- Digital Summit
Understanding and Reversing True Causes of Chronic Joint Pain
Approaches to Utilizing Clinical Nutrigenomics in Practice
The Microbiome: A New Paradigm in Understanding Adverse Food Reactions
Presented by: Mark Houston, MD, MS, Msc, ABAARM, FAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, DABC
As the field of glycomics continues to expand, so does research into the endothelial glycocalyx, a glycan-based structure essential to vascular and systemic health. However, awareness of this important protective barrier in the blood vessels has not yet reached most clinicians. From hypertension to kidney disease, from atherosclerosis to neuropathy, the endothelial glycocalyx plays a decisive role in prevention, disease progression, and now, at last, treatment. This session provides an overview of this vital structure, recent research on the endothelial glycocalyx, and the therapeutics showing significant outcomes. This presentation will include new preliminary results from a neuropathy pilot study, in which the presenter is the lead principal investigator.
Presented by: Will Cole, DC, IFMCP
Inflammation can manifest in multiple areas of the body. Within each of these areas, inflammation exists on a spectrum, from absent to mild to moderate to extreme—they each have their own inflammation spectrum. This session will explore lowering inflammation by customizing diet and lifestyle to eliminate what is increasing inflammation and add what fights inflammation.
Presented by: Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP
DNA methylation is a well-researched, primary epigenetic process that has been used to establish biological age assessments, namely DNA methylation “clocks,” which act as surrogate markers of age-related morbidity and mortality risk. The potential for reversing biological aging using these clocks is just beginning to be explored. Yet, emerging research suggests that it is possible to do just that. Expansion of healthspan (with lifespan) has profound implications for the growing health-related economic and social challenges of our rapidly aging population. This presentation will explore the ways to reverse biological aging and the latest research in this evolving area.
This webinar will discuss the science and the supporting evidence behind use of a probiotic strain to support breast health, lactation comfort, and infant immunity.
Presented by: Lisa Portera-Perry, DC
This session offers an overview of peripheral versus centralized pain and how pain presentations are unique to the individual. Clinicians will also learn how the Functional Medicine Timeline and Matrix tools can be employed to gather and organize clinical information factors that can underlie the progression of peripheral to centralized pain.
Presented by: Deborah Mcelligott, DNP, ANP-BC, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, CDE, Dena Alberti, MSN, RN-BC, Susan Penque, PhD, RN, CNP, and Joanne Turnier, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, HN-BC, HWNC-BC, CT
The GO TO IT Model for patient-centered care may have the potential to serve as a framework for program implementation within hospitals and health care systems.
Presented by: David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP; Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPD, FAAP; David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM; Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, MAACR; and
Autoimmune disease is growing at epidemic proportions in the Western industrialized counties, with a very strong predominance of women being affected. A phenomenon not observed in the under-developed world. It is becoming very clear that autoimmune disease is a complex entity and may represent the result of a “perfect storm” of biological and environmental factors and that a systems-biology approach, utilizing a wider-lens perspective, will be required as these subjects are approached clinically.