- Digital Summit
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.”
The Endothelial Glycocalyx and Cardiovascular Disease: Revolutionary Concepts and Treatment
Presented by: Tina Marinaccio, RDN
Food is not only medicine, but is the first line of defense in healing, before medicines and supplements. Offering nutrition advice and diet handouts alone to patients does not result in lifestyle change. Americans want to eat more home cooked meals but need easy meal prep. Patients need real and tangible strategies, and manageable steps to facilitate lasting behavioral change. Practical culinary, meal planning, and shopping techniques will be provided to make healthy cooking at home fast, budget friendly, and delicious. This session will review tips and tricks for practitioners to teach meal planning to patients.
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.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rocked the healthcare industry. Practitioners had to sharply pivot and adapt their businesses to a new normal, adjusting nearly ever aspect of clinical practice. Some practices embraced the challenges and were able to maintain or even grow their businesses, while others are still unsure what these uncertain times may bring.