The EarthRose Institute

The EarthRose Institute (ERI), a 501c3 organization, was founded in response to the growing need for disseminating information, providing education, and research collaboration on the environmental links to women’s and children’s health. Preventing exposures to toxic compounds in the home, workplace, food chain, and community are primary goals of ERI.

ERI works with women, communities, institutions, and other organizations, on advocacy and health policy issues related to environmental health on a local and global level. ERI is committed to being a bridge that brings scientific research and information to diverse communities.

The EarthRose Institute is dedicated to two spirited women named Rose. Each one was the mother of one of the founders, Susan Luck and Judy Lane. Each Rose was diagnosed with breast cancer with suspected environmental links. Their memory continues to inspire Susan and Judy to dedicate their efforts in the hope of creating an environmentally safer world.

Some of the programs offered by ERI include:

  • Environmental and Nutritional Influences on Women’s Health
  • Women’s Health, Hormones and the Environment
  • Healthy Aging for Women
  • Breast Cancer and the Environment
  • Environmental Influences on Thyroid Function
  • Environmental Estrogens, Breast Health and Nutrition
  • Genetics, Environmental Health and Detoxification
  • Environmental and Nutritional Influences on Fertility
  • How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World
  • Childhood Immunity and Environmental Challenges

I am proud to be on their advisory board and recommend you check them out their most recent Summer 2009 newsletter covers some great topics like:

  • Environmental Exposures and the Global Obesity Epidemic
  • Chemicals and our Endocrine System
  • Environmental Exposures and the Global Obesity Epidemic
PIONEER IN FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINEFor Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine, and he is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, How To Be Well, The New Health Rules, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat, Revive and Total Renewal.After his initial medical training in his native South Africa, Dr. Lipman spent 18 months working at clinics in the bush. He became familiar with the local traditional healers, called sangomas, which kindled his interest in non-Western healing modalities.In 1984, Dr. Lipman immigrated to the United States, where he became the chief medical resident at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, NY. While there, he became fascinated by the hospital’s addiction clinic, which used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat people suffering from heroin and crack addiction. Seeing the way these patients responded so positively to acupuncture made him even more aware of the potential of implementing non- Western medicine to promote holistic wellbeing. As a medical student, he was taught to focus on the disease rather than the patient, and now as a doctor he found himself treating symptoms rather than the root causes of illness. Frustrated by the constraints of his training, and the limitations in helping his patients regain true health, he began a journey of discovery to search for the path to meaningful long-term health and wellness.He began studying nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, functional medicine, biofeedback, meditation, and yoga. Dr. Lipman founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, where he combines the best of Western medicine and cutting edge nutritional science with age-old healing techniques from the East. As his patient chef Seamus Mullen told The New York Times, "If antibiotics are right, he'll try it. If it's an anti-inflammatory diet, he’ll do that. He’s looking at the body as a system rather than looking at isolated things."In addition to his practice, Dr. Lipman is the creator of Be Well, an expanding lifestyle wellness brand he founded in 2010 to help people create, sustain and lead healthier lives.