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Mind as Medicine: Retreat Brings Healing, Growth

More than 100 people attended a recent meditation retreat in Tel Aviv, Israel: Physicians, journalists, holistic practitioners, cancer patients and meditation enthusiasts. They came to learn holistic, mind-body approaches to healing and find avenues to spiritual growth. The retreat was led by integrative medicine pioneer and meditation expert Isaac Eliaz, M.D., L.Ac. and was coordinated by Taatsumot, a non-profit organization. The in-depth, two-day retreat program focused on the mind's innate healing power.

Prevent Type II Diabetes – Change Magazine April 2012

Metabolic Syndrome, a.k.a. pre-Diabetes, has exploded into a worldwide epidemic, and even as these numbers skyrocket, many people are living with this degenerative condition unknowingly. Also called Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome dramatically increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening conditions. The biggest contributing factors include a diet high in fats, sugars and processed foods; lack of exercise; chronic stress and long-term exposure to certain environmental toxins. In integrative medicine, the spring season provides an ideal time to address these risk factors. But since one in five people in North America are estimated to have Metabolic Syndrome, this area of health needs focus 365 days a year. Most patients with Metabolic Syndrome will develop fullblown Type II Diabetes within a decade. Often, Metabolic Syndrome progresses undiagnosed because symptoms can be vague, develop slowly or are mistakenly attributed to less serious causes. By recognizing the earliest signs and strengthening your metabolic systems with targeted natural solutions, you can beat back Metabolic Syndrome and its sinister offspring, Type II Diabetes. If you are already battling metabolic health issues, the same natural solutions can help reverse even the most chronic conditions by balancing blood sugar, decreasing inflammation, increasing insulin sensitivity and assisting your body to utilize energy efficiently.

Gut Feeling – The Huffington Post January 2012

Your body's many systems work closely together to maintain optimal health, so when one system is off balance it can trigger a domino effect, potentially igniting a cascade of chronic health complications. One system that is particularly responsible for overall well-being is your digestive system -- a strong, yet delicate ecosystem that controls the presence of harmful invaders and maintains digestive and overall health. To achieve this impressive feat, your GI tract relies on the presence of "good bacteria," specialized immune cells and a complex network of neurological and hormonal components. In fact, this 30-foot long tract is a major headquarters for immunity, neurological health and more. Digestive health directly impacts your immune health, and vice versa. Your gut is also home to the largest concentration of mood-altering neurotransmitters such as serotonin. And now researchers are discovering how beneficial microflora (friendly bacteria) do so much more for our state of being than we previously believed.

Timely News for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Botanical Formula Delivers Powerful Support for Breast Health Read Dr. Eliaz’s article published the October 2012 issue of the Nutraceutical Business & Technology Journal, reprinted here for our readers: Not long ago, there was a stark dividing line between pharmaceutical drugs and nutritional supplements. The perception was that pharmaceuticals are intensely researched (which they are) and

Oncologists and MDs Learn About Modified Citrus Pectin

Important new research further validates the use of Modified Citrus Pectin for many serious health conditions for which there are currently limited or no treatments available. Galectin-3 is indicated in in a wide range of diseases -- as a proven Galectin-3 blocker, Modified Citrus Pectin offers hope to people seeking safe and effective therapies for fighting disease and restoring health naturally.

Columbia University Study Shows Modified Citrus Pectin Fights Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jun Yan, lead author, explains, "Our findings clearly demonstrate that MCP possesses anti-prostate cancer properties in both androgen-dependent (hormonal sensitive) and androgen-independent (hormonal resistant) prostate cancer cells. These results strongly suggest that MCP can be a promising chemopreventive and therapeutic agent against this malignancy."

More University Research Confirms Effectiveness of Natural Formula Against Prostate Cancer

Santa Rosa, California (April 6, 2011) — Researchers at Indiana University and Methodist Research Institute publish the dramatic effects of a natural formula against prostate cancer. This is the second in-depth study supporting the effectiveness of this formula against the disease. The first study published in the Integrative Cancer Therapies came out of Columbia University