Integrator Special: Wayne Jonas, MD and the Closure of the Influential Samueli Institute: Next Steps

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Click here to immediately access the article at the Huffington Post Hello Friends and Colleagues– The good news is that Wayne Jonas, MD and Susan and Henry Samueli are planning to continue to work together. The tough news for those of us who rely on the Institute for continuing contributions to the enhancement of integrative health and medicine is that that the Samueli Institute is …

The Integrator Blog #169 – March 12, 2017

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Hello Friends and Colleagues — In the comment field to one of these articles I refer to myself as “going all Pollyanna here.” Well, this Integrator has some great news! At Casey Health Institute, a visit from Surgeon General Murthy as the integrative primary care medical home shares terrific cost data on how its integrative model is “bending the cost curve.” Also in federal policy, a remarkable …

The Integrator Blog #163 – December 11, 2016

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Hello Friends and Colleagues — I have the pleasure of sharing practical “tools” of various sorts this issue. First, an organization putting itself in great service in transforming pain/opioid care, the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. Second, a terrific infographic from the Consciousness and Health Initiative (CHI) that models a great method for presenting any systematic review – while also …

Integrator Special: Trumpism

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The Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health For those of us involved in the alternative-complementary-integrative health dialogue, such polarization, name-calling and science-denying is familiar. In this column, I explore similarities. Can we heal as a people as long as we continue to practice polarization and anti-science in work of “integrating” diverse professions, tribes and cultures in health …

Integrator Special: “Creativity Unzipped”

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Notes on Activism from Integrative Health Connector Ruth Westreich and Jan Phillips “Creativity” and “activism” are a potent combination. I find each at the heart of our work to advance integrative health and medicine. It is with great pleasure that I share with you my perspectives on a new book that places us right at that intersection, Creativity Unzipped.

The Integrator Blog #158 – September 18, 2016

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Those looking for more tools for breakthroughs with patients in habit change may find the Hospitals and Health Networks piece valuable. I resend my last piece on the medical errors issue. And 10 years ago – well, one of the Integrator‘s top sponsors stepped up: thanks again to AMI and Richard Sarnat, MD. Check out the dozen quick links, including …

The Integrator Blog #159 – October 2, 2016

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The International Association of Yoga Therapists continue their strides as the Jesuits of the yoga field. And 10 years ago we were looking at the transformation of the 100 year old National College of Chiropractic into a new kind of academic institution as National University of Health Sciences. Enjoy.

The Integrator Blog #160 – October 16, 2016

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One reason I got involved in this work in 1983 was learning that nutrition had virtually no role in medical education – and it did in the naturopathic medical school that hired me. The piece on U Cincinnati and Sian Cotton’s work with David Eisenbergand others is a surprising way food is finally making an appearance in medical education. Finally, …

The Integrator Blog #161 – November 8, 2016

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This issue looks at the latest work of that prolific contributor to the movement, Yale’s David Katz, MD, MPH and his “True Health Initiative.” I also report James Maskell’s book on his movement for “community-based micropractices” for functional medicine/integrative medicine. I close the recent news with two positive items regarding pain: a pain association is urging the re-scheduling of marijuanaby …