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May/June 2018                                                             Volume 14 Issue 3
  Director's Letter
This month, in addition to bringing you information about recent scientific publications and upcoming conferences, I shall also update you on some of the projects and developments here at the Foundation.  
The website is overdue for a make-over, and we have actually been working on the next generation of for quite some time. We plan to unveil the new site by the time we publish our next newsletter (which, by the way, will also receive a make-over). The new website should be cleaner, faster, and mobile-friendly. But because it will be totally revised and on a new format (WordPress instead of Drupal), it is likely to have a few bugs. So if you see any of those bugs on the Web, let us know so that we can keep it all clean and tidy.
Our Biotherapy Live! program on Facebook will also be returning from sabbatical with a new look and a new engineer: Brandon Tabula. We are excited to get back on the air with better equipment and professional staff. So, if you would be excited to hear about ANYTHING in biotherapy, let us know and we will try to put it, or him, or her, on the program.  
With best wishes, always,
R Sherman (signature)  
Ron Sherman

Biotherapy Around the World
Microbiome and Mental Health
There is now a wealth of research connecting gut health with physical health, but did you know that there is now research suggesting that our microbiome interacts with our mental health as well?  Learn more in this BBC Article "How Bacteria are Changing your Mood."  View Full Article
Charles Mraz Apitherapy Conference
Save the date for the 2018 Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference, to be held October 26-28 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.  Attendees will receive basic training, including hands on practical bee venom therapy sessions. 
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New Website in the Works

We are excited to share that we are currently working on an updated website, that will be both more visually appealing and easier to navigate.  But, we need your help!  We would like to ensure that all of our information is updated and current.  If you have noted any inconsistencies, are listed in our therapist directory and need to update your listing, or would like to be added to our therapist directory, please let us know!  Visit our current website at , and email us with any suggestions or changes at

2018 Biotherapy Conferences BiotherapyConferences
** Denotes BTER Foundation Presence with lecture by Dr. Ron Sherman
* Denotes BTER Foundation Presence
Biotherapy Facebook Live! BiotherapyFacebookLive
We have been thrilled with the guest lecturers on our Biotherapy Facebook Live program, and are in the process of updating our technology in order to present a more professional, seamless webinar.  We are currently working with a technology consultant to complete the necessary updates. We are on a temporary hiatus from our Biotherapy Facebook Live program until our technology updates are complete, and look forward to sharing more exclusive biotherapy content with our viewers at that time.
We welcome any ideas for topics or guest lecturers, please email us at to make your voice heard!

Publication Credits

THE BeTER LeTTER is published by:
BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation
36 Urey Court, Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-246-1156 / Fax: 949-679-3001
Ronald A. Sherman

Assistant Editor:
Amy Lajiness

Contributing Writers:
Dr. Sagiv Ben-Yakir, Dr. Jose Contreras-Ruiz, Dr. Robert McKie, Dr. Jacques Oskam, Sheri Rosen, Dr. Pascal Steenvoorde, Dr. Tarek Tantawi, Catalina Wang,
Dr. Shou Yu Wang. Your name could be here!

Foundation Consultants:
Eve Iversen, Dr. Alana Jolley, Amy Mendez, Joanne Preston, Dr. Aletha Tippett

Foundation Board:
Ronald A Sherman (Chair);  Sagiv Ben-Yakir; Chris Kleronomos; Samuel G Kohn (Treasurer); Sheri Rosen.

Past Board Members:
Donna Beales Sharon Mendez; Pamela Mitchell; Randall Sullivan

Administrative Assistant:
Amy Lajiness
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