SOPMed Medical Minds Summit

SOPMed Medical Minds Summit

Images from the SOPMed Conference in Colorado Springs CO where Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz directed the Medical Minds Summit – the first of its kind – 15 brilliant minds discussing the future of medicine over the next 3-5 years!

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Dr. David Minkoff with Dr. Ahvie HerskowitzDr. David Minkoff, M.D., is a complementary and alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, radio show guest and former radio show host with 30 years of experience helping patients with aches, pains, and other illnesses return to health. In addition to his traditional medical training, Dr. Minkoff has extensive post-graduate training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is an expert in Functional Medicine, Chelation, Allergy Elimination, European Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Longevity/Aging Medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more.

Dr. Zach Bush with Dr. Ahvie HerskowitzDr. Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with specialties of internal medicine, endocrinology and palliative care. His achievements include award-winning cell biology, clinical care, and medical education. He is the founder and director of Revolution Health Center in Charlottesville, Virginia and is the CEO of Biomic Sciences – the team that has brought forth the novel science and product line of RestoreTM.

Dr. Daniel Pompa with Dr. Ahvie HerskowitzDr. Daniel Pompa, D.C., is a global leader in the health and wellness industry, having traveled across the country for the past 15 years educating practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation driven diseases such as Weight Loss Resistance, Hypothyroid, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders and other chronic conditions. His authority today is rooted in his own personal battle, having overcome serious neurotoxic illness using the tools and strategies included in True Cellular Detox™.

Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

Open access dataset reveals how factors such as diet, antibiotics and mental health status can influence the microbial and molecular makeup of your gut

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project , a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems , is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our bodies.

This publication provides the largest public reference database of the human gut microbiome, which may help drive many future microbiome studies. What’s more, according to the research team, the success of the American Gut Project validates citizen science as a practical model for engaging the public in research.

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley’s favorite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss

Silicon Valley’s favorite diet is called intermittent fasting, and it involves abstaining from food for anywhere from 16 hours to several days.

Although you can eat basically whatever you want on the diet, intermittent fasting has been linked with weight loss that’s on par with traditional diets.

But fasting may have health benefits that go beyond losing weight, according to a new study: It could make for a healthier blood pressure and increased insulin sensitivity.

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Forest Therapy Experience

Forest Therapy Experience

On Saturday, May 19th, the Anatara team and a few of our patients enjoyed our inaugural Group Forest Therapy Experience. The journey was less about the walking and more about healing, fun, and connection. Together we explored our senses and experienced the forest, ourselves – practicing mindfulness, and each other in a very relaxed and peaceful way.

Over the course of our journey in Presidio Park we were gifted with gorgeous views of the Bay with Angel and Alcatraz Islands while we immersed ourselves in the Redwood forest and experienced the abundant bird and floral life in an area where a spring flows through.

These types of walks have been studied for their benefits on reducing cortisol levels, boosting immune function and cancer-fighting cells and increasing mental clarity as well as our happiness quotient. It was also simply a fun way to connect with each other as we grow our amazing Team.

The walk helped us see each other in new ways, communicate more effectively and simply have fun. All emotions were welcome on the excursions as we bathed ourselves in the essence of the forest. We concluded our journey by literally drinking in the forest around us with a tea ceremony that included plants collected nearby.

A Message from our guide, Gregg Berman – RN, Forest Therapy Guide, EFT Practitioner:

I truly believe we are doing good work in the world at Anatara. My guess is that other than simply needing a paycheck, we are all working here because we believe in the concepts of Integrative medicine and the holistic idea and ideal that every part of how we live our lives effects every other part.

We have been making lots of changes in the office in an effort to smooth our workflow, create less stress and make a more loving and FUNctional environment both for ourselves and most certainly our patients.

When we all work as a Team we can get there. That means not only taking care of the logistical things where we reduce ourselves to seeing what we do as s bunch of tasks to get done. How do we also take care of ourselves and each other in an Integrative way in a manner we desire for our patients.

Certainly, that involves taking care of our emotional and energetic bodies as well. I believe coming together in nature in a mindful, playful and heart opening way can be one small step to supporting that vision. Again I invite anyone else who feels so called to share their thoughts. I’m excited to be able to share with each other.

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. Reconnection with the Earth’s electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body. This paper reviews the earthing research and the potential of earthing as a simple and easily accessed global modality of significant clinical importance.

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Traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus polysaccharide enhanced antitumor effects

Traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus polysaccharide enhanced antitumor effects

Traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus polysaccharide enhanced antitumor effects of the angiogenesis inhibitor apatinib in pancreatic cancer cells on proliferation, invasiveness, and apoptosis

Background: Traditional chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy have shown modest effects on the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. The current study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects of apatinib, Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), and the combination of both the drugs in pancreatic cancer cells and further explore the molecular mechanisms in vitro.

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What’s your tummy type?

What’s your tummy type?

A dietitian explains four common protruding bellies – and the best ways to whip them back into shape

Different things cause various different weight gain around the stomach area

Dietitian Susie Burrell revealed to FEMAIL the various different tummy types

From hormonal to alcohol-related tummy, she explains how to fix them

The dietitian also shared her five steps to help you to get a flat stomach

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USPSTF: Prostate Ca Screening Should Be Individual Decision

USPSTF: Prostate Ca Screening Should Be Individual Decision

Universal screening not recommended for high-risk groups

In finalizing its draft recommendations for prostate cancer screening in men ages 55 to 69, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has put itself broadly in alignment with guidelines from other organizations.

The USPSTF now recommends that for this age group, the decision to be screened for prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based testing should be an individual one, reported USPSTF Vice Chair Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH, of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and colleagues in JAMA.

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Experts Find “Clear Evidence” of Cancer from Cell Phone Radiation in NTP Study

Experts Find “Clear Evidence” of Cancer from Cell Phone Radiation in NTP Study

Eleven experts convened by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) over a three day period to review the draft technical reports from the NTP’s cell phone radiation studies concluded that there is “clear evidence” that exposure to cell phone radiation caused a rare cancer in the hearts of male rats, and “there is equivocal evidence” in the hearts of female rats.

The expert panel also reported “some evidence” that cell phone radiation exposure caused brain cancer in male and female rats and cancer of the adrenal glands in male rats.

Additionally, “equivocal evidence” of cancer risk was reported in the pituitary, adrenal, and prostate glands and pancreas and liver in male rats and adrenal glands in female rats.

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