monographs

The Society for Integrative Oncology has published a first-of-its kind breast cancer clinical practice guidelines in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs, which coincided with the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology held this week in Houston, Texas.

Dwindling Skeptics and Rise of Integrative Health and Medicine

With the field’s steady ascent we’ve witnessed a continual decline in its nonbelievers. As a 23-year cancer patient who implemented a successful integrative oncology regimen soon after diagnosis, I have witnessed—up close and personal—the inexorable march and development of integrative medicine.

Grab Your Audience! — 12 Foolproof Ways to Open a Speech

Let’s say you’re explaining your philosophy of integrative health or latest research project. You’ve put together an excellent presentation that you know is going to meet your audience’s needs. There’s just one problem: how do you start the thing off with a bang?

Integrative Health and Medicine Pioneer John Weeks Honored at IRCIMH

A leading force of the integrative health and medicine movement during the past 30 years, John Weeks was presented with a surprise lifetime achievement living tribute on May 15th during the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) gala held in Miami.

Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

Glenn Sabin and nutraceutical expert Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO attempt to break through the din and unremitting confusion sown by the media whir around dietary supplements, the industry that champions their use and public health in general.

 
 
 

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