Teleconferences & Webinars

This section contains educational webinars related to integrative health care. Here you will find links to webinars covering the following topics in integrative healthcare: Education, Functional Medicine, Health & Nutrition, Hormone replacement, Men's Health, Mental Health, Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Social Media, Supplements, Women's Health, and many more!

These webinars are listed in reverse chronological order.


Featured Webinars

Fighting Occasional Fatigue: Practical and Sustainable Solutions*

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: James Greenblatt, MD Recorded: October 20, 2014 Fatigue is a familiar obstacle in daily life that can negatively impact work performance, family life, and social relationships. Stress, inactivity, physical and emotional health, and nutrient deficiencies are among the major contributing factors. As energy levels are determined by multiple physiologic and environmental factors, an integrative, comprehensive approach is prudent. James Greenblatt, MD is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided countless patients to optimal energy levels, mood and overall well-being through both allopathic and nutritional strategies. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present recent clinical research findings and practical solutions to relieve occasional fatigue and maximize energy levels in any patient.*

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Integrated Approach to Cancer Care – A case study

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Ankur R. Parikh, DO; Marie Winters, ND; and JoAnna Zammiello, RD Recorded: September 16, 2014 A clinical team from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) will review three case studies showcasing a patient’s navigation through the Patient Empowered Care® (PEC) model at CTCA. The PEC team will give concrete examples of how to engage in a holistic approach to quality of life for patients going through cancer care. Ankur R. Parikh, DO; Marie Winters, ND; and JoAnna Zammiello, RD from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia will present a series of case studies to provide practitioners a better understanding of: • Common oncology case scenarios • The epidemiology of common cancers • General treatment protocols and potential complications • The roles of naturopathic medicine and nutrition in oncology

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Adrenal Fatigue: The Impact of Stress on Vitality and Longevity

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Terry Shirvani, N.D. Recorded: July 29, 2014 Tremendous imbalance between stress and rest/relaxation has created a society of chronically anxious, fatigued, “stressed out” Americans. Recent clinical research has shown that stress can shorten telomeres, the protective nucleoproteins at the ends of chromosomes. Thus, stress can shorten life expectancy. Botanical and mycoceutical adaptogens have been clinically shown to relieve symptoms associated with stress, provide relief for anxiety, provide potent antioxidant protection, and have been shown in pre-clinical studies to prevent the shortening of telomeres, thus potentially lengthen life. In this webinar, Dr. Terry Shirvani will present in-depth information and clinical research on traditional adaptogens that support healthy neuroendocrine and HPA axis function, as well as enhance the activity of primary antioxidant enzymes and promote longevity.

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Lunasin: Epigenetic Revolution in Health and Nutrition

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Dr. Alfredo Galvez Recorded: June 16, 2014 The emerging role of epigenetics in gene regulation is causing a paradigm shift in health care and nutrition. The lunasin peptide with its novel epigenetic mechanism of action provides an effective and nutritional alternative against non-communicable, degenerative chronic diseases. After watching the webinar, which contains the medical and scientific basis on this discovery, please email us at: lunasinandgenes@gmail.com or Click Here to request additional information. Please watch the webinar first, as many questions will be answered by Dr. Galvez himself.

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Food Sensitivities, Gut Dysbiosis and Its Connection to Chronic Disease

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: David J. Blyweiss, MD Recorded: April 2, 2014 While our genetic heritage has not changed in the last 50 years, the foods we eat in our environment have. Attend this lecture and gain a better understanding of how environmental and lifestyle changes have increased chronic degenerative disease. Also, learn more about the effects of food sensitivities, gut dysbiosis and its relation to chronic inflammation as a cause of chronic disease.

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Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Well Being

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC and Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC Recorded: January 23, 2014 This webinar will share the expanding role and opportunities for Integrative Nurse Coaching in today's changing health care environment. We will explore the Art and Science of Nurse Coaching and how it is being integrated into diverse health care settings. Case studies/examples will be provided.

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Treating the Causes of Metabolic Disease Using the Functional Medicine Approach

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Shilpa Saxena, MD Recorded: January 15, 2014 The emerging connections between inflammation, insulin resistance, and oxidative stress in Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Endothelial Dysfunction lend to new approaches in prevention and the successful management of patients using the Functional Medicine approach. Shilpa Saxena, MD, runs a successful medical practice in Florida, where as a primary care provider she integrates nutrition, lifestyle, appropriate supplementation, and innovative practice management techniques to address her patients with metabolic risks. This webinar session will provide insight into how she uses the Functional Medicine Matrix model to identify the unique areas of clinical concern and in turn, how she uses that knowledge to focus in on the targeted concerns for each patient’s cause of metabolic disease. The webinar will introduce participants to the functional medicine perspective as it relates to Cardiometabolic disease. Participants will be informed regarding the opportunity to learn more on this topic both at IHS through Dr. Houston’s presentations and, if they chose to take a deeper dive, into IFM’s Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module in March.

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Sleep well, sleep safely: An exploration of the importance of sleep and botanical alternatives to conventional hypnotics

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Lise Alschuler, N.D., F.A.B.N.O Recorded: December 3, 2013 It is estimated that up to 10% of all US adults take conventional sleep medication for poor sleep. Rather alarmingly, recent data indicates that conventional hypnotics are associated with increased risk of mortality. At the same time, insufficient sleep alters gene expression, circadian rhythms, and immunity leading to increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. What is an insomniac to do?? This webinar will offer a therapeutic strategy of sleep support that relies upon the restoration of circadian rhythmicity in concert with sedative neurological tonification. The webinar will highlight several key botanicals that will ultimately provide safe and effective sleep support including Scutellaria lateriflora (American Skullcap), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Piper methysticum (Kava Kava), Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower), Valeriana officinalis (Valerian), Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), Magnolia officinalis (Magnolia).

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Botanical Solutions for Acute and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

Feww On Demand Webinar Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND Recorded: November 5, 2013 Menstrual cramps and endometrosis are two of the most common gynecologic problems in reproductive aged women. There is a robust historical tradition of treating acute and chronic pelvic pain with plants, and now more modern research to provide both some evidence, as well as a theoretical basis for clincial practice. Botanicals that will be discussed in this webinar include: ginger, tumeric, cramp bark, valerian, black cohosh, pine bark, chaste tree, dandelion root, prickly ash and motherwort.

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Adaptogenic Formulations in Clinical Practice

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Donald R. Yance, MH, CN, RH (AHG), SFO Recorded: October 16, 2013 Donnie Yance, a renowned herbalist and nutritionist with over 25 years of clinical experience and author of the newly released book titled Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism, shares his wisdom on how to use adaptogenic formulations to improve energy, create resilience to stress of all kinds, and to normalize functions that are out of balance. He will explain why adaptogens are the foundation of his therapeutic approach and how to combine them with other herbs and nutrients for powerful synergistic effects. You will discover how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the stress-induced pro-inflammatory state underlying degenerative disease. Also, he will explain how adaptogenic formulations support the immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, and brain health.

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Resilience: The Role of Herbal Medicines for Anxiety and Depression

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND Recorded: October 8, 2013 Mental health conditions are a significant public health issue. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15-44 and is the most common psychiatric condition worldwide followed closely by generalized anxiety disorder. Since the 1990s, the prescribing of antidepressant drugs has steadily increased in the United States, even though the clinical efficacy of these drugs has been called into question for more than a decade. The benefits of these medications have been over-stated, leading clinicians to prescribe them for many patients who are unlikely to benefit from their use. An integrative approach, one that addresses all aspects of lifestyle, is far more likely to offer real solutions for those struggling with depression and/or anxiety. This session will explore the role of botanical medicine as one aspect of this integrative approach. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the evidence of safety and benefit of botanical medicines commonly used in the management of depressive disorders. 2. Describe the evidence of safety and benefit of botanical medicines commonly used in the management of anxiety disorders. 3. Discuss the differential use of nervines and adaptogens in patient care.

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Probiotics for the mind: A crossroads of the microbiome and mental health

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: James Greenblatt, MD Recorded: October 3, 2013 The gut-brain connection is a familiar concept that underscores the mind’s capacity to affect digestive health. However, new research shows that this relationship also functions in reverse. Specifically, microbial residents of the intestinal tract can influence emotional state, mood, cognition, stress responses and social behavior. Accordingly, as single agents or as adjuncts to traditional approaches, probiotics have many emerging applications in clinical psychiatry. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will provide an overview of how digestive health contributes to mental health, with a focus on research supporting the use of probiotics in integrative psychiatry. A review of indications, proper use, dosage and assessment methods will translate the latest discoveries into simple clinical approaches.*

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Understanding Diet Induced Inflammation

Free On Demand Webinar Presented by: Dr. Mark J. Pasula Recorded: October 1, 2013 Food sensitivities are a primary source of inflammation and symptoms in IBS, migraine, fibromyalgia, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, autism, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other chronic inflammatory conditions. Managed properly, it can be one of the most powerful areas of therapy. Yet despite awareness being at an all-time high and routine ordering of various blood tests to help identify inflammatory foodstuffs, there is still significant confusion related to how food and food-chemicals actually cause inflammation, and which blood tests have the greatest impact in identifying hidden inflammatory foods. If you are a practitioner looking to better understand the underlying immunology/physiology of food-induced inflammation, this presentation is for you. This enlightening webinar will provide a clear understanding of the different types of diet-induced inflammation, reconcile their underlying physiology with their corresponding clinical characteristics, and provide attendees with a better understanding of how to identify hidden inflammatory foods.

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