IFIM inaugural conference on Comprehensive Integrative Medicine
By Massage Therapy Canada
IFIM inaugural conference on
Comprehensive Integrative Medicine
The Institute for Integrative Medicine (IFIM) invites practitioners to its inaugural Conference on Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, to be held from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev.
By Massage Therapy Canada
July 22, San Clemente, CA. – The Institute for Integrative Medicine
(IFIM) (http://www.theifim.com) invites
practitioners to its inaugural Conference on Comprehensive Integrative Medicine,
to be held from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Inc. (www.metagenics.com), a
leading provider of nutraceuticals and medical foods is sponsoring the conference
and invites attendees to visit Metagenics at Booth #107.
The Institute for Integrative Medicine (IFIM) (http://www.theifim.com)
notes that the curriculum will appeal to health care practitioners interested
in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine, including physicians, RMTs,
chiropractors, naturopaths, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physician
assistants, and others. Attendees will learn how to develop an integrated
practice, increase their patient volume, and deliver evidence-based treatment
“We’re excited to be part of this inaugural event,” said Daniel Thompson, Sales
Director at Metagenics. “The goals of the conference align with our corporate
mission of helping reverse chronic illness through lifestyle changes (http://www.metagenics.com/practitioners/programs/firstline-therapy-program)
and high quality, science-based nutrition.”
Preliminary results of a Metagenics-sponsored multi-center clinical trial appear
to support the power of lifestyle changes and condition-specific nutrition in
managing metabolic syndrome. In the 12-week, two-arm, randomized, parallel
group study, participants received a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load
diet alone or in conjunction with Metagenics’ UltraMeal PLUS 360° Medical Food
All subjects benefited from switching to the heart-healthy diet for 12 weeks,
showing significant improvements in lipid levels, reduction of weight, waist
circumference, and blood pressure. Those who received the medical food
experienced even greater reductions in total cholesterol, triglyceride, and
low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.
“We’re pleased that Metagenics will be taking part in this landmark event,”
said IFIM CEO James Padilla, DC. “The goals of the conference are to improve
physician skills, knowledge and use of diagnostic procedures, and business
acumen as they relate to complementary and alternative medicine.”
Added IFIM President, Steven Ross, DC, “We’re excited that this conference has
drawn the attention of both novice and seasoned professionals across the health
Visit http://www.theifim.com for
registration details and other conference information.