- Digital Summit
Integrative Practitioner is pleased to offer the Complete Conference Package, featuring all session recordings from the at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City. Watch and listen on your own schedule as the most sought-after practitioners, researchers, and educators of integrative healthcare offer their latest research and findings. Stay on the cutting edge of integrative healthcare and discover the latest practical applications to immediately enhance your practice.
The current state of medical therapy for cognitive decline and dementia is focused on single drug therapy. This approach has yielded unsatisfactory outcomes. A Functional Medicine approach utilizes a model of evaluation and therapeutics that is an assessment of the bioterrain of the unique individual in relation their individual genetics interaction with their environmental exposome to assess and provide a personalized, precision approach to brain health based on each individual’s genetics, the unique epigenetic triggers, the exacerbating hormone and nutritional imbalances as well as the deficiencies in optimal assimilation and biotransformation. Potential hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies combined with unique toxic insults may potentiate these processes leading to poor cognitive outcomes.
Presented by: Lorraine Gahles-Kildow, PhD and Nancy Gahles DC, CCH, MBSR
Stress in the healthcare profession has reached epidemic proportions. Physician burnout is on the rise. Almost half of doctors experience at least one symptom of burnout and one third of intensive care unit nurses suffer from severe Burnout Syndrome (BOS) associated with stress. Caregivers, professional and those in family situations caring for parents, partners, and special needs children, often suffer undiagnosed BOS from stress.
The Emerging Role of Applied Metabolomics
Presented by: Tereza Hubkov, MD
As pharmaceuticals continue to be disappointing when it comes to prevention or treatment of dementia, or they are plagued with significant side effects, it is time to return to the many natural treatments used by our ancestors for many centuries and now increasingly more validated by modern research. Adaptogenic, nootropic plants, mushrooms, foods and culinary spices have shown significant ability to minimize the pathology of Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain health disorders. In this session, participants will learn about the health benefits and safety of Ashwagandha, Reishi, Rhodiola, Schizandra, Lion’s mane, Bacopa, turmeric, garlic, sage, and cinnamon, to name just a few of nature’s broad apothecary.
In 1996, the question originated from Dr. Eli A Friedman’s article, “can the Bowel act as a kidney substitute in advance renal failure?” prior to the discovery of the gut microbiome. The bowel was recognized as an organ in 2004 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Advances in bioinformatics led to further understanding of the human gut microbiome. Exponential advances in technology led to a greater knowledge and understanding of the gut microbiomes’ role in health, and disease. The knowledge gained, lead to further understanding of the term dysbiosis (an imbalance of pathogenic gut bacteria). Now, dysbiosis is universally documented as the prime cause for various diseases. The connection between the gut and CKD became evident with the cover article in the Sept/2012 issue of Kidney International. Followed by, the publication of a similar article in Clinical Kidney Journal in 2015. In 1997 Enteric Dialysis® was transformed from a concept into a reality, by Dr. Ranganathan and his research team at Kibow Biotech Inc. After 20 years of R&D, Kibow has used clinical findings of pro/prebiotics to modulate the gut microbiome to improve clinical outcomes in CKD patients worldwide.
Culinary Herbs & Spices as Food and Medicine
Presented by: David Bouley; Carl Germano, CNS, CDN; Marc Grossman, OD, LAc; Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM; David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM; and Robert Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP
As practitioners, we all have different approaches to achieving optimal health, but we have a commonality in the human body. This panel of well-known experts will discuss how the silo walls of specialization can be broken down. To provide effective treatment, practitioners must see patients as the whole human body, not as cases involving only a single system. The panel will share their current thinking about how they see the human body holistically and how they search for root causes and resolutions to achieve better outcomes. This discussion will demonstrate how to get past the perceptual limits of silos and specialties and see patients as individuals, not cases.
Presented by: Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, MAACR
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system damages normal components of the individual. Thus, autoantibodies productions were found to be multifactorial in their etiology. For practical reasons these factors are classified into four categories: genetic, immune deficiencies, hormonal state, and environmental causes.
This issue highlights advances in integrative healthcare practice, including new discoveries and collaborations across medical fields.