Presented by: Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Chef
There are many healthful foods and herbs that can support the thyroid and endocrine system, BUT, if they are prepared incorrectly, or they are applied to the wrong condition/constitution of the client, they won’t benefit their healing process. This session covers the various types of foods and herbs that can support the health of the thyroid. The session will also delve deep into the digestive system and how each food and herb should be prepared for optimized digestion and absorption of these substances.
Presented by: Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP
As healthcare providers care for others, they have had their own considerable challenges. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, far too many have struggled with burnout and the pandemic has made a difficult situation much worse. No matter your current state of wellbeing, this session will review strategies to help you come closer to thriving and flourishing in your practice.
Presented by: Marc Grossman, OD, LAc
The eyes are an external representation of the body’s inner workings. In this session, the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of vision conditions are discussed. This presentation will describe the importance of an integrative medicine team approach which combines functional medicine, Chinese medicine, eye exercises, nutrition, herbal medicine, etc. These approaches can help treat eye conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, myopia, and more.
This presentation was recorded at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.
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Organic Acids and the Link to Yeast, Fungal and Bacterial Toxins
Presented by: Lila Nachtigall, MD
There are five distinct hormonal phases that the female body goes through that create a specific biochemical environment affecting women in the different stages of their life, juvenile, puberty, reproduction, pregnancy, and post-reproduction. This session will explore bio-mimics, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), and relevant research and implementation in medical treatments.
How to use Protocols in your Online Dispensary with Dr. Gladd, MD
Presented by: Alessio Fasano, MD
Improved hygiene leading to a reduced exposure to microorganisms have been implicated as one possible cause for the recent ‘epidemic’ of chronic inflammatory diseases in industrialized countries. This session will explain what key factors are necessary and sufficient for the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. Additionally, the session will justify why a balanced microbiome is essential for good human health and will discuss why nutrition is the most impactful factor affecting gut microbiome composition and function.
Presented by: Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW
In this session, Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, will present an overview of the benefits of guided imagery, offering key research findings to demonstrate the stunning range of its power and efficacy. She also will offer the comparative pros and cons of mind-body interventions, from simple relaxation to mindfulness meditation to energetic biofield work and everything in between.
Presented by: Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN
Knowledge without tools and skills is like giving someone a box of nails without a hammer and telling them to build a house. Most people know they should be eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Giving them a list of foods or solely providing counseling on macronutrient balance alone is not enough to promote behavior change. Patients don’t eat paper and patients don’t eat carbs, proteins, and fats. They eat food – so having a conversation around food selection and preparation can be a turning point in achieving and maintaining healthy eating habits.