Nambudripad, Dr. Devi S.: a California acupuncturist, chiropractor, and a kinesiologist who developed NAET in an attempt to relieve herself of severe allergic symptoms suffered since her birth in Kerala, South India. While working on her Ph.D. at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, she observed that people presenting allergic symptoms often responded favorably to acupuncture or acupressure treatment. After recognition of the systemic relationship between contact with an allergen and the resulting neuro-physiological effects produced in the body, she began to discover the key to the mystery of how the brain may be reprogrammed in its response to what it once took to be harmful or toxic. Her own experience and personal interest led her to develop the method later referred to collectively as NAET®, and to specialize exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. She has trained more than Nine thousand medical practitioners from all over the world (chiropractors, acupuncturists, allopathic medical doctors, dentists, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of veterinary medicine are some among the group). To date, thousands of patients successfully have been treated, with amazing results. Various studies have been published in peer reviewed journals and many more are now underway to prove the effectiveness of NAET®.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.): a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
Naphthalene: also known as Moth balls, Naphthalene is a white solid substance with a strong smell. Poisoning from naphthalene damages red blood cells. It is found in Moth repellent and toilet bowl deodorizers.
NASDAQ: the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business, including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading
National Adrenal Diseases Foundation: a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, information and education to individuals having Addison's disease as well as other diseases of the adrenal glands. Although Addison's disease is considered a rare disease, it is estimated that at least 10,000 individuals in the United States have this condition (this is probably an underestimation). Individuals suffering from Addison's disease are often misdiagnosed or go for long painful periods without proper diagnosis. Symptoms of these diseases often mirror those of chronic fatigue syndrome including steadily worsening fatigue, a loss of appetite and some weight loss. Blood pressure is low and falls further when a person is standing, producing lightheadedness. Because of salt loss, a craving for salty foods is common. There may be a darkening of the skin that may look like an inappropriate tan on a person who feels ill.
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA): a network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. NCNA links local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, and achieve greater impact in their communities.
National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine: a medical center known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and allergic disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonsectarian, nonprofit hospital, National Jewish remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: a report that provides an ongoing assessment of the U.S. population's exposure to environmental chemicals using biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is the assessment of human exposure to chemicals by measuring the chemicals or their metabolites in human specimens such as blood or urine.
National Wellness Institute: an institute founded in 1977, the National Wellness Institute, Inc. (NWI) was formed to realize the mission of providing health promotion and wellness professionals unparalleled resources and services that promote professional and personal growth. That enthusiasm drives the mission and vision of NWI today – promoting healthier choices and living a wellness lifestyle has provided a rich foundation for the unique experience of our annual National Wellness Conference, the most highly acclaimed professional conference in health and wellness. Divisions of the National Wellness Institute include National Wellness Conferences, The NWI Membership Division, TestWell.org, which is an online wellness inventory application designed for health professionals and wellness administrators interested in facilitating behavior recognition and change. And the National Wellness Foundation for Excellence, which helps to bridge the gap between the needs and resources of the Institute.
Natrum Muriaticum: the homeopathic remedy commonly known as table salt or sodium chloride. Salt is the second most common substance in nature, water being the first. Salt is an important component in regulating the balance of body fluids. Salt is a constituent in both body fluids and tissues. Excessive salt intake inhibits proper absorption of nutrients and weakens the nervous system, while a lack of salt creates a lack of fluid, resulting in an emaciated and withered appearance. Natrum muriaticum is a slow acting remedy that responds well to chronic ailments. It increases the production of red blood cells and albumin, a protein found in animal and vegetable tissues. It does not cure by supplying the amount of salt that the body needs, but acts to alter and restore the tissues of the body so they can assimilate the body's needs for salt from food. By bringing the body into a state of health, Natrum muriaticum reduces the patient's susceptibility to colds, fevers, and other ailments.
Natrum Sulfuricum: made from sodium sulphate, its affects are on the liver, respiratory system and the head. This remedy is commonly used for asthmatic conditions.
Natural Healing, The Complete Encyclopedia of: a guide to natural healing intended for "today's confused health care consumer," and the easy-to-use format is understable to the lay reader.
Natural Toxins: plant produced toxins. All plants produce toxins to protect themselves against fungi, insects and predators. Tens of thousands of these natural pesticides have been discovered, and every species of plant contains its own set of different toxins, usually a few dozen. When plants are stressed or attacked by pests, they greatly increase their output of natural pesticides, occasionally to levels that are acutely toxic to humans.
Naturopath: a practitioner who applies natural therapy. Their spectrum comprises far more than fasting, nutrition, water, and exercise. It includes approved natural healing practices such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine, as well as the use of modern methods like Bio-Resonance, Ozone-Therapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy. At a time when modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play an enormous role in the degradation of health, a Naturopath's ability to apply natural methods of healing is of considerable importance. By using natural therapies he or she is able to treat both acute and chronic ailments successfully. Frequently, a Naturopath is the last resort in a patient's long search for health. Providing personalised care to each patient, the practitioner sees man as a holistic unity of body, mind, and spirit. Using a range of alternative methods of diagnosis, a practitioner can often successfully pin-point a predisposition in the body, before the onset of acute disease, and treat the patient with specific therapies and changes in the patient's living habits.
NCCAM: the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). They are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nd:YAG laser: a laser consists of a cavity, with plane or spherical mirrors at the ends, that is filled with lasable material. This material can be excited to a semi-stable state by light or an electric discharge. The material can be a crystal, glass, liquid, dye, or gas as long as it can be excited in this way. The Nd:Yag laser is a solid state laser is one that uses a ND:Yag crystal, whose atoms are rigidly bonded, unlike a gas. The crystal produces laser light after light is pumped into it by either a lamp or another laser. The concept behind lasers was first proposed by Albert Einstein, who showed that light consists of mass-less particles called photons. Each photon has an energy that corresponds to the frequency of the waves. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy carried by the waves. Einstein and another scientist named S. N. Bose then developed the theory for the phenomenon where photons tend to travel together. This is the principle behind the laser. Laser action was first demonstrated in the microwave region in 1954 by Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes and co-workers. They projected a beam of ammonia molecules through a system of focusing electrodes. When microwave power of appropriate frequency was passed through the cavity, amplification occurred and the term microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (M.A.S.E.R.) was born. The term laser was first coined in 1957 by physicist Gordon Gould. Nd:YAG laser used in many industrial, scientific and medical applications, along with other solid state lasers that use different type of crystals. Nd:YAG lasers are also being used for monitoring pollution, welding and other uses. This type of crystal is the most widely used—more than two-thirds of crystals grown are this type.
necrotic: Synonymous with dead. Necrotic tissue is dead tissue.
NeproTec: a multi-vitamin/mineral product that provides the proper nutrients at the right time of day. Based on extensive German research in nutrition and chronobiology.
Nervonic Acid: an essential nutrient for the growth and maintenance of the brain. It is highly recommended to pregnant and nursing women and small children but can be beneficial to exercising adults as well. Nervonic acid is an important ingredient in nervous cell membranes because it is vital in regulating the ion channels and receptors. It plays a part in the biosynthesis of myelin (10) (the white matter insulating the nerves- that allows the conduction of impulses from one part of the body to another). Nervonic acid can regulate the function of brain cell membranes and have a neuroprotective effect which is important to hard training individuals. Nervonic acid can enhance neuron “firing” thereby increasing mental focus and maybe even muscle contraction (although this is just a theory right now).
Nettles: a fibrous plant, native to Eurasia, but distributed throughout the temperate regions of the world. It is a naturally nutritious way to help maintain a healthy urinary tract and flush toxins from your system. It is said to uplift a weary body, reduce fatigue and also improve thyroid, kidney and bladder functions. Nettle is also considered an age-old remedy for allergies and respiratory problems.
neural kinesiology: a testing method to enable medical and dental practitioners to assess the functional state, as well as diagnose the most frequent functional disturbances of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and to guide the treatment of the same. This elegant and sophisticated testing system is a combination of the best and most effective techniques from all of the kinesiological schools of thought and practice (Applied, Clinical and Educational) in conjunction with ANS research.
neural therapy: the use of local anesthetic injections to correct electrical blockages in the body. It is a popular treatment in Germany where it is used to treat chronic pain and other conditions. Neural therapy was developed in Germany by Dr. Huneke. He discovered how an injection could affect a distant problem by accident. Dr. Huneke injected a woman in her leg for local pain and her chronic shoulder pain immediately disappeared.
Neurogen: an ingredient in Brainworks – a supplement that has been scientifically formulated using clinically tested active ingredients designed for the improvement of cognitive function and increasing reaction time. Brainworks increases the speed of neural transmission, enhances personal information processing (memory storage, recall, and intuitive focus), and increases overall reaction time, both mentally and physically, by as much as 35%.
Neuromuscular Approach to the TMJ: the science of using the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw in the optimal physiologic position for comfort and function. Over thirty years of research and clinical experience has shown this technique to be highly effective in treating patients with various levels of head and neck pain. It is also used in finding the optimal jaw position before restorative dentistry and greatly increases the longevity of the restorations. Neuromuscular dentistry has brought an entirely new level of predictability to the treatment of head and neck disorders through the utilization of objective, scientific, measurable data that serves as the foundation for diagnosis and treatment. older treatment philosophies and approaches, which pre-date modern high-speed computing power, relied heavily on subjective methods and assessments. Modern neuromuscular dentistry approaches utilize sophisticated computerized diagnostics and bio-electronic instrumentation, to record and interpret joint sounds, muscle activity, and jaw movements, all in real time. Sonography, Electromyography EMG, Computerized Mandibular Scanning CMS, and Trans-Cutaneous Neural Stimulation TENS are all used to diagnose and treat TMJ/TMD problems. These newer approaches allow us to find the most relaxed physiologic position for the jaw and determine the best bite for comfort and aesthetics. To correct TMJ/TMD and to guard against further damage, the jaw is supported in a proper, muscularly balanced position, determined with advanced computer analysis. In most cases, this can be done without surgery or braces.
NICO (Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osteitis lesions): hollow places in jaw bones. These hollow areas may never cause pain or a problem. However, cavitations can produce trigeminal pain, headaches, and facial pain. Cavitations are common in all bones that have bone marrow. Many cavitations linger for years without producing facial pain. Most people know what a cavity is, but the word cavitation is confusing. Both of these words come from the same root word meaning hole. A cavity is a hole in the tooth, whereas a cavitation is a hole in bone.
NIH: the National Institute of Health. The NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming). NLP is a pragmatic school of thought - an 'epistemology' - that addresses the many levels involved in being human. NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior.
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations (About.com): a list of nonprofit charitable organizations, published by About.com.
Nonprofit direct mail information and resources: an organization that provides Counsel to nonprofit organizations in individual giving and direct mail programs. They offer direct mail tips and technique for nonprofit direct mail fundraising. Resources for fund raising, membership and marketing.
Nonprofit Expert: a website that offers advice for non-profits. Since 1998, they have helped people around the world by answering questions and providing the critical information they need. Most of the time they offer this information free. The site creator is John Minges, a nonprofit consultant and freelance writer. He is able to have the freedom to help people in large part due to his very small ownership interest in a family owned business i.e. Pepsi Cola.
Nonprofit Financial Management, Basic Guide: new nonprofit leaders and managers have to develop at least basic skills in financial management. Expecting others in the organization to manage finances is clearly asking for trouble. Basic skills in financial management start in the critical areas of cash management and bookkeeping, which should be done according to certain financial controls to ensure integrity in the bookkeeping process. New leaders and managers should soon go on to learn how to generate financial statements (from bookkeeping journals) and analyze those statements to really understand the financial condition of the business. Financial analysis shows the "reality" of the situation of a business – seen as such, financial management is one of the most important practices in management. This guide (written by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD) will help you understand basic practices in financial management, and build the basic systems and practices needed in a healthy business.
Nonprofit Fundraising and Grant writing: this is a topic in the Free Management Library. This specific topic will help nonprofit service providers (management support organizations, such as funders, consultants, associations, etc.) to consider various types of fundraising services for nonprofits in their areas.
Nonprofit GENIE: a resource directory that is published by compass point. This directory is free, fast and practical. These FAQ’s are written by leading experts from around the country. Originally developed through the California Management Assistance Partnership (CMAP) under a grant through The California Endowment.
Nonprofit Online News: one of the world's most respected sources of news, information, and opinion for the online nonprofit community. It provides a stream of tightly edited, well annotated news and resources related to emerging issues in the nonprofit world, with a particular emphasis on communication and new technology. You may read the news in several forms: on the web site, in daily and weekly email editions, and in an RSS feed. Nonprofit Online News is a project of The Gilbert Center and has been in continuous publication since April 1997.
Nonprofit Organizations of Southern California: links to web sites and pages having to do with Southern California Nonprofit Organizations. The information is divided into the following categories: L.A. Area Nonprofit Links, Nonprofit Management Assistance/Technical Assistance Fundraising/Resource Development, Government Information, National Nonprofit Related Organizations, and General Interest. This is put together by the Executive Service Corps of Southern California.
Nonprofit Organization, How to Start: a topic in the free management library written by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. This topic in the Library provides comprehensive advice and materials for anyone who is considering starting a nonprofit organization. The reader can use the free information in this Library topic, along with other Library topics that are referenced.
Nonprofit Organization Strategic Planning Workbook: a practical guide for Nonprofit Organizations. It offers Step-by-step instructions and help to develop sound, realistic plans for the future. It teaches how to: Solve a web of problems that are hard to address one-by-one. Build teamwork, improve communication, and boost managerial skills. Influence rather than be influenced—especially in this time of new federal cutbacks. Survive—even thrive—with fewer resources. Stimulate forward thinking and refocus your mission. Written by national strategic planning expert Bryan Barry.
Nonprofit Outcome Measurement and Program Evaluation: list of sites that specialize in evaluating outcomes and programs for Nonprofits. This is published by the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, Utica NY located at Utica Public Library.
Nonprofit Principles and Practices for Excellence: a set of accountability principles and management practices set for the by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability. The ten characteristic accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business sector. The 133 management practices provide specific guidelines for individual organizations to evaluate and improve their operations, governance, human resources, advocacy, financial management and fundraising.
Nonprofit Program Evaluation, Basic Guide: this document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs
WWW Non-Profit Research: a web tool to aid nonprofits in achieving their goals. This page is intended to help illustrate a small sample of the resources on the web that can assist. It is apart of the Easter Shore Non-profit Nexus.
Nonprofit Resource Center: a resource library that is produced by Diane Hodiak, who is a real estate agent in Washington and Oregon. Diane has spent many years helping nonprofits, she offers special rewards for those who work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit Resources (Google): this search engine narrows search results to nonprofit organization and resources.
Nonprofit Virtual Library: focuses on nonprofit directories and other web sites (over 100 in all) providing advice or information about running nonprofits. It is produced by the Michigan State University Library.
Nonprofit Zone: a website created by Lynn O'Connell, who has been professionally been involved with nonprofit organizations since 1984. She offers the following services for nonprofit organizations, staff and volunteers: strategic planning, fundraising, consulting, and training, Proposal Writing and Grants expertise, Customized Workshops in proposal-writing, fundraising and nonprofit management, and One-on-One Coaching Services for executive directors, board presidents, development directors new to the field, and individuals interested in transferring their skills from the for-profit world to that of nonprofits.
Nonprofit-Specific Legal Information: this is a topic in the free management library giving information on the following: Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Bylaws, Registration to Solicit Funds, Tax-Related Laws Regarding Nonprofits, Legal Advice for Board Members, Regulations About Lobbying, Assessing the Nonprofit's Legal-Related Activities, General Resources. This information on Nonprofit-specific laws Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD.
Northrup, Dr. Christiane: internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 20 years, Dr. Northrup has now dedicated her lifework to helping women (and the men who love them) learn how to create health in their lives.
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides: protects the health of people and the environment by advancing alternatives to pesticides. They are dedicated: to keeping you informed about pesticide hazards and alternatives, to increasing the adoption of alternatives to pesticides in agriculture. Working with concerned citizens to challenge unnecessary spray programs, to Participating in the development of public policy relating to pesticides, to fighting for the public's right to know all the ingredients in pesticide products, and to Promoting pesticide use reduction,
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation: premier, multi-specialty physician organization committed to providing high quality care to patients, and to supporting the research and academic endeavors of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Locate in Chicago it was founded in 1980. They are an independent not-for-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors. Foundation physicians are full-time faculty members or researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine and are on the attending physician staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Today the Foundation includes more than 500 physicians and over 1,000 health professionals and other staff, working together in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Novocain: a local anesthetic that is very useful in producing a loss of feeling immediately prior to surgery or dental procedures. The drug is applied through injection of a solution and is relatively short-acting. Due to the high rate of allergenic reactions observed by clinical use of Novocain, the drug has been largely replaced with similar pharmaceuticals (such as Lidocaine) having less potent side effects. There are a number of drugs closely related to Novocain that are also excellent anesthetics including Lidocaine, Propoxycaine, Tetracaine, Prilocaine and Etidocaine. Side effects include skin rash, hives, and itching.
nutraceuticals: the term is a fusion of the two words "nutritional" and "pharmaceutical" and refers to foods thought to have a beneficial effect on human health. It can also refer to individual chemicals which are present in common foods (and therefore may be delivered in a non-drug form). Many such nutraceuticals are phytonutrients. Dr. Stephen DeFelice coined the term in 1989. The term has no regulatory definition, but it is commonly used in marketing. It is certainly not a new concept. Chinese medicine would be one example. Another would be Hippocrates who is quoted as saying, "Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food." Nutraceuticals are often used in nutrient premixes or nutrient systems in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Nutraceuticals are sometimes called functional foods.
Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.: an organization with the philosophy that the myriad of health problems that plague modern society result from weaknesses in the body's physiological foundations as a result of poor nutrition. As an education organization, NTA is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet on their patients and clients. Throughout their training programs and seminars, students access a wide range of education tools and connect nationally with other practitioners in the healing arts.
Nuts & Bolts Publishing: an information center that aims to provide practical, timeless management ideas that help non-profit professionals tackle the nuts and bolts of managing their organization. They strives to be a valuable, information-packed resource for busy, budget-stretching non-profit professionals. They covers key topics such as fundraising, volunteer management, public relations, special events, leadership, marketing, meetings, staff management, motivation, board relations, team building, time management, committees and technology.
Nux Vomica: a Heel remedy for the temporary relief of minor abdominal distress, especially after consumption of alcohol, coffee or nicotine, including nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, bloating and constipation.