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!

Dr. Herskowitz is shown here with:

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™.

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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High Doses Of Vitamin C To Improve Cancer Treatment

High Doses Of Vitamin C To Improve Cancer Treatment Passes Human Safety Trial

Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800 — 1000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. In a work presented March 30, 2017 in Cancer Cell, University of Iowa researchers also show pathways by which altered iron metabolism in cancer cells, and not normal cells, lead to increased sensitivity to cancer cell death caused by high dose vitamin C.

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SOPMED – Join 16 brilliant medical minds on a journey to the future of medicine

SOPMED – Join 16 brilliant medical minds on a journey to the future of medicine

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Network. Collaborate. Progress.
June 21, 2018 | 4pm-8:15pm

Ahvie Herskowitz MD

Moderator: Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz

Dr. Herskowitz’s extensive training includes a medicine degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, residencies in pathology and internal medicine, and a fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center. During his 12 years at Johns Hopkins, he led a multidisciplinary research team in the study of molecular and immunological mechanisms of heart ischemia, heart transplantation and heart failure.

After moving to the Bay area, he served as Director at the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation; Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco; and Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for One World Health. Four years ago, Dr. Herskowitz founded Anatara Medicine ( and the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center ( where he has been developing novel integrative approaches towards prevention and treatment of vascular, immunologic and recalcitrant chronic diseases.

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What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?

What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?

Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas.

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