©2017 Steven Foster
New United Plant Savers Center Seeks to Conserve Medicinal Plants of Appalachia
By Connor Yearsley
©2017 Steven Foster
Food as Medicine: West Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus, Poaceae)
By Hannah Bauman and Maegan Davis
©2017 Steven Foster
Ginkgo Extract for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: An Overview of Published Systematic Reviews
By Heather S. Oliff, PhD
Layn Supports ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program through Monk Fruit Adoption. October 12, 2017.
This comprehensive reference work combines scientific research and traditional herbal wisdom to show how adaptogens can be used to relieve stress, improve energy levels, and combat the effects of aging. Medical herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donald Yance, CN, MH, RH (AHG) explains how treatment begins at the cellular level with the mitochondria and provides 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds based on more than 25 years of clinical practice.
Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism can be purchased at the publisher’s website. ©2017, Healing Arts Press. Used with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Coop Model Offers Path to Increasing Supply of High Quality US Grown Herbal Raw Material. NutraIngredients-USA. October 10, 2017. US buyers are increasingly turning to local, high-quality sources of raw herbal materials, despite their typically higher costs.
Marijuana Degree Combines Science and Business at Northern Michigan University. Detroit Free Press. October 9, 2017. A new four-year medicinal plant chemistry program will encompass a variety of academic fields, including botany, horticulture, marketing, and finance, among others.
Supplement Industry, Consumer Advocates Mull Daunting ODI List Facing FDA. Natural Products Insider. October 5, 2017. US Food and Drug Administration officials recently met with industry stakeholders to discuss the creation of a list of “old dietary ingredients” that were marketed prior to October 15, 1994.
The Latest on Sleep, Relaxation, and Mood Ingredients for Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. October 2, 2017. Featuring herbal ingredients such as turmeric, valerian, and spearmint, dietary supplements marketed for sleep promotion grew 4.5% from 2015 to 2016.
Warning: Too Many Warning Signs Are Bad for Your Health. The Los Angeles Times. September 30, 2017. In this editorial, The Los Angeles Times highlights the shortcomings of California’s Proposition 65, which was designed to alert consumers to potential exposure to “confirmed or suspected carcinogens.”
Not Just a Sweet Leaf: Stevia Extracts May Help Tackle Obesity. FoodNavigator. September 27, 2017. Scientists are exploring the therapeutic potential of stevia for a range of conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
Young Living Fined for Using Illegally Sourced Essential Oils, Highlighting Issue of Supply Chain Transparency. NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2017. A popular multilevel marketing company has been fined $760,000 by the US Department of Justice for importing illegally harvested botanical species for its essential oil products.
CU Boulder to Create Digital Archive of 1.7 Million Rocky Mountain Botanical Specimens. Phys.org. September 13, 2017. The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded a $2.9 million grant to create an open-access database of botanical species from the Rocky Mountain region.
AHPA Presents Recommendations for Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredient List. American Herbal Products Association. October 4, 2017.
UCI Receives $200 Million Gift to Name College of Health Sciences and Launch Major Integrative Health Initiative. University of California, Irvine. September 18, 2017.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and New Search Tool. US Food & Drug Administration. October 2, 2017.
WHO Holds Third Consultation on Quality Control of Herbal Medicines in Hong Kong. The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. September 4, 2017.
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Have Added Naturopathic Medicine as a Regulated Healthcare Practice. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. October 8, 2017.
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Establishes the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health. George Washington University. September 21, 2017.
Ecuadorians Disproportionately Select Non-native Plants for Medicinal Use Says UH-led Study. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. September 25, 2017.
No Longer a Best Guess: NYBG Scientists and International Researchers Produce the First Scientifically Vetted Catalog of Known Plant Species in Amazonia. New York Botanical Garden. September 18, 2017.
October 13-14, 2017. Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Conference.
October 22-25, 2017. San Diego, California.
6th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology.
November 9-10, 2017. Vienna, Austria.
Herbal Medicine Student Training Clinic.
November 24-25, 2017. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Entheogenesis Australis 2017 Outdoor Psychedelic Symposium.
December 8-12, 2017. Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
February 22-24, 2018. New York, New York.
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