- Digital Summit
Presented by: David Brady, ND
Autoimmune disease is growing at epidemic proportions. Standard interventions are based on symptom control and immune suppression. This presentation will review a proactive integrative, systems biology, approach for the integrative physician to address disease prediction, prevention and treatment, including various evidence-based modalities. Presentation elements will include an exploration of the role of the GI microbiota, food immune reactions, stealth infections, and molecular mimicry in autoimmune disease pathogenesis and how these may serve as leverage points for clinical interventions. The hygiene hypothesis and changes in early environmental antigen exposure will also be explored.
Presented by: Marc Bubbs, ND, MSC, CISSN, CSCS
This presentation will discuss the principles of human performance that translate to everyday clinical practice. Fundamental principles common across all diets will be highlighted, and how understanding them can help improve weight loss and glucose control in patients. The presentation will also discuss the latest sleep and microbiome science and how this impacts client mental and physical performance, how thyroid and inflammatory markers are used as a proxy for overtraining in athletes (and what it means for your patients), key evidence-based immuno-nutrition strategies to support patient immunity, and ultimately how mindset and emotions are often the biggest hurdle in resolving chronic conditions (and strategies to overcome common roadblocks). Don't miss this evidence-based talk on human performance and how it can translate to better patient outcomes.
Personalizing Supplement Strategies to Improve Patient Engagement
In today’s healthcare industry, the integrative healthcare model can take many forms. A care team may include interdisciplinary members of one clinic, or it may include a network of different practitioners in one community.
In this case study collection, we review a chronic pain patient and how she interacts with a collaborative integrative healthcare team to heal and achieve optimal health and balance. Featuring expert perspectives from Kellie Blake, RD, LD, IFNCP; Catherine Darley, ND; Joel Kreisberg, DC, PCC, CCH, NBC-HWC; Julie Luzarraga, LICSW, DCSW; and Robert Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FA, the authors, acting as members of the patient's care team, walk the reader through integrative collaboration in practice.
Presented by: Kenneth Pelletier,
Biology is no longer destiny. Our DNA doesn’t determine our health and disease prospects, as geneticists once believed. According to the new science of epigenetics, the vast majority of our genes are fluid and dynamic—and their expression is shaped by what we think and what we do. Our genetic profile may signal an inherited vulnerability to a disease, but our choices and behaviors determine whether these genes will be switched on or off. This session presented by a renowned pioneer in integrative medicine reveals that each of us can change our genes to create optimal health and longevity.
Many patients struggle optimizing their mental health and managing chronic stress. Beyond the mental, emotional, and spiritual health implications are the many physical manifestations that can affect an individual’s ability to both function and thrive.
In this case report, we review a patient struggling with chronic stress. Featuring expert perspectives from Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, Julie Luzarraga, LCSW, and Bill Reddy, LAc, DiplAc, this report highlights integrative and natural approaches to evaluating and managing mental health and chronic stress, as well as strategies to promote long-term health.
Presented by: David Fogel, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Lorilee Schoenbeck, ND; and John Weeks
Clinical leaders in integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine report conceptual aligned with the medical industry’s move from “volume to value.” Enhancing patient experience, saving costs, raising practitioner satisfaction and bettering health—touchstones each of value-based medicine—are friendlier measures than outproducing surgeons. Might functional, integrative and naturopathic pilots in such a “value-based care” environment draw the media, clout, policy-interest, and investment to prove these as optimal models of care?
Presented by: Robert Rountree, MD
The clinicians' task is not to simply extend life, but to decrease or prevent disability or prolonged morbidity. That task has been made easier by recent advances in genomics research and cellular biology. By understanding the underlying molecular events and disrupted signaling pathways thought to be responsible for senescence, disease, and aging, we can determine the most effective strategies to maintain optimal performance and zestful health. This presentation will explore the various factors that can activate or downregulate the primary intracellular biochemical pathways associated with aging and longevity, including AMPK/sirtuins, mTOR, and Nrf2/ARE. We will then review the literature regarding lifestyle practices and dietary supplements that can potentially modulate those pathways in beneficial ways.
Patients need support when it comes to adopting and sustaining healthy behaviors. Over half of the adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease and 25 percent have two or more. Yet, providers seldom learn how to counsel patients on healthy living and, even if they do, they have limited time to guide patients to make lasting change.