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The Beginner’s Guide to Biohacking

Biohack_GearBiohacking. Do you do it? Do your patients do it? No idea what it is?

A new blog post from Mark Moschel, The Beginner’s Guide to Biohacking, demystifies what he refers to as a “systems-thinking approach to our own biology” for people who “desire to be the absolute best version” of themselves.

If you’d like an introduction to Biohacking, and the top 7 biohacks from the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, this is a great read. You can find it here: https://medium.com/better-humans/the-beginners-guide-to-biohacking-5179b9967c16 read more…

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is Associated with Improved Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

By Steven Rosenzweig, MD, Diane K. Reibel, PhD et al.

Psychological stress is linked with impaired glycemic control in diabetics and increased risk of diabetes mellitus. Physiological responses to stress, including increased glucose production, glucose mobilization and insulin resistance, could partially mediate this risk. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week group intervention shown to reduce stress-related symptoms in various patient populations, but the program is yet untested in diabetic cohorts. read more…

Slideshow: Effects of Homeopathic Intervention in Medication Consumption on Atopic and Allergic Disorders

With the increased popularity of complementary and alternative medicine, patients are looking for additional approaches and therapies to integrate into their healthcare.

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Integrative Health Care for Children

Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H.,
Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D., Scott Shannon, M.D.,
and Sunita Vohra, M.D.

Abstract
The editors of Alternative and Complementary Therapies invited a panel of experts in the field of integrative pediatrics to respond to a number of questions about health care for children. The panel consisted of Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., the Caryl J. Guth Chair for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and a professor in the department of pediatrics and public health sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Lawrence (Larry) D. Rosen, M.D., in private practice at The Whole read more…

Charting a Course for Integrative Pediatrics: Interview with Lawrence Rosen, MD

An Interview with Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D. by Sheldon Lewis

Abstract
Recently, Alternative and Complementary Therapies’ Editor, Sheldon Lewis spoke with Lawrence D. (Larry) Rosen, M.D., about integrative pediatrics.

Dr. Rosen, is a board-certified general pediatrician who practices primary care based on a holistic, family-centered model, at the Whole Child Center in Oradell, New Jersey, and consults at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center also in New Jersey, serving as chief of pediatric integrative medicine and as a medical advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology, in Hackensack.

A nationally recognized expert read more…

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