Presented by: Ashley Koff, ND
MyPlate, BMI, lab, and genetic tests, oh my! While helpful, these tools don’t provide the integrative practitioner with the information needed to build a patient’s better nutrition plan. Today, we need better tools to get better outcomes.
Total Gut Restoration: How to Heal the Gut in 3 Simple Steps
Presented by: David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM
It has been said that the two most important defining features of humans are the opposable thumb and our unparalleled cognitive abilities. But, as it relates to the latter, our ability to maintain high level cognitive functionality, especially later in life, is clearly under threat. Recognizing that there are indeed operant factors involved in this process takes the narrative to a place of identifying and hopefully subduing these factors with the goal of preserving brain health. This perspective stands in stark contrast to the standard Western medical model that focuses more on targeting the manifestations of the various mechanisms that are involved in disrupting brain function while virtually ignoring the mechanisms themselves.
This presentation will explore these fundamental mechanisms. Beyond reviewing correlative data relating insulin resistance, obesity, hyperglycemia, sedentarity, and other parameters with neurodegeneration, the presentation will provide the latest research indicating specifically how these variables ultimately translate into functional decline.
Finally, implementation of strategies founded on this knowledge base will be presented.
Presented by: Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM
Environmental toxins play a role in disease. This session overviews climate change impacts human health acutely and chronically, the value in a systems model approach to healthcare delivery, and successful models in healthcare, agriculture, and institutions.
Integrative Practitioner is pleased to offer the Complete Conference Package, featuring all session recordings from the at the 2019 Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City. Watch and listen on your own schedule as the most sought-after practitioners, researchers, and educators of integrative healthcare offer their latest research and findings. Stay on the cutting edge of integrative healthcare and discover the latest practical applications to immediately enhance your practice.
Mastering Mood & Fatigue: Lessons in Advanced Neurotransmitter Lab Interpretation
Presented by: Michael Ruscio, DC
GI tract dysbiosis, immune activation
When the name of a practice includes the word “traditional,” one cannot be faulted into thinking that it’s entrenched in the past. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as practiced today, however, is not the same as it was thousands of years ago. While it is founded by ancient principles, it has continued to evolve, change, grow, and adjust to modern needs and understanding.
The gut microbiome has taken center stage in integrative medicine over the last several years. Microbes surround every tissue and cell inside and outside the body, and humans possess more microbial cells than they do human cells. The microbes contained on and within us are instrumental in literally every aspect of life and health, and contribute to processes such as immune defense, energy production, and metabolism.
In this comprehensive foundational guide, author Kellie Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP, delves in to how gut microbes affect health, what nutrition and lifestyle-related factors can help or harm the gut, and actionable steps for improving gut microbiome balance.
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.