We chose astragalus, an herb widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, for this month because of its popularity as an immunostimulant.

Stephen Sagar, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC, DAB, and Debra L. Barton, RN, PhD, will be the luncheon speakers at the 2017 SIO International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, at The Drake. The conference will be held November 12-14, 2017.

We chose probiotics this month because of their growing popularity over the last two decades, stemming from perceived benefits including improved digestion, immune function and nutrient absorption.


We chose cranberry this month because it is widely used to prevent urinary tract infections.