Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people.
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. FAIM is pursuing avenues to help individuals struggling with autism and other learning disorders by investigating new thought behind the origin of these imbalances and new modes of healing.
The human body's immune system protects us from disease and infection. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. FAIM makes it a priority to study the latest in therapies for issues which create autoimmune disorders.
Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. It can be treated with diet and exercise. It may or may not be a precursor to osteoporosis which causes bones to become weak and brittle. Learn what you can do to protect your bones.
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Dementia, a loss of brain function, can occur with a variety of diseases. One of these includes Alzheimer's Disease which affects memory, thinking and behavior and gradually gets worse as the disease progresses. FAIM has investigated various alternative treatments to help promote brain health.
Current statistics indicate one in two people will have cancer at some point in their lifetime. Genetics play a small role, but environment, diet, lifestyle and emotions play a key role in prevention. FAIM researches alternative treatments as well as avenues for prevention.
Giving children a healthy start will have a positive affect on the rest of their lives.
Chronic and degenerative disease is a major health issue. With the goal of sharing anti-aging information, FAIM attends conferences and investigates protocols.
The movement of blood through the body caused by the pumping action of the heart and the osmotic action at the end of the capillaries. It is instrumental in transport of nutrition and elimination of waste in the body.
With the current shift of citizens looking for new ways to heal, complementary and alternative protocols are of keen interest to FAIM.
As we are learning to think outside the box on many health issues, forward thinking dentists are alerting us to the dangers of long held beliefs in dental practices. It is shocking to learn about the possible dangers of root canals and other traditional dental procedures and it behooves everyone to become educated on the impact of dental procedures on the body as a whole.
Our world is filled with pesticides, toxins, herbicides, heavy metals, chemicals, and air pollutants which we breathe and ingest on a daily basis. Removing waste from the body is the first step in healing. Know what your options are to keep you body as toxin free as possible.
Over eight percent of the American population suffers from Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. FAIM investigates clinics around the world which implement protocols for Diabetes. Findings show nutritional protocols, diet and life style changes are effective in addressing these issues.
Integrative medicine combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine.
Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness; the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care.
FAIM is pleased to list a range of opportunities to enhance your education in both areas.
Human beings are more than body and mind. A soul, a higher self, a true self, an Essence, has always been part of human experience. Healing emotions is the first step to wellness.
Energy medicine is the diagnostic and therapeutic use of energy – heat, light, sound, gravity, pressure, vibration, electricity, magnetism, chemical energy, electro-magnetism – basic forces that surround and interpenetrate us. Energy medicine includes a whole range of hands-on methods, hands-off methods, energy techniques, and devices. Energy medicine involves energy of particuluar frequencies, intensities, wave shapes, and other characteristics that stimulate the repair and regeneration of one or more tissues. ~ Dr. James L. Oschman
Our eyes are the gateway to a complex vision system that processes millions of bits of information every second. With seventy percent of the body's sense receptors located in the eyes, it's important to keep them healthy!
Tired of being tired? Ideally, people need between seven and eight hours of quality sleep each night. Insomnia, illness, emotional stress, chronic fatigue, sugar imbalances can cause sleep deficits that are hard to overcome. Learn how to address these issues naturally.
The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine believes that functional medicine is the bridge that will unite allopathic medicine (western medicine) and alternative and integrative medicine as we move into the future. Functional medicine looks at the symptom as a sentinel, telling the patient there is an imbalance in the body. This can then be investigated to see what organ system needs to be addressed to restore health to the body rather than simply treating the symptom.
Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats, can cause celiac disease, which triggers severe inflammation throughout the body and has been linked to autoimmune diseases, mood disorders, autism, schizophrenia, dementia, digestive disorders, nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, cancer, and more.
Agribusiness concerns are inventing new life forms at an accelerating pace without enough safety studies. Learn what you need to know before your next trip to the grocery store.
You are what you eat may have been true, but in reality you are what you digest. Maintaining a healthy digestive tract is a challenge today with all of the assaults from drugs and contaminated foods. Learn how to monitor and maintain healthy digestion as an insurance policy for good health and how to address various imbalances and diseases of the gut.
Healthcare rights issues in the news.
Heart disease is at an all time high due to the American diet, smoking, stress and other factors. FAIM attends conferences to further the education of the public on beneficial life styles for prevention.
FAIM does site visits and collaborations with the goal of disseminating information to the public. Herbal therapies offer an option which allows people to empower themselves because they can be produced locally with basic technologies.
Homeopathy is an approach to balancing the body using the theory that like cures like. It is a science that was developed by Dr. Hahnemann in 1796.
Hormone replacement therapy refers to any form of hormone therapy in which a person receives hormones to supplement a lack of naturally occurring hormones or to substitute other hormones for naturally occurring hormones. Find out how your hormones affect your health and what you can do about it safely.
Did you know that cholesterol is an indicator of inflammation? Did you know that a compromised digestive tract can lead to arthritis? Find out the various ways that inflammation affects your health.
The average life span of a person in the United States is 78 years old. Genetics could account for only 30% of a person's life expectancy. Taking good care of our health through diet, exercise, supplements and managing our emotions effectively plays an important part in achieving longevity.
COPD, lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, affect a large portion of our population. But are there ways to address these illnesses safely and effectively in a natural approach? If you or a loved one suffers from a lung disorder there are options.
Lyme disease is a condition typically spread by ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are nearly 325,000 new cases each year – making Lyme disease an epidemic larger than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Avian Flu combined. FAIM reports on the epidemic and potential treatment options.
Biomagnetism is a cutting edge therapy that uses pairs of magnets to neutralize disease-causing pathogens in the body.
FAIM is pursuing new frontiers in science and medicine to find cutting edge alternative and complimentary healthcare therapies.
In an effort to seek out ways to address disease with proper nutrition, FAIM attends relevant conferences and does extensive site visits to clinics which emphasize this healing initiative.
Nutritional oils are a natural source of essential fatty acids that everyone needs for good health.
More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1985, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. Diet and support can help change this.
The goal of orthomolecular medicine is to restore the body's optimal environment by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry by using natural substances such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids.
Oxidative Therapy involves treating the body with extra oxygen. There are several treatment methods including mixing the blood with ozone gas (O3 instead of the O2 we breathe), injection of ozone under the skin to treat scarring, injection into joints for pain, and forcing additional oxygen gas (O2) into the lungs under pressure (hyperbaric oxygen). This addition of extra oxygen has many benefits for both prevention and treatment of disease.
Learn about new options for pain relief treatment which result in fast and often permanent pain relief of long-standing, difficult-to-treat cases.
Nutrition and a functional medicine approach, where the symptom indicates the organ imbalance, is vital for a healthy pet. Pharmaceuticals many be necessary sometimes, but nutritional support could be a better long term healing solution. Quality pet food and nutritional supplements are readily available to help support your pet for a long and healthy life.
Over the years the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM) has been engaged in a strong effort to find and evaluate promising treatments. Areas of study have included management of acute and chronic pain and wound healing, cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems and infectious diseases.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is important to support skin and hair systemically and topically. The concern of skin cancer and wrinkles has promoted the development of many products but are they all safe? There are many ways to promote healthy skin and hair that are new and innovative.
Quality sleep ranks high on the list of requirements for optimal health, but its significance is often overlooked. The combination of deprivation of REM sleep plus other ill effects of sleep apnea, such as significant drops in oxygen levels in the blood, fluctuations in hormone levels, and elevations in blood pressure, heart rate, and cardiac output, wreak havoc on the body. You can do something about it!
FAIM supports the use of Autologous Adult Stem Cells. These therapies take the patient's own stem cells from, for example, bone marrow, fat or synovial fluid and reintroduce them back into the patient. It is another frontier in science that can revolutionize medicine.
The term "Subtle Energy" describes the vital force within all of us, the energetic dynamic that drives our body function, personal relationships.
Supplements can help meet nutritional requirements, address a variety of imbalances, and create healing in the body.
In search of protocols to promote a healthy world, FAIM is constantly reminded of the importance of nutrient rich foods which can only come from soils high in minerals. The world is as healthy as the food it can consume.
FAIM investigates agricultural methods to help replenish the soil and create nutrient dense foods. There are several organizations which stand out when it comes to reclamation and successful farming practices. Soil stewards of the world can now replenish major minerals, micro nutrients and trace elements needed for microorganisms, plants, animals, and humans to sustain optimum biological life.
With over 97% accuracy, thermography has the ability to warn women 8-10 years before any other imaging method, that a cancer may be forming.
Traditional Medicine refers to the practices of different cultures based on theories, beliefs and experiences. In order to be versatile in maintenance of health FAIM believes all areas of healing are important to investigate.
FAIM visits treatment centers all over the world in search of innovative treatments for the benefit of all society. These clinics are located in Europe, Mexico and South America.
The debate continues as to whether vaccines are effective and safe. FAIM believes it is important to offer as much information as possible to help the individual decide what is best for their family.
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The thought of a pandemic has put fear in almost everyone who reads about it. Virus and bacteria cause many deaths each year around the globe. The overuse of antibiotics has created additional concerns of drug resistant strains. We must look to a new approach which addresses the environment in which virus and bacteria live.
WiFi is the name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. Radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and x rays are all examples of electromagnetic waves (EMR or electromagnetic radiation) that differ from each other in wavelength. The potential risks of EMR are still being debated.
Complementary and alternative methods for helping wounds heal.