Helping patients make impactful changes to their lifestyle can be both challenging and complex. In today’s healthcare landscape, many patients receive little to no support when faced with necessary behavior changes. Health coaches in the medical setting offer a variety of benefits, including a patient-centered approach that can help set individuals up for success.
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.
Scientific Update on the Omnipresent Vitamin, K2-7
Presented by: Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHOM(NA),OIM and Lorraine Gahles-Kildow, PhD
This half-day workshop is designed to bring awareness and solutions to the epidemic of burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vital Exhaustion and one of its most devastating consequences, cardiovascular disease. Compassion Fatigue is one face of Burnout Syndrome that has overlapping symptoms which are not readily addressed. Vital exhaustion often overlooked as a continuum of sleep deprivation or “normal job requirement” leads to cardiovascular disease in both men and women and ranks as a high priority consequence of compassion fatigue.
Presentation of definitions, signs, symptoms and solutions based on evidence-based research along with cases and experiential involvement of attendees will be the focus of this half day workshop.
This workshop will be a co-presentation drawing from the integrative evidence-based best practices of Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Mindfulness in Meditation and Movement, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Emotion Psychology and World Spiritual/Compassion Traditions. It will include active participation in exercises designed to experience/embody the subject matter presented.
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.
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.
Important Factors That Can Influence Digestive Health and Mucosal Barrier Function
This advanced level session will describe the rationale behind the SASH (Support And Services at Home, Burlington VT) program, how it is being utilized as a platform to transform the healthcare delivery system, and why the incorporation of nurse coaching is key to its ongoing success in promoting the health and wellbeing of frail and chronically ill elders.