- Digital Summit
Presented by: Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc
Ketamine is well-known as the quickest acting anti-depressant, with profound effects after 40 minutes. While helpful, it is also known that ketamine has significant toxicity and questionable duration of effect. Mounting research shows many natural compounds that may affect the body’s biochemistry in a way that can mimic the positive effects of ketamine. This session will explain the mechanisms of ketamine action and review the animal and clinical research showing the use of lifestyle modifications, supplements, and Chinese herbs that can have similar effects. The presentation will also review how genetic predisposition, toxic exposure from environmental toxins, and products of internal processes can affect these pathways.
CATALYST FOR CELLULAR RESILIENCE: Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD), Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) & Immune Health
The Effective Use of Gut Microbiome Testing and Natural Products in Improving GI and Systemic Health
Presented by: Russel Jaffe, MD, PHD, CCN
Chronic health issues precipitate from a myriad of origins. Noticeably, a common set of causes appear to be–cumulative repair deficits, oxidative damage, metabolic acidosis and above all – a burdened immune system. A tolerant immune system is essential to well-being. When preoccupied and burdened with defense, repair is deferred, resulting in inflammation that can be more aptly termed as “repair deficit.”
The Endothelial Glycocalyx and Cardiovascular Disease: Revolutionary Concepts and Treatment
Presented by: Tina Marinaccio, RDN
Food is not only medicine, but is the first line of defense in healing, before medicines and supplements. Offering nutrition advice and diet handouts alone to patients does not result in lifestyle change. Americans want to eat more home cooked meals but need easy meal prep. Patients need real and tangible strategies, and manageable steps to facilitate lasting behavioral change. Practical culinary, meal planning, and shopping techniques will be provided to make healthy cooking at home fast, budget friendly, and delicious. This session will review tips and tricks for practitioners to teach meal planning to patients.
Pre-Conference by Metagenics Institute
We’ve all felt the stress of the past year, and patients are more ready than ever to address it. As clinicians, we need to understand how our patients’ stress is uniquely affecting their health and help them to create and implement a personalized plan to manage it. In this preconference we’ll go beyond the HPA axis to discuss stress in the context of immune health and draw connections to the gut-brain axis. This will help you recognize the nuances in identifying and caring for patients’ individual needs and provide protocol templates you can utilize at your next appointment.
At the end of this seminar, the participants will be able to:
Microbiota and the Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease
A panel of four pain experts will discuss the science that supports their varied approaches to acute and chronic pain and then