Presented by: Lyn Patrick, ND
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Fourth Report on Human Exposure lists 126 toxicants that are found ubiquitously in the North American population, about 50 percent of all they test for. All these pollutants have been linked to disease processes. This talk will focus on four of the most damaging compounds: air pollution, bisphenols, phthalates and perfluorocarbons. All of these are found in virtually everyone and are causally linked to the biggest chronic diseases now epidemic in modern society.
Presented by: Karen Fink, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, LMT, CLL
In our stress-filled work and personal lives, health professionals are called to promote self-care. As we fill our mind, body, and spirits, we can be present as the instrument of healing for our clients and colleagues. Evidence supports the use of laughter in many forms to promote health, physiological benefits, positive effects on the mood and emotions, building of community, increasing self-efficacy, enhancing patient care, and improving quality of life. Gelotology, is the study of laughter and links with the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and positive psychology and shines a light on “simulated laughter” versus “spontaneous laughter.
This presentation is a combination of didactic, experiential laughter exercises, group collaboration, and reflection on the holistic self-care, in the context of Pender’s Health Promotion Model. Participants will formulate a self-care plan/contract and an action plan to disseminate the knowledge, techniques, and skills to their client/patient population and peers.
Presented by: Marc Grossman, OD, LAc
What is “natural eye care?” This session will discuss the vision-whole body-brain connection, identify where Western medicine is today on whole-body approaches, and review major eye pathologies including macular degeneration, myopia and computer eye syndrome, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye floaters, and cataract.
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Medical crises generate feelings of anxiety and loss of control. Recognizing that this vulnerability is occurring in their patients, nurses can use meditation and imagery practices that tap patients’ deeper healing resources. Nurses will learn about these transpersonal resources, and will experience 2 practices that are part of the skill set of transpersonally trained nurses.
Presented by: Steven Feyrer-Melk,
Integrative Medicine is based on a personalized approach that empowers patients and practitioners to collaborate on a path of optimal health. Harnessing the power of Lifestyle Medicine in concert with advancements in health-related technologies is critical for innovative, “whole-person” care. Moreover, in our quest to be forward thinking as well as at the cutting-edge, integrative practitioners must recognize and properly integrate patient-facing technologies, many of which are already in the hands of those with whom we engage.
Presented by: Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Chef
There are many healthful foods and herbs that can support the thyroid and endocrine system, BUT, if they are prepared incorrectly, or they are applied to the wrong condition/constitution of the client, they won’t benefit their healing process. This session covers the various types of foods and herbs that can support the health of the thyroid. The session will also delve deep into the digestive system and how each food and herb should be prepared for optimized digestion and absorption of these substances.
Presented by: Lila Nachtigall, MD
There are five distinct hormonal phases that the female body goes through that create a specific biochemical environment affecting women in the different stages of their life, juvenile, puberty, reproduction, pregnancy, and post-reproduction. This session will explore bio-mimics, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), and relevant research and implementation in medical treatments.