- Digital Summit
This issue highlights common seasonal concerns in integrative medicine. Included in this issue:
Presented by: Laura Calascione-Nguyen, FMCHC, NBC-HWC; Jennifer Hanawald, NBC-HWC; Gemma Nastasi, CAPP, CHNC; and Katherine Rushlau
In the integrative healthcare industry, there is a growing demand for health coaching in medical practice. Health coaches specialize in skillful conversation and strategies to actively and safely engage patients in health behavior change and can be an invaluable member of a care team.
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.
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.
Personalized treatment plans help patients feel more empowered on their path to better health and wellness.
The healthcare industry in the United States—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—was challenged like never before with the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In previous years, the purpose of this annual update was to summarize the past year’s successes, challenges, and progress in integrative healthcare policy on the national level. However, much like the rest of 2020, which became largely defined by both COVID-19 and ongoing political uncertainty, our update this year has taken a vastly different shape. While we continued to highlight policy that directly impacts integrative medicine, we felt it would be a disservice if we did not feature the initiatives and mandates that target the broader healthcare industry. Therefore, you’ll find many of the items we included affect not only alternative and complementary medicine practitioners but conventional medicine providers as well.
Presented by: Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
This presentation will focus on the revolution that is occurring in genomics and biometrics and how this supports the delivery of Functional Medicine. Specific examples of how new technologies are creating improvements in personalization of health care will be discussed.
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.