- Digital Summit
Presented by: Roberta Stanhope, ARNP, PMH, CNS, BC
This presentation will examine the role of integrative health and holistic wellness in combating the loneliness pandemic. Topics include issues of overprescribing and overdiagnosis within the context of traditional clinical health settings. This presentation will provide examples of holistic tools that practitioners can use to support mental health including the use of targeted pharmaceutical therapy for optimal outcome management.
Presented by: Nicola Finley, MD
Health disparities negatively impact the health and wellbeing of communities of color and a leading cause of health disparities is social determinants of health. These social determinants of health contribute to health inequalities for Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities.
This presentation will outline the various factors that contribute to social determinants of health and its effects on medical conditions like COVID-19, heart disease, cancer among other conditions. Implicit bias can play a role in health disparities; strategies will be discussed on how to reduce this bias. Lastly, alternative medicine practices in communities of color will be discussed as well as how wellness can help in achieving health equity.
This presentation was recorded at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.
Medicine is undergoing a major paradigm shift from a reactive, organ based diagnosis and disease management system to an engaged, proactive, molecularly based systems approach. This is being called “4P Medicine: Personalized, Predictive Preventive and Participatory.
Adaptogens, Herbs, and Nootropics for Brain Health
This issue highlights integrative approaches to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping patients, practitioners, and businesses resilient amid a global pandemic. Included in this issue:
Neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are having an ever-increasing impact on society. Despite the recent emergence of novel and effective interventional protocols, by and large attention dedicated to utilization leading edge research in the development of preventive programs remains virtually absent from medical discourse.
Clinical and Business Applications of Bovine Colostrum
Presented by: Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PSCD
Grains are one of the most highly recommended staple foods in the world. Over the past 20 years, the gluten free diet trend has skyrocketed, but the contribution of grain to modern neurological diseases (brainflammation) goes much deeper than gluten alone. In essence, going gluten free is often times not enough for patients to experience recovery.
Presented by: Ann Haiden, DO
As clinicians, we all see patients who present with a wide array of confusing multi-system symptoms and frustrating intolerances, diagnostic challenges, and previous treatment failures. Symptoms can present as neurologic, neurovascular, mood, or stress related components, often in the setting of gut symptoms. Is there something that can tie many of these symptoms together? Mast cell activation syndrome or disorder is worth considering in these cases. This session will review brain mast cells, microglia, and mood disorders; neurologic, neurovascular, and neuroinflammation symptoms including migraine, stroke, cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease and POTS; stress conditions; the brain-gut connection; the mitochondria; and current evidence for practical approaches to diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on lifestyle and natural restorative methods.