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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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.”
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
Presented by: Carey Clark, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the endocannabinoid system, and how cannabis works in the body to support homeostasis. Cannabis Side effects, ethical considerations, and legal concerns will be addressed. The role of various integrative practitioners will be discussed in relation to supporting medicinal use of cannabis. A review of how integrative modalities support endocannabinoid system tone will be provided.