Dr. Ling uses a 3-step treatment process that has been applied by doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Her process is the application of the 3 Steps to Vibrant Health.
Dr. Ling’s treatment system is unique and effective for 3 reasons:
1. She provides thorough explanation of your TCM assessment and how it connects to Western clinical impression in language you can understand – understanding the root cause(s) of your condition and relationship between manifesting symptoms are key to your better health.
3. After experiencing immediate relief of symptoms, clients are inspired to actively participate in nurturing their own vibrant health by following suggested recommendations. Consistent application of recommendations enables long-term solution.
Find out 10 things of what to expect in your first treatment with Dr. Ling.
This Monday (October 5, 2009) at 6pm PST 9 PM EST the Functional Medicine University will be holding a preview webinar of it’s online university which specilizes in training physicians and practitioners in the field of Functional Diagnostic Medicine. The online training in Functional Medicine offers 24×7 online access to an extensive archive of learning materials.
If you would like to attend the FREE webinar you will need to register at the link below:
The webinar will be hosted live and will give you an inside glimpse of how the online university functions and what you as a student of FMU can expect. If you have never taken an online training before this is a great opportunity to get involved and learn Functional Medicine. The online learning center at Functional Medicine University, allows for you to learn at your own pace and without incurring the costs of travel and accommodations, such as with a traditional conference or seminar.
The upcoming tour will include a review of all aspects of the University, including the online training forums and downloads library. There will also be a review of the indepth nine modules which comprise the Functional Medicine online training.
Previous students will also be given an opportunity to share some of their experiences of how they found the training and what they recommend when getting involved in learning Functional Medicine. If you need more information please visit: http://www.FunctionalMedicineTraining.com or click on the link above.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming webinar.
Real or Synthetic: The Truth Behind Whole-Food Supplements
Americans are now spending more than $17 billion a year on supplements for health and wellness. Strangely enough, the rates of some forms of chronic disease have not changed, while the rates of others have actually increased. There are a number of reasons for these poor statistics and many things remain a mystery.
One thing seems fairly clear, however. Most supplements aren’t helping very much.
I’m not saying there are no helpful supplements out there. There certainly are. What is becoming more apparent, however, is supplements will not help much if one does not first address the necessary basics of health and healing. What is also clear is that not all supplements are created equal. The basics of health and healing were discussed in another of my articles, The Six Foundations of Healing. I believe these areas must be addressed for true healing to occur in any chronic disease. In this article, I will discuss some things you should consider if you need to or want to take some supplements. Specifically, I will address the differences between whole foods versus synthetic or isolated nutritional supplements.
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as “functional foods,” do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases. Orange juice is enhanced to help lower cholesterol; new sodas add ingredients that help you lose weight; and cultures added to yogurt boost your immune system, for example. The interest and demand for these functional foods is high and continues to grow as people recognize their potential to improve health and well-being.There are many questions and concerns in this emerging field, as well as lurking danger and deception for uninformed consumers. It’s crucial to make informed decisions about all the foods you choose to eat. While that is challenging and should be based on sound scientific evidence, this article will help you learn to separate the claims from the facts.What are Functional Foods?
A globally-accepted definition for functional foods does not exist. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has no legal definition at all. For now, the FDA has borrowed a definition from the Institute of Food Technologists stating that functional foods are “foods and food components that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition.” Some other organizations define functional foods slightly differently:
The Food and Nutrition Board of the American Institute of Medicine: “Any modified food or food ingredient that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains.”
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) states, “Functional foods, including whole foods and fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods, have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis, at effective levels.”
This lack of consistent definitions demonstrates the absence of standards, which leads to a lot of confusion for consumers and professionals.
Can You Believe What You Read?
Every time you turn around, more food companies are enhancing their products with extra ingredients, supposedly transforming traditional foods into designer foods with properties that improve your health. Can you believe all these claims?
It depends on the source. Be wary of reports about one study that showed a benefit when eating a certain food. Never change your diet (or other habits) based on a single research study. On the other hand, if an article summarizes a number of studies that took place in people (not animals or cell cultures), then the information is probably balanced. Make sure the source is credible. When in doubt, write your question down and post your question on the Diet and Nutrition Message Board for the SparkPeople experts. You can also ask your health care provider whether the information is accurate, if it pertains to your specific health needs, and whether you should act on it. Continued ›
With the two new products, the BF 800 diagnostic scaleand the BM 85 blood pressure monitor, it will be possible in future to transfer your measured values easily and conveniently to the HealthManager app via Bluetooth® Smart. So from now on, you will always be able to keep an eye on your health values.As well as weight, the new BF 800 diagnostic scalerecords numerous other health values such as body mass index (BMI), water content, muscle mass, bone mass, basal metabolic rate (BMR) and active metabolic rate (AMR) and transfers this data directly to the smartphone via Bluetooth® Smart, where users can manage their personal statistics in the HealthManager app.
What happens if the smartphone isn’t immediately to hand? Even this is no problem, because the scale saves up to 30 measured values and transfers them as soon as the HealthManager app is available once again.The BM 85 blood pressure monitor boasts not only an exceptional design, but also outstanding precision and measurement accuracy. The BM 85 blood pressure monitor also possesses the Bluetooth® Smart innovative, wireless transfer technology, which sends the measured values directly to the user’s smartphone. This feature and many more make the BM 85 blood pressure monitor a unique product.
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