Biological Medicine Network
In 1997, The Biological Medicine Network (BMN) was created as a program of the Marion Institute, a non-profit organization in Marion, MA. BMN is dedicated to the vision of complete health and wellbeing through the advancement, accessibility and widening availability of biological medicine in North America.
The Biological Medicine Network provides these three core services:
- Education through lectures, seminars and online resources to a community of doctors, holistic and alternative health practitioners, patients and concerned individuals.
- Patient information and coordination to biological medicine clinics in North America and Switzerland.
- Networking between some of the most revered and well-respected holistic health providers in the medical community.
For a list of upcoming events, please visit our Educational Events page.
European Biological Medicine is a comprehensive and holistic approach to health and healing. It is a sophisticated synthesis of the very best of Western (allopathic), complementary and alternative healing traditions. Biological medicine incorporates many of the great healing modalities of the world such as homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese meridian and ayurvedic practice amongst many others.
Biological Medicine works with the biology of the body and its natural healing capabilities as well as the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of disease. Dis-ease means that the body’s regulation is not working properly and needs to be brought back into its natural dynamic state where the immune system is in full regulation. It therefore looks for root causes for the presenting symptoms of disease- the underlying factors causing a person to present with a certain illness. These root causes may consist of several factors which have built up over time and can include; diet, food allergies, intestinal disturbances, family history, stress, environmental factors, heavy metals, dental problems, hyperacidity, trauma, exposure to bacteria or viruses or electromagnetic disturbances. The human body when it is working properly is a beautiful self regulating entity of mind, body and spirit. The goal of European Biological Medicine is to bring the patient back to that state of well being.
Keynote Speech: Inflammation: A Women’s Health Approach
Workshop I: Calming Inflammation: Changing the Microbiome with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Raman Prasad & Pamela Ferro, R.N., authors of The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference
Pamela Ferro is a co-founder of Hopewell Associates, a nurse-run practice in southern Massachusetts. For over a decade, Pam has treated hundreds of children using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Dairy Free™ (SCD-DF) – most of whom have made tremendous strides forward in their cognition, behavior, and overall health. She has worked in collaboration with The Johnson Center for Child Health and
Raman Prasad founded scdrecipe.com in 1998, after regaining his health through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™. It includes hundreds of SCD recipes, news items, and other relevant information about this dietary protocol. Prasad is the author of the memoir Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery (2003) that chronicles his life with crippling ulcerative colitis from ages 17 to 24, and how he ultimately found the SCD. Additionally, he has written two cookbooks: Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (Fair Winds Press, 2008) and Adventures in the Family Kitchen (2005).
Workshop II: An Osteopath’s Approach to Inflammation
Dr. Athina Giovanis owner of Ocean State Osteopathic Medicine in Providence will guide workshop attendees through the philosophy and science of osteopathy and explore how understanding the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system, drainage and exercise influence inflammation.
Workshop III: Treating Inflammation with Herbal Medicine
Herbalist and Ethnobotonist Kerry Hughes will present on the use of herbs for inflammation. She will include clinical substantiation of the use of herbs in her presentation and also guiding theories in which herbs are used ultimately to address the same issue; i.e. constitutional theory supporting organ systems which also addresses inflammation. Hughes, a teacher at the Herbal Academy of New England, has authored several books including The Incense Bible, The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements, and Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tickets are $25 and space is limited.
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About the Connector Series:
The Connector Series is a new initiative to connect Marion Institute programs, conference topics, and local interest and ideas into a workshop and lecture series throughout the year.