Explore current research and treatment protocols as they relate to environmental health and the impact of environmental exposures on human health and disease throughout the lifecycle.
Examine the impact of common toxic exposures including cell phones, radiation, and heavy metal toxicity on neurological, metabolic and hormonal systems and discover strategies for how to minimize these exposures.
presented by Aviva Romm, MD, CPM
A good night’s sleep, while fundamental to maintaining health, is not sufficient to prevent the ill effects of the sustained physical and psychological stress that many of our women patients face. The frequent activation of the body’s stress response leads to a state of chronic hypervigilance, unleashing a cascade of stress hormones and other stress-mediating physiological agents that can lead to a host pf health conditions – metabolic syndrome, reproductive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and many others.
The adaptogens are an important therapeutic category of herbs that can reduce not only stress-related symptoms, but prevent or mitigate the long-term effects of stress on the body, thus reducing our allostatic load. They are used to promote a sense of well-being, improve energy and stamina, reduce fatigue, improve immunity, and enhance mental concentration, and promote hormonal balance due to their regulating effects on the HPA axis. In so doing, they aide the body’s innate ability, when thrown off by stressors, to recover homeostatic balance or homeostasis. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, these herbs are considered the Kings and Queens of the herbal tonic world.
- Review the role and importance of the HPA axis and stress response in modern health and chronic illness
- Understand the concept of adaptogens
- Discuss 5 common herbal adaptogens, their applications, safety, and potential herb-drug interactions
Recorded: February 2015
A good night’s sleep is not sufficient to prevent the ill effects of the sustained physical and psychological stress that many women face.
Many things in our environment and lifestyle promote oxidative stress, including all of the common chemical and heavy metal toxicants.
Genetics Susceptibility and Targeted Interventions for Genetic Integrity: Individual patient care can be enhanced by exploring genetics and unique individualized genetic expression.
Review and explore the benefits of the practices of yoga on the nervous system through both practical aspects of yoga asana postures and peer review studies showing the neurological impact of yoga.
The Lyme disease epidemic is taking its toll on patients, physicians, and the entire health care system. We need to get better at diagnosing and treating Lyme and its related co-infections. Many cases go undiagnosed, are misdiagnosed or are diagnosed late.
The vast majorities of patients have gone undiagnosed with Lyme Disease for long periods of time. Learn how to diagnose and treat this and related infections.
Seven integrative approaches to enhance fertility, prepare for a healthy pregnancy, and improve the health of your future child.