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Could Turmeric Save Us From The CDC's 'Nightmare Bacteria'?

Could Turmeric Save Us From The CDC's 'Nightmare Bacteria'?

Research indicates that the ancient spice turmeric may help to mitigate the growing threat of antibiotic resistant infections that the CDC estimates will take 23,000 U.S. lives each year.

A study published in the journal Molecule indicates that the ancient Indian spice turmeric may help to countermand the growing threat of bacteria that have become completely resistant to conventional antibiotics and about which health organizations like the CDC have created great public alarm by calling them 'nightmare bacteria' against which they admit being completely impotent.

Integrative Medicine, The Medicine of the Future!

Integrative medicine got a boost of greater public awareness and funding after a landmark 1993 study. That study showed that one in three Americans had used an alternative therapy, often under the medical radar. Proponents prefer the term Integrative Medicine or complementary to emphasize that such treatments are used with mainstream medicine, not as replacements or alternatives

Integrative medicine is appealing and it is the preferred method of treatment by most people worldwide. Advocates point to deep dissatisfaction with a health care system that often leaves doctors feeling rushed and overwhelmed and patients feeling as if they are nothing more than diseased livers or damaged joints. Integrative medicine seems to promise more time, more attention, and a broader approach to healing one that is not based solely on the Western bio medical model, but also draws from other cultures.

Integrative Medicine: Solution to Primary Care Crisis?

Integrative Medicine: Solution to Primary Care Crisis?

By Glenn Sabin and Taylor Walsh

Originally published on FON Therapeutics

Reading the striking 80-plus-page report, Meeting the Nation's Primary Care Needs, led by Dr. Michael S. Goldstein from UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research and John Weeks, executive director of Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC), made clear to me that the tipping point for integrative medicine as the standard of care is nearing.

The Goldstein/Weeks report, published by ACCAHC, is responsive to innovative care structures emphasized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) meant to address the state of primary care in America.  With the provisions of the PPACA set for full enactment in January 2014, there is a lot of discussion about how the approximately 30 million newly insured Americans will access primary care.  The looming question is: "Who will deliver it?"

But before we explore the potential impact of the PPACA and the implications of the Goldstein/Weeks whitepaper itself, let's first examine some important facts surrounding primary care.

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