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IM Resources for Learning Integrative Medicine

BEST INTEGRATIVE WEB SITES

• Santa Rosa Website http://www.srfmr.org/fellowship_links.php

• Integrative Medicine for the Underserved http://im4us.org 

• University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Handouts

http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/integrative/modules

• Vitasearch http://vitasearch.com/

COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCES

• Integrative Medicine, David Rakel Available on MD Consult through UCSF vpn

CONTINUING EDUCATION

• American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)

Excellent course that gives both an overview and enough depth to get some practical skills. Probably the best single course. They also have an exam for board certification that you may want to consider in the future if you are doing a lot of integrative medicine. http://integrativeholisticdoctors.org

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) www.acam.org

They have a course integrative medicine 101 that focuses on fundamentals of functional medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement, and other topics.

•  Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) www.functionalmedicine.org

They have a 1 week overview course

•  American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) www.A4M.org

Has a masters program and fellowship in functional and regenerative medicine

• Food

Nutrition and Health http://www.nutritionandhealthconf.org

Food as Medicine http://www.cmbm.org

• University of Arizona – http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/education/fellowship

DRUG-NUTRIENT INTERACTIONS

•  EpocratesRx www.epocrates.com  (paid version has herbs and some supplements)

•  Medscape Drug Interchecker www.medscape.com

•  Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com

BOOKS

Eat Drink and Weight Less, Willett and Katzen  great intro book to good eating

Food Rules Michael Pollen

Feeling Good– new mood therapy by Burns

Forgive for Good by Luskin

Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennett Goleman.  Excellent introduction to mindfulness meditation, and presentation of using that tool to effectively approach issues like depression.  Intro by H.H. the Dali Lama.

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MAGAZINES

•  though there are many, Life Extension Magazine (www.lef.org) is good for info on supplements, hormones, other issues, very practical, slightly self-serving, it is free.