Optimizing the Gut Microbiome for Viral Immune Health
Clinical Application of Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and Somatic Therapies in the Treatment of PTSD and Complex Trauma
It is well known that people are more likely to get sick as they age, and therefore there is an assumption that aging is a disease. There is no data that confirms this assumption. Rather it is now recognized that diseases of aging are more related to the connection between our genes and our lifestyle, diet and environment. Successful aging is therefore related to identifying the specific needs that an individual has within their genes to promote optimal function.
Presented by: Dane Donohue, DC
In this presentation, Dane Donohue, DC, will go through how he uses a wellness score including relevant biometric and laboratory data to asses a patient needs for an integrated wellness program. When it is appropriate for a referral to a life-style modification program. That program called 8 Weeks to Wellness has been run in Donohue’s practice for almost 15 years and is now being run in 80 facilities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Donohue will go over the main aspects and execution of the program including case studies.
This issue highlights innovation in integrative medicine, and practitioners who push the envelope in their patient practices.
Presented by: Mark Hyman MD
It is increasingly clear that our food system drives crises in diverse but interconnected areas—chronic disease and its global economic burden, the environmental degradation of soil and water, climate change, the achievement gap in education, poverty, violence, and social justice. Our commodity rich, ultra-processed, high glycemic diet is the single biggest driver of chronic disease in the 21st century.
Presented by: Ronald Hoffman, MD, CNS, FACAM The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—comprising Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis—is soaring in Western countries. How do modern lifestyles and medical practices contribute to its incidence? Is there a stress component? What is the current “standard of care” for IBD, and what are the limitations of drug therapies? What is the rationale for incorporating natural interventions—diet, supplements, and innovative strategies—for IBD? What is the current thinking about the causation of IBD, and how does it validate wholistic correctives? What nutritional deficiencies are commonly seen in IBD sufferers? What nutritional support strategies have been demonstrated to support disease amelioration? Why is the current practice of oral iron supplementation for the anemia commonly seen in IBD counterproductive? What role for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)? What are its potential drawbacks? What other dietary considerations apply to IBD? Which nutraceuticals have documented efficacy in IBD? What role for probiotics? Does the “Yeast Connection” offer actionable insights on IBD? Could cannabinoids be therapeutic? Are testosterone, DHEA, or GH beneficial? Is there a potential for fecal transplants to ameliorate IBD? Is low-dose naltrexone (LDN) a plausible option?