The Challenge of Emerging Infections in the 21st Century

04/28/11 – Dr. Eklund spent three days in Bellvue, Washington attending a seminar entitled,

The Challenge of Emerging Infections in the 21st Century:
Terrain, Tolerance, and Susceptibility

This was the topic of the 18th International Symposium on Functional Medicine. Attendees came away with a heightened awareness of the extent that infections play in humankind’s maladies, from Lyme disease to (perhaps) autism.

Dr. Eklund Keynote Speaker at Red Dress Luncheon

03/04/11

Dr. Eklund Keynote Speaker at Red Dress Luncheon

On March 4, 2011, Dr. Eklund spoke on “Stress, Hormones and Your Heart” to a group of approximately 200 women at the annual Red Dress Luncheon in Grand Caymen. The affair was the annual fundraiser benefiting cardiovascular education. While on the island, she also was part of a 30 minute TV interview and gave a public health fair lecture entitled “The Truth about Bio-identical Hormones.”

Dr. Eklund to Offer Supplement Shipping as a Convenience to Patients

02/24/11

Dr. Eklund to Offer Supplement Shipping as a Convenience to Patients

Effective Monday, February 14, Dr. Eklund’s patients will be able to call us at (305) 270-2229 and place a supplement order to be shipped from our office.

This will allow you to get our discounted prices that are not available when you order directly from the company. You will also avoid multiple shipping charges if your products come from more than one company.

We will process your order with your credit card number by phone at the time of your order.

Environmental Toxins, Cell Phones and Your Health

10/05/10

Environmental Toxins, Cell Phones and Your Health

There will be a unique opportunity on Friday, October 15 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables to hear four world class speakers on women’s health and the environment. For the $75 admission price, you will be served a gourmet organic luncheon and have an opportunity to ask questions you have long been wondering about.

Besides Dr. Eklund, speakers will include:

Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, author of The Secret History of the War on Cancer and her latest, Disconnect: The Truth about Cellphones;

Ted Schettler,

Scenar Therapy

12/18/09

Scenar Therapy

Scenar Therapy for Pain Relief Now Available at the
Miami Center for Holistic Healing

In November, Nancy Eklund M.D. and Luis Tellez, L.M.T. completed 24 hours of training on the newly purchased Scenar hand held device. Scenar incorporates leading edge Russian technology and is used by trained practitioners to alleviate pain and restore function. It has been widely used in Russia, Europe and Australia for many years.

Luis charges $80 per one hour session with discounts available for multiple sessions.

Please call the office at (305) 270-2229 for further information or to schedule an appointment.

Telomere Testing

10/15/09

Telomere Testing

Telomere Testing Now Available

On October 7, 2009 three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As cells age, its telomeres become shorter.

The new test, performed by Spectracell Laboratories in Houston, measures telomere length and compares that number with the population average for a given age. Having a telomere length longer than the population/age average is desirable.

H1N1 Flu Protection

08/19/2009

H1N1 Flu Protection

H1N1 Flu Protection

Now that school is back in session, have you been wondering if there is anything you can do to protect you and your family against the H1N1 virus? Of course you should wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and stay away from work or school if you have flu symptoms such as fever with cough or body aches. Regular flu vaccine should be available soon; H1N1 vaccine will be available later and initially only for certain high risk persons.

The usual medical prevention for the flu includes taking one of two drugs (Tamiflu or Relenza) after a known exposure.

Illuminating the Path Forward: Integrating New Approaches for the Evaluation and Treatment of Mood Disorders

07/31/2009

Dr. Eklund spent three days in Hollywood. Florida attending a seminar entitled,  “Illuminating the Path Forward:  Integrating New Approaches for the Evaluation and Treatment of Mood Disorders”

This was the topic of the 16th International Symposium on Functional Medicine.  As the course materials stated, only 1/3 of individuals suffering depression in the US receive treatment and more than half of those patients being treated for depression achieve little or no recovery using conventional pharmaceuticals.  In addition, pharmaceutical side effects contribute to poor compliance, often furthering incomplete resolution of symptoms.  A myriad of new approaches were discussed.

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