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Presented by: Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS
One major point people make when rejecting the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Ayurveda is that there are few “gold-standard” studies that sufficiently prove their benefits. But for those of us who understand the practices, TCM and Ayurveda will never be effectively proven this way—they are based on an entirely different concept than nutrient isolations and randomized trials. By considering a person as a unique individual and using available resources to determine his or her needs, you can implement this system as a powerful tool in helping patients achieve total wellness by assigning them the specific herbs, therapies and dietary instructions that relate to their specific body and environment.
Presented by: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
“Food first” is one of the key therapeutic approaches that functional medicine practitioners follow when supporting patients who have energy deficits. This session will review the Mito Food Plan and the importance of foods that contain key dietary oils, specific phytonutrients, and nutrients involved in mitochondrial function and cellular energy production. In addition, reduced caloric consumption has been found to enhance longevity and reduce the negative effects of advanced aging and will be discussed.
Scientific Update on the Omnipresent Vitamin, K2-7
Presented by: Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
Sometimes we can learn about the future by studying the past. With nutrition we might ask why certain diets, foods and nutrients have been associated in traditional cultures with long life and the absence of chronic disease. Is this all related to the genes of certain groups, or is it related to what they are eating and the lifestyles they have, or some combination of each? In this presentation, an exploration of this question will take the discussion to what we can learn from the past that will guide the development of personalized lifestyle healthcare in the future. The discussion will dive deep into the emerging understanding of the etiology of age-related chronic diseases and the biology of senescence. A takeaway from this presentation will be how better to understand and clinically apply the principles of nutrigenomics and nutritional epigenetics.
Presented by: Mark Hyman MD
It is increasingly clear that our food system drives crises in diverse but interconnected areas—chronic disease and its global economic burden, the environmental degradation of soil and water, climate change, the achievement gap in education, poverty, violence, and social justice. Our commodity rich, ultra-processed, high glycemic diet is the single biggest driver of chronic disease in the 21st century.
Presented by: Ronald Hoffman, MD, CNS, FACAM The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—comprising Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis—is soaring in Western countries. How do modern lifestyles and medical practices contribute to its incidence? Is there a stress component? What is the current “standard of care” for IBD, and what are the limitations of drug therapies? What is the rationale for incorporating natural interventions—diet, supplements, and innovative strategies—for IBD? What is the current thinking about the causation of IBD, and how does it validate wholistic correctives? What nutritional deficiencies are commonly seen in IBD sufferers? What nutritional support strategies have been demonstrated to support disease amelioration? Why is the current practice of oral iron supplementation for the anemia commonly seen in IBD counterproductive? What role for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)? What are its potential drawbacks? What other dietary considerations apply to IBD? Which nutraceuticals have documented efficacy in IBD? What role for probiotics? Does the “Yeast Connection” offer actionable insights on IBD? Could cannabinoids be therapeutic? Are testosterone, DHEA, or GH beneficial? Is there a potential for fecal transplants to ameliorate IBD? Is low-dose naltrexone (LDN) a plausible option?
By 2025, projections indicate that up to 80% of US children will be diagnosed with a chronic disease.
In this webinar, Dr. Song explores the alarming trends in childhood autoimmune disease, effective prevention strategies, and the five steps to healing.
Julie Luzarraga LICSW, DCSW, has been practicing integrative medicine for most of her career as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She says she fell in love with the healthcare model that centered on identifying a patient’s unique needs through building relationships and wrapping around with other services to support patients. When she moved to Nebraska and couldn’t find a clinic that brought complementary services under one roof with traditional medicine, she decided to create one herself, and in August 2011 opened Omaha Integrative Care.
In this guide, Luzarraga shares her experiences launching an integrative healthcare start-up. This resource will help you identify why you may want to start an integrative healthcare practice, review important considerations, and provide tangible steps on how to get started with your practice development.
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Presented by: Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, AP
The role of the gut microbiome in relation to skin health and dermatology has gained more interest in the clinical practice setting. This lecture will review the mechanisms by which the gut may communicate with the skin. The role of gut microbiome testing and how it is influenced by sequencing methodologies will be explored. The different kinds of probiotics and prebiotics will be summarized and the evidence for their use in common skin conditions will be presented. Finally, a practical approach to utilizing probiotics and prebiotics in the clinical setting will be discussed.
Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and opioids can be devastating, but video games, online porn, internet gaming, Internet gambling, and other technological addictions can be every bit as addictive. These addictions can have real-world ramifications and lead to the loss of jobs, money, and loved ones. As technology becomes integrated into every facet of modern life, these technological addictions are becoming increasingly prevalent. This session will inform healthcare professionals about the addictive potential of technology and help them view these addictions as legitimate psychiatric conditions worthy of medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
This presentation was recorded at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.