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Natural Health Research Institute Announces 5th Annual Scientific Symposium

The Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) will host its 5th Annual Scientific Symposium November 18, 2010. The focus of the conference this year is "Natural Products: Cost Effectiveness and Safety of Dietary Supplements."

Session 1: Cost Effectiveness of Natural Products will be chaired by Ron Watson, PhD. Chairman of NHRI, Dr. Watson has edited 60 biomedical books, particularly in nutrition and food sciences. He has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to immune function and cardiovascular effects. He is an internationally recognized CAM researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies, having published 450 research papers and reviews.

Session 2: Safety of Dietary Supplements will be chaired by Russell M. Jaffe, Ph.D., M.D. Dr. Jaffe is President of PERQUE LLC, a firm producing items for practitioners. Formerly he was an official at the National Institutes of Health and Clinical Center in Bethesda, the US Public Health Service, and on the editorial board of The New Physician. For the past four years he has been selected as one of America’s Top Physicians, and selected as International Scientist of the Year in 2003 at Oxford. His published research includes over 400 papers in the areas of clinical and nutritional immunology, toxic minerals, hormones, and chemical disruptors, and autoimmune disease.

The symposium, to be held at the Hilton at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois will be attended by scientists, medical researchers, practitioners and other interested professionals. Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) is an independent, non-profit organization that supports science-based research on natural health and wellness. It is committed to informing consumers, scientists, the media, policymakers and legislators about scientific evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of diet, supplements and a healthy lifestyle, to improve health and wellness, and reduce disease around the world. 

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