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Session: Herbal and Dietary Health Practices
3285.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Herbal and Dietary Health Practices
Comprehensive health improvement strategies are incorporating herbal and dietary practices on an increasing basis. This session presents four perspectives on nutrient-enhanced approaches to treatment. The first paper provides a meta-analytic view of Ayurvedic herbal therapies for asthma. The second study examines how patients communicate about their use of dietary supplements, often underreporting use to physicians. The third study describes the presence of heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbal medical products and discusses public health policy implications. The fourth study explores the effects of Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy on chronic disease.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: (1) Recognize Ayurvedic herbals and other herbals for which effectiveness or efficacy has been shown; recognize which of these herbals have a positive safety profile in the current literature; (2) Recognize the importance of communicating the patient's use of dietary supplements to the treating physician and identify 5 dietary supplements commonly used by patients with cancer; (3) Define the prevalence of lead, mercury, and arsenic in an internationally representative sample of Ayurvedic remedies and discuss the implications of research for dietary supplement regulatory policy; (4) Articulate the procedure for intravenous micronutrient therapy, also known as the Myers’ cocktail, and discuss implications and the impact of semi-invasive therapies in chronic disease treatment.
Moderator(s):Alan Trachtenberg, MD, MPH
2:30 PMHerbal Treatments of Asthma: A Systematic Review
Betsy Singh, PhD, Raheleh Khorsan, MA, Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, MD, Claudia Der-Martirosian, PhD, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, Tara Anderson, BS
2:50 PMUse of dietary supplements among individuals enrolled on clinical trials for the treatment of cancer
L.B. Robertson, DrPH
3:10 PMHeavy Metal Content of Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Products Sold Over the Internet
Robert Saper, MD, MPH, Nadia Khouri, MPH, Janet Paquin, PhD, Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH
3:30 PMIntravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Myers' Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial  [ Recorded presentation ]
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Alyse B. Sabina, MPH, Lauren S. Liberti, MS, Anna-leila Williams, PA-C, MPH, Veronika Northrup, MPH, Valentine Yanchou Njike, MD, MPH, Ather Ali, ND, MPH, Adam Perlman, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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