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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. 

 
 

/uploadedImages/Wendy_Warner_pic-web(1).jpgFree Live Webinar: Impact of Stress Hormones on Insulin Metabolism: how this changes insulin resistance, diabetes, and PCOS

Presented by: Dr. Wendy Warner
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 4-5pm EST

We all know the impact of stress has blossomed over the years. In this webinar, we'll address the biochemistry of how stress hormones impact insulin metabolism, and the varied clinical situations affected by this. Included will be conversation regarding insulin resistance, diabetes type I and type II, and PCOS

Herbs discussed, but not limited to: 
  • Ashwaganda
  • Bitter melon
  • Tumeric
  • Fenugreek
  • Cinnamon
  • Rhodiola
  • Holy Basil
Register HERE for this free webinar! 
 
 

/uploadedImages/Lise 2013.jpgFree Live Webinar: Managing Inflammation with Botanicals*

Presented by: Dr. Lise Alschuler
Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 4:00pm ET

It is now well known that inflammation underlies many health issues. The contribution of oxidative stress on inflammation will be reviewed. The epigenetic influences of botanicals in the downregulation of NF-kB express and the upregulation of its nemesis, Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2, or Nrf-2, will be highlighted. The clinical data and therapeutic application of key botanicals in the management of healthy inflammation will conclude the presentation.*

Botanicals discussed: 
  • Curcuma longa
  • Boswellia serrulata
  • Zingiber officinalis
  • Camellia sinensis
  • Silybum marianum
  • Scutellaria baicalensis

Register HERE for this free webinar! 
 
 
 

Tori Hudson, NDFree Live Webinar: Sleep, Mental Health, and the Role of Adrenal Dysregulation

Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 4:00pm ET

This discussion will focus on mental health and sleep issues in women, as well as how adrenal dysfunction can be both causative and consequence. Mental health disorders can manifest differently in women and can worse premenstrually, postpartum and in the perimenopausal transition. Sleep disturbances are pandemic in midlife women, although the cause remains unexplained within the scientific community. This presentation will include both an evidence based and traditional approach to using select botanicals with particular attention to the influence of cortisol on sleep disturbance, and the influence of hormonal states on sleep and mental health.* 

Herbs: 
  • Valerian
  • Hops
  • Passion flower
  • Rhodiola
  • Ashwagandha
  • Schisandra

Register HERE for this free webinar!  
 
 
Lise AlschulerFree Live Webinar: Optimizing Effector Immunity with Botanicals 

Presented by: Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Date: January 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm ET

Immunity is a critical component of our defense against infection and malignancy. This talk will focus on both the cell-mediated responses of adaptive immunity as well as the innate immune response.  This arm of immunity is a critical component of our defense against infection and malignancy.  Key points of botanical intervention and support will be explored in the presentation.

Register HERE to attend 


      
Greenblatt_JamesFree On Demand Webinar: Fighting Occasional Fatigue: Practical and Sustainable Solutions*

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.*

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar!
 

      
Ankur-Parikh-DOMarie-Winters-NDFree Live Webinar:JoAnna-Zammiello-RD  
Integrated Approach to Cancer Care: 
A case study 


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

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


      
Shirvani-TerryFree Webinar: Adrenal Fatigue: The Impact of Stress on Vitality and Longevity

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. 

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


      
Alfredo-GalvezFree On-Demand Webinar: Lunasin: Epigenetic Revolution in Health and Nutrition

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.   

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


                  
David J. BlyweissFree On-Demand Webinar: Food Sensitivities, Gut Dysbiosis and Its Connection to Chronic Disease

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   


Register HERE to download the recorded webinar!
 

                  
Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BCBarbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BCFree On-Demand Webinar: Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Well Being

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.   

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 

 

Shilpa Saxena, MDFree On-Demand Webinar: Treating the Causes of Metabolic Disease Using the Functional Medicine Approach

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.  

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


 
Lise AlschulerFree On-Demand Webinar: Sleep well, sleep safely: An exploration of the importance of sleep and botanical alternatives to conventional hypnotics

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).   

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 

 
Tori Hudson, NDFree On-Demand Webinar: Botanical Solutions for Acute and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

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.  

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


 

  Donald R. Yance, MH, CN, RH (AHG), SFO,Free On-Demand Webinar: Adaptogenic Formulations in Clinical Practice 

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.  

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


 
Tori Hudson, NDFree On-Demand Webinar: Resilience: The Role of Herbal Medicines for Anxiety and Depression 

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.  

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 

 

James Greenblatt, MDFree On-Demand Webinar: Probiotics for the mind: A crossroads of the microbiome and mental health* 

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.*  

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


 

Dr. Mark J. PasulaFree On-Demand Webinar: Understanding Diet Induced Inflammation 

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.   

Register HERE to download the recorded webinar! 


 
/uploadedImages/MARYBOVE_rgb.jpgFree On-Demand Webinar: Botanical Medicines to Support Pediatric Respiratory Health 

Presented by: Mary Bove, ND   

Recorded: September 17, 2013

Kids of all ages face respiratory challenges such as earache, cough, runny nose, upper respir

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