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Plants have been the basis of medical treatments for much of human history, and herbal medicine is still widely practiced today. However, as the field continues to grow in popularity, much misinformation and a lack of consistent standards exists.
In this comprehensive introductory guide, author Carolina Brooks, ND, BA, IFMCP, reviews foundational concepts of herbal medicine and how to assess, diagnose, and make recommendations for improved health outcomes.
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This interactive presentation will invite the participant to sample 3 of the 8 branches of yoga, including; Pranayama (breathing), Asanas (gentle poses/movement), and a short Dhyana (meditation). Participants will remain seated, allowing them to modify the practice to meet their needs.
Presented by: Scott Sherr, MD
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is the administration of 100 percent oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure, is one of the most powerful ways to decreasing inflammation, fight infection, accelerate wound healing, and optimize both physical and mental performance.
Presented by: Isadora Guggenheim, ND
Cancer, diabetes, auto-immune, Lyme, and other chronic conditions have impaired epigenetic sources. This session will explore through literature review and clinical practice the underlying root causes of chronic diseases. The session will address appropriate identification, testing
Healing Your Patients from the Inside Out
Nutrition is the backbone of integrative medicine. A patient’s diet can affect not only weight and body composition but, as a growing body of research shows, it can play a tremendous role in chronic disease prevention and treatment. However, most physicians receive very little nutrition instruction in the classroom or during residency.
Presented by: Valter Longo, PhD
Decades of genetic and nutrition studies by my laboratory and others have resulted in the identification and understanding of strategies to activate high protection, repair and regeneration systems able to prevent but also treat diseases. We now know that certain genetic mutations are effective in greatly reducing cancer and diabetes rates in mice and humans. Chronic dietary restriction is also able to prevent major diseases in monkeys and has strong effects on disease risk factors in humans, but it also has detrimental effects on lean body mass, and potentially on immunity and wound healing.
Presented by: James Gordon, MD
Traumatic and stressful events affect our emotional and physical health, social functioning, and overall wellbeing. This discussion is designed to give participants evidence-based practical tools for preventing and managing life’s inevitable stresses, building resilience, and self-awareness. The approach utilized is practical, accessible, and evidence-based, and can transform even the most devastating trauma into an opportunity for discovering personal meaning and purpose.
The incidence of virtually all neurodegenerative diseases has been increasing relentlessly the past half century. While numerous causes, such as obesity and diabetes, have been proposed as the causes, the substantial role of environmental toxicants has been seriously under-recognized.
The spectacular role of the human microbiome in preventing post-prandial or metabolic endotoxemia, the number one cause of mortality worldwide.