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Addressing the Hidden Epidemic of Yeast Overgrowth: Test Interpretation and Treatment Options

Presented by Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP | September 28, 2023 at 4 PM Pacific

Join Dr. Kalish for this free webinar on one of the most often overlooked health concerns, yeast overgrowth in the GI tract. The wide range of potential symptoms stemming from yeast problems, ranging from fatigue to depression, make this condition difficult to determine from patient history and symptoms alone. In the absence of obvious GI complaints, lab testing for yeast and fungal overgrowth reveals those suffering from chronic health complaints driven by hidden GI problems. We will look at the types of yeast overgrowth, and discuss the most effective treatment options for these types of problems.

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September 28, 2023 at 4 PM Pacific

Some Diseases Do Begin in the Gut: The Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease

Presented by Julia Malkowski, ND, DC | October 4, 2023 at 9:30AM and 12 PM Pacific

Approximately half of all Americans will suffer chronic disease in their lifetime. The burden of chronic disease poses a significant impact regards to public health and individual health. There exists a connection between the gut microbiome and the pathogenesis of chronic disease. This talk will discuss this intricate link between he gut microbiome and chronic disease. Prevalent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and depression will be discussed in relation to the gut microbiome. Appropriate evaluation of the GI microbiome will be discussed alongside clinical considerations. Attendees will take away an understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic disease and the gut microbiome.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the significant role chronic disease plays on an individual and national level
  2. Understand the role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of chronic disease
  3. Gain knowledge of appropriate gut testing
  4. Knowledge of appropriate gut microbiome evaluation and clinical considerations

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Mastering the Neurotransmitter-HPA Axis Connection for Enhanced Patient Outcomes

Presented by Lylen Ferris, ND | October 11, 2023 at 11 AM Pacific

Stress, driven by inflammation, circadian disruption, glycemic dysregulation, and perceived stress, affects multiple systems. In the context of stress-related concerns, the common approach of examining the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis via cortisol and DHEA assessment overlooks the intricate interplay between neurotransmitters and the HPA axis. These intertwined systems must be understood holistically.

For instance, heightened serotonin levels trigger an increase in Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH), subsequently elevating cortisol and DHEA release. Conversely, low cortisol prompts ACTH elevation, fostering serotonin release to compensate for adrenal demands. A dynamic loop exists within the HPA axis, relying on both systems' vitality for optimal function.

The fight or flight response is governed by epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Neuroadrenal testing reveals patterns of neuroadrenal/sympathetic fatigue stages, crucial for supporting the HPA axis and stress response, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol responsiveness.

Elevating overall health involves assessing these biochemical networks, and shedding light on effective treatment strategies. Participants will uncover how neuroadrenal imbalance influences mental and physical symptoms like energy levels, mood, focus, cognition, and sleep.

By fortifying neurotransmitters, HPA axis dysregulation can be mitigated or even reversed. As HPA axis balance is restored, we can observe neurotransmitters regain harmony. The course delves into treatment considerations utilizing lifestyle adjustments and natural interventions. Real-life case studies solidify these concepts, enabling practical clinical applications. Join Lylen Ferris, ND to comprehend these intricate systems, optimizing health by harmonizing neurotransmitters and HPA axis dynamics.

You'll Learn:

  1. Adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters will be discussed in order to understand their role in patient health, with an emphasis on the stress response and how it contributes to chronic disease and common symptoms.
  2. Explore the NeuroAdrenal Profile as a tool to assess a patient's stress response.
  3. By assessing the HPA axis and neurotransmitter secretion, healthcare providers can offer more comprehensive and individualized care to patients with chronic stress-related conditions.
  4. Stress is pervasive. All practitioners can learn from this class.

This free course is hosted by Rupa Health

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October 11, 2023 at 11 AM Pacific

Clinical Guidelines for Shift Work, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time: Understanding Melatonin Supplementation

Presented by Catherine Darley, ND | October 12, 2023 at 12 PM Pacific

With the post-pandemic uptick of travel, Daylight Saving Time, and further development of a 24/7/365 work culture, our circadian rhythms have become more disrupted. This is critically important not only for sleep, but for whole health. The circadian system is dependent upon the predictable nocturnal pulse of melatonin to promote drowsiness and drop our core body temperature. Beyond sleep, melatonin has multiple actions at the cellular level as a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and for mitochondrial function among other actions.

Learn how to treat Shift Work Disorder, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time with evidence-based protocols using precisely timed melatonin at specific doses. Adjunct therapies include light exposure and sleep scheduling. With these protocols patients will sleep better, and minimize the associated symptoms. These strategies are important for every clinician, as circadian melatonin disruption is associated with chronic disease.

Designed as a laboratory interpretation workshop, Dr. Amy demonstrates how data from the Hair Elements test can be applied to build a foundation for personalized wellness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Select the correct dose and timing of melatonin for Shift Work Disorder, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time.
  2. Design a comprehensive treatment plan for these conditions including melatonin, light, and sleep scheduling.
  3. Explain the role melatonin plays in cellular health as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and for mitochondrial function.

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October 12, 2023 at 12 PM Pacific

Achieving Health Goals with Data: How the Hair Elements Test Can Support an Individualized Wellness Plan

Presented by Amy Yasko, PhD | October 17, 2023 at 12 PM Pacific

The Hair Elements test measures levels of toxic elements and nutritional elements. This test is an ideal, non-invasive starting point for those interested in understanding the status of toxins and essential minerals in the body.

Data about the body's overall toxic burden is a valuable tool that offers additional insight for a variety of health concerns. This webinar reviews how the Hair Elements test can help guide decisions on supplementation, mineral support, and follow-up testing, to help achieve individual health goals.

Designed as a laboratory interpretation workshop, Dr. Amy demonstrates how data from the Hair Elements test can be applied to build a foundation for personalized wellness.

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October 17, 2023 at 12 PM Pacific

Women's Health: Essential Lab Markers for Breast and Cardiovascular Health

Presented by Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP | October 24, 2023 at 4 PM Pacific

Join Dr. Dan Kalish for this free webinar focused on supporting women's health with functional medicine lab assessments. Dr. Kalish will review the markers that measure methylation, glutathione production and the clearance of estrogen metabolites responsible for creating a framework for healthy breast tissue. Additionally, you will learn how measuring and improving methylation capacity and glutathione levels may reduce early risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease. Bring your questions for the Live Q&A!

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October 24, 2023 at 4 PM Pacific