Natural Supplements in Cancer Care to be Discussed at ScrippsConference

Two Integrative Medicine Experts Will Focus on Holistic Methods

SANTA ROSA, Calif., December 15, 2004 ­ - The role of natural supplements in cancer care will be presented by Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S.C., L.Ac., founder of Better Health Publishing® and medical director of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center, at the Scripps 2nd Annual Natural Supplements conference on Friday, January 7, 2005 in La Jolla, Calif. The presentation at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines will address the increasing use of complementary therapies in cancer care. Dr. Eliaz will co-present with Michael Traub, N.D., DHANP, CCH from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

"The varied researched benefits of natural supplements provide alternative options to sometimes aggressive westernized therapies used to treat cancer," Dr. Eliaz states. "This presentation will explore the abilities and potential of integrative medicine in relation to cancer therapy and treatment."

Running from Friday, January 7 to Sunday, January 9, the conference features keynote speaker Barry Sears, PhD. Scripps faculty and guest faculty will present a concise, clinically relevant overview of natural supplements in evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on disease states. There will also be a guided pre-conference tour of Scripps¹ botanical gardens and supplement production facilities.

Dr. Eliaz is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and founder of Better Health Publishing, ( , an education-based company that provides health care professionals, consumers and other interested individuals with scientific research on integrative medicine. He is a respected author, clinical practitioner and frequent guest lecturer on integrative medical approaches to health, immune enhancement and cancer prevention and treatment. Since 1991, Dr. Eliaz has maintained a busy private practice in Sebastopol, Calif., which focuses primarily on integrative and holistic protocols for cancer patients as well as those with chronic health challenges.

Dr. Traub, a current member of Scripps guest faculty, was the first naturopathic physician in contemporary times to be appointed to a hospital staff. He has recently conducted a pilot study at the hospital of integrated treatment programs for breast cancer and is developing others for cardiovascular disease and for pediatric asthma. Dr. Traub is past president of the American Naturopathic Association.

Established in January 1999, The Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, ( , offers the best of conventional and complementary medicine. They believe there are many paths to healing and that health is a cohesive balance of mind, body and soul. Through research, education and the design of healing programs, they value and recognize the wisdom of all healing traditions.

For more information on Dr. Eliaz¹s presentation, contact Amanda Holty at [email protected] , 801.538.0777 ext. 106.

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