The International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) 71st Conference on “Infectious Determinants of Chronic Disease” was held on September 22-25, 2022, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ICIM is a nonprofit medical association of physicians dedicated to exploring and teaching integrative treatments.
Lyme and Other Parasites
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD
Dr. Michael Gerber has practiced orthomolecular medicine, chelation therapy, and nutritional therapy for over 36 years. He is the founder and director of Gerber Medical Clinic, which offers medical acupuncture, neural therapy, Sanum Therapy, homeopathy, herbology, detoxification, and various other integrative modalities. He is the president of the Nevada Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, a past president of the Orthomolecular Medical Association, and was a medical advisor and featured columnist for Alternative Medicine Magazine and The Townsend Letter.
Reversing Long COVID
Leo Galland, MD
Dr. Leo Galland, a board-certified internist, is recognized as an international leader in integrative medicine. Educated at Harvard University and NYU School of Medicine, he won the Linus Pauling Award for his vision to change the practice of medicine. He is listed in Leading Physicians of the World and America’s Top Doctors. In 2017, Dr. Galland was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. He has published numerous scientific articles, textbook chapters, and books that detail innovative nutritional therapies to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, allergic, infectious, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Infections You Might Not Think Of
Malcolm Sickels, MD
Dr. Malcom Sickels is a family physician with years of clinical experience practicing integrative and holistic medicine. He is certified in chelation therapy and trained in bioidentical hormone replacement. Dr. Sickels was featured in the Hour Detroit Top Doc issue in 2008, was featured in an interview on Fox News, and received the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award for his comprehensive, patient-centred approach to medicine. He is a dedicated holistic practitioner with a particular interest in medical
The Patient, the Government, and the Doctor: A Legal Overview
Attorney John J. Richardson, the General Counsel for the International College of Integrative Medicine, is equipped with over 20 years of extensive trial and legal experience. He represents health care professionals in disputes with medical boards in the United States; drafts health care documents; consults with health care professionals on the process of restructuring their practice; defends against FDA and DEA inquires and violations; and provides general litigation and legal support for medical professionals.
Adam Piotrowski, DDS
Dr. Adam Piotrowski is a skilled dentist with a strong foundation in nutritional science and holistic medicine. At Precision Family Dental, Dr. Piotrowski collaborates with other oral health practitioners to provide holistic, biocompatible dental care to patients. He is certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to safely remove toxic silver amalgam fillings and uses biocompatible techniques to restore dental health.
Mold: An Infectious Element of Cancer
Elizabeth Vaughan, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Vaughan retired from practice in 2017 but still serves as a consulting physician at Natural Vitality Center, a holistic medical practice which she founded in 2010. Her areas of expertise and interest include: nutritional therapy; alternative and complementary medicine; autoimmune disorders; sexual health in men and women; heavy metal detoxification; and the prevention of disease using genomic testing.
Microbes, Detection, and Interaction: Case Reports
Stephen Fry, MD, MSc
Dr. Stephen E. Fry, a family physician with over 32 years of clinical experience, is the founder of Fry Laboratories LLC and Southwest Center for Chronic Disease, a non-profit organization. His clinical diagnostic laboratory and practice specialize in the detection and holistic treatment of vector borne diseases, prokaryotes, archaea, protozoans, fungi, and viruses. He has lectured nationally and published over 20 manuscripts related to the microbial causation of chronic disease and their treatment.
Medical and Dental Collaboration for Healthier Patients
Doug Thompson, DDS
Dr. Doug Thompson, an experienced dentist, is the founder and director of Integrative Oral Medicine, a dental practice that uses an in interdisciplinary treatment approach to promote oral and overall health. Dr. Thompson’s practice employs advanced DNA bacterial testing methods and leading-edge dental science techniques to enable early risk assessment and personalized treatment planning. In 2016, Dr. Thompson founded the Wellness Dentistry Network, an online community of oral health practitioners dedicated to transforming their practice with holistic approaches.
Identifying and Treating Spike Protein Damage and Injuries
Elisa Peavey, DO
Dr. Elisa Peavey is a family medicine specialist by trade. In 2020, Elisa decided to leave allopathic medical practice to pursue her calling in spiritual and alternative medicine. As a spiritual healer, Elisa offers a variety of tools to help her clients find a delicate balance between the physical, psychological, and social aspects. Through combining nutritional approaches with mind and body practices, she helps her clients lead a more heart-centered, purposeful life.
Mold: Practical Steps for Healing
Jamie Wright, DO, MS
Dr. Jamie Wright is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with a strong foundation in nutritional science. In addition to a medical degree, Dr. Wright holds a master’s degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine and a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine. Previously, he was Chief Operation Officer and Medical Director of True Health Medical, LLC before co-founding and directing Mulligan Medical, an Arizona business that focuses on non-drug pain treatment.
Kasia Kines, ND
Dr. Kasia Kines is an international authority on functional nutrition, in particular clinical applications of evidence-based recovery protocols for chronic and acute Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and gastrointestinal and autoimmune conditions. As an expert in EBV management, she provides continuing education and training to the next generation of nutritionists, NDs, MDs, and functional medicine practitioners on the treatment procedures for EBV. Since 2005, Dr. Kines has helped over 2000 clients recover from EBV, Hashimoto’s, SIBO, IBS, auto-immune and gastrointestinal disorders.
Evaluations and Therapies for Chronic Infectious Diseases
Linda Hegstrand, MD, PhD
Dr. Linda Hegstrand, a board-certified physician, is the Medical Director of Complete Wellness Center and Vice President of the International College of Integrated Medicine. As a passionate advocate of holistic medicine, Dr. Hegstrand uses a combination of alternative and complimentary healing modalities to help patients achieve major improvements in their health. She is a Certified Practical Acupuncturist, Digestive Health Specialist, SCENAR Therapist, and Certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis.
The Role of the Subconscious Mind in the Health and Wellbeing Field
Duccio Locati, DO
Duccio Locati is an osteopathic doctor by trade with post-graduate experience in Italy, France, England, and the United States. As a naturally curious individual, Duccio was interested in gaining a deep understanding of the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by Dr. Bruce Lipton, Duccio pursued his calling as a PSYCH-K ® instructor to empower others to take control of their own lives through changing their subconscious beliefs and perceptions.
Total Health in Natural Knowledge
Jeff Thurston is a season sales and marketing executive leading Master Supplements’ business development initiatives. Master Supplements is an evidence-based supplement company, established by Randolph S. Porubcan, that develops high-quality, effective digestive products, such as Theralac® and LactoStim®. Together Randy and Jeff have scaled the Master Supplements brand and created enduring partnerships with leading healthcare professionals, retailers, and consumers around the world.
Ellie Campbell, DO
Dr. Ellie Campbell is a double board-certified physician with clinical interests in family medicine and holistic care. Before starting her own private practice in 2005, Dr. Campbell served uninsured community members for 13 years. Campbell Integrative Family Medicine, Dr. Campbell’s private practice, specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), thyroid and adrenal hormone dysfunction, IBS, and SIBO. Her clinic also tests for and treats food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicity and auto-immune disease.
Beyond Fungus and Cancer
John Trowbridge, MD
Dr. John Trowbridge, a general practitioner and toxicologist, is recognized for a career of innovative integrative solutions. Dr. Trowbridge has been named a Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctor in Advanced Medicine and received the Alfred Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. A Bantam Books bestselling author, he has written several books and articles on yeast syndrome, toxic heavy metals and chronic illness, heart disease, and arthritis treatments. As an expert on these topics, he has been recognized internationally by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, and by the American Board of Biological Reconstructive Medicine.