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.
MEDICAL MINDS SUMMIT
Network. Collaborate. Progress.
June 21, 2018 | 4pm-8:15pm
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN RESORT
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 (www.anataramedicine.com) and the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center (www.sfstemcellcenter.com) where he has been developing novel integrative approaches towards prevention and treatment of vascular, immunologic and recalcitrant chronic diseases.
WHAT IS CHELATION THERAPY?
The term chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is derived from “chelos”, the Greek word for claw. Chelation therapy is an established treatment, used in conventional medicine for removing heavy metals and in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. In addition, chelation therapy has been used in the treatment of autoimmune, neurodegenerative and other diseases.
The purpose of chelation therapy is to bind minerals and/or toxic metals in the body with a chelating agent in order to enhance elimination and, therefore detoxify the body. Of primary concern are calcium deposits in arteries, causing atherosclerosis, a serious risk for heart attack and stroke, and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and others. (more…)
Abnormal tumor cell energy metabolism can be linked to disturbances in structure and function of the mitochondria. When viewed as a mitochondrial metabolic disease, cancer growth and progression can be managed following a whole body transition from fermentable metabolites, primarily glucose and glutamine, to respiratory metabolites, primarily ketone bodies. This concept forms the basis of using a ketogenic diet for control or prevention of cancer. Since each individual has unique metabolic strengths and weaknesses, metabolic and nutritional therapy will require fine-tuning to match the therapy to each person’s unique physiology.
Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz’s presentation on Oxidative and Energy Medicine – The Emerging World of System Biology.
The benefits of a good night’s sleep run deep. In addition to providing you with extra energy and that wonderful well-rested feeling, sleep helps the body restore itself at the cellular level. It supports a healthy nervous system, ignites a powerful immune system, and promotes deep cellular regeneration.
So what happens when you don’t get enough sleep, or when the quality of your sleep is poor? The possibility of developing diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure increases; the mind is negatively impacted as well. Anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, low energy, and depression can all be attributed to poor sleep.
Here are 7 simple ways to promote deep, restful sleep every night of the week, which will act as a shield from cellular damage, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and stroke. (more…)