May 2017, Issue 71
The Monthly Jewel
Only try to see for yourself.  Don't blindly accept what others say.  
~ Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati
The Importance of Thyroid Balance

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
Thyroid disorders, and recent advancement in their treatment, has become quite an important discussion. Dr. Kumar has written an informative, easy-to-understand article as a primer on the thyroid gland and the hormone imbalances that are affecting so many women. The thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing weight issues, fatigue, and loss of mental clarity.Dr. has been treating patients with thyroid issues for more than two decades - she has a lot of wisdom to share.  Read More

We are pleased to share that Dr. Kumar addressed residents at The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She was invited to speak to them about Integrative Medicine and was received very well, planting some great seeds and generating lively and thoughtful conversation. Dr Kumar says, "I am very encouraged and feel that the doctors in training will transform medicine into a more healing system than what it has become."

We are very proud of Dr. Kumar's efforts to educate physicians and spread the word about Integrative Medicine.

The Medicinal Qualities of Avocados  

and the tasty recipe for   
Integrative Medicine Meets Psychiatry-Book Recommendation

Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC

In this month's article, Stephanie is recommending a book that provides a comprehensive overview of an integrative medicine approach for the treatment of depression and anxiety. A Mind of Your Own...focuses on understanding the biology of depression and new research suggesting it is an inflammatory process in the body, most notably in the gut.  Read More
Allergy Season & Acupuncture

Aimee Brown 

May showers bring May...allergies. Did you know that acupuncture is more effective than medication for perennial allergic rhinitis - otherwise know as that annoying sniffling and sneezing? Aimee shares a piece from the US National Library of Medicine that reveals acupuncture is more effective and longer lasting than prescription meds when used for the treatment of seasonal allergies.  And, best of all, no side-effects! Read more  
Mirror, Mirror...

Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW

"Mirroring" shapes our sense of self. Honest and accurate feedback from others "gives us back to ourselves." Is your life filled with trusted persons who honestly reflect ourselves back to you? There's much food for thought here about honest and false mirroring, narcissism, and the importance of caring enough about others to be their honest mirror. Read More

Living a Heart-Centered Life --
The Beauty of the Heart Chakra 
(with Meditation)

This article is 4th in Shelley's series on the chakras.

Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, RM

The Heart Chakra is central to our well-being, joy, and experience of connection. Shelley has written a revealing article about the power of the Heart Chakra and shares a powerful breath meditation that, with regular practice, can become a method of experiencing gratitude in our lives. Read More

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
Marion C. Garretty

Happy Mother's Day from the Ommani Center to all our mom's, grandmothers and special caring women.

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