Dr. Alex Schauss to Present Immune Health Research at A4M Congress

Natural Ingredient's Unique History and Immune Enhancing Properties Highlighted

PUYALLUP, Wash., July 6, 2006 — Alexander Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, will discuss the results of his study that examined the correlation between the unusually low sick rates of a controlled population of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, factory employees and their exposure to an edible fermentation product at the 14th Annual International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Schauss's presentation, "Discovery of a Novel Natural Ingredient with Unusual Immune Enhancing Properties," will take place on Friday, July 14 from 3:50 – 4:50 p.m. in room #27 of the Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. The edible fermentation ingredient used in Dr. Shauss's study, EpiCor(tm), is manufactured by Embria(tm) Health Sciences, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"This ingredient's positive impact on the human immune system is of particular interest to the aging population because of their increased susceptibility to chronic and infectious diseases," stated Dr. Schauss. "As people are living longer lives, immune health maintenance is essential to overall quality of life during later years."

Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, is director of natural and medicinal products research for the AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., www.aibmr.com, in Puyallup, Wash., where he has been the lead scientist for 27 years. A former clinical professor of natural products research and associate professor of research at two academic institutions, he is currently adjunct research professor of botanical medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has served on several NIH advisory councils, been a reviewer of botanical monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) and the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for more than 30 years and was recently recognized by the American College for the Advancement of Medicine for his contributions to the medical sciences with the 2005 Linus Pauling Lecture Award. He has been the author/co- author of more than 100 scientific papers in a diverse range of journals, and recently completed his twelfth book, on the subject of intra-abdominal obesity in males. Dr. Schauss earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine's (A4M) International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine is the largest and most influential academic and industry event worldwide in the space of preventative medicine and bio-medical technologies. A4M, which began its mission in 1993 with just 12 physicians, has now grown into a worldwide international medical society with representation in over 70 countries. The Academy has trained more than 30,000 new physicians in its hands-on scientific, clinical and academic programs, and today influences more than 100,000 health professionals via its educational training programs, seminars, board certification programs, videos, website, textbooks, and outreach programs. For more information on this year's 14th Annual Congress and Dr. Schauss’s presentation, visit www.wordhealth.net/event.

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