An environmental medicine presentation will address healing from toxicities.

Learn about detoxing the body consistent with principles of environmental medicine:

Dr. David I. Minkoff MD (, complementary and alternative medicine healthcare practitioner and educator, will reveal, in detail, the three actions of Body Detox that help the body handle its daily onslaught of environmental toxins in his March 2009 lecture series “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health”. The lecture, titled “How to Diagnose a Metal Toxic Patients and Protocols to Handle”, will be in teleconference format on Wednesday, March 11th.
There is an increasing awareness that the amount of toxins in our environment is mammoth especially compared to 100 years ago. We know that 70,000 chemicals have been added to the environment in the last 20 years. These have not been tested for carcinogens or other toxic effect, yet we experience them all the time in our food, air and water which contain petrochemicals, herbicides, pesticides and the list goes on.
To stay healthy a person must be able to get toxins out as fast as they come in. This means one needs to have good urination, bowel movement, be able to sweat and move air in and out of his lungs. If a person can get the toxins out as fast as they come in, that person has a chance at staying healthy
Unfortunately, what happens to most people is that toxins come in faster than they can come out. They start to accumulate in the body’s the fat tissue, in the joints, and in the brain. A lot of these toxins called lipophilic are like fat and so they accumulate in fat areas.
“The body needs help in order to get these toxins out. One of the best ways to get these toxins out and to help the body is a product we formulated some years ago called Body Detox.,” lectures Dr. David I. Minkoff. “Body Detox contains peptides, which are short chain proteins. These proteins bind to chemicals, pesticides, toxins and heavy metals, and assist the body so they can come out through the stool, the hair and the sweat.”
“An easy to take oral spray, Body Detox takes three actions. It helps to get these toxins out, it helps the body build the intestinal wall, and it’s a mild immune stimulator so it aids the immune system,” reveals Dr. Minkoff. “People who take it on a regular basis experience good changes, with improvements in energy and clarity of thinking.”
In this environment it is recommended that people get help for the body so it can get the toxins out faster than they are coming in and have a chance at being healthy.
It is from Dr. David I. Minkoff’s belief that optimum health can be achieved and his commitment to helping others live long productive lives that have motivated him to deliver his “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” lecture series. For more information and to attend this no-cost teleconference lecture call 1-877-804-3258.
Dr. David I. Minkoff also currently devotes time to writing and research. The book he is writing, “How To Live To 120 and Feel Like 35,” explores the difference between chronological age and biological age and explains the steps one can take to lengthen his/her lifespan while retaining feelings of youth, energy, vitality, and health in his/her body. The book is intended to be a handbook for the body. For more information about Dr. David Minkoff and to read more of his work visit
About Dr. David I. Minkoff MD
Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and worked as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995, when his wife became sick with an illness no physician could diagnose.
Not accepting an uncertain prognosis, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her that led him out of emergency medicine into alternative medicine to find the answers. The answers he found became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes these cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems today.

PS – One of my favorite juices at Mother’s Market is called Detox Shock (the shock is from the wheatgrass …. hmmm, just like mowing the lawn).
An alternative medicine fund pays for chaplaincy services:

Baker, Judd, Wedig head up CMH Volunteer Chaplaincy Service Board
Members of the CMH Volunteer Chaplaincy Service have been providing for the spiritual needs of patients at Clinton Memorial Hospital since 1985 and recently expanded their services to include a CMH Regional Health System outpatient entity — the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
Deacon Robert Baker, of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church, was recently re-elected chairman for the program, which currently includes 11 volunteers. The Rev. David Judd, of the Presbyterian Church, was elected vice chairman, replacing Pastor Martha Hinshaw Sheldon, of the Wilmington College Friends Meeting. Father James Wedig of the St Columbkille Catholic Church was re-elected secretary.
Other members are Deacon Robert Meyer of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Humphreys of the Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. Keith Dimbath of the Wilmington Church of Christ, the Rev. Richard Bracht of the Wilmington Assembly of God, the Rev. Mark Batton of the Wilmington Church of the Nazarene, the Rev Steve Wetterhan of the Wilmington Church of Christ, and Pastor Matthew Zuehlke of the Wilmington Friends Meeting.
In 2008, the board (officers) reviewed and revised the by-laws and guidelines with the assistance of Carol Sebert, manager of CMH Volunteer Services, and Dana Dunn, director of community development for CMH. A next step is to create more awareness both internally and externally for what is a very appreciated service, according to Sebert.
“We communicate with our nurses on the patient units to identify those who have indicated they are receptive to visits by our on-call chaplain for that week,” says Sebert. “In these days where we guard our patient’s privacy to the utmost, we want to make sure that our chaplains only visit those who have expressed an interest in a visit during their stay in the hospital.”
The on-call chaplain is also available for CMH employees, volunteers and visitors by calling Sebert at 382-9224. The chaplains also have access to an office in the Galen and Elizabeth Hoggatt Chapel on the first floor (Main Street level) of Clinton Memorial Hospital. It can be used for private conversations, if necessary, with patient family members, employees and volunteers.
The recent expansion of the CMH Volunteer Chaplaincy Service to the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center was the idea of cancer center interim director Judy Schnatz (a retired CMH nursing manager), Rev. Judd and Rev. Wetterhan, the latter whom joined the program in December.
It has been well received by outpatients and family members at the center, according to Linda Gledhill, oncology program administrator.
“The chaplains have also started to visit some of our cancer patients at Clinton Memorial Hospital,” Gledhill said.
The chaplain availability also meshes well with various aspects of the new integrated medicine program (also known as complementary and alternative medicine) being developed at the cancer center. Five different Integrated medicine programs are being offered or will be offered to cancer patients — therapeutic exercise and massage; mind, body spirit; environmental; nutrition; and counseling, social services, pastoral care.
Startup of the program was made possible by the Meriam Hare Endowment for Complementary and Alternative Medicine established through the CMH Foundation for the benefit of CMH Regional Health System.
For more information on the CMH Volunteer Chaplaincy Service, call Deacon Baker at 725-2213 or Sebert at 382-9224.

Here is a distance learning course on homeopathy:

Today, there is a growing interest in the area of distance learning courses. These courses can include correspondence courses, telecommunications (such as radio and television broadcast), or even synchronous or asynchronous internet based courses, Net podcasts and courses that are available remotely. The sheer amount of courses that are available to students today is nearly immeasurable.
Students will be able to learn mo
ern disciplines and skills such as graphic design or computer science, but they can also experience older sciences (which has gained and continues to enjoy) becoming more popular in the modern world. Homeopathy distance learning courses are available from many different institutions. Due to the rise of demand for information for homeopathic sciences, it’s worthwhile to take a considerable look.
Patients using homeopathy use it for a variety of reasons and to try to deal with a lot of of health concerns, spanning the scope from wellness to disease prevention and treating injuries illnesses, and chronic conditions. Studies have revealed that a lot of patients rely on homeopathic care do so for help with a medical problem. But most of the people who use it will self diagnose and perform treatment on themselves with homeopathic products and never consult with a professionalwith an expert homeopathic practitioner.
Whether through homeopathy distance learning courses or other education means, homeopathic practitioners train differently based on their location. in the majority of United Kingdom and other European countries, training in homeopathy is usually gained as what is called either a primary or a professional degree completed over 3 to 6 years or as a postgraduate course of training for doctors.
In the US homeoeopathic training and certification is obtained via diploma programs, certificate programs, short courses, and correspondence courses. Homeopathic training is also an important part of the field of naturopathy which is basically a whole person alternative medical system that comes from European countries. and it is still very popular there.
The purpose behind naturopathy is to help the ability of the body to repair itself assisted by dietary and lifestyle changes in tandem with CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) therapies (including herbal remedies, massage, and joint manipulation). In the United States, a vast number of homeopathic practitioners are involved in an existing health care practice in which the practitioner is licensed. Included in these partnerships can be. conventional medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic, dentistry, or acupuncture. Homeopathy is also used to treat animals and is a critical part in a few veterinary practices. The laws of the United States regarding which training and lisence to practice this are different in each state. Three states (Connecticut, Arizona , and Nevada) license practicing medical doctors in homeopathy.

Recall that there are serious legal issues associated with lay use of naturopathic medicine and homeopathy and that a health care practitioner should consult a lawyer experience in CAM law.
As readers know, I’m not too much into “skeptics” – I might have enjoyed being one back in the days of Plato, but right now who wants to walk into a cocktail party in the Age of O (Opennness, Obama, Oprah, O’Henry, O My) and introduce themselves that way. “Hi, what do you do?” “I’m a skeptic.” “Well, gee that’s interesting. I have to run now and wash my hair.” But check out this side for the image of the Skepticat. The Darth Vader analogy may be closer to home than intended.
LukeKitty, anyone?
Michael H. Cohen is an attorney providing legal services to entrepreneurs, and health care law advice to businesses in the wellness industry, including medical spas and integrative medicine clinics, physicians, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, massage therapists, energy healers, nutritionists and herbalists and others. To speak with a lawyer about health care law issues pertaining to complementary and alternative medicine, or legal issues for entrepreneurs and emerging businesses, contact the Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen.