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Are natural remedies a suitable alternative for science-based medicine?

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The Australia government is set to remove private health insurance rebates from a number of natural therapies – including homeopathy, herbalism and yoga.

But should people have the option to use these therapies if they so choose?

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Herbal Medicine

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Learn more about how herbal medicines can impact your anesthesia experience.

Herbal Medicine – Science vs Tradition

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Herbal medicine is widely used and often promoted as a safer alternative to conventional medicine.
There are many misconceptions regarding the use of herbal medicine and it is very important for medical professionals to know the role and implications of use of herbal medicines – either prescribed or taken by the patient for some reason.
Prof Everaldo Attard goes through the definition of herbs and discusses the role of herbal medicines in daily practice.

Prof. Everaldo Attard – Bionote
Prof. Attard graduated with honours in Pharmacy at the University of Malta (1994) and later furthered his studies on Maltese aromatic and medicinal plants by undertaking a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Veterinary Pharmacy (1995). He furthered his specialization and obtained a Doctorate in Agriculture from the same University in 2001. He was employed with the University of Malta as a research assistant in 1995 and in 1998 appointed within the academic stream. Prof. Attard was a part-time consultant with the Department of Plant Health within the Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment between 2000 and 2004. In 2007 he was officially recognised by the Medicines Authority and appointed as the herbal consultant in assessing herbal medicinal products and food supplements. Since then, he has been the Maltese delegate on the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products at the European Medicines Agency and the Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group of the Heads of Medicines Agencies of the European Union.
Prof. Attard has been lecturing in several areas related to medicinal plants and agricultural chemistry at the ex-Institute of Agriculture, Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems within the Institute of Earth Systems and the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta. Through the Erasmus Staff Exchange Programme, Prof. Attard has lectured at several agricultural institutions including the Universities of Udine, Bologna and Milan, and the Agricultural Pedagogical Academy of Vienna. He is also an academic at the James Madison University.
Since his employment with the University of Malta, he supervised over fifty dissertations and co-supervised over thirty dissertations at the medicinal plants and agricultural products. Diploma, B.Sc., B.Pharm. and M.Sc. levels related to the field of
Prof. Attard is the author/coauthor of 37 papers and articles in renowned peer- reviewed medicinal plant journals, 8 articles in professional journals and five book chapters. He has delivered 34 presentations and posters at various conferences both at national and international levels. He is the associate editor of two journals, “Crop Research” and “Journal of Young Pharmacists” since 2007 and 2008 respectively. He was invited to review over 30 research papers in renowned peer-reviewed journals. He has been granted two National RTDI/R&I projects, three Interreg IIIB and Italia- Malta projects and a EUREKA project in collaboration with a local company amongst others. He is currently managing three projects at national and EU level.
Prof. Attard has also attended several conferences, seminars and workshops related to medicinal plants and plant health issues. He represents Malta on European and North African working groups, particularly the Medicinal WG within ECP-genetic resources and the Medicinal Plant Working group within AARINENA. He is a member of several learned societies within Europe and North America.
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Herbal Medicine 101 From a Doctor of Chinese Medicine

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Want to know more about the healing power of herbal medicine? We asked Dr. Daniel Hsu, a NY-based doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
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Building Your Home Herbal Medicine Cabinet with Amy Hamilton

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Journey into the synergy of food as medicine and medicine as food that will help heal and sustain you for life and wellness with Amy Hamilton of Appalachian Seeds Farm & Nursery. Learn how to prepare your own guaranteed fresh ingredients in forms that will be easy to preserve and utilize all year long. Celebrate the healing power of plants in the garden by making them available to your family for nutritious and delicious remedies.
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Did you know your pantry can be a great source of healing? Jacob Wolf with Lake Health brought some items from his pantry to the Fox 8 studio to explain how these herbs can help us all be a little healthier.
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Naturopathic Medicine 101

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Integrative care incorporates useful and proven complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities into holistic patient-centered clinical practices. Patient-centered care is usually provided by a team, and that team often includes a naturopathic doctor (ND).

So who are ND’s and how do they practice? What happens when ND’s are added to the scope of care? This webinar will review the principles of naturopathic medicine and its approach to patient care, the education and training received by naturopathic doctors, ND licensing and scope of practice, and the work taking place at Bastyr’s teaching clinic, the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, which serves more than 35,000 patients annually

Natural Supplements and Treatments for Anxiety- What the research says about Supplements for Anxiety

Natural Supplements and Treatment for Anxiety
When people are looking to treat their anxiety without medication, what they usually mean is that they want to know what herbs and supplements will work for them. And because I get asked about this a lot, I did a ton of research last year on natural supplements to treat anxiety, so in this video I am going to go over 15 of the research backed natural treatments for anxiety that have been shown to have an impact on anxiety, but I am also going to talk about a much more holistic approach to mental health. At the end of this video I’ll list 7 other effective treatments for anxiety, but this video is mostly about supplements. So let’s talk about a couple of ways to combat anxiety other than medication

There’s this incredibly widespread misconception out there, this idea that if you get diagnosed with depression or anxiety that means that you were born with anxiety or depression that it’s so genetic that there’s nothing you can do about it….now, of course, there’s a biological factor, but there are about 20 other factors too. It’s not your fault, but it is treatable, don’t get sucked into the unhelpful pattern of believing you just have to suffer through life. I go into a lot more detail on this in my online course “Change your Brain: 10 Alternatives to medication to change brain chemistry” and this course teaches ways to change your thinking and actions that actually change your brain chemistry,
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But in this video we’re going to talk about supplements, let’s see what some of our non-medication options for treatment are.

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