When we treat our patients holistically – as we should – we take into consideration not only their physical health, but their mental health and stamina, too. We need to consider all aspects of the environment that may adversely affect a patient’s health and wellbeing, including the micro biome.
The micro biome forms an integral part of the immune system, and has gained increasing attention in both human and veterinary medicine in recent years. Research has shown that 75-80% of our immune system is located in the gut, making a diverse, symbiotic, balanced micro biome essential to the health, healing and recovery of our patients.
Casualty of diseases from EMF’s (Electromagnetic Fields) from WiFi, cell phones, smart meters and electric cars was quite revealing. The chemicals in sunscreens was also a topic that shows research to prove the hazards to our children.
The Frontiers 3 in Ozone Conference was held in Santa Barbara, CA from November 1st-3rd. They have a “One medicine” format where they have a big lecture for all the Physicians, Dentists, Chiropractors, Surgeons and Veterinarians, then they break out into smaller groups for each practitioner type. I personally lectured all day for the Veterinary section.
This year’s AHVMA Conference (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) was held from October 2nd-6th at the Gaylord Hotel in Orlando, FL. Both Drs. Roman and Kirton were in attendance. The AHVMA Conference is an opportunity for
like-minded integrative practitioners from all over the world to gather together and attend lectures on many different aspects of integrative medicine. The AHVMA covers many different holistic modalities. The conference includes lectures on Acupuncture, Botanicals, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), Osteopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Essential Oils, Nutrition and many other topics.
My eldest daughter, Shira Auerhahn, had her wedding to Rabbi Eric Berk at the Warren Center on Oct 14, 2018. It was a perfect fall day with clear skies and almost 62 degrees. My grand dogs, Isabella and Chloe, were the flower girls as were cousins, Anabell and River. It was really nice to have family and friends to celebrate this traditional Jewish wedding.
My mother, Joyce Lerner, who many of you have met, was so excited about her 1st grandchild getting married. She looked marvelous at almost 90 years young. She was walked down the aisle by my son Noah, and daughter in law, Ayla.
My youngest daughter, Dalia, was the maid of honor and Eric’s brother, Alex, was best man.
Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton is pleased to announce the newest member of the practice, Dianicia Kirton, DVM.
Dr. Kirton is Fear Free Certified Professional dedicated to reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in her patients and creating happy veterinary visits. Her skills include surgery, dentistry, laser therapy, ozone therapy, pain management, palliative care, nutrition, and general medicine.