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Metagenics Sponsors Tour for Healthcare Practitioners Highlighting Dr. Jeffrey Bland's Latest Book
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 17 March 2014 14:07
The Disease Delusion, the latest book byJeffrey Bland, PhD, Introduces a Personalized Approach to Health Care vs. Disease Care
Metagenics to Sponsor Special Book Signing Receptions for Healthcare Practitioners in Select Cities

diseasedelusionbookcoverAliso Viejo, CA (March 17, 2014) Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, today announced that it will sponsor special book signing receptions in select North American cities to launch the latest book by Jeffrey Bland, PhD—The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life (HarperWave, May 2014). These events are tailored specifically for healthcare practitioners to learn about the future of medicine—health care rather than disease care—as seen through the eyes of the "Father of Functional Medicine."
In his newest book, Dr. Bland introduces the reader to the medicine of the 21st century. It is medicine that is personalized to the specific needs of the person to result in health, not just the treatment of the symptoms of disease. This form of health care, which Dr. Bland defines as functional medicine, focuses on the understanding of the cause of chronic illness and its treatment using a blended approach of lifestyle, diet, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. The Disease Delusion provides a personalized approach to the prevention and management of chronic illnesses through the application of breakthrough discoveries in health science made in the past 10 years—whether the concern is diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, autism, obesity, chronic fatigue or pain, or a feeling of premature aging.

Advance praise for The Disease Delusion:
“The godfather of functional medicine elegantly explains the core tools to overcome the chronic ailments of modern society.”
                —Mehmet Oz, MD, Emmy award-winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show"
“Dr. Bland’s book should be a textbook in medical schools all over the world. It can change your life.”
                —Alejandro Junger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Clean and Clean Gut
“No one has done more to advance nutritional medicine throughout the world than Dr. Jeff Bland. He has served not only as a teacher but also as an inspiration to so many doctors who realized the old disease diagnosis and treatment model failed most of their patients. Readers will find wisdom and hope in this excellent book.”
                —Joseph Pizzorno, ND; founder, Bastyr University: coauthor, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal

At the receptions sponsored by Metagenics, Dr. Bland will give healthcare practitioners an inside look at how his new book can help change patient focus to health care, along with an overview of his approach to personalized lifestyle medicine. These events will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the following cities:


The cost for each event is $60, which includes the book and an opportunity to get it signed by Dr. Bland. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a non-profit organization that collaborates with leading medical experts, scientists, educators, advocacy groups, medical institutions, medical societies, and legislative groups to further its mission to integrate the principles of personalized lifestyle medicine for the prevention and management of chronic illness into healthcare systems worldwide.
For more information or to register for an event, healthcare practitioners may call (800) 692-9400 or visit

About Metagenics, Inc.
metagenicslogoMetagenics, Inc. ( is a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves more than 75,000 healthcare providers worldwide through premium quality, science-based medical foods, nutritional formulas, and lifestyle therapy programs such as FirstLine Therapy to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Metagenics’ scientific staff—among the largest in the nutrigenomics industry—has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than 50 international or domestic patents. The company’s educational arm, Metagenics Educational Programs, collaborates with renowned medical experts to annually deliver more than 200 events designed to help healthcare professionals stay on the leading edge of lifestyle medicine and incorporate nutrition into their clinical practice.

Metagenics maintains its corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA; R&D headquarters in Gig Harbor, WA; and operating subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium and Brisbane, Australia.

About Dr. Jeffrey Bland
JEFFREY S. BLAND, PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field. He co-founded of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991 and is known to many as the “father of functional medicine.” Over the past 35 years, Dr. Bland has traveled more than six million miles teaching more than 100,000 healthcare practitioners in the USA, Canada, and 50 other countries about functional medicine.

A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland is a Fellow of the both the American College of Nutrition, where he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Bland served as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in the early 1980’s, working directly with two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, whom he considers his lifelong mentor. Dr. Bland has authored several books about nutritional medicine both for the healthcare professional and for the general public, and he is also the principal author of over 120 peer-reviewed research papers on nutritional biochemistry and medicine. Dr. Bland has self-published a monthly audio journal, Functional Medicine Update, for more than 30 years that is distributed to health practitioners in 36 countries.

Dr. Bland was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HealthComm International, a global company that became a leader in the development of medical foods, Chief Science Officer of Metagenics, Inc., and President of MetaProteomics, where he led a research team of more than 100 scientists in studying metabolic factors associated with chronic diseases. In 2012, Dr. Bland founded the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, where he continues to serve as President. He is also President and CEO of KinDex Therapeutics, which researches molecules associated with genetic expression patterns in chronic diseases.
Biotics Research Launches Detox Challenge with Hawaiian Vacation Grand Prize
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Written by Debra Fish   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Rosenberg, TX – March 6th, 2014 – Biotics Research Corporation, the industry leader in the development of superior, gluten-free nutritional supplements, has just launched its Detox Challenge utilizing its 10-Day BioDetox Kit to motivate its healthcare practitioner customers to spring clean their patients’ bodies.

“For most people, winter is a more sedentary time, which leads to greater toxin build-up in the body.  The arrival of spring provides an optimal time to detoxify the body by using a comprehensive detoxification program,” explained Denis DeLuca, President of Biotics Research.  “We’re excited to welcome spring by launching our 2014 detox challenge using our 10-Day BioDetox Kit.  The challenge gives our healthcare providers the opportunity to help their patients renew their health and energy that was suppressed by the toll winter takes on the body while also having the opportunity to win a trip for two to Hawaii!”

Biotics Research developed its 10-Day BioDetox Kit to help its healthcare practitioner customers achieve a common goal with their patients:  to restore balance and homeostasis and to treat the underlying causes of pain, inflammation, and chronic health issues.  The 10-Day BioDetox Kit supports three stages of detoxification – decreasing inflammation, metabolic cleansing, and regeneration and repair.

The detox challenge runs from March 3rd, 2014, to April 30th, 2014, and substantial prizes are at stake for the winners:

*   First place will receive a trip for two to Hawaii
*   Second place will receive a 16GB iPad Air with retina display
*   Third place will receive a 10-Day BioDetox Kit
*   Fourth place will receive a $100 Biotics Research gift certificate

There are several ways to earn entries to the contest:

*   One entry for each 10-Day BioDetox Kit purchased by practitioners and their patients
*   One entry for each live webinar practitioners attend for all three stages of the detox program
*   One entry for submitting the practitioner’s own Health Assessment Questionnaire before and after the detox program
*   One entry for submitting a testimonial

Visit to enter!

“We look forward to hearing about the positive impact our 10-Day BioDetox Kit has on empowering patients to improve their health, well-being, and vitality,” added Denis.

To learn more about Biotics Research Corporation, its gluten-free catalog of supplements, and its 10-Day BioDetox Kit, please visit or download the Biotics Research Mobile App at the Apple® App Store or Google® Play Store.

About Biotics Research Corporation

Biotics Research Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of specially designed, gluten-free nutritional supplements for nearly forty years. Our mission remains constant: to be the benchmark of excellence in nutritional science, technology and service, providing the clinician and their patients with reliable, innovative products of superior quality. Visit

Northwestern Health Sciences University Names New Board Member
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Written by Kate Martin   
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 28, 2014 – Northwestern Health Sciences University appointed Brent Wilde to its Board of Trustees. Brent Wilde is the chief executive officer of Kidney Specialists of Minnesota, the largest nephrology practice in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. Previously, Wilde was senior vice president and chief financial officer of University of Minnesota Physicians. He has also held executive positions at Emergency Physicians, PA; NovoLogix; Fairview Health Services and PreferredOne Management Company.
Wilde holds a master of business administration degree in new venture management/entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas. He is highly skilled in strategic and financial planning, creating high performing teams, and process improvement. He joined the Board of Trustees in January 2014.
Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research and health care. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we offer degrees and programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, therapeutic massage, and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minn. We care for patients at our five clinics, and many community clinics throughout the Twin Cities area.

Emerson Ecologics Selected as a Distribution Partner for ProThera® Nutraceuticals
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Written by Christine DeLong   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:06
MANCHESTER, NH, February 24, 2014 ‐‐ Emerson Ecologics, LLC, the leading provider of the highest quality professional nutritional supplements to healthcare practitioners and their patients for over 30 years, today announced their expanded strategic partnership with ProThera, Inc., an integrated nutraceuticals company for healthcare professionals. Effective today, February 24, 2014, ProThera® brand products will be available to Emerson Ecologics practitioner customers throughout the United States. Although ProThera’s Klaire Labs® brand has been available to Emerson customers for many years, ProThera® brand products were only available in the US through ProThera, Inc. until now. While ProThera’s direct distribution of its ProThera® and Klaire Labs® brands to healthcare professionals will not change, ProThera’s decision to partner with Emerson Ecologics will allow expanded reach to complement their strong direct to practitioner business.
ProThera, Inc. develops and sells an integrated selection of nutraceuticals to healthcare professionals, including its ProThera® and Klaire Labs® product lines. The ProThera® line is differentiated by an integrated approach to formulation that maximizes synergism between nutrients to avoid nutrient redundancy, maintain cost-effectiveness, and encourage patient compliance. It offers versatile multiple vitamin/mineral supplements including MultiThera® and VitaPrime® complemented by focused multinutrient and single ingredient formulas to target patient needs while using fewer pills at lower cost. Its Klaire Labs® line is well known for hypoallergenic probiotics, enzymes, and specialty nutraceuticals.

Emerson Ecologics CEO, Andy Greenawalt remarked, “We are excited to have been selected as a US distribution partner for ProThera®. Their commitment to quality is aligned with Emerson’s objective to provide practitioners and their patients access to the safest and most effective products. We look forward to the opportunity to educate our customers on the ProThera® brand and collaborating with ProThera to expand their reach.”
“Our commitment to providing healthcare professionals with access to clinically relevant supplement formulations coupled with prompt, personalized attention has always been our top priority,” stated ProThera President & CEO, Dennis Meiss, PhD. “Offering expanded access to both ProThera® and Klaire Labs® brands through an alliance with Emerson Ecologics furthers that goal.”
Emerson Ecologics offers the complete line of current ProThera healthcare practitioner products at the same price as direct through ProThera. Additionally, Emerson carries thousands of products, enabling practitioners to save valuable time and money by selecting from over 275 brands in a single order.
Orders can be placed online 24 hours a day at or by phone at 800.654.4432 from 8:30 am-8:00 pm ET.

About Emerson Ecologics
Founded in 1980, Emerson Ecologics, LLC is the leading distributor of professional-quality nutritional supplements, vitamins and natural health products—representing over 275 brands. Customers include integrative healthcare practitioners, naturopathic, chiropractic and medical doctors, licensed acupuncturists, and nutritionists, as well as their patients. Widely-recognized for their innovative Emerson Quality ProgramSM (EQP), EQP Partners are verified to be compliant with FDA Dietary Supplement cGMP standards to help ensure the safety of supplements. Headquartered in Manchester, NH with distribution centers in Virginia and California, Emerson Ecologics is GMP registered by NSF® International. For more information, visit

About ProThera, Inc.
ProThera, Inc. is a Reno, NV-based manufacturer of ProThera® and Klaire Labs® brand dietary supplements. Stringent research, manufacturing and delivery processes ensure product potency and viability, making them the nutritional supplements of choice for discerning healthcare professionals around the world. ProThera, Inc. operates a GMP 9000 registered facility certified by NSF® International. For more information about the company, visit

Christine DeLong
Emerson Ecologics
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ChiroTouch to Host “2014 EHR: The Year You Can’t Hide From!” Webinar
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Written by Robert Moberg   
Friday, 21 February 2014 13:46
San Diego, CA – February 21st, 2014 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, is pleased to announce the “2014 EHR: The Year You Can’t Hide From!” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on February 27th, 2014, at 10:00am PST.

“The EHR rules have changed, which means doctors must show meaningful use by October of this year,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch.  “That date will be here before we know it, so we’ve created this webinar to ensure that our family of doctors is informed and able to navigate the road ahead.”

With Medicare, EHR Stimulus Requirements, PQRS, and ICD-10s, 2014 is not like any other year! Did you know that the Medicare EHR program has been updated? Are you aware of the new deadlines?  Join us for an informative session designed to provide you with REAL info to gain a REAL understanding on the changes, requirements, and deadlines that will affect ALL of chiropractic in 2014.

Don’t miss this special session with our guest Dr. Gary Street, who will be speaking on PQRS.

Other recent webinar topics include “Chiropractic and ICD-10: How to Make the Transition,” “Financial Tips That Can Improve Your Finances Now,” and “Most Proven Ways to Stay Excited about Practice.”  The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Miles Bodzin, Dr. Billy DeMoss, Dr. Brad Glowaki, Garrett Gunderson, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Eric Plasker, Rick Sapio, and many more.  This cross-section of the most influential and recognized coaches and speakers has made for a very robust and popular series of webinars.

To join ChiroTouch this webinar, visit

About ChiroTouch ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability.  Visit


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