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Food As Medicine Symposium 2019

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)

All Presentations
Multiple presenters

$499 CAD

(11.5 hours)


The Impact of Local Food Movements on Public Institutions: an Exploration of Health, Economic, and Environmental Outcomes

Physicians often present diet recommendations in terms of total calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients. They may consider avoiding certain foods or cooking methods to optimize health. Ideally, clinicians will also consider how culture impacts food choices and understand that meals are a focal point of family and community life. In addition to the impact of diet on individual patients, dietary choices have significant impacts on the environment; from processing and shipping, to deforestation and contamination of watersheds. Prioritizing these choices and their consequences in a clinical setting can be challenging in the best cases. But in many scenarios, patients can have little choice or access to diet due to finances, age or incarceration. In this presentation, I will simultaneously examine movements designed to address food access for those communities and discuss outcomes in addressing sustainability and environmental impact. Let’s explore the research and resources supporting the farm-to-institution movement in public health.


Kate Patterson, ND

$49 CAD

(1.0 hour)


The Spectacular Role of the Human Microbiome in Preventing Endotoxemia

You are more bacteria than you are human with 10 trillion human cells outnumbered by over 100 trillion bacteria cells in and on your body. The human genome contributes just 1% genetic material to daily metabolic function compared to the 99% that is contributed by the microbiome. An often-overlooked role of the microbiome is to prevent post-prandial endotoxemia and the inflammatory devastation that follows. This lecture will illustrate the danger of having post-prandial endotoxemia and why this condition is being called the number one cause of mortality worldwide as it sets up the body for virtually every chronic disease. This condition is caused by eating and a failure of the microbiome to protect its host from this response. You simply cannot completely correct any chronic condition without addressing post-prandial endotoxemia.


Saman Faramarzi, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Diet & Cancer Prevention: from Cells to Clinic

Dr. Ho’s presentation will focus on the link between diet and cancer risk, and the simple things people can do to decrease their chances of developing the disease by food choices. Cancer is an incredibly complex disease, but for certain cancers, like breast, prostate and colon cancer, diet could make a big difference in your risk. Many natural compounds found in foods target the same pathways that drugs use to help fight off cancer and other diseases. Cancer prevention research can be hard to understand, as the results aren’t seen right away, but preventing cancer absolutely will save lives. As we find out about what drives the biology of cancer, it is becoming clearer that it’s not just genetics that predicts your risk. Even if genetics is not in your favor, there are choices you can make with your environment and your food choices that can help you tip that balance favorably, and will be discussed throughout the presentation. Recent research examining the impact of sulforaphane, a dietary bioactive derived from cruciferous vegetables, on genetic and epigenetic processes important in breast and prostate cancer will be highlighted.


Emily Ho, PhD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Spectrum of Ordered to Disordered, the Psychology of Eating

Helping patients find the right balance between what they ‘know’ they ‘should’ eat, what they actually eat, and how they feel after eating can be a key to increasing health and vitality. How do we as providers guide our clients/ patients towards increased health and away from black and white, good and bad, shaming approaches to food choice? In the spectrum of ordered to disordered, the psychology of eating is a complex topic that links everyday human experiences with motivation, faith, intuition, and, potentially, struggle. In this engaging presentation, I’ll encourage the participants to consider a variety of more wholistic approaches (Mindful Eating, Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, Body Respect) to food and eating and body image. Then, we’ll examine complex spectrum of hyper- and hypo- controlled eating and provide insight on how guide patients in finding balance through flexible food choices for increasing overall health and wellbeing.


WendyLeigh White, ND, MS

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Sacred Cow: The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat

At a time when many are eliminating meat because of environmental, nutritional or ethical concerns, Diana Rodgers, RD makes the case for more, better meat. She will review the common misperceptions about meat and identify some of the forces behind these messages. As a dietitian, she has studied the human requirement for protein and will show how animal products provide the most optimal source. Through her experience on a working regenerative farm, and research into the environmental issues concerning sustainable food production, Diana will then detail how well-managed cattle can be one of our best chances at reversing climate change. Finally, Diana will address the ethical concerns and show how a diet of “least harm” actually requires the consumption of large ruminant animals, like beef.


Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Blue Zones, the Ideal Diet, and Sustainable Nutrition

This lecture addresses the environmental impact that our global food production has on our air, water, and land resources. With up to 200 species of plants, insects, animals and fish going extinct daily, we are currently into the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago! A detailed look at the major contributors to greenhouse gases, water and land depletion will be followed by a look at “Blue Zones”, the ideal diet, and how through our daily eating habits we can not only effect the health of our environment but also optimize our health and extend our lifespan.


Russell Marz, ND, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


The Overlooked Tongue: Get This Muscle a Workout! Current Health Epidemics Caused by Your Tongue, Teeth and Chewing Habits

The tongue is very important. How it sits in your mouth, how it moves, how much it is used, and its size and shape can have an impact on a variety of health conditions. From EENT disorders to dysbiosis, and from GERD to apnea, examining your patient’s tongue will give you a much greater picture of their GI health as well as how likely they are to have or develop EENT conditions and sleep apnea. Evaluating and treating weak or large tongues in children can help doctors and parents understand the importance of proper dietary hygiene and can reduce patient’s future risk for sleep apnea and EENT conditions. Food introduction and suckling habits in infants can help to mold a patient’s risk for tongue influenced pathologies and starting young with important habits may add years to a child’s life. Our current dietary habits are causing pathology in both young and old and its vitally important to improve muscle tone of the tongue to help ward off future health pathologies.


Jessica Black, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


The 5 Laws of Metabolism

The 5 Laws of Metabolism are explained and strategies to combat a stalled metabolism are explored. The metabolic toggles of EMEL (eat less, exercise less=couch potato, ELEM (the dieter), ELEL (eat less, exercise less), and EMEM (eat more, exercise more) are introduced as methods that allow the changeable metabolism to react. His popular catchphrase has been derived from this model using your own biochemistry to check in with your individual metabolism: Become your own “metabolic detective.” “Is your HEC (hungry, energy, cravings) in check.” It is a “structured flexibility” that allows an individual to build their own program. This talk leaves the audience with the tools to begin a completely individual health regime and gives all the reasons why it will work.


Jade Teta, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)

Food As Medicine Symposium 2018

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)

All Presentations
Multiple presenters

$499 CAD

(12 hours)


How a Greek Grandmother Would Solve the Healthcare Crisis: Which Food and Lifestyle Choices Really Matter?

As health professionals we need to take the lead in helping our patients be as well-informed as possible, and Dr. Hassell will outline the specific lifestyle choices which are consistently associated with less heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and diabetes. He’ll also point out some common misunderstandings and controversies that are leading people to follow highly restrictive (and generally less healthy) diets. Dr. Hassell established the Providence Integrative Medicine Program at Providence Cancer Center and is co-author of Good Food, Great Medicine, a guide for using diet and lifestyle for optimal health.


Miles Hassell, MD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Adding The Autoimmune Protocol To Your Toolbox

With autoimmune disease affecting over 50 million Americans, it is likely you see clients struggling in this area on a daily basis, and their cases can often be complex. The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a science-based elimination and reintroduction protocol that achieves two goals: to eliminate food-driven sources of inflammation and restore nutrient density. Through this presentation you will learn the how’s and the why’s of using the AIP with your autoimmune or chronically ill clients.


Angie Alt, CHC, NTC and Mickey Trescott, NTP

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Cancer Diet Facts and Fads

An evidence based review of common diets purported to benefit individuals with cancer. We will dive deep into the claims of each diet and determine whether there is a good scientific foundation for each. Diets to be reviewed include Budwig, Ketogenic, Vegan/Juicing, Fasting, and Mediterranean.


Malea MacOdrum, ND, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Women’s Cardiovascular Health: Taking Ownership with Preventive Strategies

With Cardiovascular disease being the number one cause of death in the U.S, Dr. Tracy Stevens will review the traditional and nontraditional risk factors of heart disease, including the association of hormonal changes and cardiac conditions in women. This presentation will cover mechanisms of heart attack such as: spontaneous plaque rupture with clot formation; and, the role of inflammation as a trigger. With diet being a main factor in heart health Dr. Stevens will emphasize importance of the antiinflammatory diet.


Tracy Stevens, MD, FACC

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Dietary Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: What’s the Evidence?

This talk will discuss the reasons why we are in dire need of change in the therapeutic approach to cardiovascular disease, and how evidence of alternative treatments using food alone or nearly that has been right under out noses for years. I will review research and clinical evidence proving worth of this most classic of ‘food as medicine’ approaches, as well as help sift through weaker research on different dietary approaches trying to be passed off as good evidence. Finally I will summarize the overlapping principles in what has been discovered, and how to use them to create an applicable approach for everyone.


Daniel Chong, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Neuroprotective Nutrition: Inflammation, Food, and the Brain-Gut Axis

Nutrition effects nearly every aspect of neurology and immunology. The Brain-Gut, where the nervous system and immune system intersect, may be where nutrition has its largest impact. This intersection is where neuroinflammation resides, and is the root of neurological disease. This presentation discusses the immunological mechanisms involved in neuroinflammation. We outline nutritional strategies that address neuroinflammation. Sample cases from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury will illustrate the potential for food to prevent and treat symptoms of neurological disease.


Heather Zwickey, PhD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Starting a Path Towards Exceptional Health: How I Help My Patients Begin to Make Lifestyle Changes

Obesity has a large impact on the health in our country and our economy. But losing weight can be challenging, complicated and confusing with all the different options. Teaching people about the importance of eating a diet low in calorie density can help people lose weight and help them make healthier food choices which can have long term health benefits.


Craig McDougall, MD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Nutritional Interventions for PCOS and Related Hormone Imbalances

We will first dive head-first into identifying the many elements of hormone dysregulation that are characteristic of Polycystic ovary syndrome, so that we may understand how and what nutritional interventions affect hormonal health. Then we will take a close look at what foods are specifically proven to help, and what are proven to hurt- or further dysregulate the PCOS picture. Next, we will cover nutrients, herbal preparations such as teas and other augments to dietary interventions. We will end with a nutritional protocol of foods to incorporate and foods to avoid, putting together the previous evidence-based interventions. In addition to understanding what specific recommendations Dr. Cortal gives to her patients with PCOS, discussion will be devoted to the logistics of patient dietary change, i.e. behavioral change and motivational interviewing.


Angela Cortal, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)

Food As Medicine Symposium 2017

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)

All Presentations
Multiple presenters

$499 CAD

(11.5 hours)


Fasting Meets Microbiome: Just How Fun Can this Get?

Throughout the world, now and in our past, people have fasted for many reasons, religious beliefs, health, because they had no food. So what does it do to our body when we fast, or reduce time of eating or reduce certain foods. We can change illnesses, like cancer, arthritis, brain injuries, SIBO through autophagy and rebuilding. How does the flora and fauna of our microbiome change with fasting? and what happens to our gene expression? We also explore the ways we can apply fasting techniques to our clinical practice.


Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Clinical Uses of Probiotics: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The clinical manipulation of the microbiome by the use of pre and probiotics in the USA has seen an exponential rise in the past 5 years. Despite the recent expansion of information the wide spread support by major medical societies the use of pre and probiotics is significantly hampered by the lack large randomized prospective studies. The lack of strain-specific data sets, lack of dose response, poor understanding of clear links to mechanism, and general misinformation about pre and probiotic products has limited the therapeutic use. As the use of probiotics grows beyond general claims of overall gut health to more targeted health claims data is starting to emerge to support use in not only clinical setting but in programs supporting health lifestyles. Much of the focus in medical and surgical practice now revolves around the protection from gut barrier disruption and alterations in intestinal permeability as well as immunologic compromise. Large prospective randomized trials have now reported benefits in prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, antibiotic associated diarrhea, and Clostridium difficile diarrhea. Smaller prospective trials have shown use of probiotics to decrease total infectious complications actually shorten hospital stays. Determining a clinically effective dose (potency) for administration of a probiotic is a key but it appears that positive data is now available in pneumonia, antibiotic associated diarrhea, and a variety of other routine clinical challenges. This presentation reviews the current clinical perspective and possible use strategy for optimizing use of “probiotics” in a medical and surgical practice as well as the use to prevent acute surgical and chronic medical diseases.


Robert Martindale, MD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Autoimmunity: Explorations in Immunometabolism

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are common, debilitating, and expensive diseases to manage. Current treatment strategies rarely achieve full remission, and the side effects of treatment can be severe. New research is uncovering that the immune system, like any other organ system in the body, has metabolic changes during the disease process. We are now understanding that immune mediated diseases can develop a metabolic signature, and therapies that modulate energy utilization within immune cells is uncovering new and exciting therapies.


Alena Guggenheim, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


The Role of Therapeutic Diets in the Primary Care Setting

Dietary recommendations in support of overall health are a standard feature of patient management in the naturopathic clinical setting. The utilization of short-term prescribed therapeutic diets, though, allows clinicians to use dietary programs in a much more targeted manner. Therapeutic diets can contribute a great deal toward diagnostics, and can set the stage for greater long term success with any treatment program. In this talk Dr. Nigh reviews 9 specific therapeutic diets, their clinical indications and their implementation: Elimination, Low Sulfur, Low Histamine, Low FODMAPS, Low Phenol, GAPS, SIBO, Ketogenic, and Calorie Restricted.


Greg Nigh, ND, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Fermented Foods and Human Health

Fermented foods are integral elements of culinary practices in every part of the world. This presentation discusses the reasons for this, and ways in which the process of fermentation transforms foods and beverages, with a focus on nutritional transformations. Fermentation predigests foods, making nutrients more bioavailable, breaking down many toxic compounds, and generating various by-products, some of which have been found to have therapeutic applications. The greatest health benefit of fermented foods are the bacteria themselves, which are probiotic and help to restore biodiversity in the intestines, where they contribute not only to improved digestion but also immune function, mental health, and almost every aspect of our functioning and well-being.


Sandor Ellix Katz

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Rejoining the Wild: Food, Poop, and Worms in the World of IBD

The trillions of microorganisms in your gut form a beautiful and staggeringly complex ecology that we are just learning how to see. This new learning affects our understanding of how our separation from the wild has set us up for the epidemic of hyper-inflammatory conditions which we’re facing. This presentation explores new and old therapeutic interventions for inflammatory bowel disease, including food, probiotics, fecal transplant, helminths, and antimicrobials; all ways to influence the forest of the gut.


Mark Davis, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Exploration of the Gut-Skin Axis: The Role of the Microbiome, Lipidome and Nutrition

The connection between the gut and the skin has been explored in traditional medical system for many centuries. Research has started to uncover some of the biochemical mechanisms for how the gut communicates with the skin. The emerging knowledge of the microbiome and the lipid profiles (known as the lipidome) of the gut and skin will be explored. The role of long chain and short chain fatty acids in the gut and their ability to communicate with the skin are discussed along with data on how that affects the skin’s sebocytes. Human studies on how foods alter the gut microbiome and the lipidome are presented in the context of practically approaching treatment for chronic skin diseases such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. Clinical cases are discussed with review of clinical nuances and differential diagnoses along with case management examples. The growth in knowledge of food based approaches for modulation of the microbiome, lipidome, and skin diseases further opens the possibility of integrating these concepts for development of clinical treatment approaches and high-quality collaborative clinical studies.


Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, CAT

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Updates in Clinical and Community Nutrition Research

The field of nutrition science is complicated. While research in this field is fast-growing, contradictions in the literature challenge our clinical and personal decision-making regarding dietary behaviors. This presentation will include a review of the current research in nutrition, with a focus on whole foods dietary approaches.


Kim Tippens, ND, MS, MPH

$49 CAD

(1.0 hour)