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“An Orthomolecular Approach to Cancer”

Register for ICIM’s 65th Congress in Minneapolis, Oct 17-21, 2018 – Two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling coined the term “orthomolecular medicine” to describe a robust and comprehensive approach to helping patients through the use of naturally occurring substances, particularly nutrients, in maintaining health and treating disease. At this fall’s semi-annual meeting, the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) and International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) have assembled a broad curriculum of lectures and workshops on how to incorporate the developing field of orthomolecular medicine into a medical practice, particularly in dealing with cancer.

New this year, registration includes a physician AND a guest, such as another practitioner or a family member. So bring a friend!

The backdrop for this conference is the beautifully restored historic train station, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel – The Depot. Reserve a room in our discounted room block when you register before September 19

There’s a lot on the learning agenda. Program Chair Jeff Kotulski DO and his ICIM team have invited Tom Wagner MD to speak about the field of molecular immunology and his belief that modern medicine should leave the world of small organic molecule drugs and enter the world of personalized cellular medicine. Paul Anderson ND will describe the use of labs and imaging in primary assessment, and how to troubleshooting and reassess when the treatment program should be altered. Local Minneapolis icon Greg Plotnikoff MD plans to address variations in the vitamin K and vitamin A pathways for cancer prevention and treatment. ICIM member David Brownstein MD, author of fifteen popular books on integrative medicine will discuss the importance of ensuring optimal iodine levels in order to prevent cancers of the glandular tissues and other organs.

Chemotherapy has remained the standard for treating metastatic cancer for the last several decades. Canadian cancer pioneer Akbar Khan MD claims to reveal the truth about chemotherapy in his lecture: “Is Chemotherapy Overrated? Metabolic Therapy with DCA and DMSO as an Alternate Approach.” ICIM member Joe Hickey MD brings a wealth of experience to his topic about the carcinogenic qualities of the body’s toxic metal load. Vitamin C has long shown promise as a treatment for cancer, and we’ll be hearing from two researchers looking at both high- and low-dose protocols: Ron Hunninghake MD and Walter Lemmo ND. With so many options for treatment available, Virginia Osborne ND and Christine Salter MD will present a road map to individualize cancer care. The conference will include Angela Poff PhD covering the metabolic alterations characteristic of cancer cells and the multifaceted ways that ketosis may influence these pathways to elicit therapeutic effects, and Jen Green ND who urges patients to address underlying imbalances in their “oncology terrain.” Dr. Green writes, “while conventional cancer therapies are often needed to remove cancer, cancer is like a perennial plant and the soil must be modified to prevent recurrence.”

ICIM member and board advisor John Parks Trowbridge MD will challenge attendees to re-write the medical textbook by acknowledging how deep blood fungus could relate to cancer. Finally, we will conclude with Greg Plotnikoff MD, reminding physicians to check stool testing for small chain fatty acids, in his lecture “Microbial Production of Butyrate: Histone Deacetylation and Cancer,” and Michael J Gonzalez PhD “Targeting the tumor microenvironment for cancer prevention and therapy.”

Consider coming early for three lead-in workshops with perspectives on regenerative medicine, IV therapies for cancer, and cancer care with herbs and wholistic treatments.

According Dr. Kotulski who designed this meeting, the connecting thread is an awareness of spirituality which weaves it all together. “Overwhelming data shows that the best predictor of long term survivability is having a spiritual connection,” says Dr. Kotulski, who plans to infuse the gathering with a deep sense of meaning. As always, social events at ICIM will surprise and delight attendees with local treasures, including a meal by the Sioux Chef, morning walks on the Stone Arch Bridge, and a visit to the famous Guthrie Theater for “Frankenstein – Playing with Fire.”